Driver Assist Package - Is it worth it?

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Sowfi
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Post by Sowfi » Thu May 20, 2021 2:41 pm

Hello all!
I'm new to this forum so... Hello everyone!

Soooo... We've decided to go for a XC40 inscription. We've added the Driver Assist package, plus some other bits (Sunroof, Apple Car Pay, wireless charging). Now, I've just heard form my leasing company that Volvo UK are having huge problems with semi-conductor parts (which is a global problem for all manufacturers) which is affecting any parts relating to wing-mirrors. This means that the Driver Assist packs are affected and at the moment we do not have a resolution time-frame and are being informed from Volvo that it could be the end of the year!!

Now - Being the impatient person I am, i ideally don't want to wait until the end of the year for my new car!
So my question is...Is it really worth it? On paper it looks good, and i liked to have had that extra layer of saftey.

We are mostly going to be using the car for city driving... and most probably be on the motorway 4 - 5 times a year...
I dunno... should i hold on, or just plough on with out it?

What do you think?

SteveW
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Post by SteveW » Thu May 20, 2021 4:42 pm

We had the blind spot stuff in the wing mirror on our RRS and thought it was a bit of a gimmick, when we chopped the RRS in for the wife's car, which doesn't have BSA. That's when we noticed how much we used and it now missed it. When i bought the XC40 i made sure it has BSA and think no car should be without it

Metroman
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Post by Metroman » Thu May 20, 2021 6:44 pm

Is it worth looking at Volvo's new available stock on the website? You will probably find a car that is either the same as ordered in specification or very close that would be available now.

I did this when the order that I placed kept getting delayed due to COVID I managed to find a better spec , brand new and available to purchase without the worry of when/if the order would get built which at the time was not certain.
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Felindre
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Post by Felindre » Thu May 20, 2021 10:36 pm

I specified the assist package, the Blind Spot isn't just useful on motorways, it's invaluable if your parked nose in and reversing out into the traffic, it warns you of vehicles and people approaching that you can't see.

You also get the ACC distance holding cruise, and the pilot assist active steering assist that follows the lane as it curves. These are most useful on motorways. I use them all the time even if we're just doing a 10 minute hop up the motorway.
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Morse
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Post by Morse » Fri May 21, 2021 1:50 am

Yes, it’s worth it
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jamie307
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Post by jamie307 » Fri May 21, 2021 7:52 am

I haven't found it worth it. Nice to have but not essential. The side mirrors are the best I've ever had on a car and give and excellent view, and the reversing camera has a wide enough angle to see anything approaching from the side.

All the important collision avoidance and mitigation stuff is included as standard.
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pjm007
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Post by pjm007 » Fri May 21, 2021 8:59 am

Morse wrote:
Fri May 21, 2021 1:50 am
Yes, it’s worth it

Agreed. Particularly ACC, which is optimised by a complete change of driving style. Big contributor to enhanced safety.
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Sowfi
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Post by Sowfi » Fri May 21, 2021 2:12 pm

... thanks everyone for your replies...
So the plot thickens...

Just had this email from my leasing company....
Our dealer has just confirmed that they are unable to place the order for the car as Volvo have removed the Drive Assist Pack from ordering due to the long delays

So I suppose my hand is now forced to go ahead without it!!!
:(

mr.vladis
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Post by mr.vladis » Fri May 21, 2021 2:32 pm

Sowfi wrote:
Fri May 21, 2021 2:12 pm
... thanks everyone for your replies...
So the plot thickens...

Just had this email from my leasing company....
Our dealer has just confirmed that they are unable to place the order for the car as Volvo have removed the Drive Assist Pack from ordering due to the long delays

So I suppose my hand is now forced to go ahead without it!!!
:(
I'd rather cancel the order...

Den48
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Post by Den48 » Fri May 21, 2021 3:38 pm

Hi
Cancel to buy what ? , all manufacturers are facing the same problem, a shortage of processing computer chips.
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