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by Boxybutgood
Fri Jun 21, 2019 4:25 pm
Forum: Main Volvo XC40 chat
Topic: Faraday bag
Replies: 7
Views: 493

Re: Faraday bag

At the risk of stating the obvious: Make sure you keep your spare key suitably isolated as well. I read an article about someone who used a faraday pouch for the key they used daily but their car was stolen via the 'relay theft' method because they had forgotten that the spare was just as vulnerable!
by Boxybutgood
Wed Jun 19, 2019 10:24 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: New car ordered
Replies: 27
Views: 2013

Re: New car ordered

Not overly impressed with our sales guy either - seems he fed us crap to get the sale knowing they couldn’t deliver in time and now we just keep getting the same abrupt email updates. We made it very clear we needed a car by the end of June and was assured it wouldn’t be a problem, never failed to ...
by Boxybutgood
Wed Jun 05, 2019 11:18 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: New Volvo (XC40) user. T4 or T5
Replies: 12
Views: 985

Re: New Volvo (XC40) user. T4 or T5

Good choice. I've yet to meet someone complaining that their car needed less power!

I'm happy with my T4 but it is only used for shorter journeys with little need for overtaking.
by Boxybutgood
Thu May 30, 2019 10:40 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Any thoughts about a Polestar upgrade?
Replies: 2
Views: 221

Re: Any thoughts about a Polestar upgrade?

At the risk of asking the obvious, is it too late to change to a T5? I imagine the dealer would be happy to take a bit more money off you!

From the comments on this forum and the basic power/torque figures I suspect T5 will give you usefully more 'oomph' than T4 plus Polestar.
by Boxybutgood
Tue May 28, 2019 9:31 am
Forum: Faults & Technical
Topic: 360 Camera
Replies: 25
Views: 4784

Re: 360 Camera

If you put it in reverse, then straight back to drive and move forward slowly, the camera will stay on. Not the most elegant solution, but works for me! Would be nice to have a button for the camera though. Plus 1 on the need for a button. in my view the Sensus is a temptation just as bad as using ...
by Boxybutgood
Mon May 27, 2019 1:10 pm
Forum: Main Volvo XC40 chat
Topic: Wheels for Momentum T4
Replies: 14
Views: 1163

Re: Wheels for Momentum T4

michael123 wrote:
Mon May 27, 2019 1:05 pm
So then there is no benefit for me going 20"
I can see no practical benefit when ride comfort is your priority, but if you really prefer the look, it's your money and your choice...
by Boxybutgood
Mon May 27, 2019 1:02 pm
Forum: Main Volvo XC40 chat
Topic: Wheels for Momentum T4
Replies: 14
Views: 1163

Re: Wheels for Momentum T4

You will not be higher on bigger wheels. With bigger wheels, lower profile tyres are fitted so the overall wheel + tyre diameter is the same. I cannot think of any benefit of larger wheels other than the appearance. Even the fuel economy is slightly worse on bigger wheels. Sports cars can benefit fr...
by Boxybutgood
Mon May 27, 2019 12:32 pm
Forum: Main Volvo XC40 chat
Topic: Wheels for Momentum T4
Replies: 14
Views: 1163

Re: Wheels for Momentum T4

The basic rule of thumb with larger wheels is that they will reduce the ride comfort to some extent, will cost more for replacement tyres, and make it easier to kerb the alloys due to less tyre depth. They do however generally look good! If ride comfort is important to you it may be wise to try and ...
by Boxybutgood
Fri May 24, 2019 4:35 pm
Forum: Faults & Technical
Topic: Vibrations @55-80mph
Replies: 75
Views: 8758

Re: Vibrations @55-80mph

You could always pay for an independent car inspection then threaten them with legal action if they don’t resolve it, ie refund or exchange vehicle. I know a couple of people who did it with Jaguar F Pace with success. Luckily I managed to get Jaguar to take mine back and refund me before it got to...
by Boxybutgood
Tue May 21, 2019 3:55 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Chat
Topic: Wasn't one of you was it?
Replies: 3
Views: 592

Re: Wasn't one of you was it?

Bearing in mind Jeremy Clarkson's usual hyperbole, I suspect this report has only a passing resemblance to the truth.

If it is true, it just shows that good cars can still be bought by stupid people. 😊

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