I've waited a long time for this car, so after a week with it, here are some highs, and a bunch of things that could be better:
- If you are buying this car sight unseen, be aware that the cockpit is small. There is not gobs of legroom, and almost no toe room. This does not even compare to my S80 or S60, and so it's a little disappointing.
- The console is so high that it almost feels confining. I'm glad I got the slate interior least it seem claustrophobic.
- Android Automotive needs a lot of work. The best UIs have very intuitive navigation. This does not. At a minimum it needs a physical back button on the console. It could be right next to the volume dial. There are so many embedded screens, and different ways of backing out of each of them. It's most annoying. A simple hard back button would help that. A hard Home button wouldn't be bad either. I know Android got away from that, but this is a car not a phone.
- Google trip and charging information is inadequate. It's doesn't give you sufficient information about chargers, and it's perfectly ok with you reaching your destination at 0%, not realizing that you really need another stop.
- The Power Meter could use an instantaneous kw usage readout. That would help illuminate how much juice is being used by the HVAC system, or to warm the battery when you are standing still.
- It would be nice to have an app that shows how much juice gets eaten up by cold temps, HVAC usage, driving speed, etc. This is the kind of thing that helps you maximize range.
- The range algorithm is suspect, and doesn't seem based on real driving. Every time I charge up to 90% it says I have 210 miles of range, but I've never gotten that (adding what I've driven and what's left). It should provide an estimate based on most recent usage patterns.
- A lighted charger port is nice, but the white light on one side is blinding and does nothing to guide the user at night to find the outlet. It's really counter productive.
- As others have noted, the cameras are definitely of poor quality.
- Rear visibility out the back window is almost nonexistent. Despite having BLIS I like to watch cars go from my back window, to my side mirror, to my side window. That can't happen in the P2. You have to always trust BLIS. And I find myself having to turn my head more often because I don't like to only trust a system that can have faults (as my last car did occasionally).
- I find Pilot Assist the way it's implemented of almost no value. It won't work without input for more than a couple of seconds, and when it's on it's constantly fighting you which makes it more annoying than anything else. LKA should be sufficient, but compared to my last car I find that it's not particularly vigilant even with bright lines.
- Speed sign recognition is useless. The constant beeping (can be turned off) is annoying, and accuracy is non-existent. On a 20 mile long stretch of 55mph road it was 25 half the time and 80 the other half.
- Pull down visors can be moved to the side window but not slid backwards to fully cover the window. My Chevy did that, so why not on a much higher end vehicle.
- The inability to bring your own music into the car is just dumb.
- Why doesn't the "Drive" screen have my exact car pulling up across the screen?
- Contrary to what others have complained about, the black lacquer in the console is stunning
- The interior design is pure understated elegance -- gorgeous!
- If you got the 20" non-PP wheels you really know what a great car looks like on the outside 😉
- This car is faster than anyone in their right mind could want/need for a daily driver. Who cares that a 3 is a few tenths faster. It's irrelevant.
- The car drives like a dream. Quiet, silky smooth and responsive.
- The Android Automotive options are ultra configurable, almost to a fault. I continue to find new things it can do.
- The car has loads of nice finishing touches and conveniences both inside and out.
- I love the panoramic roof. I rarely opened my sun roofs anyway.
- Obviously safety is a huge plus compared to almost any other car.