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by stu22
Fri Jan 22, 2021 1:04 pm
Forum: Main Volvo XC40 chat
Topic: R Design external high gloss trim
Replies: 4
Views: 276

Re: R Design external high gloss trim

Found the external mirror covers pick up brush scratches easily from roadside bushes, over than that all ok.
by stu22
Sat Dec 19, 2020 12:44 pm
Forum: Faults & Technical
Topic: Thanks for accepting me into the forum & No Apple CarPlay!!
Replies: 6
Views: 707

Re: Thanks for accepting me into the forum & No Apple CarPlay!!

Easy enough to fit yourself however will still need a dealer visit to update the software
by stu22
Sat Nov 28, 2020 3:39 pm
Forum: Main Volvo XC40 chat
Topic: Turbo Issues T3 ?
Replies: 10
Views: 766

Re: Turbo Issues T3 ?

You sure its not the daft collision prevention gubbins?
We had similar and only way to cure it was to lower sensitivity of the system and ultimately a software update from the dealer.
by stu22
Wed Sep 02, 2020 3:59 pm
Forum: Main Volvo XC40 chat
Topic: iPhone functionality without CarPlay?
Replies: 10
Views: 1578

Re: iPhone functionality without CarPlay?

I had it in my Tiguan ad couldn't get on with it. It messed up my phone calls. Hence didn't specify it in my XC40. I plug my iPhone in (and hence charge it as well) and can then play what I want - music or usually podcasts from the screen without having to look at or touch iPhone. I am sure you can...
by stu22
Sat Aug 22, 2020 12:05 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Chat
Topic: How long to appear on insurers database?
Replies: 8
Views: 3480

Re: How long to appear on insurers database?

Our issue was that the car itself (the registration plate) was not showing on the database to actually insure against - thankfully appeared for year 2 insurance!
by stu22
Mon Aug 17, 2020 7:05 am
Forum: Main Volvo XC40 chat
Topic: T3 manual - real world MPG
Replies: 7
Views: 1141

Re: T3 manual - real world MPG

Ours has averaged 37mpg over the last 8000 miles in my wife's careful hands (😄), I find i can get better when I drive it.
by stu22
Mon Aug 10, 2020 3:24 pm
Forum: Main Volvo XC40 chat
Topic: Current XC40 would you purchase again
Replies: 42
Views: 6219

Re: Current XC40 would you purchase again

Unlikely we'd buy another XC40 as my wife gets quickly bored with cars but maybe consider an XC60.
I would have taken another Tiguan over our XC40 but as our previous car was a Tiguan, SWMBO insisted on something different.
by stu22
Fri Aug 07, 2020 6:56 pm
Forum: Main Volvo XC40 chat
Topic: T3 Rdesign Rattle
Replies: 14
Views: 2678

Re: T3 Rdesign Rattle

Could be the typical 3 cylinder engine noise. If you’re used to 4 cylinder petrol engines, than you really notice the difference... My T3 is smooth and quiet. It's probably quieter than my previous 4 cylinder Astra's were. Agree - the 3 cylinder is a refined unit. Suggest the OP may have an issue....
by stu22
Fri Aug 07, 2020 10:35 am
Forum: Main Volvo XC40 chat
Topic: No Diesel Anymore
Replies: 10
Views: 2222

Re: No Diesel Anymore

Think the writing has been on the wall for diesel for a while now, whole reason we got a petrol as opposed to a diesel.
Can see in a few years that resale on a diesel will not be so good compared to an equivalent petrol or hybrid.....
by stu22
Thu Aug 06, 2020 9:43 am
Forum: Faults & Technical
Topic: T5 Hybrid - some worrying faults.....
Replies: 14
Views: 3078

Re: T5 Hybrid - some worrying faults.....

As already said I'd make a stab at software. I had a Mercedes C300h which was a diesel / electric hybrid. At first I thought it was a total shed to drive with poor gear changes and terrible changeover however after complaining to my dealer they uploaded the latest software which made it far better, ...