This is my 1st Volvo. Went into the
decision wanting German, but the value
of the S60 in my mind was far greater
than the BMW 5 series. Hated the
IS300, liked the TL Type S but couldn't
see paying $30+ for Japanese, and
couldn't afford an A6 2.7T. The A6 was
far and away my favorite, but $45K is a
downpayment on a house, not a car!
4 things come to mind- 1. The seats
are sooo comfortable, 2. The power
from the T5 engine is fantastic, 3.
The upgraded stereo with 325 amps
powering 13 speakers will blow you
away, 4. The car is absolutely solid
in adverse conditions.
Torque stear is horrible and the manual
mode of the auto trans is very slow.
It is annoying when you go to hit the
gas, have to wait for the car to
downshift, and then when the turbo
spools up, there is torque stear!