A month ago, I was a sceptic. Isn’t it silly swapping trading in an already very good (and very well specced) XC40 for another XC40? Wouldn’t it feel just like the same car? Being in the very blessed position to have driven quite a number of cars, I’ve always held the position that PHEVs, straddling […]Read more "The plugged in life: A month with the XC40 T5 Recharge"
Whilst it was only a week or two ago when I first posted about Pebble-chan, my partner’s “new” XC40 T5 Recharge Inscription, we’ve been driving it around for slightly over a month now. So how does it compare with our ex-XC40 T5 Momentum? Here are some observations for the monthsary. DrivetrainPretty obvious this one right? […]Read more "The plugged in life: Our XC40 T5 Recharge and our ex-XC40 T5 Momentum"
In my previous post, I mentioned that we were headed onto more years of XC40 motoring. While that isn’t entirely untrue, it wasn’t entirely accurate as sadly, after slightly over 3 years of happy memories with “小白” our white T5 Momentum XC40, she traded in for another XC40, Pebble-grey T5 Recharge PHEV aptly named “Pebble-Chan”. Why […]Read more "Ripple for change: Introducing Pebble-Chan, the Volvo XC40 T5 Recharge."
Time sure flies by when you’re behind the wheel of a nice car and sitting in the service area as I wait for a service representative to collect our car for its final inspection before our warranty runs out, it sure doesn’t feel like it’s been almost 3 years since my partner first took delivery […]Read more "Scandinavian living: 3 years with the Volvo XC40"
Because modding is fun! And also because this flag was one of the little design details that i think really gave the car an extra bit of character. Which was why it was such a shame that these were only available for the first 5,000 cars built, including the press and demo cars. Which meant […]Read more "F l a g g a !"
Being a one-man driven hobby, it’s not often (or ever) that I’ve had the chance to do a back to back comparison, but with the keys to the BMW X2 in my hands, this just had to be done. Having just driven the BMW X2 and enjoyed its engaging drive characteristics. It’s not exactly what […]Read more "Opposites Attract: BMW X2 & Volvo XC40"
It’s been a good two-ish years with the Super cool black 1 series cabriolet and with it’s lifespan on our local roads reaching an end due to our unfortunate tax regime, it was time to let her go. In truth, we’ve been randomly looking at cars on and off for the past few months but […]Read more "Introducing De Blond Svensk"