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I could have listed all the amazing things I like or have grown to like about the car during 8 months of ownership. But I'm not going to as those are discussed at length in other threads.
During the first 4-5 months we had quite a few bugs and stability issues. Now it seems rock-solid, with no connectivity issues, weird crashes, charging issues, window gaps, or anything. I'm not worried about the car acting up on me anymore and I'm very happy about how Polestar has grown and upped their support game since the early days.

Now with the 3d printed coffee cup holder created by @mroek, even the coffee situation is sorted.
This is important because coffee is what I want on long trips, but I also want the armrest down on those trips.

The only details I'm missing at the moment are the Phone as key and the app.

The following are some thoughts about minor things.

  1. The speed sign camera. My previous Car Volvo V40 had a perfect camera showing correct speed 99% of the time. This is absolutely not the case in the Polestar. It will quite often get the speed completely wrong, or it will read the correct speed limit of 110 km/h but go back to show 80 shortly after. Apparently, this works differently in different markets, and some are mentioning a connection with map data. At least in Norway, I can say this is no good at the moment and I feel this functionality is lost compared to my old car and I miss it.
  2. Adaptive cruise control. I love it and use it all the time just like my previous car. But it is not much room around the pedal. On the V40 I used to rest my foot on the right side, but that doesn't work on the P2. So I keep trying to find a comfortable place to rest the foot on long trips. Lately, I've started resting the foot on the actual pedal, just trying not to press it to the point it will start to accelerate over the set cruise speed. Still, that doesn't sit quite right with me.
  3. There are rattling sounds at different speeds from places I can't identify. I have had this in all my previous cars also but since the P2 is relatively silent, I notice them more. Somewhere around the dash speaker, and somewhere behind me. It's hard to find and sort out, and not quite annoying enough to the point that I bother doing anything. But I'm occasionally thinking I should look into this.
  4. The fancy grocery bag holder in the floor hatch. Never ever used it because I always have other things in the trunk that will be in the way. I wonder if anyone else ever used it. I mean who actually has an almost empty trunk at all times? Certainly not me.
  5. I almost never use the frunk. I only open this to fill up window wash fluid, so that's what I use this area for..storing 10-liter fluid and a charging cable. It's not quite convenient enough to open the frunk. Perhaps this would be different had the bonnet been more like in the back. I wonder how this works on other EVs cause I have never thought about it enough to check.
  6. The center console has gotten much criticism but I have grown to like it. I occasionally drive a Tesla Model S with this enormous open center space and now I prefer the tight cockpit feeling of the P2. The downside might be what's mentioned in point 2 of this list regarding footrest.
Those are some of my thoughts about the minor things. I'm very much interested in hearing about what other owners experience and think about those details and perhaps other thoughts and experiences.
 

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I could have listed all the amazing things I like or have grown to like about the car during 8 months of ownership. But I'm not going to as those are discussed at length in other threads.
During the first 4-5 months we had quite a few bugs and stability issues. Now it seems rock-solid, with no connectivity issues, weird crashes, charging issues, window gaps, or anything. I'm not worried about the car acting up on me anymore and I'm very happy about how Polestar has grown and upped their support game since the early days.

Now with the 3d printed coffee cup holder created by @mroek, even the coffee situation is sorted.
This is important because coffee is what I want on long trips, but I also want the armrest down on those trips.

The only details I'm missing at the moment are the Phone as key and the app.

The following are some thoughts about minor things.

  1. The speed sign camera. My previous Car Volvo V40 had a perfect camera showing correct speed 99% of the time. This is absolutely not the case in the Polestar. It will quite often get the speed completely wrong, or it will read the correct speed limit of 110 km/h but go back to show 80 shortly after. Apparently, this works differently in different markets, and some are mentioning a connection with map data. At least in Norway, I can say this is no good at the moment and I feel this functionality is lost compared to my old car and I miss it.
  2. Adaptive cruise control. I love it and use it all the time just like my previous car. But it is not much room around the pedal. On the V40 I used to rest my foot on the right side, but that doesn't work on the P2. So I keep trying to find a comfortable place to rest the foot on long trips. Lately, I've started resting the foot on the actual pedal, just trying not to press it to the point it will start to accelerate over the set cruise speed. Still, that doesn't sit quite right with me.
  3. There are rattling sounds at different speeds from places I can't identify. I have had this in all my previous cars also but since the P2 is relatively silent, I notice them more. Somewhere around the dash speaker, and somewhere behind me. It's hard to find and sort out, and not quite annoying enough to the point that I bother doing anything. But I'm occasionally thinking I should look into this.
  4. The fancy grocery bag holder in the floor hatch. Never ever used it because I always have other things in the trunk that will be in the way. I wonder if anyone else ever used it. I mean who actually has an almost empty trunk at all times? Certainly not me.
  5. I almost never use the frunk. I only open this to fill up window wash fluid, so that's what I use this area for..storing 10-liter fluid and a charging cable. It's not quite convenient enough to open the frunk. Perhaps this would be different had the bonnet been more like in the back. I wonder how this works on other EVs cause I have never thought about it enough to check.
  6. The center console has gotten much criticism but I have grown to like it. I occasionally drive a Tesla Model S with this enormous open center space and now I prefer the tight cockpit feeling of the P2. The downside might be what's mentioned in point 2 of this list regarding footrest.
Those are some of my thoughts about the minor things. I'm very much interested in hearing about what other owners experience and think about those details and perhaps other thoughts and experiences.
1) I don’t care
2) I fold my left foot behind my right foot, then put my right foot to the left of the brake pedal.
3) Rattles are my sworn enemy. I’ve never driven a car without listening to music before, but I enjoy the calm in this car (maybe it’s my age). Then the rattles commence. If there was a specialist that could guarantee permanently banishing them, I would happily pay £425 Sterling.
4) I use it most days. Don’t take it from me.
5) Cables & tennis balls.
6) I haven’t thought about it much. Too busy with the rattles.
 

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Call me weird. I maintain Inbox-Zero and my trunk is almost always completely empty except for the little pod of 5 reusable grocery bags that neatly stow in the side netted area. I LOVE that divider but my favorite small thing is the hook in the glove compartment :)
 

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Great list!

I absolutely use the fancy grocery divider thing - pretty much every grocery run and for keeping takeout bags upright (if the burrito hook is insufficient). Between the frunk and under-trunk I keep the trunk proper clear of the usual cruft that tends to accumulate. My frunk holds the charging cables, 12V recharger, extension cord, and other "maybe I'll need this one day" sort of things. The under trunk has reusable grocery bags, scraper/squeegee, and the tow hook hardware, and whatever other random crap.

Else, I hardly utilize PilotAssist - never got used to varied ADAS features in the past and don't feel the need to start now.

My rattles are pretty much gone. I occasionally hear a thing but can't tell if it's kids' car seats shifting or something of that sort. And I may have the steering wheel rattle. But nothing too annoying to the point I'd do anything about

and agree, I've come to see the plusses of the center console - I find myself resting my arm on the flared edge quite a bit. I still think they could've and should've fit a proper 2nd cupholder though.
 

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I’ve had my car for 3 months and have done 3500 mostly local miles.

1. Speed sign recognition seems >90% accurate, but I will admit that I don’t pay attention to it hardly at all.

2. ACC works great. I turn my right foot over any pull it under my left knee so that the right foot is lying on its outside and the right knee is bent.

3. A few rattles, like every car I’ve ever owned (including German, American, and Japanese makes). Nothing too bothersome.

4. Stupidly, I bought the cargo mat for $150 so I never get to use the grocery holder. I’m too stubborn to just jettison the cargo mat. Only regret I have with this car is buying the cargo mat.

5. Never had a frunk before this car, so don’t think it’s critical to any EV. Barely use it (cables). Not sure why reviews make such a big deal about this, other than its novel if you’re used to ICE vehicles.

6. Like the cockpit feel of our car. Actually, it’s very similar to the Mazda CX-9 I drove immediately before the PS2. In fact, I think the PS2 has a little more room.
 

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We definitely utilize both the pop-up grocery bag holder on shopping trips, as well as the lower compartment, which we have lovingly named the “undertrunk”. The UT holds most items I like to keep permanently in the trunk/boot, as well as the odd handbag/backpack we might like to keep hidden away in the event of a break-in.

I have only opened the frunk 3 times since November, and they were all to show somebody that the car has a frunk. I understand why the hood needs to be latched the way that it is, but unless it can open and close as conveniently as the hatch I’d really need to be hard-pressed for storage to use it with any frequency.
 

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1) Yep agree it is off but I don’t pay any attention
2) Love it and do the same as @dave with my right foot
3) don’t have any that I know of
4) I have never used it and I keep the boot completely clear of “stuff” just a cheaply boot liner from B&Q in case anything grubby is put in there
5) Only opened it to show people what’s in there (including my wife and kids)
6) Never been a bother for me, but I know it has been for many

I am honestly not sure what my favourite thing is, possibly the sound system. Thing that annoys me most is the petulant way the connectivity works and doesn’t (on a car that shouts I have to be connected).
 

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I could have listed all the amazing things I like or have grown to like about the car during 8 months of ownership. But I'm not going to as those are discussed at length in other threads.
During the first 4-5 months we had quite a few bugs and stability issues. Now it seems rock-solid, with no connectivity issues, weird crashes, charging issues, window gaps, or anything. I'm not worried about the car acting up on me anymore and I'm very happy about how Polestar has grown and upped their support game since the early days.

Now with the 3d printed coffee cup holder created by @mroek, even the coffee situation is sorted.
This is important because coffee is what I want on long trips, but I also want the armrest down on those trips.

The only details I'm missing at the moment are the Phone as key and the app.

The following are some thoughts about minor things.

  1. The speed sign camera. My previous Car Volvo V40 had a perfect camera showing correct speed 99% of the time. This is absolutely not the case in the Polestar. It will quite often get the speed completely wrong, or it will read the correct speed limit of 110 km/h but go back to show 80 shortly after. Apparently, this works differently in different markets, and some are mentioning a connection with map data. At least in Norway, I can say this is no good at the moment and I feel this functionality is lost compared to my old car and I miss it.
  2. Adaptive cruise control. I love it and use it all the time just like my previous car. But it is not much room around the pedal. On the V40 I used to rest my foot on the right side, but that doesn't work on the P2. So I keep trying to find a comfortable place to rest the foot on long trips. Lately, I've started resting the foot on the actual pedal, just trying not to press it to the point it will start to accelerate over the set cruise speed. Still, that doesn't sit quite right with me.
  3. There are rattling sounds at different speeds from places I can't identify. I have had this in all my previous cars also but since the P2 is relatively silent, I notice them more. Somewhere around the dash speaker, and somewhere behind me. It's hard to find and sort out, and not quite annoying enough to the point that I bother doing anything. But I'm occasionally thinking I should look into this.
  4. The fancy grocery bag holder in the floor hatch. Never ever used it because I always have other things in the trunk that will be in the way. I wonder if anyone else ever used it. I mean who actually has an almost empty trunk at all times? Certainly not me.
  5. I almost never use the frunk. I only open this to fill up window wash fluid, so that's what I use this area for..storing 10-liter fluid and a charging cable. It's not quite convenient enough to open the frunk. Perhaps this would be different had the bonnet been more like in the back. I wonder how this works on other EVs cause I have never thought about it enough to check.
  6. The center console has gotten much criticism but I have grown to like it. I occasionally drive a Tesla Model S with this enormous open center space and now I prefer the tight cockpit feeling of the P2. The downside might be what's mentioned in point 2 of this list regarding footrest.
Those are some of my thoughts about the minor things. I'm very much interested in hearing about what other owners experience and think about those details and perhaps other thoughts and experiences.
5. I'm with you. What I really always wanted is this. Please Polestar ? Next edition please ?

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Rivian is doing some cool uses of space. I'm really interested to see that one in-person, but my husband is reluctant to give up his fancy Silverado for an electric pickup. Won't even consider an electric Silverado. But I digress...
 

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  1. It's fairly accurate here, but there have been a few roads where it said 60 and I didn't believe it.
  2. I put my left foot on the dead pedal and either cross my right under my thigh or just put it flat on the floor depending on what's going on around me. I try to avoid keeping my foot blocked or behind the pedals so I can react quickly (and I don't think there's a car that exists where I can just put my foot next to the accelerator).
  3. No rattles (yet), but the car does creak a little when the chassis flexes. Usually hear it when I pull into my in-law's driveway (turn in, so the left goes up first).
  4. I maintain an empty trunk, anything sliding around would drive me absolutely insane, and I use the grocery divider all the time. One of my favorite little quirks. Wild to me that people have stuff in their trunk sliding around but are bothered by rattles, lol.
  5. Never use the frunk, I can count on one hand the number of times I've opened it. The divider we have in the US is stupid and really inhibits it's usability (yes, we can just remove it), and it's too much of a hassle to open or close.
  6. Yea, same. I like having my own little space when driving.
 

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I hesitate to jinx things, but haven't had any rattles - or I have finally found a positive for tinnitus!
My latest game on a regular route is counting the number of seconds before the correct speed sign goes wrong. It is so erratic, I cannot figure out the logic behind it (but like all in car games, the enthusiasm for it wanes quickly!).
As to the hooks and boots: my wife has the knack of rolling back the cargo mat and lifting the grocery divider without prompting. Weekend shopping secure - but perhaps someone with a 3D printer can design a bottle holder which can fit the hooks and hold a couple of bottles? I find that they clink too much if using the elastic straps, so to speak.
 

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but perhaps someone with a 3D printer can design a bottle holder which can fit the hooks and hold a couple of bottles? I find that they clink too much if using the elastic straps, so to speak.
I've used a fleece for padding bottles successfully and then found that a cloth reusable shopping tote, one for each each bottle, with straps around the hooks works best.
 

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Great list!! I too have a rattle seemingly near the dash speaker. I hate the second cup holder situation, but I usually drive alone 😜 My biggest concern is the PP shocks being replaced…soon for a THIRD time for squeaking (search Squeak if you’re curious). I’ll likely ask them about the dash rattle during this device appointment. Stay tuned.
 

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4. Stupidly, I bought the cargo mat for $150 so I never get to use the grocery holder. I’m too stubborn to just jettison the cargo mat. Only regret I have with this car is buying the cargo mat.
Like @iFG70 's wife, I just roll up the cargo mat and lift up the grocery holder with the mat in a half-roll behind it. One of the curbside grocery pickup staff once asked me if that was a subwoofer in my trunk - sort of looked like one once he mentioned it.
 

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Like @iFG70 's wife, I just roll up the cargo mat and lift up the grocery holder with the mat in a half-roll behind it. One of the curbside grocery pickup staff once asked me if that was a subwoofer in my trunk - sort of looked like one once he mentioned it.
Yeah, but then I get creases in the $150 cargo mat that I regret buying and don’t really want!
 

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#1 speed recognition is really bad. This MUST be remedied in an OTA update soon I would imagine. It's pathetic compared to my Land Rover and the BMW I had before it.

#2 I had to raise the steering wheel just a touch to comfortably move my leg away from the go pedal. No issues since.

#3 I love a good rattle hunt. Ok seriously, very few rattles, and a can of silicon spray has remedied most issues. I do want to invest in rattle tape and investigate it's uses in the car and domestic quarrels.

#4 I use the trunk/boot divider several times a week and it's brilliant!

#5 Frunk is great when you buy a 1.75 liter bottle of bourbon and a 1.75 liter bottle of gin at the warehouse outlet and don't want them bonking into each other. The US version of the frunk has a divider which worked well here, and makes the frunk even less useful than it could be otherwise. Aside from that, the frunk is stupid and a disappointing waste of space.

#6 no issues for me, and I'm close to 6' 2" with pretty long bones and knobby knees.

#7 where is the mention of the curry hook - I use this all this time!
 

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Yeah, but then I get creases in the $150 cargo mat that I regret buying and don’t really want!
It doesn't crease, the mat is strong enough that it just rolls back on itself and the bend is about a foot in diameter. It's not folded at all. When you flatten it back out you can't even tell it was ever rolled - it lies flat again.
 

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The speed sign camera.
Yes, it's a complete joke. The tech in 10+ year old cars is better.

Adaptive cruise control foot place
I just put both feet on the floor in front of the pedals.

There are rattling sounds
Tell me about it. I have numerous annoying rattles and it's been into the dealer multiple times. I don't think the Volvo dealers have the tech to deal with this. BMW have a vibrating platform they drive the car onto that can simulate all different frequencies to help pinpoint. It's both disappointing it rattles in the first place, and equally disappointing that it's unresolved.

The fancy grocery bag holder in the floor hatch.
Mine is permanently up and gets used on virtually every journey. I've only ever put it down a couple of times.

I almost never use the frunk
Agreed, it's a faff to use, you get dirty doing so if the car isn't spotless, and it's not that useful anyway.

The center console has gotten much criticism
I wish it was flatter - the edges dig into my arms. I can't sprawl out like I could in my last few cars. Also, it's form over function in terms of the cupholder positioning.
 

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My $150 liner lives in the attic of my barn along with whatever set of wheels and floor maps I'm not using at the time. I'll sell it for $40.

No rattles.

Sign recognition works ok.

Seldom use the ACC or lane assist.

Use the divider and its hooks all the time. Love it.

Trunk nearly always empty.

Have often flopped the seats down to bring home large items. Super practical car.

Regularly take the dog in a hammock in the rear seats. Easy peasy.

No real scratches on the center console piano black.

Love Spotify premium and TuneIn radio.

Love the acceleration and use it every drive.

Range just hasn't been an issue.

Love the car, despite still being on the old software!
 

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I could have listed all the amazing things I like or have grown to like about the car during 8 months of ownership. But I'm not going to as those are discussed at length in other threads.
During the first 4-5 months we had quite a few bugs and stability issues. Now it seems rock-solid, with no connectivity issues, weird crashes, charging issues, window gaps, or anything. I'm not worried about the car acting up on me anymore and I'm very happy about how Polestar has grown and upped their support game since the early days.

Now with the 3d printed coffee cup holder created by @mroek, even the coffee situation is sorted.
This is important because coffee is what I want on long trips, but I also want the armrest down on those trips.

The only details I'm missing at the moment are the Phone as key and the app.

The following are some thoughts about minor things.

  1. The speed sign camera. My previous Car Volvo V40 had a perfect camera showing correct speed 99% of the time. This is absolutely not the case in the Polestar. It will quite often get the speed completely wrong, or it will read the correct speed limit of 110 km/h but go back to show 80 shortly after. Apparently, this works differently in different markets, and some are mentioning a connection with map data. At least in Norway, I can say this is no good at the moment and I feel this functionality is lost compared to my old car and I miss it.
  2. Adaptive cruise control. I love it and use it all the time just like my previous car. But it is not much room around the pedal. On the V40 I used to rest my foot on the right side, but that doesn't work on the P2. So I keep trying to find a comfortable place to rest the foot on long trips. Lately, I've started resting the foot on the actual pedal, just trying not to press it to the point it will start to accelerate over the set cruise speed. Still, that doesn't sit quite right with me.
  3. There are rattling sounds at different speeds from places I can't identify. I have had this in all my previous cars also but since the P2 is relatively silent, I notice them more. Somewhere around the dash speaker, and somewhere behind me. It's hard to find and sort out, and not quite annoying enough to the point that I bother doing anything. But I'm occasionally thinking I should look into this.
  4. The fancy grocery bag holder in the floor hatch. Never ever used it because I always have other things in the trunk that will be in the way. I wonder if anyone else ever used it. I mean who actually has an almost empty trunk at all times? Certainly not me.
  5. I almost never use the frunk. I only open this to fill up window wash fluid, so that's what I use this area for..storing 10-liter fluid and a charging cable. It's not quite convenient enough to open the frunk. Perhaps this would be different had the bonnet been more like in the back. I wonder how this works on other EVs cause I have never thought about it enough to check.
  6. The center console has gotten much criticism but I have grown to like it. I occasionally drive a Tesla Model S with this enormous open center space and now I prefer the tight cockpit feeling of the P2. The downside might be what's mentioned in point 2 of this list regarding footrest.
Those are some of my thoughts about the minor things. I'm very much interested in hearing about what other owners experience and think about those details and perhaps other thoughts and experiences.
1) I don't use it much anyway. I did use it a bit on my V90, but that was pretty reliable. I don't particularly miss not being able to count on it
2) I use ACC all the time, I tuck my right foot back.
3) I too hate rattles and squeaks. I have a couple of intermittent rattles. My wife rolls her eyes and gets disproportionately angry at me when I show irritation at the rattles.
4) I use the grocery bag holder very frequently. Unless I am transporting something from A to B then the boot is empty. One small frustration with the divider is that just lifting it up also lifts up the floor of the boot (empty boot remember, nothing holding it down). I find that I have to hold the boot floor down with one hand or apply a counter torque while lifting which is rather awkward. I usually have to do the latter as usually my other hand has a shopping bag in it.
5) Frunk has the cables, I almost never use the cables. Don't use anything else.
6) I like the centre console, I like the enclosed feeling. No complaints from me.
 
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