Hey fellow XC40 Forum people,
Thanks everyone for the welcome and congratulations. Life is good with the XC40 R Design!
As far as upgrades go, the first order of business is a paint protection film kit for the front of the car.
The car goes in on Feb 5th, so no freeway driving until after the film is on.
In the near future there will be window tint happening to the driver and passenger front windows.
I would love to get a strut tower brace and cat back exhaust system installed once aftermarket parts become available. This might be a long wait though. I'm not sure about Volvo SUV tuning parts. I have seen lowering springs and a software tuning upgrade for engine HP. If anyone has seen other quality European aftermarket parts for the XC40 please let me know.
On the downside, the blind spot issue is very real. Much improved with the rear head rests lowered.
On the upside, engine start/stop function now (1-18-2019) only defaults in "ECO" mode. When we took delivery our sales person brought us up to speed on the software update by Volvo. That was a huge relief!
The engine has 100 miles on it so I think that is the reason our average MPG is 21.3 (average)
. I hope once we're past the break-in period our mileage will improve.
Anyone have a fuel economy report to share?