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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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R you having this much fun?
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By ctekjeff
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2004 Volvo S60 R R 4dr Sedan AWD (2.5L 5cyl Turbo 6M)


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Love my R. Fast and furious looks with the sport package which makes it stand out from the crowd of Audis and BMW's. Car changes behivior at the touch of a button from comfort to race car. The seats are excellent. The turbo is awsome. Sound system is great. Absolute fun to drive. Does not attract too much attention from police (yet).


Favorite Features

Seats, 803 radio, engine performance. External styling especially with sports package - Looks like an angry Volvo.


Suggested Improvements

Aux. port for digital music accessories. Ride height adjustment for curbs, driveways and bad parking lots. 'Off' button for 4C system. Tire technology not caught up with 18" tire load, pick a different manufacture than Pirelli. More time in the day to drive!


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Had my S60R for 7 months and I love it!
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By Iluv2raceit
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2004 Volvo S60 R R 4dr Sedan AWD (2.5L 5cyl Turbo 6M)


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The car performs great, has all-wheel- drive (AWD), and luxury to boot, and all for under $38,000! I test drove the BMW 330XI and Audi S4; the S60R is the best deal. The Audi S4 is faster (it has a 40hp advantage), but for $10,000 more, I WILL PASS, THANK YOU. The S60Rs AWD system is superior to both the Audi's and BMW's. And, the S60R comes with the Active Chassis System (called 4C) which ontrols both the suspension and the throttle response. Neither Audi nor BMW has this option. So, the bottom line is this: The S60R has it all; luxury, sportiness, performance, and SAFETY.


Favorite Features

Active Chassis System (4C), all-wheel- drive, 300hp engine, 6-speed manual, and high performance Brembo brake system.


Suggested Improvements

1) Improve upon the turning radius; the achilles tendon of all Volvos, and 2) provide a turbo boost guage for all turbo powered vehicles. This allows for better diagnostics, allowing the driver to notice possible problems with the turbo system.


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Exceptional Performance Value
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By strike eagle
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2004 Volvo S60 R R 4dr Sedan AWD (2.5L 5cyl Turbo 6M)


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Volvo spent a lot of money developing this car and it shows. I looked at BMW M3 and Audi S4, they may be a few ticks faster than the Volvo but not by much and the Volvo is a lot less money and cheaper to insure This is my third Turbo engine car, first was a 78 Buick LeSabre V6 Turbo (165 Hp), then a 83 Ford Thunderbird 2.3l turbo(140 hp). Nothing like this one! Exceptional throttle response handling and driver comfort,


Favorite Features

6 speed manual transmission-shifts are short and true, active suspension, Brembo Brakes, Pirelli Tires, AWD, driver and passenger seating, Xenon headlights, tasteful styling without "boy racer" add ons.


Suggested Improvements

Clutch engages way to high off the floor, large turning radius, radio controls are a pain in the ass, same with the Navigation System


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Volvo S60R -the fist few weeks
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By witek
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2004 Volvo S60 R R 4dr Sedan AWD (2.5L 5cyl Turbo 6M)


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More I'm driving this svede's rocket, more I like it. Excellent acceleration and throttle response. Good, thight steering and very immpresive cornering ability. Fun to drive!


Favorite Features

The acceleration abilty of this car is fantastic. So is handling. Stereo system good, with enough wattage and perfect sound.


Suggested Improvements

The cars for "city" market should be equipped with 17" rims. The 18" does not have enough rubber to cushion these bumps and potholes.


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


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This car moves. Can beat just about any other car off the line and can keep up with the best. Highway speeds, you pop her into 6th gear and she purrrrs at you. Safe, strong and maneuvers well for a car of its size and weight. Amazing look. MUST get the 18" with Pegasus titanium rims. Perfect combination of sport and luxury. Mercedes and Lexus are shaking in their boots, especially with the MY05's on their way.


Favorite Features

Body style, interior comfort, stereo rocks. Best part is others on the road think it's "just another Volvo"...until you pass them. Automatic wipers are convenient. This car just looks tough...and it is.


Suggested Improvements

More rear leg room. More color choics.


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