If you want to run all seasons then you shouldn't be looking at the S/V60 Polestar. Get an R-Design instead.Note on page #4:
ALL-SEASON TIRES are NOT ALLOWED on this car.
Why not? They have summer tires and winter tires shown as approved, but not ALL-SEASON TIRES (they shouted, not me)? Maybe nobody makes a high-enough performance tire in an all-season variant?
This supplemental owner's manual is from Polestar, who is an independent racing company that is partnered with Volvo. It is Polestar's warning to not use all seasons on the S/V60 Polestar.... For the Volvo, I'm just wondering why you CAN'T run all-season tires on it? I suppose Volvo believes that all-season are really good for no-season, and hence doesn't recommend them.
It's called common sense.So why doesn't polestar 'officially forbid' that too? ...is all I'm saying. Don't mistake tho that this implies i am a proponent of all-seasons. It just seems they officially allow a scenario where one has even worse traction in the summer.
Do you expect that Polestar lists ALL the not to do things (also the really stupid ones) with their car? I know that in America, this is a big deal (like dont put your pet in the washing machine... Wtf?), but its just ridiculess.Now this coming from someone who never uses all-season tires. But aren't all-season tires going to give you better traction in the summer than snow tires in summer?
My brother in-law lives in Stowe Vermont and left his snows on all year around. When I was shocked and dismayed to learn that he explained many people in the area did that. I would imagine folks from the land this vehicle is spawned do that too.
So why doesn't polestar 'officially forbid' that too? ...is all I'm saying. Don't mistake tho that this implies i am a proponent of all-seasons. It just seems they officially allow a scenario where one has even worse traction in the summer.
The other concern I have is when something categorical is in the manual like this, it could give a dealership something to grab hold of to deny warrantee coverage. Wheel bearings, brake system, shocks, etc ... should one of those fail not from wear but defect, and if an owner had all season tires affixed, a dealer could deny coverage. And I don't think that's right.
Sorry, running high perf snows all year around is common practice in certain parts of the world. I'd never do it btw, tho i did consider i may run all season on this car many years down the road but no longer will. But If Polestar went to such lengths regarding no all-seasons, which WILL have repercussions on warrantee service, and gives us such detailed inflation guidelines, I would expect them to forbid snow tire usage above a certain average air temperature too. You wouldn't ; no problem.
The people who buy this car should know better and not treat it like say the Subaru they just traded in for this. Agreed. Sadly some who will own it will do so cuz it's Volvo's halo car, not because they are driving enthusiasts. And if no all-seasons can seemingly be used against us as its clearly forbidden in the manual, a statement regarding requiring summer/winter tied to the average temp in someones location seems should be detailed too. When does Volvo leave things to common sense?
I am alone in this. Otherwise I agree with you all.