The Volvo S90/V90 lease thread

The Volvo S90/V90 lease thread

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Soprendo

124 posts

28 months

Wednesday 30th September
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After my first week of ownership (T4) with probably 90% round the doors it's showing 21mpg but that figure does seem to be creeping upwards. Probably about what was expected, and not too different to what I was getting in the Alfa Giulia before this.

J50

160 posts

27 months

Wednesday 30th September
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Soprendo said:
After my first week of ownership (T4) with probably 90% round the doors it's showing 21mpg but that figure does seem to be creeping upwards. Probably about what was expected, and not too different to what I was getting in the Alfa Giulia before this.
I've got an S90 T4, after about 6 months and 3,400 miles the average is 34.8mph. That's a mixture of a lot of shortish local journeys of 8-12 miles round trip and a few longer drives, the longest recently of 450 miles round trip. One part of that was 187 miles in 3.04 hours at 39.7mpg.

FWIW

1,688 posts

56 months

Wednesday 30th September
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My T4 is on 36mpg after 12 months and 14k. Can get 40 on gentle run.

ED209

4,885 posts

203 months

Thursday 1st October
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Had my v90 over a year but last weekend was the first time I have properly used the pilot assist system on a long journey down the A1. It’s absolutely superb!

Also managed 44mpg on the way down and 35mpg on the way back over 130 mile journey. Not too bad really given the woeful consumption around the doors.

vodkamartini1

298 posts

26 months

Thursday 1st October
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ED209 said:
Had my v90 over a year but last weekend was the first time I have properly used the pilot assist system on a long journey down the A1. It’s absolutely superb!
I've used it loads on the motorway since I go the car - I'm seriously going to miss it when my lease is up in May!!

Trappygit

3 posts

65 months

Monday 5th October
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Are the service plans quoted at £399 earlier in this thread still available?

FWIW

1,688 posts

56 months

Monday 5th October
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vodkamartini1 said:
I've used it loads on the motorway since I go the car - I'm seriously going to miss it when my lease is up in May!!
I use it all the time, not just on the motorway. It’s a bit weird when I have to drive a normal car!
I’d definitely have another V/S90 despite the crappy engine. If only they did a 6-cyl version...

Patrick Bateman

11,196 posts

133 months

Monday 5th October
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Well I've got just over 2 months left with my S90 T4 and that'll be the 2 year deal up.

I won't be getting another one but as my first ever new car and lease it was the antidote that was required after an extremely painful e65 7 series ownership experience.

Treating it as a a bit of a white good is the way to look at it, which is how I approached it from the off. Main points for me after my time-

Positives-

  • Interior. Mine is unfortunately a coal mine but if you can get one specced in the lighter colours you're onto a winner.
  • Comfy and relaxing. Very cossetting and great on a longer journey when you just can't be arsed. Adaptive cruise control and pilot assist are excellent.
  • Looks. The rear has grown on me although the V90 is undoubtedly the winner here.
  • No huge issues in this time. An occasionally dodgy play/pause button on the wheel and more recently a warning about the auto hold function requiring a service has been it. Although it's been behaving again of late.
  • Heated windscreen and steering wheel.
  • Volvo on call app, especially in the winter.

Negatives-

  • Dreary petrol engine that has the power delivery of a diesel. I have driven a V60 T5 as a courtesy car and that engine had much more of the punch you'd want. Still ultimately a beefed up version of dreariness though.
  • Poor gearbox/response time. Given the way I tend to drive it like a granddad it's no huge deal for me but the response in eco and comfort is a disgrace. I'm not expecting DSG levels of action but it's not a good sign when I feel like a have to change into dynamic mode for every overtake and a particular roundabout on the commute.
  • Almost everything touch screen. Applies to a lot of manufacturers no doubt but having the climate control as part of this is a farce and should be done away with.
  • Voice control. Waste of time, have almost completely stopped using it unless trying (and often failing) to play a specific song. Trying to program the satnav with a place it can't understand is infuriating.
  • Rain sensitive wipers- useless. Seemingly no rhyme or reason as to how fast they go so I invariably ending up using the intermittent setting and adjust the sensitivity myself.

Don't get me wrong, sounds like a lot of negatives there but I have mostly enjoyed it. If I was expecting something to have any ounce of driving enjoyment it would be the wrong choice. Comfy barge to get you around in? Winner.

For £275 a month it's been fantastic. Will be curious to see how the extra money in the bank feels more than anything else. Just a pity it's coming into the time of year when it really comes into its own. A Clio Trophy throughout the winter months will not be as tolerable!

J50

160 posts

27 months

Tuesday 6th October
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Patrick Bateman said:
Well I've got just over 2 months left with my S90 T4 and that'll be the 2 year deal up.

I won't be getting another one but as my first ever new car and lease it was the antidote that was required after an extremely painful e65 7 series ownership experience.

Treating it as a a bit of a white good is the way to look at it, which is how I approached it from the off. Main points for me after my time-

Positives-

  • Interior. Mine is unfortunately a coal mine but if you can get one specced in the lighter colours you're onto a winner.
  • Comfy and relaxing. Very cossetting and great on a longer journey when you just can't be arsed. Adaptive cruise control and pilot assist are excellent.
  • Looks. The rear has grown on me although the V90 is undoubtedly the winner here.
  • No huge issues in this time. An occasionally dodgy play/pause button on the wheel and more recently a warning about the auto hold function requiring a service has been it. Although it's been behaving again of late.
  • Heated windscreen and steering wheel.
  • Volvo on call app, especially in the winter.

Negatives-

  • Dreary petrol engine that has the power delivery of a diesel. I have driven a V60 T5 as a courtesy car and that engine had much more of the punch you'd want. Still ultimately a beefed up version of dreariness though.
  • Poor gearbox/response time. Given the way I tend to drive it like a granddad it's no huge deal for me but the response in eco and comfort is a disgrace. I'm not expecting DSG levels of action but it's not a good sign when I feel like a have to change into dynamic mode for every overtake and a particular roundabout on the commute.
  • Almost everything touch screen. Applies to a lot of manufacturers no doubt but having the climate control as part of this is a farce and should be done away with.
  • Voice control. Waste of time, have almost completely stopped using it unless trying (and often failing) to play a specific song. Trying to program the satnav with a place it can't understand is infuriating.
  • Rain sensitive wipers- useless. Seemingly no rhyme or reason as to how fast they go so I invariably ending up using the intermittent setting and adjust the sensitivity myself.

Don't get me wrong, sounds like a lot of negatives there but I have mostly enjoyed it. If I was expecting something to have any ounce of driving enjoyment it would be the wrong choice. Comfy barge to get you around in? Winner.

For £275 a month it's been fantastic. Will be curious to see how the extra money in the bank feels more than anything else. Just a pity it's coming into the time of year when it really comes into its own. A Clio Trophy throughout the winter months will not be as tolerable!
Yeah agree with that. Guess it depends what you want from a car. I'm not fussed about most things and the S90 T4 that I've had for 6 of 24 months now does what I want. I use the voice control to change the temperature or fan level and it seems to work fine with that. If I'm ever putting a destination into the SatNav I find the easiest is to send from the app... even when sitting in the car!

Patrick Bateman

11,196 posts

133 months

Tuesday 6th October
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Looks to be a new feature on the app, I haven't used it for a while so will give it a go.

Mikebentley

2,059 posts

99 months

Wednesday 14th October
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Servicing......I know it’s been done before on here but just tried to book a 2nd service V90 D4 on 14000 miles. Volvo wanted £515, Halfords quote was £282.17. Strangely Halfords outlined it as just being oil filter, drain plug and oil change.

Seems a lot for that. Going to try for an adjusted service as others seem to have been successful.

Wacy Racer

1 posts

1 month

Saturday 17th October
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My V90 R design D4 had it's second service with Agnew's , Belfast in July for about £475 (I don't have the exact figure to hand just now). As well as oil and filter this should include air filter, cabin filter, fuel filter and any updates. I would be very wary of getting servicing done by any one but the main dealer while the car is under guarantee. Once my car is out of guarantee I plan to do what I can myself and use a reputable independant in the area for the rest. I also be wary of Halfords as they don't seem to know what is required. Remember too that the correct oil is essential for these cars and it is quite expensive.

Mikebentley

2,059 posts

99 months

Saturday 17th October
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Wacy Racer it’s a lease car as per the thread title. It goes back in 11 months so it’s about being economical. Only done 14 k miles in 24 months. Santander seem to steer people towards Halfords etc and they own the car ultimately. I also feel a bit stitched up by Volvo as at the beginning I was not offered a service pack and it was suggested by the salesman it was approx £250 a service.

ED209

4,885 posts

203 months

Sunday 18th October
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Got a letter from Santander yesterday about arranging for my v90 to go back in January. Seems they have forgot about their own 3 month covid payment holiday extension which takes me til April.

Need to get on to them tomorrow as there’s no chance my next lease bargain and a5 sportback will arrive before January.

Mammasaid

1,613 posts

56 months

Sunday 18th October
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ED209 said:
Got a letter from Santander yesterday about arranging for my v90 to go back in January. Seems they have forgot about their own 3 month covid payment holiday extension which takes me til April.

Need to get on to them tomorrow as there’s no chance my next lease bargain and a5 sportback will arrive before January.
Don't worry, I had the same. I gave them a bell and they said to ignore it, as it was auto-generated by the computer.

hoganscrogan

674 posts

243 months

Wednesday 21st October
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Just spotted my old car on auto trader - listed for sale at: https://www.autotrader.co.uk/car-details/202010144...

£18,995 @19k miles

I had leased it on 3+23 @8k for 2 years at £295 3+23 so £7,670 + £270 for damage and £160 for excess miles

If I bought now (or had kept at end of lease...)
Total would be £27,095 - all above is 31% discount on £39,070 list price when new.


Current best price on leasing.com for same spec. car on 3+23 @ 8k mls is £420.82p/m!!!!

I ended up buying a 2017 XC90 T8 to replace the above, will let you know how the numbers stack up in 4 years!

Edited by hoganscrogan on Wednesday 21st October 09:12

pobot

27 posts

21 months

Wednesday 21st October
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hoganscrogan said:
Just spotted my old car on auto trader - listed for sale at: https://www.autotrader.co.uk/car-details/202010144...

£18,995 @19k miles
Bargain! I may look to buy a used one when my lease ends in Feb

FiF

38,323 posts

210 months

Wednesday 21st October
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pobot said:
hoganscrogan said:
Just spotted my old car on auto trader - listed for sale at: https://www.autotrader.co.uk/car-details/202010144...

£18,995 @19k miles
Bargain! I may look to buy a used one when my lease ends in Feb
Thing was with my last company car Volvo, I was tempted to buy it when it went back. Was genning up with info preparatory to a bargaining session with the lease company and was having a chat with the service desk lady when it went in for it's final service. She rolled her eyes and told me the price of the next service, the 4 year one, 850 smackers, that was in 2012, guess it would be over a grand now. For a service.

Mikebentley

2,059 posts

99 months

Wednesday 21st October
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What are they doing for £850 to £1k , absolutely nuts.

Accelebrate

4,530 posts

174 months

Wednesday 21st October
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I wouldn’t be taking a Volvo I owned anywhere near a main dealer for servicing. I would imagine any hit to residual value would be less than the money saved.