I just ordered my brand new Volvo XC60 T6 AWD Inscription 2019. My previous car was Renault Megane 2012 and honestly, it was great. It had automatic climate control, automatic wipers, was quite fast, traction control worked great even in hard terrain.. But I just started family and I thought it would be a great idea to have a modern, safe vehicle with autosteer, independent heating unit, integrated child booster seats, blind spot assist etc..
However I have never driven a car with automatic transmission before and I am terrible with cars, so I have a couple questions, if you don't mind.
Is the P on automatic transmission basically the same thing as shifting into first gear and turning off the engine with manual transmission? Do I need to use parking brake?
Is brake autohold "strong" enough? Will it hold my car even on really steep hills?
Is there any advantage to having both ventilated and heated seats enabled at the same time?
Can I trust autopark enough to use it daily?
Is the Volvo's autosteer the same thing as Tesla's autopilot? The car dealer told me, that's it's the same technology but with a different name basically.
Do I need to use any premium gas? I got the T6 engine.
And do you have any tips for an owner of a new car? I have never owned a brand new car. My Renault Megane was a refurbish unit, never really done anything special to it apart than refilling oil and replacing brake pads. Thanks for any help/tips!