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by gt40
Fri Apr 09, 2021 9:56 am
Forum: Main Volvo XC40 chat
Topic: Upgrade older xc40 software with Android Auto from Recharge version
Replies: 9
Views: 3758

Re: Upgrade older xc40 software with Android Auto from Recharge version

As a long term software designer and systems integrator I'm of the opinion that those that are proficient with hardware are invariably hopeless with their software and Sony are the perfect example; from cameras to gaming machines they've ploughed a proprietary furrow and are forever getting it wrong...
by gt40
Thu Jan 14, 2021 11:13 am
Forum: Faults & Technical
Topic: Heated Windscreen Unavailable
Replies: 7
Views: 2878

Re: Heated Windscreen Unavailable

All very odd and unclear.
Or sometines clear
by gt40
Tue Jan 12, 2021 3:06 pm
Forum: Main Volvo XC40 chat
Topic: Speed Camera Alerts
Replies: 11
Views: 3834

Re: Speed Camera Alerts

Thanks for the info

I've been a good boy when driving through France for the last 28 years, after a VERY expensive visit to a mobile office set up in an aire near Dijon - with motorcycle escort 🙄

Good to know that the satnav won't cause any future issues though
by gt40
Mon Jan 11, 2021 11:12 am
Forum: Main Volvo XC40 chat
Topic: Speed Camera Alerts
Replies: 11
Views: 3834

Re: Speed Camera Alerts

I thought that the providers/manufacturers of Sat Navs had stopped putting speed camera data for countries like France into their systems? I didn't know that - is anyone aware of anywhere I can check this, especially with reference to Volvo's satnav? I'm aware of the arguments over identifying fixe...
by gt40
Mon Jan 11, 2021 9:22 am
Forum: Main Volvo XC40 chat
Topic: Speed Camera Alerts
Replies: 11
Views: 3834

Re: Speed Camera Alerts

Every time I take this car to France" (which has been never since March '20) I've had to relearn how to switch this off and on. The process still hasn't burned into my memory - it's a bit counterintuitive imho

*speed camera alerts are illegal there
by gt40
Sun Jan 03, 2021 5:43 pm
Forum: Main Volvo XC40 chat
Topic: Which options / packs are a must?
Replies: 32
Views: 8186

Re: Which options / packs are a must?

mr.vladis wrote:
Sun Jan 03, 2021 4:22 pm
Salmonfisher wrote:
Sun Jan 03, 2021 3:25 pm
I also have a convince pack. Going for groceries has never been so convinient! If I have to choose - I'll go for it again.
Does it make sure you buy broccoli, spinach etc. Good old Volvo, always looking after their owners.
by gt40
Sun Jan 03, 2021 1:27 pm
Forum: Main Volvo XC40 chat
Topic: Which options / packs are a must?
Replies: 32
Views: 8186

Re: Which options / packs are a must?

I like the winter pack but I wouldn't put it in my essential list - and make sure the heating elements don't annoy you. I have always found them a minor irritation, especially at night. My only essential was adaptive cruise control, one of these things that once you've had it you'll never want to be...
by gt40
Tue Dec 29, 2020 2:29 pm
Forum: Main Volvo XC40 chat
Topic: Snow driving
Replies: 12
Views: 4916

Re: Snow driving

Just engage brain, gentle on everything and watch out for idiots. That usually works.
by gt40
Tue Dec 29, 2020 2:24 pm
Forum: Main Volvo XC40 chat
Topic: What have you just found out about your XC40.
Replies: 491
Views: 174144

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

Just been hit by the first snows..... I have an AWD version. Is there anyway of checking when this is in operation? If you're in a ditch, it probably didn't work 🤨 In truth, it will really depend on your tyres - if on summer tyres you'll not notice a huge difference with AWD on snow - maybe slightl...
by gt40
Tue Dec 22, 2020 1:14 pm
Forum: Main Volvo XC40 chat
Topic: XC40 (PHEV) tyres - winter or all seasons
Replies: 11
Views: 3101

Re: XC40 (PHEV) tyres - winter or all seasons

@gt40 - do you keep the same rims while changing tyres no? Yes, same rims. I sold the original tyres and that's it for me. When the Crossclimates wear down I'll replace them with the same or similar. I worked out a while ago that for a certain type of car, given normal usage, and for my requirement...