tuna55
tuna55 MegaDork
12/11/23 2:44 p.m.

Another trip to Chicago and another paid - for rental. This one is the Volvo C40 EV. It's interesting!

 

Feedback to come later. Any questions?

 

The first thing is you do a dance with the shifter to start it rather than a button, but it still has the spot where the button goes. Kind of lazy. 

 

93gsxturbo
93gsxturbo UltraDork
12/11/23 4:03 p.m.

Ugh yes spend the extra 5 pesos and get rid of the key hole on non-key-start vehicles.

1988RedT2
1988RedT2 MegaDork
12/11/23 4:58 p.m.

Whoa!  It's those shoes!!! 

Streetwiseguy
Streetwiseguy MegaDork
12/11/23 9:50 p.m.

Sideshow Bob?

Jesse Ransom
Jesse Ransom GRM+ Memberand UltimaDork
12/12/23 1:00 a.m.

This is mostly the same thing as an XC40 only with more coupé-ness and less useful cargo area?

I think I'm curious about anything you notice and want to relate, any driving impressions, etc... I think the boxier sibling went on my wife's car shopping list earlier today.

Colin Wood
Colin Wood Associate Editor
12/12/23 10:28 a.m.

The C40 doesn't really fit my needs, but as a Volvo/Polestar fan, color me interested.

Floating Doc (Forum Supporter)
Floating Doc (Forum Supporter) GRM+ Memberand UltimaDork
12/12/23 10:32 a.m.
1988RedT2 said:

Whoa!  It's those shoes!!! 

It's one for the money...

Two for the show...

yupididit
yupididit GRM+ Memberand UltimaDork
12/12/23 10:44 a.m.

Need more info on the shoes!

1988RedT2
1988RedT2 MegaDork
12/12/23 11:19 a.m.
yupididit said:

Need more info on the shoes!

There's a thread here on those shoes!

Somebody here can find it, I bet!

Stampie
Stampie GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
12/12/23 11:22 a.m.
tuna55
tuna55 MegaDork
12/12/23 4:55 p.m.
1988RedT2 said:

Whoa!  It's those shoes!!! 

They are blue!

tuna55
tuna55 MegaDork
12/12/23 5:00 p.m.

Okay so far it's a pretty great car. The sunroof is really big, but it seems tinted enough not to be a bother. I like that I can set it up to be one pedal driving in the menu and it just stays there the whole time. I only touched the brake pedal twice so far.

 

This is Chicago, so I don't have a lot of free run, but it's super quick, just like all EVs these days. The cargo room is bigger than the bolt and about the same size as the Kia EV6 from last time. I don't love the exterior in the back, but everything inside of this car is very neat. It's hard to photograph, but there are black rubbery inserts in a few places, and they are cleverly lit from the edges so they appear almost three dimensional and multi-colored. I'll try to take a picture, but it's really neat you'll have to take my word for it.

 

I haven't looked, but for even money I would take the EV 6 over this. For even money I would probably take this over the a new bolt.

STM317
STM317 PowerDork
12/13/23 8:42 a.m.
tuna55 said:

I haven't looked, but for even money I would take the EV 6 over this. For even money I would probably take this over the a new bolt.

You could probably buy 2 base spec Bolts for the price of the Volvo:

DrBoost
DrBoost MegaDork
12/13/23 9:52 a.m.

Ok, what company are you renting cars from? I never find anything exciting except the V70 from Sixt a few years ago.

tuna55
tuna55 MegaDork
12/13/23 9:54 a.m.
STM317 said:
tuna55 said:

I haven't looked, but for even money I would take the EV 6 over this. For even money I would probably take this over the a new bolt.

You could probably buy 2 base spec Bolts for the price of the Volvo:

Yeah it's really nice, but not that nice

tuna55
tuna55 MegaDork
12/13/23 9:54 a.m.
DrBoost said:

Ok, what company are you renting cars from? I never find anything exciting except the V70 from Sixt a few years ago.

Budget. Flat $35 fueling cost if it's empty. 

tuna55
tuna55 MegaDork
12/13/23 5:27 p.m.

 

That panel is all black. 

 

 

So is that one. The lighting is neat. 

slefain
slefain UltimaDork
12/14/23 9:46 a.m.

How well did it do burnouts?

tuna55
tuna55 MegaDork
12/14/23 10:25 a.m.
slefain said:

How well did it do burnouts?

Did not check. The Chicago PD are everywhere.

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