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2004 Volvo S60

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


Review

I love my S60R! Few cars in the world can claim high performance, comfort, exclusivity, great looks, all wheel drive, and still get 30 miles per gallon on the highway. It is a jack of all trades, and a master of none, other than being a great all around performance car. I bought the car two years ago with 25K miles and have had a few maintenance issues that have thankfully been covered under warranty; i.e. the HID headlamps pointed down too much and triggered a warning, the radio display went haywire, there in a thumping sound in the rear suspension occasionally when braking, and oh yes, the factory front air dams got torn off in a matter of months.


Best Features

Power, speed , luxury, looks, and fuel economy.


Worst Features

Better designed air dams.


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Great used car purchase
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By KeepKeysAwayFromWife
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2004 Volvo S60 2.5T Fwd 4dr Sedan (2.5L 5cyl Turbo 5A)


Review

Purchased 04 S60 2.5T in May 09 with ~60k miles for ~$10k. Although not as tight or responsive as 91 Jetta GLI, car is fun to drive with adequate hp. Suspension is firm, but steering feedback is less than GLI. Seats are very comfortable, but not as snug as Recarro's of GLI. MPG settling in around 21.5 with mix of very short daily commute with 1 hr drives to airport. Even with STC on, the car will squeal tires. Wife would not drive Acura CL, but regularly absconds with the S60!


Best Features

17" wheels, sound system, auto-stick, rain sensing wipers, exterior styling, decent acceleration.


Worst Features

Finish on inside door pull and center console scrach easily. Equipped with cassette player???? really??? --> 6 disk in dach changer would be much better choice. Turning radius bigger than expected for this size car.


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2004 Volvo review
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By eturner
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2004 Volvo S60 2.4 Fwd 4dr Sedan (2.4L 5cyl 5M)


Review

Have owned two previous Volvo's and now own two 2004 S-60 2.4 sedans. Have driven both long distance and around town and find them to be very enjoyable to drive.


Best Features

Like the leather interior along with the layout of the interior and the ease of finding all of the different controls.Like the wrap around feeling, like being in a cockpit.


Worst Features

Maybe an upgraded audio, but the one in the car has very good sound.


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Exterior Beauty
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By amspychalski
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2004 Volvo S60 2.4 Fwd 4dr Sedan (2.4L 5cyl 5M)


Review

Bought my S60 used with 60k miles, and couldn't be happier with the price I paid. While I was not completely happy with the overall acceleration from stop (which was greatly improved by adding a cool-air intake for $30), the performance and handling of the car is great. Before the addition of the intake, the car got 30 mpg (around 35 with). I get positive comments all the time regarding the looks of the car. The bi-xenon headlamps, leather interior, and 18 inch wheels are must-have options that drastically change the appearance of the car. The handling on windy roads is fantastic. Acceleration from stop is not great, but makes up for it in the quick jump it can make from 40 to 80+ mph


Best Features

Body styling, comfortable front bucket seats, heating/cooling system works extremely well, quality leather upholstery, traction control, handling/suspension ride, the little button you can press to drop the rear headrests (it's both cool and convenient), the premium sound system


Worst Features

Engine needs tuning and little tweaks to beef up to decent standards. Leg room in the back seat is very limited. There is only one button to lock/unlock the doors, which is a simple annoyance. Oil changes require you to buy your own oil filter at another venue.


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


Review

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.


Best Features

Interior,performance, sound system.


Worst Features

Reliability,Reliability,Reliability.... .......etc.etc.etc...


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