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Volvo XC60, SUV
#24 of 41 Re: XC60 continued discussion [travelguy2]
Oct 13, 2011 (9:47 pm)
The wind noise becomes noticeable only when I hit ~60 mph, so you should do a test drive up to 65 mph to see for yourself. It's a small problem but not at all a deal breaker for me. Also, this is by no means as much wind noise as you'd get on a non-luxury vehicle.
By "problem" I mean the wind noise it is somewhat more as compared to my wife's 2011 Audi Q5, and that I have to turn up the audio 2-3 notches to compensate for the wind noise. I really like my XC60 but I believe Volvo should have done a better job minimizing the wind noise and it is one of my few complaints for this vehicle.
#25 of 41 Leg room/head room
Nov 01, 2011 (2:55 pm)
Thanks for the great comments on this car. Seems like a good choice for a family car and (pending a drive test) I'm starting to lean towards this model.
I'm 6'4''/240lb and I was wondering if there were any other big guys out there who have this car and if they like it. I have a lot of trouble with most cars given the amount of leg space and head room I need, so would love to get feedback from anyone who is willing ...
Thanks again for the comments!
#26 of 41 Re: Leg room/head room [bh3205]
Dec 30, 2011 (11:47 pm)
Yeah, I'm 6'3"/215. I put the seat all the way back and "bucket" the seat a little (rear of seat is lower, front of seat is higher) which makes it fairly comfortable. I don't have a problem with headroom at all.
#27 of 41 Questions On XC 60
Feb 29, 2012 (5:20 pm)
I am looking at regular XC 60 or XC 60 with Turbo and not sure weather its worth paying extra for the turbo as I will be doing city plus highway driving . Options I am looking for are premier with climate , BLIS and Bixenon.
I am in central NJ so want to know whats the best price for XC60 in the area as the dealer I saw took $1500 off MSRP which I didn't think was enough ..
#28 of 41 Re: Questions On XC 60 [cdude]
Mar 01, 2012 (5:40 am)
I have the T6 and I really can't tell how the turbo charger affects the power. I figure you have test driven them both?
#29 of 41 Re: Questions On XC 60 [cdude]
Mar 01, 2012 (6:29 am)
It depends on your preference and if you want AWD.
For an additional 50 hp, the T6 is only $1650 more than the regular 2.0 with AWD. In a few months I might spend $1500 for the 25 HP software upgrade so in that sense it's worth the money.
The MPG difference isn't much. Maybe 24 highway vs 22 highway for the turbo? So for 12,000 miles a year that's only 45 gallons more (about $170 more per year).
#31 of 41 PASSENGER AIRBAG OFF indicator lamp
Apr 04, 2012 (12:19 pm)
We just bought a 2011 that was a dealer car with 8,000 miles on it. Like it so far but we are coming off a 12 year old van and so we are not used to all of the technology and bells and whistles!
When there is no front seat passenger this message lights up:
PASSENGER AIRBAG OFF
It is sort of annoying to constantly have that indicator lamp illuminated. Any way to disable it? Just curious and certainly this will be the first of many questions. Thanks!
#32 of 41 Re: PASSENGER AIRBAG OFF indicator lamp [santacruz4]
Apr 19, 2012 (9:08 am)
Legally? Probably not. Try painting over it in black?
It's pretty much out of my field of view so it doesn't bother me at all.
#33 of 41 Battery Problems
May 16, 2012 (6:06 am)
Has anyone out there had problems with the electronics on this car? My XC60 is almost two years old, and my battery has died twice, the first time after I went on vacation and the car was in the garage for a week. The second time was just this weekend when it sat for only 4 days. I drive this car 20 miles/day to and from work, so it's not like it's sitting all the time. The first time, when I told the Volvo dealer about it, they tried to pass it off as my not driving it every day. I just laughed and said "Are you telling me that I should expect a dead battery every time I don't drive the car for a day or so? Surely a battery should hold a charge longer than that!" They just hemmed and hawed, and re-charged the battery. But now that it's happened a second time, I want to know if anyone else has had this problem, and whether they got any satisfaction under the "Safe and Secure" program? Thanks!