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2004 Volvo S60 R

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R 2.5L 5-cyl. Turbo AWD 6-speed Manual - (118 reviews )

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


Review

Great stealth performer. Picked the
S60R over the '04 Acura TL for the 300
HP and 4 wheel drive. Had to bargain
hard with the dealers for the car and
a little difficult to find. Love the
6 spd. manual. Looked at the GPS, but
not worth the price for the
functionality I saw.


Best Features

4 wheel drive, 300 HP, active suspension, great acceleration, trunk accessories and folding rear seats, stealth (it's a Volvo!)


Worst Features

Fix the turning radius. Stereo controls take some getting use to. Storage (cups, phone, maps) a little sparse. Ride height in urban situations can be dangerous. Just replaced exhaust and drive train (very expensive. Rear seats are a little tight.


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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)


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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!


Best Features

Styling with Sport Pkg. Handling Gas mileage


Worst Features

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)


Review

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.


Best 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!!


Worst Features

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)


Review

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.


Best 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.


Worst Features

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)


Review

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.


Best Features

stereo is great and the engine


Worst Features

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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