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Post# 1037438   7/7/2019 at 19:43 (232 days old) by countryguy (Astorville, ON, Canada)        

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The lease on my Lincoln ended June 23rd...I've been driving a rental as the Volvo I ordered the end of March still had not arrived. It was supposed to be here June 10 but it finally showed up on Thurs. I drove down to Toronto yesterday to pick it up. It is a 2019 Volvo XC60 Momentum T6 AWD in Crystal White with black leather interior. This is my first Volvo and so far I am really liking it. Very comfortable to drive, lots of power, quiet and features that just don't end.


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Post# 1037439 , Reply# 1   7/7/2019 at 19:54 (232 days old) by westtexman (Lubbock, Texas)        

What a beautiful vehicle, Gary! I hope you really enjoy it! I love it!


Post# 1037446 , Reply# 2   7/7/2019 at 21:50 (232 days old) by RP2813 (Sannazay)        

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Congratulations Gary! 


That's a beautiful car and it should serve you well for a long time if you plan to keep it for a while.


The cosmos must be favoring Volvos lately.  Nate just got himself a new white one as well, but it's a sedan.

Post# 1037466 , Reply# 3   7/8/2019 at 03:12 (232 days old) by toploader55 (Massachusetts Sand Bar, Cape Cod)        

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Always liked Volvos.

Good luck with your beautiful new car.

Post# 1037473 , Reply# 4   7/8/2019 at 04:56 (232 days old) by foraloysius (Leeuwarden, Friesland, the Netherlands)        

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Congratulations on the new car, it's a very nice one. Both my brothers are happy Volvo drivers.

Post# 1037476 , Reply# 5   7/8/2019 at 06:17 (232 days old) by retro-man (nashua,nh - boston,ma)        

I have a S80 sedan and very comfortable car it is. Plenty of features that I have grown accustomed to. Love the handling and ride. Good luck and happy motoring with your new automobile.


Post# 1037543 , Reply# 6   7/8/2019 at 19:28 (231 days old) by countryguy (Astorville, ON, Canada)        

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Thanks everyone. This is my first Volvo and lots to learn about it. I'm probably one of the few people that actually reads the owner's manual LOL


Post# 1037576 , Reply# 7   7/9/2019 at 06:10 (231 days old) by Yogitunes (New Jersey)        

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Super Nice looking machine....

I am not a fan of white, but that is stunning....

I like driving the Volvo's with the Turbo

very solid nimble feel to these cars...

best of luck with it...

Post# 1037578 , Reply# 8   7/9/2019 at 06:12 (231 days old) by askolover (South of Nash Vegas, TN)        

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Some of the safest cars on the road anywhere.  I've always loved Volvos even during their boxcar days.  We test drove an S60 but ended up getting a Lincoln MKS at the time.  But I really liked it.

Post# 1037585 , Reply# 9   7/9/2019 at 08:15 (231 days old) by Maytagbear (N.E. Ohio)        

May it serve you well for many happy years.


Post# 1037590 , Reply# 10   7/9/2019 at 09:35 (231 days old) by Frigilux (The Minnesota Prairie)        

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That's one sharp-looking vehicle. Don't see many Volvos out here in rural Minnesota. Enjoy!

Post# 1037654 , Reply# 11   7/9/2019 at 18:32 (230 days old) by countryguy (Astorville, ON, Canada)        

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Thank you all. I love the Crystal White is stunning in bright sun.

Post# 1037655 , Reply# 12   7/9/2019 at 18:37 (230 days old) by CircleW (NE Cincinnati OH area)        
Very nice!

Volvo certainly has improved the looks of its vehicles in the past few years. My mom's friend Lana had a Volvo from the early 80's, in Beige, and it wasn't a very attractive car. They were so boxy then, almost like they were built with Lego blocks.

Post# 1037715 , Reply# 13   7/10/2019 at 12:47 (230 days old) by thomasortega (El Pueblo de Nuestra Señora de Los Angeles de Porciúncula)        

WOW, what a beautiful car.

My father is paranoid about Volvos.

Not only our bus fleet (tour agency) was 100% Volvo, but at least one of his cars always had to be a Volvo.

Nowadays he drives a Volvo S40 and a Fiat Strada pick up.

Volvo has a very interesting promo... You buy a Volvo (select models) and the delivery is made at their factory in Sweden. You watch your car being made, then you spend some days touring Sweden (all paid by Volvo and driving YOUR car) and after that you return the car to them and it will be shipped straight to your garage in the USA.

I would certainly do that... I just don't have that small detail... Money to afford a Volvo. LOL

Post# 1037744 , Reply# 14   7/10/2019 at 15:06 (229 days old) by vacerator (Macomb, Michigan)        
Sexy ride Gary!

Even if Volvo is now owned by Geely, or other Chinese maker. Still Swedish built, and engineered. If not broken, at least China knows not to mess with it, at least for now.
Wondering if any Ford lineage is left in the Volvo line. Ford finally phased out the tweaked first S80 platform used on the former Explorer, 500/Taurus, Montego/Sable, Lincoln MKS, and MKT, unless the Flex is still being built.

Post# 1037784 , Reply# 15   7/10/2019 at 19:47 (229 days old) by countryguy (Astorville, ON, Canada)        

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Actually the XC60s that are destined for the North America market are being built in China (at least mine was) but supposedly Volvo is moving out of China due to excessive tariffs. From what I read in the brochures, anyone that orders a Volvo can purchase the option to go to see the car being built, etc. and then have it shipped to their country. I have no idea how much that option is worth.


Post# 1037805 , Reply# 16   7/11/2019 at 01:16 (229 days old) by earthling177 (Boston, MA)        

Enjoy it in good health!!!

Post# 1038746 , Reply# 17   7/19/2019 at 17:41 (220 days old) by countryguy (Astorville, ON, Canada)        

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Just finished my first trip of almost 850 km. I'm very happy with the gas mileage - 8.4 l/100 km (33 mpg) - almost all highway driving with adaptive cruise control set at 125 kmh. My Lincoln MKC would only get about 29-30 mpg with a 2.3l engine producing 285 hp. The Volvo has a 2.0l engine producing 316 hp.


Post# 1038753 , Reply# 18   7/19/2019 at 18:32 (220 days old) by Yogitunes (New Jersey)        

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that's really good mileage....

noticed on my Jeep, the computer tells me one thing, but if I do the math, I am getting better mileage than it displays...

was starting to concern me, as I was looking into cars I had back in the 80/90's, I was getting mileage like yours in a 4cyl Turbo.....

and wondering why most cars today are sticking within areas of the low 20's....some may vary.....but still, with todays technology, why were not seeing mileage into the 40's for a regular vehicle...

I had a rental for a month....a 2014 Chevy Sonic 4 banger....that thing drank more gas than my V8

Post# 1038820 , Reply# 19   7/20/2019 at 07:57 (220 days old) by Jmm63 (Denville, NJ)        

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Very nice car. Volvo has the MOST comfortable seats I have ever sat in, hopefully that hasn't changed.

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