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Hi friends,

I am in the process of ordering a Volvo V40 D2 SE Nav edition car and I would be grateful if you can please advise on the packs that I need to consider or include in the car..

Packs such as, winter illumination pack, driver assistance pack etc

Has anyone of you included these packs in your V40?

Views, advice and comments would be most appreciated.

Thanks.

Ash
 

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Mines a company car so abit restricted on options i could choose.

I think a couple of the musts are TFT display (especially for when you come to sell the car) & either rear park sensors or camera.

Driver assistance would have been great but, quite an expensive option.
 

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I've got the winter illumination pack. But it was due to the fact that I regularly drive on unlit country roads...Those bendy headlights do make a difference.
 

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Personally i love the BLIS. I found many of the features in the driver assistance pack a little gimmicky when i attended my demonstrator day. However, the BLIS really impressed.

A fair share of my daily commute is on the motorway, and i find it really reassuring. I've seen it in a number of cars, but particularly like how visual it is in the V40- always in my peripheral vision. It will warn of fast approaching cars from behind, warn of cars in the blind spot, and also flash if i indicate to turn into the path of a car coming from behind...for motorway driving a great safety feature, and one i was prepared to fork out for.

Obviously the TFT is very cool as well!
 

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Because I drive mainly in town, I did not go for the illumination pack. BLIS did not convince me on the XC60 I got for a weekend for testing. It activated all the time in the busy traffic, so I turned it off. If you drive a lot on motorways it surely is a great feature, but less useful for me on the busy streets of Warsaw, where I spend the vast majority of my time behind the wheel.

I do not like the flashy TFT as much as most people do and ordered normal dials, only a matter of personal preference here, it was a close call for me. It surely is a wanted feature upon resale, but I simply did not tick the box when I finally had to choose my configuration, so now I drive without it and it works well and looks fine.

For me rear parking sensors are enough, so I did not opt for the rear view camera. One place too many for me to look at while reversing. As the back window is quite small, which gives the V40 a sporty look and big boot, but also limits visibility, the rear sensors are a must in my opinion.

I saved some money by leaving front sensors out of my order. The size of the vehicle is quite limited, so parking without front sensors is fairly easy, I do not miss them. Driver assistance I did not even think about, I would simply not afford it, even if I would like to have it.

As I have sensitive eyes, I instead opted for the dimming frameless mirror, a real life saver for me and extremely convenient for night driving. Finally, I had no other choice than to include the family package, as I have a small baby.

That's it.
 
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