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Old 17th December 2014, 15:29   #16
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What was the price you paid for this?
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Can you give us an approximate range of the price you paid? No need to quote exact figure
Car delivered - May 2012.
I picked up - Aug. 2014.
Cost in Lakhs: Lower Twenties
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She refused to volunteer and stand in front of the car while I tested it at higher speeds.
What has this world come to??
Reminds me of that old Q in Tomorrow Never Dies "Q: Grow up, 007. " Pity TBHP allows me only a limited number of these.

Congratulations on possessing such an excellent car. I wish you many happy s-miles with it.

Keep the updates coming!
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Old 17th December 2014, 15:37   #18
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Stunning car. So this is the second Volvo you got right? What was the price you paid for this?
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No drmohitg, This is the my first Volvo.
Maybe a little late with the review
Even I got confused and thought that this was your second Volvo. The two threads you started (mentioned below) are the reason for my confusion.

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/techni...-goodwill.html (Volvo S60 instrument console failed. Repair or replace? Volvo to replace under Goodwill!)

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/tyre-a...vo-s60-t6.html

Since this car is rare on Indian roads, I confess, I am not aware of the model.

BTW, congratulations on the black beauty. It is indeed stunning and beautiful.
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Watching a video of a T6 Polestar accelerating from stand still, I was wondering if what I saw and heard was that of a missile taking off. That is one heck of a car you got there.

Going by your location, I guess there is little scope to wring that engine.
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Congrats on the car. It is one heck of a machine. The all black interiors look very well done and gels with the stealth fighter theme of the car.
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Watching a video of a T6 Polestar accelerating from stand still, I was wondering if what I saw and heard was that of a missile taking off. That is one heck of a car you got there.

Going by your location, I guess there is little scope to wring that engine.
There are quite a few videos of the Polestar cars on the net.
Since Volvo sells the Polestar ECU remap as an accessory, a lot of mildly modded cars like mine will also have the Polestar logo.
The ECU remap that Volvo sells as an accessory only changes the timing of injection and increases the boost pressure slightly.
But I have a feeling that the missile that you saw is heavily modded.

Kerala has a few winding roads where you can enjoy the handling & grip levels of the car, but if you have to stretch your leg and check the high speed performance, you need to get out of kerala.

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You may be right in saying this car isn't a "look at me!!" sort of attention grabber, but it sure is a 'looker' in its own right, esp. with the enthusiast crowd. I bet it's more satisfying to get a grin and a from someone who knows his/her cars, rather than an average Joe non-enthusiast on the street who thinks every pricey car is a looker.

Anyway, the car looks a million bucks and I'm sure drives like several millions worth. I had a big grin on my face just reading your notes. Like GTO says, you just bought yourself the mother of pre-worshipped cars. Enjoy!!!
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Congratz jfxavier! That's a dream car and a beast in stealth you got there. That understated elegance with mind blowing power and an AWD for the ultimate road grip. Man I envy you. And you beat the import duties, which makes these cars much more pricey than their real worth, by not paying the steep premium of a new car. Smart choice! Your choice is just perfect. Wish you lots of fun n thrill and a trouble-free ownership with this sweet piece of machine.
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Congratulation jfxavier on becoming part of the Volvo community! Also you got a great deal for the pre-owned vehicle. I have always wanted to try out a polestar tuned vehicle. Looking forward to tune my XC60 sometime in the future. Happy mile crunching!
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Thanks everyone for the kind words.
Sorry for the delay in the response as I am on the road.
Left kerala on the 20th and has already been to Bangalore, Mumbai, Vizag and now in Kolkata.
Plan to head back via Puri and Hyderabad.
Hope to write an update on the driving experience after the trip.

Here is a pic of us in my college campus in kolkata.
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Looking forward to read the details of your epic road trip! Also if possible please do include the details of the road conditions during the entire trip.
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The S60 in its T6 avatar is a car I lusted after when it came out and still do. It's combination of a subtle, yet aggressive look and pure power always got me, and you're very lucky to have one with you.

Congrats on acquiring a beast of a car. May you keep revving it for many, many miles!
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Thanks everyone for the kind words.
Sorry for the delay in the response as I am on the road.
Left kerala on the 20th and has already been to Bangalore, Mumbai, Vizag and now in Kolkata.
Plan to head back via Puri and Hyderabad.
Hope to write an update on the driving experience after the trip.

Here is a pic of us in my college campus in kolkata.
Woah buddy you studied in kolkata. Wish I could've met with you and your mean beast which travelled all the way from kerala without missing a single beat I hope. The germans should learn something about reliability from the swede I think. Anyways heartiest congratulations to you buddy.

Cheers,
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Woah buddy you studied in kolkata. Wish I could've met with you and your mean beast which travelled all the way from kerala without missing a single beat I hope. The germans should learn something about reliability from the swede I think. Anyways heartiest congratulations to you buddy.

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Looking forward to read the details of your epic road trip! Also if possible please do include the details of the road conditions during the entire trip.
We did almost 7000 kms without any hiccups from the car.
No surprises from the car during the whole trip.

I enjoyed the ample torque available from the T6 motor while on the road.
I personally like to feel the torque of the motor pulling the car on the same gear than the gearbox shifting down and surging the car ahead. The feel of the petrol motor and the torque available hits the sweet spot for me.

The "S" mode changes the nature of the car from a beauty to a beast, to say the least.
The surge from the car is brutal.
I hardly used the S mode because I found it not required for all normal situations. The only scenarios I can think of its use is in case of road racing/ road rage etc. which I tend to avoid. I used S mode mostly while descending the ghat sections to avoid using brakes.

Some points to note from the trip.
  • Bangalore city roads were a surprise. I did not expect it to be the worse of the lot
  • The car bottomed out only in Bangalore city and some very bad patches between the completed road sections in Orissa/ Bengal area.
  • HV Kumar is the best with regards to the Indian Highways. I called him up a few times and got very useful information.

Here is the Team BHP sticker after a few hundred kms on the rainy Orissa roads.
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A sticker apt for that car!

I hope you had a smooth drive throughout. Looking forward for the details - the route taken, the places you had visited, eateries, hotels/motels. Snaps and loads of them!
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