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by PC40
Sat Feb 27, 2021 9:57 pm
Forum: Main Volvo XC40 chat
Topic: What have you just found out about your XC40.
Replies: 388
Views: 99569

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

The hook like links low down behind the front seats are to secure the bottom of the safety net. The top hooks into the sockets above the doors.
by PC40
Tue Jan 05, 2021 6:01 pm
Forum: Main Volvo XC40 chat
Topic: Which options / packs are a must?
Replies: 32
Views: 3235

Re: Which options / packs are a must?

I’m fortunate in having a first edition. Options weren’t an issue as the car came with all of them included.. The one I’d miss most is definitely the 360 parking cameras, followed by the parking sensors. I leave the heated seats and wheel on low and have them set to come on automatically in low temp...
by PC40
Tue Jan 05, 2021 5:49 pm
Forum: Main Volvo XC40 chat
Topic: What have you just found out about your XC40.
Replies: 388
Views: 99569

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

A quick word of warning re the speed limiter.. The car does not always read the speed limit signs correctly. It can also read and apply signs related to side roads and speed limit signs on the back of foreign trucks. I’ve seen 80 showing in a 40mph zone. On my way into the local town on a 30mph I re...
by PC40
Thu Nov 19, 2020 3:03 pm
Forum: Main Volvo XC40 chat
Topic: Goodbye Volvo XC40
Replies: 15
Views: 2692

Re: Goodbye Volvo XC40

I’ve had my car since March 2018 having ordered it unseen apart from magazine articles and the brochure. I’ve had none of the issues that others have had. At the 12 month service the starter battery sensor failed as I drove away from the dealers. The car was booked in a couple of days later and alth...
by PC40
Wed Nov 11, 2020 7:47 pm
Forum: Main Volvo XC40 chat
Topic: Can you drive the T5 sedately?
Replies: 19
Views: 2368

Re: Can you drive the T5 sedately?

I would totally agree that the T5 is perfectly capable of being driven sedately. It just depends how much control you have over your right foot. My car is currently averaging 34+mpg following a series of pre-lockdown motorway journeys. This is mainly as a result of treating the throttle carefully. I...
by PC40
Sun Sep 06, 2020 9:00 pm
Forum: Main Volvo XC40 chat
Topic: D3 Fuel consumption...
Replies: 6
Views: 1357

Re: D3 Fuel consumption...

Hi Today I travelled home from west Cornwall. 355 miles in 6 1/4 hours of motorway driving (excluding stops) and achieved 39.5 mpg. I usually manage about 32 mpg in real world driving on a mixture of town roads, country lanes and dual carriageways. I normally use the eco setting. I’m quite pleased w...
by PC40
Wed Sep 02, 2020 7:21 pm
Forum: Main Volvo XC40 chat
Topic: Brake Fluid Change
Replies: 9
Views: 1382

Re: Brake Fluid Change

My car had its two year service 6 months ago just before everything changed and lockdown started.
No mention was made regarding the brake fluid, but the rear brake pads did require replacement after 22,000 miles
by PC40
Fri Aug 28, 2020 6:10 pm
Forum: Main Volvo XC40 chat
Topic: Is sunroof trouble free?
Replies: 11
Views: 1914

Re: Is sunroof trouble free?

I’ve got the sunroof which has caused no problems at all in the two and a half years that I’ve had the car. The auto closing blind works well and I’ve had no rattles or leaks despite experiencing numerous heavy downpours and extremes of temperature. Having the sunroof certainly lightens up the inter...
by PC40
Thu Aug 20, 2020 12:40 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: New 'Almost' member
Replies: 6
Views: 1059

Re: New 'Almost' member

Welcome to the forum.

The manual does look daunting, but a lot of items are mainly set and forget.

It’s not as bad as it looks and once delivered you’ll soon get used to the regularly used features so that you can enjoy the car.
by PC40
Mon Aug 10, 2020 10:20 am
Forum: Main Volvo XC40 chat
Topic: Options you wish you hadn't bothered with
Replies: 4
Views: 1153

Re: Options you wish you hadn't bothered with

I’m afraid to say that I disagree with you. I’ve had the car well over two years and find the 360 camera extremely useful. However I don’t just rely on the one screen. I switch between the various cameras as required. If you need greater resolution then use the zoom button. The camera is not a subst...