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Exceptional Performance Value
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By strike eagle
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2004 Volvo S60 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,


Best 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.


Worst Features

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 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!


Best Features

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


Worst Features

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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By Volvo
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2004 Volvo S60 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.


Best 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.


Worst Features

More rear leg room. More color choics.


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After one month
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By Spirerock
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2004 Volvo S60 T5 Fwd 4dr Sedan (2.3L 5cyl Turbo 5M)


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I've had my T5 FWD since 05/01/04 and it's been everything that I expected. Road handling, fuel economy (31 road) and performance (love that turbo!) are outstanding. You need to get used to the bit of understeer that is purposefully built into the car. It makes for great road handling, but is initially a bit awkward when parking in close spaces.


Best Features

It is a graceful, confident feeling car to drive. It's styling sets it apart from other sports sedans.


Worst Features

6 CD Changer should be standard for the price. Cup holders need to be more realistically proportioned.


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Best AWD purchase
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By flying uittos
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2004 Volvo S60 2.5T AWD 4dr Sedan (2.5L 5cyl Turbo 5A)


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We test drove and researched many 2004 AWD sedans. BMW 325xi, great car/service but too pricey w/options. VW Passat GLX 4motion, no fold down rear seats (picky, I know, util you need them). Audi A4 3.0 quattro, too pricey w/options. Subaru Legacy 2.5GT/Outback, good value, proven AWD, but underpowered motor and nearly as much $$$ w/options as our Volvo. S60 was greatest value for the money especially w/family on the way. Equal to other German offerings but not as harsh on city streets. Uses same AWD system as Subaru. 28mpg! Very solid car, but quick on its feet...gotta love the Turbo! tip: Do your research & test drive on a rainy/snowy day.


Best Features

Seats!Absolute best out there!Smooth engine/tranny.Sport tuned suspension/no torque steer, tiny turbo lag.Quiet interior.Roomy: trunk,rr seats+frnt pass seat folds down,rear head rests fold down at touch of button,one touch windows/sunroof,dual climate controls.Did I mention the seats?


Worst Features

EVERY car needs more rear leg room.Just one more inch!I'm 6'1" so short trips (<2hours) are comfortable in back. Milage is 21/28 but 38 would be better!S60 needs better turning radius.Won't mention cup holder design=Volvo already changed it for O5'Overall awsome car!No regrets!


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