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#366 of 469 Re: Pulled trigger on xc60.. [jc12171]
May 01, 2011 (10:18 pm)
Call me spoiled, but I wouldn't want to give up my T6. This engine will scoot! We've had ours for two years and one month, 36K miles. Avg mileage is 20.5, best I can figure. Hwy mileage is about 22...balanced by some spirited acceleration between stoplights on our 65mph highways around Austin.
We just got the 1.9% deal on a 2011 C70, trading in our '08 C70. Paying off the 3.99% loan on the XC60 and rolling it into the C70 Volvo loan. Easy peasy.
That interior might get a bit warm, depending on your location. Our Electric Silver/Sandstone combo isn't too bad; but, the moonroof and windshield will let in A LOT of radiant warmth! Glad to have the 'privacy' windows in the back...too bad our new C70 doesn't have them.
Enjoy the ride! Congrats!
#367 of 469 Re: Pulled trigger on xc60.. [jc12171]
May 07, 2011 (8:55 am)
Hey. Can you tell me which dealer you used. trouble finding one to match that deal. thanx!
#368 of 469 Re: Pulled trigger on xc60.. [pscnpc]
May 08, 2011 (7:01 pm)
The dealer is MAG Volvo of Dublin (in Columbus, OH). you can google for their contact info.
I just finished the tank come with the car...399 miles and fill the tank with 16.0 gallon of gas, so the gas milage is 399/16=24.6 MPG, while the computer on the car showing 22.9 MPG so far. This is with 85% highway driving around 70 miles per hour.
I think their 22 MPG highway milage is too concervative ( I think it is likely you will get 25-26 MPG if you drive all highway at 60 mph).
#369 of 469 Nearing the End of a 4500 Mile Trip in Europe
May 27, 2011 (1:33 am)
Took European delivery of a fully loaded XC60, AWD, 3.2 on 4/29 and have been to 9 countries and put on 4500 miles. I am just about to return to Sweden to have it shipped home. I have been extremely happy with the car. Not one significant issue so far. I am coming from a Lexus RX300. I have been through the Alps and on the autobahn going 120, which seems to be the highest speed I can attain. I have a computer generated average mpg of 23.8. I have never felt I needed more power. Still costs $160 or more to fill up over here. I do wish they would sell the diesel in the US. We were picked up at the airport by a guy in a diesel XC90. It was quiet and didn't smell of diesel and gets great mileage and diesel is a lot cheaper over here.
Our car is usually one of the biggest cars on the road so there have been some dicey confrontations on one lane roads but so far so good. I have used the retractable mirrors a lot. The adaptive cruise control takes some getting used to but I'm glad I have it. Once or twice a day it will pick up a truck in the lane to my right and slow me down so I will need to see if the sensor can be realigned. Haven't had a chance to check out the AWD yet so I can't comment on that. The backup camera and parking sensors have been a huge help but I still need to get a better sense of them. I still have the wife get out and look in really tight spots.
I can really recommend the program so far. The delivery of the car and Volvo's team at the factory have been great.
#370 of 469 Re: Nearing the End of a 4500 Mile Trip in Europe [avery1]
by kyfdx HOST
May 27, 2011 (4:11 am)
Great story! That sounds like a real adventure...
Glad you like the vehicle.. It's on my wife's short list for the next one...
#371 of 469 Re: Nearing the End of a 4500 Mile Trip in Europe [avery1]
May 27, 2011 (8:01 am)
Wow, what a trip. We will make the 3000 mile trip 'back east' to the NC mountains in July/August(over 18-20 days). 4500 in Europe would be a blast! Just a couple of things I would 'move' from the RX to the XC would be the auto liftgate operation(up/DOWN with key fob), tilting outside mirrors in reverse and the tilt/retracting steering on ingress/egress.
We JUST traded our '08 C70 on the new '11, otherwise, we were considering the OSD program. MAYBE we'll make it in a couple of years when we 'update' the XC60.
Try not to miss your XC while you're waiting...hope everyone/thing travels well!
#373 of 469 Went looking today...
by kyfdx HOST
Jun 01, 2011 (12:39 pm)
Usually, I'm all for taking the smaller/cheaper engine choice... But, there isn't anything included with the T6 that we wouldn't want... and, by the time you add the options/packages to the 3.2 AWD model to get the same equipment.... the difference is minimal.
Not that I like getting lower fuel mileage, but the power bump is gravy...
T6 with metallic paint, climate package and convenience package has everything my wife's X3 has, except xenons..... (plus rear heated seats and power tailgate that her's doesn't).. Stickers for right at $42K.. Looks like about a $2300 spread between MSRP and invoice at that level....
Not bad... it's on the list!
Actually, they just announced 1.9% financing for 48 months... Also like the 5 year safe and sound warranty/maintenance package, but no telling how long that will keep going.. We aren't in the market until September/October..
#374 of 469 technology package availability?
Jun 03, 2011 (5:48 am)
I am looking for a Volvo XC60 3.2 (not T6) with the Technology Package. Is this package widely available? I have not found it in the New England area.
#375 of 469 Re: technology package availability? [nking43]
by kyfdx HOST
Jun 03, 2011 (7:06 am)
From my short experience shopping, they are out there.... I saw one. But, the Tech package is usually only on cars that are pretty loaded already.. Premium, convenience, climate.. maybe even multimedia package..
So, finding a more base model with the Tech package is going to be hard, I think...