Don't misunderstand me. I love driving my P8. But (1) I've been lucky to avoid the mechanical and SW issues others on this have experienced and (2) I've just been driving infrequent short trips (i.e., 1200 mile in 4 weeks). So I haven't stressed the P8 yet.I love my P8! (so far)
I too have been lucky and haven't stressed mine yet. First test will be this weekend when we take it on vacation, and I have to admit I'm more a little nervous!😬Don't misunderstand me. I love driving my P8. But (1) I've been lucky to avoid the mechanical and SW issues others on this have experienced and (2) I've just been driving infrequent short trips (i.e., 1200 mile in 4 weeks). So I haven't stressed the P8 yet.
As you wrote though. There review would be based on the car they got. If they got the worst I have read on here all combined it would score “dumpster fire” but if they got my car or others who are lucky then it might got 4.5/5 stars.I would like to see some reputable source ( like Car & Driver or Motor Week) do a long term review of the P8. They may get a car like mine with few problems or one with bad a/c, bad IHU, etc). Such reviews are relatively fair and would certainly highlight whether the flaws we’re seeing here are systemic and widespread or isolated.
Wow - $5 / gallon ! Which State are you at if you don't mind me asking.For what it's worth I've taken out for a road trip 300 miles each way and had zero issues with the car or charging (fortunately lucky) but I would also note that people generally don't post about their uninteresting rides where nothign goes wrong, and so forums tend to bias towards problems.
Not to say I don't have problems (the AC didnt wokr until the first software update, and the VOC sucks) but apart from that everything has been great. Especially when I drive by a $5 gallon gas station. Then the car really shines.
Wow -- Currently, it runs an average of $3 for Premium gas in TXWas $5 a gallon when I drove down to ca (in Ca).
was shocked then laughed as Margo swooshed by the gas station
Wouldn't many infrequent short trips actually be more stressful for a battery-operated car than fewer longer ones? And you're driving what would amount to over 14k miles per year, more than average. I agree Volvo's communications leaves much to be desired but no one can cite a manufacturer that actually does communicate well with customers. I'm about 30 years into buying cars and have never gotten more than a sales pitch or mandated recall notice from any manufacturer, so I don't think Volvo's alone in that. And, finally, I know this won't be a popular comment here... but I think you really are taking some risk when you buy the first electric model of any manufacturer this early in the e-vehicle era. Rightfully or not, I think Volvo and other manufacturers assume early adopters are going to appreciate that they're taking a chance on the technology, the payoff being that it's great when it works.I've just been driving infrequent short trips (i.e., 1200 mile in 4 weeks). So I haven't stressed the P8 yet.