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R 2.5L 5-cyl. Turbo AWD 6-speed Manual - (117 reviews )
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By R you ready?
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2004 Volvo S60 R R 4dr Sedan AWD (2.5L 5cyl Turbo 6M)


Review

I love this car despite the quirks mentioned in other reviews. It's great on the highway, not so great in parking lots, but overall very suitable as a daily driver if you want fun. I love the overall driving experience including the steering wheel, pedals, and seat. In the black sapphire color, with a fresh coat of wax it looks brand new and sexy even after 6 years. The leather looks almost new. I like the rain-sensing wipers, automatic headlights, 3-position seat/mirror memory, push-button adjustable suspension ("4c"), and wheel- mounted audio controls. The front bumper is too low and the turning radius is awful. My wife thinks the ride is harsh and the seats are too low.


Favorite Features

- FUN to drive! Can take to the track if you want. Corners like it's on rails. - Styling and finish looks new even after 6 years. - Seats are very comfortable. - Lots of luxury features you don't expect on a 2004 (see above). - Volvo safety!


Suggested Improvements

If your main focus is on performance, you won't find anything lacking. For greater convenience: - a front bumper that does not get caught on parking lot curbs - more rear leg room - smaller turning radius! - simpler stereo controls


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Rare Combination
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2004 Volvo S60 R R 4dr Sedan AWD (2.5L 5cyl Turbo 6M)


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I love my S60R! Few cars in the world can claim high performance, comfort, exclusivity, great looks, all wheel drive, and still get 30 miles per gallon on the highway. It is a jack of all trades, and a master of none, other than being a great all around performance car. I bought the car two years ago with 25K miles and have had a few maintenance issues that have thankfully been covered under warranty; i.e. the HID headlamps pointed down too much and triggered a warning, the radio display went haywire, there in a thumping sound in the rear suspension occasionally when braking, and oh yes, the factory front air dams got torn off in a matter of months.


Favorite Features

Power, speed , luxury, looks, and fuel economy.


Suggested Improvements

Better designed air dams.


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S60R 6spd
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By Turboguru
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2004 Volvo S60 R R 4dr Sedan AWD (2.5L 5cyl Turbo 6M)


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I bought this car in December of 08, only 4 months later and the car has been in the shop more than I've had it. Countless little problems, and several Major problems, costing over $3000. I'm afraid to drive the car cause I never know when its gonna break next. The turning radius stinks, and it makes random noises. But its leather is top notch, sound system is great when it works, it looks amazing, accelerates great.


Favorite Features

Interior,performance, sound system.


Suggested Improvements

Reliability,Reliability,Reliability.... .......etc.etc.etc...


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Best Sleeper Ever
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By Joshua
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2004 Volvo S60 R R 4dr Sedan AWD (2.5L 5cyl Turbo 6M)


Review

I love my car. Without effort it hurls itself past other traffic. It stops quickly (very) and straight. It will plow snow out of your way (not deep snow mind you, but it was still impressive to trundle through a 1/4 mile of 6-8" deep snow without issue). It (literally) drove where a well driven Dodge Ram 4x4 with weight in the back could not. If you know where your car is, you won't hit those bits of concrete when you park.. No matter what you do the turning radius stinks, and if someone gives the rims a funny look it'll leave a mark. It is a beautiful car in person. Drive one and I suspect you'll get one.


Favorite Features

Driving. The sound of the motor. The auto "up AND down" window. The blue metal gauges (and ambient lighting thereof). Driving faster. Driving on twisties.


Suggested Improvements

Three guesses Volvo. Should your sports sedan turn most like: a) A bus... one that has a flat. b) A firetruck... one of those "long ladder" kinds. c) A lotus.


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Performance with a Smile
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By Terzo
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2004 Volvo S60 R R 4dr Sedan AWD (2.5L 5cyl Turbo 6M)


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I was looking for a reliable, fun and safe car that wasn't a gas hog and could be driven year round. The Volvo S60R was definitely it. I looked at the Audi S4, the Acura TL and many others. None could compare to the R. It has 3 different suspension settings that actually make a huge difference in handling. It has plenty of power and a huge torgue band. I am getting about 23 miles to the gallon with some highway driving. However if you are on it (throttle) and I mean on it (like racing from 40mph to 120mph with turns and a lot of brakingyou will on get about 12. The brakes are unreal. The interior quality is execptional. The features just keep on giving. Awesome car & mileage too.


Favorite Features

The best features are the brakes, engine and suspension settings. No other car that I know offers all three. The car handles like it is on rails. Some other favs are the AWD and the button to lower the rear head rest for a better rear view. Oh yeah it averages about 23MPG too.


Suggested Improvements

Turning radius is the only downfall, however if that is the only negative then I'll take it all day.


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