Drew Dowdell

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  1. Volvo News: 2018 Volvo XC40 Shows How Sweden Does Small

    Hmm...
  2. Quick Spin: My Test of the Chevy Bolt

    The Bolt's interior is intentionally lightweight in order to preserve range. It's just like when GM did the ATS where every ounce counted. Is it a $40k interior? no... it's a $40k drive-train. It makes the next generation of drive-train accessible to a new crop of buyers. OCN, you're not stuck putzing around close to home. You can make it all the way to my house on a single charge, and 30 minutes on a DC fast charger will get you another 90 miles of range in a pinch.
  3. Volvo News: 2018 Volvo XC40 Shows How Sweden Does Small

    Edit: That said, the Encore has been a find vehicle for its purpose. It is a great car to zip around the city with and yet is still quite comfortable on the open road when it's just the two of us, four of us on a trip is where it becomes a problem. My only complaint is power, it could use a bit more.
  4. Volvo News: 2018 Volvo XC40 Shows How Sweden Does Small

    Our needs have changed since we bought the Encore, and we're heading in the total opposite direction as far as size. At the moment the Durango or Explorer are at the top of the list. The XC90 3-row if my raise comes through. More and more we're having to haul elderly parents and nieces and nephews (Quantity 7) along with us on trips. I'd like a Tahoe, but he said that's too big for him to drive as a daily. I'm leaning heavily towards the Durango because it has a tongue rating of 650lbs, which means I could put a motorcycle carrier on the back without having to get a trailer. The Explorer is only 500lbs.
  5. It is so hard not to count chickens before they hatch.....7 days left.

  6. You Have Until Sunday To Order A RWD Model S

    He's making a case for name brand value is all. Telsa sells on it's name, Chevy, except for Corvette and Tahoe/Suburban, can't do that. I've never been all that interested in the looks of Tesla, but I like the technology. When I do go to a plug in of some sort, it probably won't be Tesla unless they really change up the styling. Volvo is my first choice as the moment.
  7. You Have Until Sunday To Order A RWD Model S

    Im not allowed to order Rwd anything anyway...
  8. Ford News: The Next-Generation Ford Fiesta ST Is Not Coming To the U.S.

    I thought the Fiesta was toast for North America anyway.... the EcoSport will effectively take its place.
  9. Volvo News: 2018 Volvo XC40 Shows How Sweden Does Small

    This isn't just a turbo though... it's got turbo, super, and electric all working together to boost.
  10. Volvo News: 2018 Volvo XC40 Shows How Sweden Does Small

    I will give them this, the T8 PHEV is the most V8 feeling "not-a-V8" I have ever driven. But it's supercharged, turbo-charged, and electrically boosted... so it better feel like that.
  11. Random Thoughts Thread

    The Cascada is the older version of the Delta platform... they did offer it in a hardtop, and with a 2.0T.
  12. Volvo News: 2018 Volvo XC40 Shows How Sweden Does Small

    That said, I REALLY like the exterior design here. I wish this was how they did the XC60 because the 40 will just be too small for us.
  13. Volvo News: 2018 Volvo XC40 Shows How Sweden Does Small

    All of these are 4-cylinders: T5 AWD - 240hp/258tq T5 AWD - 248hp/258tq T5 FWD/AWD - 250hp/258tq T6 AWD - 302hp/295tq T6 AWD - 316hp/295tq T6 FWD - 362hp/347tq T8 eAWD - 400hp/472tq
  14. Volvo News: 2018 Volvo XC40 Shows How Sweden Does Small

    They'd have a new problem I'd they did it your way @dfelt. It would be T4, T4 HO, T4 HO HO, and T4 HO HO Hybrid. Gets a bit awkward.