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    Volvo V40 Diesel

    Just checked with Wearnes. It's the V40 Cross Country T5 Drive-E, not the standard V40.
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    Volvo V40 Diesel

    Singapore have V40 T5 meh? Or you referring to Malaysia?
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    Volvo V40 Diesel

    Yeap! Mason016 is right. There will be a notification on the dash. But no warning sounds at all. The only sounds you'll hear are loose items flying forward and the E-brake noise. The display on the older speedometers will look like this.
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    Volvo V40 Diesel

    Correction: City Safety does not give you any warning when you come into a dangerous distance. Only models equipped with Collision Warning (which is a radar situated behind the front grill) will warn you. Only the new XC90 has warning for city safety, and they don't use a radar behind the front grill anymore. Everything is laser guided from sensors and cameras mounted behind the windscreen. City safety kicks in extremely abruptly. It's Volvo's way of scaring you to be alert and not always relying on the system to brake. Constant usage of City Safety is extremely bad for the brakes as it applies full force. My V70 2.5T is avg about 10.6km/L now. It uses the exact same engine as the C30 T5, except a slightly different tune and different gearbox (5spd vs 6pd). But the V70 is much heavier than the C30. It all boils down to driving style too. My S60 D2 is avg 17-18km/L now. My dad pumped a full tank of diesel on Sunday 24/5/15. Here are the driving statistics then. He drove from Upper East Coast to Jurong, and back to Upper East Coast. I took the car on Tuesday and drove from Upper East Coast to AMK to pick my fiancee for lunch around that area. I sent her back to work and head further up to YCK to work, and back to Upper East Coast at night. On Wed, I headed to YCK from Upper East Coast and back again. On Thur, I headed to Pasir Ris to run errands from Upper East Coast, and then to YCK to work, and later back to Upper East Coast again. Total distance easily more than 200km. Despite all that distance, the fuel level indicator barely moved. I took the car over on Tuesday (26/5) and it showed this: Trip showed 781.4km with still a full tank of diesel. I took this photo last night (Thurs 28/5): I've driven a good 149.7km since Tuesday. Mixed 40% city driving, 60% highway. My route my dad took on Sunday from Upper East Coast to Jurong was a good 65km. Which makes the total 214km. And thats how much fuel we used according to the level indicator. Overall, it boils to driving style and traffic luck. I believe those figures claimed by Volvo aren't impossible to achieve. (:
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    Volvo V40 Diesel

    Its been 2 years of owning the S60 D2 and driving it pretty often. Just a few things i thought owners of the D2 engine should note. Every once in awhile, you'll notice the exhaust producing a fair bit of smoke during acceleration. It actually turns out to be the DPF (Diesel Particulate Filter) regenerating itself. Because the engine is only a 1.6, it doesn't produce enough heat sometimes to burn off the carbon sometimes if you drive very short distances or do heavy city driving. Spending about 20-30 minutes cruising on an expressway above 80kph will be sufficient enough to help regenerate the DPF. Thankfully due to our hot climate, getting the DPF to regenerate is rather easy as compared to extremely cold countries where they have workshops to "force regeneration" (Doing a google search will do all the explanation). I've been pumping Esso diesel since day one of the vehicle and can easily travel more than 1000km on one tank of fuel. Have whacked the car hard up towards Malacca and back - using slightly more than 1/4 tank of diesel. Most new owners will have to get used to the Powershift transmission by Ford. The transmission is tuned towards economy rather than performance, so it can be rather jerky and indecisive at times.
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    Volvo V40 Diesel

    Well technically speaking they are the same car, just different variants of the same car. I'm comparing the specs of the D2 model. Not T4. So don't get me wrong here. (: Cheers!
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    Volvo V40 Diesel

    Yeap. Noted! (:
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    Volvo V40 Diesel

    I know they are different. What I'm trying to say is if the buyer wants to consider something with higher spec, there is the CC version. My bad for the misconception. I don't quite get your last sentence though. If both are V40 for instance (not CC), doesn't it become higher spec because it has electric seats, electric folding mirrors etc? More spec means more expensive right?
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    Volvo V40 Diesel

    Thats why I ask who is your SE mah. And yes you're right. AD will slowly remove some features so as to sell the cars. The chances of the vehicle being the same as the one launched will differ. V40 is an entry level Volvo. So wearnes will try to push it as low as possible. As for your insurance, I think should look into it further. But its normal if its 0% NCD. (:
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    Volvo V40 Diesel

    Who is your SE? Btw, the low spec V40 D2 is not an event car. And i think you have a misconception too. There is a higher spec V40 D2 which is the V40cc. Wearnes is trying to use the D2 to replace the T4. They brought in a super low spec V40 with no electric seats, etc thats why it's priced low. You get what you pay for. For your insurance, as what Eugn86 said, good luck finding sport car @ 4k for your age.
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    Volvo V40 Diesel

    What I meant was getting it from 0-170kph will take awhile. Don't expect much from a 1.6l diesel with only 2 valves per cylinder. Sustaining that speed is easy. (:
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    Volvo V40 Diesel

    I'm a happy owner of the S60 D2. Been driving it for nearly 1 year already. So far, no issues and it is not underpowered. It depends on what your expectations are. How much acceleration do you need in Singapore? 270nm of torque is enough and surpasses most sedans on the road already. It all boils down to man's ego sometimes when it comes to overtaking taxis. I do agree that it is lacking in the high end for overtaking. Other than that, the car is doing very well. And as Eugn86 said, 1000km from one tank is easily achievable. I had hard driving from SG to Malacca and back to SG. Getting the engine to do 170kph isn't easy. Oh well, despite its set backs, the D2 consumed less than half a tank of diesel and it avg 15.3km/L due to hard driving. I'm averaging 17.5km/L now with 50% highway and 50% city with lots of start stops and idlings. I do not use the Auto Start-Stop as I personally find it very annoying.
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    VOCsg club, any administrator here?

    The VOCsg forum hasn't been active for awhile already. The Founder switched vehicles. :/
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