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#3059 of 3074 Re: 2013 Options - can this be true? [gregg_vw]
Oct 25, 2012 (9:13 am)
Hi Gregg: You seem to be in the know about a Yank purchasing a Volvo in Europe, doing the vaca thing and having it shipped to the States. Does the cost of shipping it end up being more than the 7% discount? Can one buy any Volvo model there, including the S60's with the smaller (1.4 L) diesels...i.e., can the diesels be legally shipped across the pond. The whole idea appeals to me! Thanks for info... vwdawg
#3060 of 3074 Re: 2013 Options - can this be true? [vwdawg]
Oct 25, 2012 (1:13 pm)
The 7% discount includes r/t airline tickets for two, a factory tour and the shipping home when you are done with your fly/drive. You cannot of course import a car with an engine that is not certified for sale here. However, you can get some options that do not affect emissions that are available there but not offered here, such as the heated rear seats.
#3061 of 3074 2013 Volvo S60 T5 FWD
Jan 01, 2013 (4:59 pm)
I recently leased a 2013 Volvo S60 T5 FWD with premier plus and climate packages. I am very happy with the look and feel of the interior and the way that it drives. It is smooth and has plenty of power. The only two issues that I have are that there is very little rear passenger leg room (which isn't really an issue for me since I have two carseats in the back), and the suspension isn't great (I feel every bump). All in all, I am very happy.
#3062 of 3074 Re: 2013 Volvo S60 T5 FWD [bpvolvo8]
Jan 02, 2013 (6:33 am)
I've had a FWD 2013 S60 for about 6 mos. Great car! Mine rides very smoothly on good roads, bumpy on rougher roads. Check your tire pressure. When I got mine home all 4 tires were at 42 PSI. 38 PSI is what is recommended. Enjoy your car!
#3063 of 3074 Re: 2013 Volvo S60 T5 FWD [bpvolvo8]
Jan 02, 2013 (6:41 am)
Have your dealer check to make certain that the shipping blocks were removed from the suspension. An amazing number of cars get delivered by Volvo dealers with the blocks still in place.
#3064 of 3074 Re: 2013 Volvo S60 T5 FWD [volvobuff]
Jan 02, 2013 (7:57 am)
Also, it makes a big difference whether you have 17" wheels with the "comfort" suspension, or the 18" wheels with the much firmer suspension, which mine has.
#3065 of 3074 Speed sensitive steering
Apr 24, 2013 (1:46 pm)
Hi All, I'm a newbee, so please be polite
I got my 2013 S60 just a few days ago, it has many features including "Speed sensitive steering",
the thing is I notice no difference between steering settings low -> mid -> high.
How is it supposed to work?, I thought that the "High" should be the higher support to the steering which makes it softer than other settings.
Could you tell me how this normally works, what difference I should see between settings so I can be sure it has no problem,
#3066 of 3074 Speed sensitive steering
Apr 24, 2013 (3:04 pm)
The designations low, medium, and high refer to steering effort, resistance, or weighting, not support. I found substantial noticeable differences among the three settings. You should make certain that you are actually selecting the desired setting using the thumbwheel (scroll to the setting by rolling the thumbwheel, then push the thumbwheel firmly to select) before exiting the menu.
#3067 of 3074 Re: Speed sensitive steering [volvobuff]
Apr 24, 2013 (4:19 pm)
Or set it with the "My Car" settings in the dashboard screen. Low definitely means low effort. If you set it on high, you will use more effort to steer.
#3068 of 3074 Costco program - how much saved
Apr 27, 2013 (1:45 pm)
Does anyone know how much below invoice Volvo employee pricing is? I'm intrigued by Volvo offering employee pricing thru Costco, plus the $500 cash card Costo throws in for leasing/buying thru this program. I'm lookiong at an S60. Thanks.