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Great All-Arounder
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By Dan
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2004 Volvo S60 R 4dr Sedan AWD (2.5L 5cyl Turbo 6M)


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I live in Germany and wanted something appropriate for the Autobahn and weather. My requirements were AWD and at least 300 hp, and safety was also a concern. I looked at and drove Audi, BMW and Mercedes. For the price range, there was nothing that compared to the Volvo S60R. An absolute blast to drive and comfortable. Crusing at 130 mph is effortless and very stable. With snow tires, it will drive through anything. Only gripe I have with it is the HORRIBLE turning radius....a real pain while in Europe.


Favorite Features

Torque, appearance and comfort


Suggested Improvements

Would be nice if Volvo could tighten the turning radius a bit...it's really bad! Some more hp would also be nice, but you can only get so much out of 2.5 liters.


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GREAT everyday driver
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By Tara
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2004 Volvo S60 R 4dr Sedan AWD (2.5L 5cyl Turbo 6M)


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I have had this car for a little over one year now, and it is fantastic. I drive it everyday, in every weather condition. Handles great, love the actice chassis controls. Gas mileage is wonderful, as long as you're not constantly in boost. Looks great with the factory body kit..nice and sporty. Highly recommend this car!


Favorite Features

Exterior appearance, 6 speed stick shift, HUGE trunk


Suggested Improvements

Turning radius (obviously), 18" rims are easily damaged driving every day, tight back seat leg room, premium gas isn't cheap!!! Factory winglets on front look great, but are certainly NOT practical.


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S60R 6spd
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By Turboguru
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2004 Volvo S60 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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Love it!
5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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By R you ready?
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2004 Volvo S60 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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Had my S60R for 7 months and I love it!
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By Iluv2raceit
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2004 Volvo S60 R 4dr Sedan AWD (2.5L 5cyl Turbo 6M)


Review

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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