I though Rivian had trademarked “soon”! Polestar can’t say that!This looks great, but as mentioned in a different thread, servicing for this is a real challenge: https://www.polestar.com/us/service-and-assistance/service-points/
You can get free pickup / delivery service in a 150mi bubble around Polestar Authorized Service Points in Manhattan, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and San Jose, with further locations coming, "s00n".
This isn't really something that is marketed to the vast majority of America and shouldn't be treated as such, unfortunately.
Have you driven the polestar 2?Well, this thread got hijacked in a hurry, but it's been an entertaining read. Having been blocked by one of the hijackers here, in part for hijacking an earlier thread myself (to which I gleefully pled guilty), it made this even more interesting. All comments and inputs from HeWhoBlockedMe are invisible to me, so it wasn't until I logged out and took an outsider's view that I could fill in those blanks.
After originally reading the second comment: "Built in America but the profits will go to China. Parent company Geely", it reminded me of how bummed I was when I heard that Volvo was now Chinese-owned. That, in turn, reminded me of how bummed I was when I found out in the late 80's that Saab was now half-owned by GM (an American company), and bummed further (10 years later) when GM bought them out entirely, and turned that once proud Swedish company into a half-assed automaker (my opinion only). At least in my case, I felt the Swedes losing control and ownership of their Automotive heritage was sad, nothing more. I never once thought that my feelings of Saab being owned by an American company would, or could, be construed as racist.
We all know we live in a very global economy and that OEMs source their parts from all over the world and assemble their cars in many different countries. I was somewhat surprised to see a comment that an American-made model of a Swedish-born nameplate resulted in the profits going to China was somehow racist. It seemed to be more a statement of fact, much like an American company buying up the other big Swedish OEM. Fortunately, we have freedom of speech, something that isn't enjoyed by all, even in much larger nations.
Regarding the original subject, I can't wait to test drive the new Polestar 3. With the acceleration of an EV and Volvo's solid handling characteristics, it should be fairly sporty. The XC40 Recharge was surprisingly fast and fun to drive, courtesy of my local Volvo dealership. If the smallest EV variant in the Volvo family is any indication, I'll be surprised if the Polestar 3 and Polestar's customer experience aren't ultimately associated with "Luxury". Again, only my opinion.
I have a 2015 Volvo XC60 R-Design with the Polestar performance package. It's a wolf in sheep's clothing, when I need it to be. The rest of the time, I find it to be a luxurious vehicle that is extremely comfortable, quiet, and well thought out. It serves me well every day of the year, whether it's 115⁰, or 15⁰. I love the fact that it doesn't attract the same level of attention as a sexier sports car might, even though it shares similar performance capabilities. While my dealership experience is hit or miss, that only involves a day or two each year. They're only a block from my office, so at least they're convenient. I wish that experience was as luxurious as the vehicle itself, but I'll bet Polestar nails the customer experience piece solidly. Like Rivian, they're building it from the ground up from a clean sheet, with a solid vision, and plenty of resources.
SeaGeo,Have you driven the polestar 2?
I haven't arranged a test drive, but have seen probably 5 driving around the Puget sound.SeaGeo,
I have not, but would love to drive the dual-motor variant of the P2. I have yet to see a Polestar-branded vehicle in the wild. Have you seen or been able to test drive any of their stuff?
lg3103,I test drove the Polestar 2 in Denver. Really like the interior with the natural materials and great color choices. Pretty fast car, loads of headroom (I’m 6’7) but otherwise more the size of an Audi A4 inside. Way better suspension and overall setup than a Tesla 3 and feels a lot more luxurious. Weird thing is that they offer the AWD setup only with summer tires and you have to buy all seasons separately. Not a great sell in a region like Colorado. Their leasing and financing program also seems to be super easy. My wife didn’t like the look and decided to get a Mini SE to zip around town.
I test drove one and almost bought it before I bought into the Rivian, and still remains as a choice. With the PP the only BEV for me that was actually very fun and engaging to drive.Have you driven the polestar 2?