Really Volvo? These Wipers Don't Lift for Snow
If you are a native of more northern regions, you probably have a few routines in preparation for a winter storm. Being form New England, where the storms have been less frequent but more severe in the last few years, you don't forget those couple things to prep for a storm. One of those steps is to flip up your wipers. See, when digging out of freshly-driven snow, getting around the wipers can be a pain, so you leave them flipped up so that the snow falls around it, and you can simply wipe the window clean, without having to dig the wiper out first. This is also important in ice storms, where the delicate wipers could be damaged if you attempt to move them when completely iced-over. It is with this knowledge that I encountered this feature of a Volvo S60 that is in the BoldRide garage this week. An overnight storm graced about an inch and a half of the white stuff over a white S60 T5 AWD. The storm came sooner than expected and I had forgotten to "flip-up," but when I came out in the morning to clean the windshield, I was surprised by what I found: only one of the Volvo's wipers flip-up!
Really Volvo? Isn't Volvo a Swedish carmaker? As in Scandinavia? Like the same country where like, snow-hotels, world-class skiers and the Snowareg are from? Any volvo should have features that make living in the winter easier, and this doesn't seem like they are doing a great job of that. C'mon Volvo, step your game up!