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by drjamesr
Fri Apr 03, 2020 9:06 am
Forum: Main Volvo XC40 chat
Topic: Keeping the car ticking over
Replies: 21
Views: 2365

Re: Keeping the car ticking over

I use a Ctek trickle charger as used in many car showrooms. Can be left on for months if necessary.
by drjamesr
Mon Nov 04, 2019 9:58 am
Forum: Main Volvo XC40 chat
Topic: What have you just found out about your XC40.
Replies: 155
Views: 34384

Re: What have you just found out about your XC40.

Mileage and days to next service are home screen, right swipe, car status, appointments
by drjamesr
Thu Aug 29, 2019 7:46 am
Forum: Main Volvo XC40 chat
Topic: To fog light or not to fog light?
Replies: 4
Views: 1010

Re: To fog light or not to fog light?

Any opinions to help me take a decision on whether its worth another email to the dealer and another 200 EUR (price if selected as a separate option) would be much appreciated ;) I have always gone in the past for the fog lights option if not standard. My main reason was not that they make a huge d...
by drjamesr
Tue Aug 27, 2019 9:22 pm
Forum: Faults & Technical
Topic: Factory Orange Peel Paintwork
Replies: 14
Views: 3753

Re: Factory Orange Peel Paintwork

“sophisticated factory processes tha create the superb finish on a Volvo“ It doesn’t seem likely that the factory robotics would produce such flaws. On the other hand, it used to be common in the car industry for any scrapes and knocks in transit during delivery to be touched up, inevitably of small...
by drjamesr
Thu Aug 22, 2019 3:44 pm
Forum: Main Volvo XC40 chat
Topic: T3 owners, what’s your town MPG?
Replies: 7
Views: 1506

Re: T3 owners, what’s your town MPG?

“Whilst on the M6 in Brum, I managed to test the crash-avoidance system for real. I am pleased to say it worked - I would almost certainly have hit the car in front without it. That Sensus system can be quite a distraction.... Lesson leant??” 10 out of ten for collision avoidance. A real life saver....
by drjamesr
Tue Aug 20, 2019 11:46 am
Forum: Main Volvo XC40 chat
Topic: Thinking of an XC40, some questions though
Replies: 17
Views: 3563

Re: Thinking of an XC40, some questions though

Q1 Rear view badly restricted and can hide overtaking cars. Made worse by shape of rear passenger door windows and thickness of door pillars. Q2 Rear headrests do not fold down which says not much for safety priority. Every other manufacturer seems satisfied with the push down type that are so uncom...
by drjamesr
Thu Jul 18, 2019 8:07 am
Forum: Main Volvo XC40 chat
Topic: Is the XC40 a noisy car?
Replies: 29
Views: 3647

Re: Is the XC40 a noisy car?

. noise in the XC40 is not that well suppressed My D4 can be superbly silent on good roads but anything like concrete motorways much noisier than my previous Q3. The engine is gruff when accelerating to say the least but wind noise is absent. On balance nothing beats driving my 7 yr old petrol Golf...
by drjamesr
Sun Jul 14, 2019 7:33 am
Forum: Faults & Technical
Topic: Sports exhaust system
Replies: 14
Views: 2286

Re: Sports exhaust system

Why would you want a Swedish flag sewn into the seam of your seat, metallic paint, a glass handle for the auto lever, leather upholstery, huge laser cut wheels, go to the moon or climb Everest?

Each to their own!
by drjamesr
Mon Jun 24, 2019 8:52 am
Forum: Main Volvo XC40 chat
Topic: BLIS with steer assist
Replies: 14
Views: 2649

Re: BLIS with steer assist

The rear headrests fold manually by using the levers on the backrest. A small movement folds the headrest, a full movement folds the seat back. Electric folding rear headrests do exist and are fitted in my car. Thanks very much for this I was hoping it would do the trick but the only 'levers' on my...
by drjamesr
Sat Jun 22, 2019 11:09 am
Forum: Main Volvo XC40 chat
Topic: BLIS with steer assist
Replies: 14
Views: 2649

Re: BLIS with steer assist

Can't see how anyone could miss the lights anyhoos. Can be done easily. The system works fine in overcast conditions, but the light is less visible in sunny conditions anyway and harder with the distracting shiny chrome side air vent knob reflection in the wing mirror with the sun in certain direct...