The Volvo S90/V90 lease thread

The Volvo S90/V90 lease thread

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whoami

13,016 posts

199 months

Thursday 25th January 2018
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whoami said:
snake_oil said:
whoami said:
Pigglesberg said:
Ordered this morning a V90 D4 R Design in Osmium Grey. Due end of March. Glad I got something sorted after the whole A6 saga!
No chance.
I'm interested in why you should say this. Volvo Cardiff had a list of cars coming over to the UK in various specs which they showed me on their system. They were unallocated. All they had to do was click on one to reserve it.
Based on my experience of trying to get mine delivered.

Ordered early Sept with delivery promised on 12/12.

Subsequently delayed until May this year.

Then changed again to late Feb (to dealer) with delivery to me in March.

Now? Who knows?

Also, local dealer told me last week that any orders taken now would be on the basis of a 5 month wait.

I hope I'm wrong, and everyone's cars arrive on time, but take what you're being told with a pinch of salt.
My mistake.

I read your post (incorrectly) as an S90, rather than a V90.

S90 is manufactured in China, which is where the problem lies, with V90 made in Sweden and on a short lead time.

Apologies.

Pigglesberg

132 posts

35 months

Thursday 25th January 2018
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whoami said:
My mistake.

I read your post (incorrectly) as an S90, rather than a V90.

S90 is manufactured in China, which is where the problem lies, with V90 made in Sweden and on a short lead time.

Apologies.
I didn't realise they were made at different places! Hopefully then it seems the car should arrive March time.

Feel for those who have ordered an S90

whoami

13,016 posts

199 months

Thursday 25th January 2018
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Pigglesberg said:
whoami said:
My mistake.

I read your post (incorrectly) as an S90, rather than a V90.

S90 is manufactured in China, which is where the problem lies, with V90 made in Sweden and on a short lead time.

Apologies.
I didn't realise they were made at different places! Hopefully then it seems the car should arrive March time.

Feel for those who have ordered an S90
Me!



mcbook

1,316 posts

134 months

Thursday 25th January 2018
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egoold said:
Just signed up for a V90 r design in bursting blue , thought it was a great deal considering it’s for 25,000 miles annually, think it works out at about £369 inc vat on a 6+17 deal.

Will try and get apple car play thing dealer fitted after delivery.
Would you mind saying who that deal was with and what the deposit was? Thanks.

uzyg

81 posts

114 months

Thursday 25th January 2018
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What options have people gone for?

I was thinking of going for;
- Osimium Grey which looks great in the flesh. (the standard colours Red or White don't do the car any justice)
- 360 Camera - work requires me to park in various public car parks and we all know how small some spaces can be - A car of this size should really come with front & back sensors as standard IMO. I'm in two minds as to go for the £700 camera or just option the front sensors for £325?

That's £1400 worth of options right there...Oh dear.



Hugo85

73 posts

118 months

Thursday 25th January 2018
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uzyg said:
What options have people gone for?

I was thinking of going for;
- Osimium Grey which looks great in the flesh. (the standard colours Red or White don't do the car any justice)
- 360 Camera - work requires me to park in various public car parks and we all know how small some spaces can be - A car of this size should really come with front & back sensors as standard IMO. I'm in two minds as to go for the £700 camera or just option the front sensors for £325?

That's £1400 worth of options right there...Oh dear.
Metallic is free. We are going to go for front sensors. Adds circa £8/month.
Our view was it is a big car with a long bonnet. Front sensors as a minimum.

Anyone else gone for a different colour other than osmium grey?
We have been told dealer can hold our car until July when our current lease (golf r) goes back.

egoold

450 posts

227 months

Thursday 25th January 2018
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I’ve gone burstsing blue. 👍

uzyg

81 posts

114 months

Thursday 25th January 2018
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Hugo85 said:
Metallic is free. We are going to go for front sensors. Adds circa £8/month.
Our view was it is a big car with a long bonnet. Front sensors as a minimum.

Anyone else gone for a different colour other than osmium grey?
We have been told dealer can hold our car until July when our current lease (golf r) goes back.
Metallic is free? That's brilliant. I'm torn between Osmium Grey and Savile Grey.
I take it the premium metallic paint such as bursting blue would be a cost option?

Seeing as the paint is included I might just spec the 360 camera and apple carplay / android auto functionality.

egoold

450 posts

227 months

Thursday 25th January 2018
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mcbook said:
Would you mind saying who that deal was with and what the deposit was? Thanks.
£2214 deposit and though Stoneacre, that was with standard mettalic, paid about £10 more a month for bursting blue,

whoami

13,016 posts

199 months

Thursday 25th January 2018
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egoold said:
I’ve gone burstsing blue. ??
Me too.

Unlight

473 posts

139 months

Thursday 25th January 2018
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uzyg said:
Metallic is free? That's brilliant. I'm torn between Osmium Grey and Savile Grey.
I take it the premium metallic paint such as bursting blue would be a cost option?

Seeing as the paint is included I might just spec the 360 camera and apple carplay / android auto functionality.
I was torn between the two greys, but after seeing them both in the medal the osmium looks so much better. The savile grey is so dark it looks flat, and doesn’t suit such a big car in my opinion!

Pigglesberg

132 posts

35 months

Thursday 25th January 2018
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There's gonna be a lot of Osmium Grey ones on the road! Let's hope we all live miles away from each other smile

I'm in Liverpool wavey

uzyg

81 posts

114 months

Friday 26th January 2018
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I've been back and forth trying to get the price within budget as the car will be used for work so extra miles are required.
Andy at Stoneacre Chesterfield has been brilliant.

For the standard V90 R Design - Osmium Grey
He has quoted 3 +17 (£340pm & £1020 deposit inc vat)
15k miles
It's worth mentioning the following extra mileage rates;
First 5k additional miles cost 0.075p pm + vat
additional miles above 5k cost 0.105p pm + vat

For some reason adding andriod auto/apple carplay & front sensors was coming in at approx £900 more overall even though they should cost £625 if adding them on as options via the volvo site. He had no idea why this was. Someone stated earlier they managed to get front sensors at approx £10pm. Was this with Andy at Stoneacre?

360 camera is a no go as it costs £700 and also needs the BLIS Intellisafe Surround adding at the same time which is another £600! So £1300 for a camera - no way!

So, I might just go for the standard car with no extra options as they seems to be costing too much.

Any thoughts on the deal? Looking at the CHL site it seems to be similar to the one posted.





Edited by uzyg on Friday 26th January 17:52


Edited by uzyg on Friday 26th January 17:53

egoold

450 posts

227 months

Friday 26th January 2018
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I think it’s beacause it will push the list price above £40k so the toad tax goes up a lot and this affects the lease cost

It was this reason that I am getting dealer to do apple car play after delivery to keep cost below £40k

uzyg

81 posts

114 months

Friday 26th January 2018
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egoold said:
I think it’s beacause it will push the list price above £40k so the toad tax goes up a lot and this affects the lease cost

It was this reason that I am getting dealer to do apple car play after delivery to keep cost below £40k
Ah I see, makes sense. Any idea what it would cost for dealer to add this feature afterwards? Would it be the same price?
If it is possible I may well do the same. Thanks for the tip

egoold

450 posts

227 months

Friday 26th January 2018
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So with the r design costing £38965 you basically have £1035 of options to play with before going over £40k

So mettallic is £700 adding front park assist is £325 taking you to £39990

Apple car play is just a reprogramming so can be done by dealer as a dealer fit (before delivery) for the same £300 as a factory fit


Matt at Stoneacre Volvo

9 posts

34 months

Friday 26th January 2018
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mcbook said:
egoold said:
Just signed up for a V90 r design in bursting blue , thought it was a great deal considering it’s for 25,000 miles annually, think it works out at about £369 inc vat on a 6+17 deal.

Will try and get apple car play thing dealer fitted after delivery.
Would you mind saying who that deal was with and what the deposit was? Thanks.
That would be me cool

egoold

450 posts

227 months

Friday 26th January 2018
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clap

When you work it out at £0.22 per mile for a £40k car it’s ridiculously good value!

Edited by egoold on Friday 26th January 23:11

MedwayMonaro

1,860 posts

97 months

Friday 26th January 2018
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Matt at Stoneacre Volvo said:
That would be me cool
Hi any chance you could send me your contact details as I can't seem to pm you. I'm after 2 x S90 on lease for company cars....cheers

soupdragon1

2,557 posts

56 months

Saturday 27th January 2018
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I had the Volvo s90 on a 2 day test drive and I was pleasantly surprised how good it is. As a good comparison, my bmw x6 was getting work done this week too, and I was loaned the new 5 series for a couple of days, so got to compare both cars back to back. Both had the light coloured interior and both were beautiful, with the 5 series edging it overall, with the mood lighting in the 5 series giving it that edge. You would be happy with either to be fair.

In terms of spec, Volvo wins here. Things like heated seats should surely be standard but no, they are an option on the bmw. Same for radar cruise control. Semi auto driving is brilliant on the motorway in the Volvo, a very expensive option these days but standard on the Volvo. Heating steering wheel on the Volvo (that's an option) is very Good, almost hot! Way better than the heated wheel on my x6.

Infotainment is good on both but overall idrive wins on the bmw. Maybe I'm just used to I drive but it seems more intuitive. Standard sound systems aren't great on either car with the bmw being particularly poor. Like a set of cheap pc speakers. Volvo a bit better but no awards will be won with the standard audi set ups.

Both cars were 2L diesels. I love the zf gearboxes and it was no surprise to find the bmw very accomplished in this department - as flawless as you could hope from an automatic. I was surprised however to find that the Volvo geartronic was almost as good. Throttle response was excellent and if coasting up to a roundabout, a little touch on the accelerator and it shifts straight away enabling a swift acceleration into the traffic. While I give the nod to the bmw zf gearbox, the Volvo is a close 2nd. The low down torque on both engines are good and about par with each other in that regard.

For steering and overall handling and grip, for me, the Volvo is a surprise winner. The roads are quite greasy and dirty at the moment which is a good test for both cars. What surprised me with the bmw was the poor steering feedback. Going round large sweeping roundabouts or bends, it was difficult to tell how much grip you had left, meaning the tendency was to drive with caution. The Volvo on the other hand just inspires confident driving. You are left feeling assured that the car is planted and you can tell when you are pushing it too much. For a car of this class and size, it's got more grip that you'll ever need. The bmw left me feeling a bit bemused at times and left you cautious about doing any spirited driving.

After driving these 2 cars, getting back into my other lease car, Passat alltrack was a bit of a let down! These 2 cars are miles ahead, despite the Alltrack coming in with a hefty £34k price tag.

Overall, if given the option of 5 series or s90 for free, it would be a tough call. Bmw nicer interior but behind the wheel, I'm surprised to find I enjoyed the Volvo more. Plus it's standard spec is outstanding. But when paying for one via lease, the Volvo is much cheaper and that tough call then becomes a no brainer. As a result, I'm ordering one next week, a v90. For what you get for your money its a bargain. Just need to decide on r design or not....