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by frtsrm
Wed Mar 10, 2021 6:06 pm
Forum: Main Volvo XC40 chat
Topic: An end to dealerships
Replies: 14
Views: 968

Re: An end to dealerships

That's the rub. I've no problem with ordering on line if I have seen and test driven the car. What I really object to is a Tesla/Polestar approach where there are set prices and no discounts and no negotiation even on part exchange. I can see why Volvo want to do it - no discounts equals bigger pro...
by frtsrm
Tue Mar 09, 2021 7:10 pm
Forum: Main Volvo XC40 chat
Topic: "Volvo Cars brings infotainment system with Google built in to more models"
Replies: 11
Views: 1062

Re: "Volvo Cars brings infotainment system with Google built in to more models"

I guess you would be able to disable Google Assistant the same way you did on your phone; it would be outrageous if they forced it on the user. For me, the new system has several important advantages: - Full screen implementation instead of the half screen one of the current Android Auto, - No need ...
by frtsrm
Tue Mar 09, 2021 5:51 pm
Forum: Main Volvo XC40 chat
Topic: "Volvo Cars brings infotainment system with Google built in to more models"
Replies: 11
Views: 1062

"Volvo Cars brings infotainment system with Google built in to more models"

I'm surprised that Volvo was this quick to bring the new Google based infotainment system to more models (XC60, S90, V90 and V90 Cross Country). And I'm afraid this is mostly bad news for us - owners of cars with the Sensus system - as Volvo will now surely neglect the "old" system. I wonder if we w...
by frtsrm
Tue Mar 02, 2021 8:07 pm
Forum: Main Volvo XC40 chat
Topic: t3 auto mpg
Replies: 8
Views: 681

Re: t3 auto mpg

The VoC app tells me that my average fuel consumption is 7.4 litres per 100 km (around 38 mpg). The odo is at 5,287 km (3,300 miles). I would say 50% of this was city driving, covering short distances; 40% was driving on mountain/country roads (I guess what you would call B roads in the UK); and 10%...
by frtsrm
Tue Feb 16, 2021 7:12 pm
Forum: Main Volvo XC40 chat
Topic: BLIS with steer assist!
Replies: 8
Views: 784

Re: BLIS with steer assist!

Where I live, having a phone conversation over bluetooth is not illegal. I haven't done anything that could be described as "Driving Without Due Care and Attention". I checked my mirrors, looked back over my shoulder, but couldn't see anything. Gave my signal and, thinking that the lane was empty, I...
by frtsrm
Tue Feb 16, 2021 6:32 pm
Forum: Main Volvo XC40 chat
Topic: BLIS with steer assist!
Replies: 8
Views: 784

BLIS with steer assist!

BLIS with steer assist saved me today! I was on the phone (bluetooth) and wanted to change lanes to the right, and probably because I was distracted by the conversation, I didn't notice the BLIS warning light on the side mirror. As soon as I started moving to the right, the car immediately steered i...
by frtsrm
Sun Feb 14, 2021 10:35 pm
Forum: Main Volvo XC40 chat
Topic: Fan speeds.
Replies: 4
Views: 476

Re: Fan speeds.

That's because you keep it in auto. As mentioned, it is to prevent cold air from blowing in your face until the engine has warmed up. Turn auto off and set the fan speed to 5 if you want the cold freshness to wake you up in the morning :)
by frtsrm
Fri Feb 12, 2021 2:48 pm
Forum: Main Volvo XC40 chat
Topic: Remote Start
Replies: 23
Views: 1432

Re: Remote Start

[/quote] Sorry, I should have been clearer. I was responding to DrAdrian's post where he was asking how to activate the heated seats. I hadn't read your posting at the time of response. I can see that you do know how to set the controls. [/quote] Thanks for the clarification, Iggy6543, I appreciate ...
by frtsrm
Fri Feb 12, 2021 1:05 pm
Forum: Main Volvo XC40 chat
Topic: Remote Start
Replies: 23
Views: 1432

Re: Remote Start

Copy/Paste from the manual: "Activating and deactivating automatic start of heated front seat. The seats can be heated in order to increase comfort for driver and passengers when it is cold. It is possible to set whether automatic start of heated seats should be activated/deactivated when the engin...
by frtsrm
Fri Feb 12, 2021 9:06 am
Forum: Main Volvo XC40 chat
Topic: Remote Start
Replies: 23
Views: 1432

Re: Remote Start

Does anyone ever read the manual these days (all answers are in there!) 🤷‍♂️ Unfortunately, the manual does not cover everything, especially things related to remote start. I, too, had difficulty understanding how automatic start of the seat heating works together with engine remote start - because...