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The Journey Begins: 2018 XC90 T8 R-Design

DRIVER'S LOG
2017
  1. Oct 23, 2017: Order date
  2. Nov 2017: Build date
2018
  1. Jan 27, 2018: Delivery date
  2. Feb 15: Interior Pictures
  3. Feb 17: Accessory: Emergency Triangle
  4. Feb 17: Modification: Sunglasses Holder
  5. Feb 24: First Snow Storm (pictures)
  6. Feb 28: Journey Continues Glitch #1: Radio Turns On As Soon As Door Is Opened
  7. Mar 1: How Much Energy / Cost to Recharge T8: One Month Stats
  8. Mar 7: Odometer=1157 km Journey Continues Glitch #2 - Parking Climate Limited
  9. Mar 10: Rear Dash Cam installed
  10. Mar 21: A119S Dash cam and V1 Radar Detector Installed (Hardwired)
  11. Mar 24: Sun Visor Air Bag Warning Stickers Covered
  12. Apr 29: Odometer=2840 km Interior Programmable USB LED Lights Installed
  13. May 5: Rear Dash Cam Reinstalled and Rewired
  14. May 20: Rear Dashcam Re-wired once again! - Hard wired this time!
  15. May 26: Vinyl Doorsill Protection added
  16. Jun 23: Answer to the Ultimate Question of Life, the Universe, and Everything (42)
  17. Jul 2: Two pictures at a charging station during sunset
  18. Jul 20: Odometer=6045 km Battery Compartment Cover warranty replacement.
  19. Jul 27: Road Trip Report with Thule Evolution 1800 Cargo Box
  20. Aug 3: Odometer=6952 km Blue reflective tape applied to interior door edges
  21. Aug 10: Odometer=7133 km Aftermarket Stainless Steel Bumper Sill Protector installed
  22. Sep 9: Odometer=8342 km Aftermarket door courtesy/puddle lights installed
  23. Nov 19: ChargePoint Home Level 2 240v/32A plug-in charger installed.
  24. Dec 28: Odometer=12594 km First maintenance service: Oil change, top-up fluids, full safety check, Sensus software update, no issues--Total cost=$150 CAD. There have been no problems at all in the first year of ownership.
  25. Dec 31: 2018 Total Average Fuel Consumption: 4.26L/100km (55 mpg). Distance travelled=12712 km, Fuel used=541 L.

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Actually, the journey began 3 months ago, when we put down a non-refundable deposit and custom ordered an XC90 T8 R-Design in Bursting Blue. After countless hours of lurking on the forums and anxious waiting in anticipation, I got the call from our salesperson last week and picked up our new ride yesterday. The journey is now official :cool:.

First, here is the build configuration:
2018 XC90 R-Design T8 eAWD
  • Bursting Blue
  • Carbon Fiber Inlays
  • Vision Package
  • Convenience Package
  • Leather Package
  • Climate Package
  • Graphical Heads-Up Display (HUD)
  • 4-Corner Air Suspension w/Four-C Active Chassis
  • Protection Package Accessory

Pictures from Delivery Day....

Ooh, I wonder what's under the cover?!!


Ta Daa!






Red, White, and Blue!


New home!


2 Week Update: I finally got around to installing the crossbars that I ordered with the XC90. I was missing a Thule Core Key to change the locks from my old crossbars to the new ones but I visited Rack Attack and they gave me the key for free :cool:.

 

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Congratulations. Looks absolutely fantastic!
 

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Glad to see you have 4C air Suspension! One of the best features IMO. Congratulations!


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She's a BEAUT!!! Enjoy!!! I'm sure your neighbors will be JEALOUS!!!!! LOL
 

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Excellent...looks exactly like mine. Congrats!
 

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:beer: Congrats, she’s a beauty!
 

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Congrats! Did the dealer do the wrapping & bow all by themselves? (Gosh the people in Canada are just so nice! ;))

That last picture truly is 'bursting' with color :thumbup:
 

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Congratulations. Beautiful. The T8 is pleasing to drive in so many ways. Enjoy in good health.
 

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congrats! great choice in trim, options, and color!
 

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You will enjoy the air suspension along with the rest of your new Volvo. Good luck with it.
 

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Except for the red vs blue mine will be same. Likely same dealer even, lol. Love to hear your opinion on service from them. Warranty and otherwise. I've never had a volvo before and never from any JP dealer either for that matter. So far my sales guy has been very patient and knowledgeable.

Congrats I'm jealous ;)
 

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Congrats! Did the dealer do the wrapping & bow all by themselves? (Gosh the people in Canada are just so nice! ;))
My dealer didn't do the wrapping or bow 😒😭😭 Even though I asked, they said they didn't have a large bow 🤦
 

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My dealer didn't do the wrapping or bow Even though I asked, they said they didn't have a large bow 🤦
Haha same here. I joked and said I wasn’t going to take delivery without it. That didn’t work

OP: looks like they provided a really nice detail. Mine looked like a regular car wash and out the door ASAP type of delivery.
 

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Thanks for the kind words everyone. I keep this thread up-to-date with fresh pics as needed :D.
Congrats! Did the dealer do the wrapping & bow all by themselves? (Gosh the people in Canada are just so nice! ;))
Yup, they did. I think the salesperson was a little disappointed that my wife wasn't with me to enjoy the extra flourish :).

Except for the red vs blue mine will be same. Likely same dealer even, lol. Love to hear your opinion on service from them. Warranty and otherwise. I've never had a volvo before and never from any JP dealer either for that matter. So far my sales guy has been very patient and knowledgeable.

Congrats I'm jealous ;)
It's my first Volvo, too. The whole sales and delivery experience has been really good. I'm hoping I won't need to deal with warranty for awhile :D. I saw a red 2017 T8 last fall. It looked really nice and would have been my second choice :thumbup:

OP: looks like they provided a really nice detail. Mine looked like a regular car wash and out the door ASAP type of delivery.
I was worried after reading some of the experiences here, but I was impressed with their work. I noticed to my pleasure that they did not install a dealer badge in the rear like they often do. Actually, the salesperson asked me later, "You didn't want a sticker in the back, did you?" I promptly stated with full enthusiasm, "No, thank you!"

Other things I noticed:
- I didn't realize was that there were splash guards behind the front wheels. I thought that they were extra cost items.
- Also, they said I got some extra pieces of rubber mats because apparently when you order the protection package from the factory, they don't include the pieces that cover the 3rd row when it's flat. When the dealership orders it, they include the pieces so they just gave me one of their full sets so I would have full coverage.
- I wasn't expecting to get the cargo cover, because I thought I read they stopped including it for 2018.
- They filled both the front and 2nd row cup holders with bottles of water.
- The salesperson pre-programmed one of the driving profiles for me complete with my name and walked me through saving the seat and mirror settings (along with other aspects of the XC90). He was actually going to go out on a drive with me to show me the Pilot Assist and auto-parking, but I told him I didn't want to take too much of his time and would figure it out on my own.

Overall, it was a great delivery experience.

I also ordered some additional accessories: cross bars, sunglasses holder, and the emergency triangle. The holder and the triangle are on order. It would be nice if Volvo also sold the first aid kit I've seen in some Euro-spec XC90s. I would definitely buy that.
 

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So what are in these packages, we do not get those option/packages in the US

Vision Package
Leather Package (full leather seats?)
Climate Package (heated seats?)

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So what are in these packages, we do not get those option/packages in the US

Vision Package
Leather Package (full leather seats?)
Climate Package (heated seats?)
Here's what's included in each one:

Vision Package
  • 360° Surround View Camera
  • Blind Spot Information System & Cross Traffic Alert
  • Automatically Dimmed Inner & Exterior Mirrors
  • Retractable Rear-view Mirrors

Leather Package
  • Charcoal Leather R-Design Seats w/ Charcoal Interior
  • Rear Side Door Sun Curtains
  • Tailored Dashboard & Upper Door Panels

Climate Package
  • Heated Wiper Blades
  • Heated Steering Wheel
  • Heated Rear Seats
 

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Gorgeous vehicle - Congrats! I like the packages you can get in Canada. Now if they can just pull out the massaging seats to a standalone option....
 
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