2004 Volvo S60 R 4dr Sedan AWD (2.5L 5cyl Turbo 6M)
I drove and evaluated the new M3 and
535I compared with the Volvo S60R. The
R has better lines and exterior design
than the BMW and the standard power,
although turbocharged, gives you the
torque and power you need to satisfy
even the most discerning motorhead,
particularly with the standard 6-
speed. Turbo lag is nearly non-
existent and even when cruising along
at 70-80mph+ in 6th gear, pressing the
accelerator will push your head back
into the seat. Volvo solid throughout,
great interior (upgrade for Atacama
leather is outrageously expensive - and
it looks like a new baseball glove for
$1,800). Incredible braking power.
Ext. design; metalic paint, 18" R
type wheels/brakes; 60/40 rear seat
with both sides folding into cabin for
additional room (w/ ski pass-through);
auto up power windows; entire
drivetrain including best AWD system
I've driven yet; suspension mode
feature (partic. adv. mode!).
Inc. ht. of grnd. effects (air
dam);Inc. ht. of splr. on trunk to wash
under it;Inc. the ht. of
the strg. column or let me lower the
seat more so my legs are not touching
the wheel;prem. sound is lame;Nd. seat
heat auto-off;Nd. compass on the RV
mirror and put the O.S. temp up there.
When I told my friends that I was
buying a Volvo, they laughed. Now they
cry. This is without a doubt, the best
European Sports Sedan, under $30,000.
You don't know until you drive it.
This car should not be purchased in
AWD. It is not built for that it's
built as a FWD rocket. You won't get
the fun from the AWD.
The engine/performance. I drove a
Maxima and there is NO comparison and
you think there is, YOU ARE CRAZY.
This puppy moves......
The suspension should be tighter and
every Turbo model should have a Auto-
Stick or at least the same shifter.
Don't like the missing shifter bag.