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by isleaiw
Mon Sep 30, 2019 7:08 pm
Forum: Main Volvo XC40 chat
Topic: Spanner in the works
Replies: 6
Views: 1309

Re: Spanner in the works

If you have ordered a car I am pretty sure that the next local dealer will pick up the order and the after care. Call Volvo customer services....
by isleaiw
Mon Feb 18, 2019 2:07 pm
Forum: Main Volvo XC40 chat
Topic: Can't wait to get rid
Replies: 32
Views: 9265

Re: Can't wait to get rid

Write a letter to the dealership, cc Volvo UK telling them you are rejecting the car as not manufactured to an acceptable standard or fit for purpose. If it is on finance with Volvo Finance, speak to them first as they need to be on board and support you. Close your letter by asking the garage to le...
by isleaiw
Sun Oct 07, 2018 2:53 pm
Forum: Main Volvo XC40 chat
Topic: Newly ordered XC40...but being tempted by Q5
Replies: 5
Views: 2089

Re: Newly ordered XC40...but being tempted by Q5

I have been an Audi man for years, just love the cars (2x TT's, 2x A5's). My last car was a Golf GTE which I thought was just an Audi with a VW badge, but no chance, not a patch on quality. When I was looking around I shortlisted the XC60 and Q5. Had extended test drives in both and chose the XC60....
by isleaiw
Fri Sep 21, 2018 12:26 pm
Forum: Members Gallery
Topic: Dogs in an XC40
Replies: 3
Views: 2531

Re: Dogs in an XC40

Looks like a decent space for the pen - might be a good option with my spaniel when the time comes....
by isleaiw
Mon Sep 10, 2018 8:57 pm
Forum: Main Volvo XC40 chat
Topic: Lease vehicle - changes
Replies: 7
Views: 2644

Re: Lease vehicle - changes

Yeah running them all year round. Keep the existing ones and put them back on when I return the car at the end of the lease. I’d get 3 winters out of them and feel like you say, run them and don’t chance it. I’m out in the sticks near Penistone and the last winter was a nightmare to be honest altho...
by isleaiw
Mon Sep 10, 2018 4:52 pm
Forum: Main Volvo XC40 chat
Topic: Lease vehicle - changes
Replies: 7
Views: 2644

Re: Lease vehicle - changes

OK, spoke with the lease = there's a £50 'cherished plate management fee' hmmmm so I think I'll not bother and leave it on my Vespa. Tyres - no problem changing. Now just to determine whether to change to the crossclimates now or see how next winter goes. I live in quite a hilly rural part of Sheff...
by isleaiw
Sat Sep 08, 2018 12:53 pm
Forum: Main Volvo XC40 chat
Topic: MPG - Again :-)
Replies: 205
Views: 49524

Re: MPG - Again :-)

It’s not that i’m going to give up the car but I have the broucher (?) and it says ”58.9 combined” for an Inscription D3 auto. If the car isn’t getting that or close after 3000 miles I am going to take it further cause I did base my car buying on that. Good luck with that. Official figures are in l...
by isleaiw
Fri Sep 07, 2018 3:18 pm
Forum: Main Volvo XC40 chat
Topic: MPG - Again :-)
Replies: 205
Views: 49524

Re: MPG - Again :-)

Took delivery of my T4 AWD R-Design yesterday and MPG is already a real concern. Just been out at lunchtime in town and it did 21 mpg, admittedly with lots of starting and stopping, but my previous BMW X3 - heavier, manual gearbox - would have beaten that. From other posts it seems like mpg will im...
by isleaiw
Fri Sep 07, 2018 1:22 pm
Forum: Main Volvo XC40 chat
Topic: Hard Choices, T5 or T4 with “extras” ?
Replies: 11
Views: 5372

Re: Hard Choices, T5 or T4 with “extras” ?

As you said its subjective but what I would say is if you haven't already, have a chat with your local dealer as you can get some extra as (can't remember the title) dealer extras so they don't count to the sale price of the car as theyre not on the original sales invoice. That's a loop hole I wasn...
by isleaiw
Wed Aug 29, 2018 3:16 pm
Forum: Main Volvo XC40 chat
Topic: Volvo - An "old man's car" no more!?
Replies: 16
Views: 5185

Re: Volvo - An "old man's car" no more!?

Well there's been nearly 30 more votes cast since yesterday and this has lead to a bit of a swing towards younger owners. The poll seems to show quite a good spread of ages although the median age is still somewhere in the 40-50 group. This suggests to me that Volvo isn't exclusively an 'old man's ...