Test Driving the 2011 Volvo XC 60 With DD Saber Lily

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For the past couple of days, I have had my car in the shop for some maintenance and repair due to the power steering acting up on me…. as it turned out, the Power Steering Rack and steering box that were just replaced last month were broken again due to the “High Pressure Hose” connected to the rack were leaking… Thank god the Dealer took responsibility for fixing the whole mess, or I would have to fork out a DD Saber Lily (sign of me been collecting DD for too long, I automatically convert all of my expenses in terms of Dollfie Dream related items) to get my car fixed. In the mean time, I was given a new 2011 Volvo XC60 to drive for a couple of days, have to say that was quite a joyful experience driving in the XC60, currently ranked number 2 out of 8 Luxury Compact SUVs by U.S. News.  Since I got to spend a few days with the car, I figure it would be a good idea to have my lovely dollfie dream daughter trying it out too since I sort of took an interest in the host of new safety features like the innovative City Safety system, which can stop the XC60 in traffic if it senses an impending collision.  What else can be more important than driving safely when taking my dollfie dream daughters out for a spin in the neighborhood?

DD Saber Lily セイバー・リリィ and Volvo XC60

Here is the lovely Saber Lily sitting in the V.I.D. (V.I.D. stands for Very Important Daughter or Very Important Dollfie, however you like to interpret it!) seat~

Here is a closer look!

DD Saber Lily セイバー・リリィ and Volvo XC60

DD Saber Lily セイバー・リリィ in the driver seat!

Oh look!  Lily is getting behind the wheel on the driver side!  I wonder what she has in mind?

DD Saber Lily セイバー・リリィ and Volvo XC60

2011 Volvo XC60

The driving mechanics of this crossover compact SUV is actually pretty solid, while it’s doesn’t quite handle like a BMW sport sedan but for someone who drives in winter climate and have to deal with potentially heavy snow fall, it’s more than adequate!  I felt very little body roll when taking a tight corner.

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Here is a cleaner view of the instrument panel and the thing that catches my interest is of course the BLIS, Blind Spot Info System!

2011 Volvo XC60

The indicator light is located on the A pillar, which blinks when there is incoming vehicle approaching me from the blind spot, pretty cool~

2011 Volvo XC60

The XC60 has a push button start system, there is no such thing as turning key for the ignition anymore!

2011 Volvo XC60 Key

And here is a picture of the key, which doesn’t look much like a key anymore lol..

2011 Volvo XC60

Got into the back seat to take a few photos for Lily last night, has a surprising amount of leg room, probably has to do with the fact that the XC60 is a hatchback and they can afford to that.

2011 Volvo XC60

Have to say I was never fond of hatchback myself but the design on the XC60 doesn’t bother me at all, actually looks kinda cool to be honest!

2011 Volvo XC60

With the XC60 being a hatchback, means the cargo area is just right behind the back seats, which provides 30 cu. feet of cargo space; when the back seats are folded down, it increases up to 67.4 cu. feet, very generous for its class of compact crossover SUV.  With that much cargo space, I bet I can halt the whole family of daughters out for a group photo one day (If I ever decide to get this car that is hohoho~).

2011 Volvo XC60

2011 Volvo XC60

Not as huge as a full size SUV and can take the corner better than your average sedan, I have to give this some serious thinking within the year!

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And here is the invoice for getting my car fixed, Steering rack, Steering box, 4 Wheel Alignment all done for free!

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