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2004 Volvo S60 R

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R 2.5L 5-cyl. Turbo AWD 6-speed Manual - (117 reviews )
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Wolf in Sheep's Clothing
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By george w.
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2004 Volvo S60 R R 4dr Sedan AWD (2.5L 5cyl Turbo 6M)


Review

Very camelion car in terms of performance(from sheep to wolf).Styling is great with the Sport Pkg.that includes great ground- effects.Outstanding mileage for the first 1200mi.(26mpg.overall;28mpg highway!


Favorite Features

Styling with Sport Pkg. Handling Gas mileage


Suggested Improvements

none


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S60R Demands Respect
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By D., Kleronomos
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2004 Volvo S60 R R 4dr Sedan AWD (2.5L 5cyl Turbo 6M)


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In recent years I have owned a BMW M3, Audi S4 and the Volvo S60R. This car can run with the best. The seats are Lazy Boy comfortable. The adjustable suspension lets you go from easy driving to hard sport driving with the push of a button. If you want to push this car, it will really go. The only complaints I have are the pedal location (gas and brake pedal are too close together for a size 11.5 shoe), some minor turbo lag, and the lack of a quality cup holder for your morning coffee. It is not as sporty as either the M3 or S4, but it has more room and daily driveability. I am very happy with my purchase.


Favorite Features

Seats are unbelievably comfortable. The factory stereo is awesome. Car is easy to drive when you are on the phone drinking coffee and a race car when you have the time to think about driving it hard. I wish I would have gotten the manual transmission!!


Suggested Improvements

Pedals should be farther apart for larger footed drivers. Turbo lag needs some work. Better all season tires could also help.


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If you can only have ONE CAR...
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By Shadowfax R
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2004 Volvo S60 R R 4dr Sedan AWD (2.5L 5cyl Turbo 6M)


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This is the car to get if you can only have ONE car. It is luxurious and fast, without the S4/M3/C32AMG price tag, but arguably without the status either. It doesn't perform (speed and handling) like the cheaper EVO or STI , but it's a car you can drive to a business event and take long road trips without punishing you and your passengers with the ride quality. The S60R is tastefully understated and doesn't attract unwanted attention, but yet an automobile connoisseur will know exactly what it is and what it can do. It is the best all-around car in the $40k range. If you can have 2 cars, then I would get a roadster and an SUV.


Favorite Features

Adjustable electronic suspension. Blue metallic guages. Comfortable and supportive seats. Thick steering wheel. 6-spd manual tranny. Plenty low end torque. Perfect "sleeper" car. Deep trunk. Huge Brembo brakes. Built like a tank. Best luxury performance sedan for the money.


Suggested Improvements

High beams not sufficient. Poor gas mileage. Poor turning radius. No satellite radio option (04). Awkward front cupholders. Everything controlled by software. Pirellis not durable for city streets. Little aftermarket performance parts available. High curb weight.


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im happy
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By stray dog
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2004 Volvo S60 R R 4dr Sedan AWD (2.5L 5cyl Turbo 6M)


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I really like this car! Prevously I had an 01 acura TL. THe performance of this car is awsome, the interoir is really nice, the look is great and there are not many on the roads, so whoever owns an awd s60 R will have a special car. The only thing that could be good or bad for the car, is that they are going to make them next year.


Favorite Features

stereo is great and the engine


Suggested Improvements

trunk release in the inside, an extra 12 volt slot so i can use 2 at same time ( radar detector and charge cell phone)


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Fix the Turning Radius
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By 360 degrees
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2004 Volvo S60 R R 4dr Sedan AWD (2.5L 5cyl Turbo 6M)


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I am extremely dissappointed that Edmunds didn't list the turning radius as it's #1 con. There is nothing more frustrating than not being able to make a u-turn on a 2 lane highway without having to back up. My wife's 2002 Honda Odessey Minivan has a bettter turning radius than this. My recent rental 2004 Chevy Malibu has a better turning radius. If you drive in California which requires many u- turns and tight parking spots think twice about buying this car. Volvo has to fix this!! Other than that it is fun to drive and a great value considering what you are getting for the Money. I wish I performed U-Turns on the test drive.


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