If you have 18" wheels (or larger) and ULP tyres with your car, as is quite likely, then I'm not surprised by either the rapid tyre wear, or the scuffing, as I experienced both myself (see my posting).
I think that at design stage, the optimum sized wheels were either 16" or 17", and anything larger may well bind.
Also, whilst ULP tyres are putting a large dose of rubber on the road, and give fantastic grip, one has really to push the car to its limits to be getting the benefit, but thus pay the penalty.
I bit the bullet when I accepted that I was never going to be allowed to use more than about 70% of the car's performance, and downsized to 16" wheels and 225 x 55 tyres. The ride is now more quiet: much more comfortable, and I should get around 30k from a set of front rubbers.
If I'd have thought more carefully when ordering, I would have saved myself around £2k, (the initial additional outlay, followed by new alloys and wheels)and a whole dose of inconvenience.
I have had car for nearly two years and have driven nearly 20,000 miles on motorways, country roads and in towns in this country and abroad, and it has never missed a beat.
I have been in car trading/dealing and this car is by far the best vehicle I have ever owned. The next car I buy will definitely be another big Volvo.
I have had this car for three months now. I can't fault it in any way - it's a great car.
i have only had the car for two weeks and it is fantastic, i will be looking to buy another in about 12 months. Performance is great, economy fantastic, and the level of comfort belies its price, it is without doubt the best value for money package currently available.
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