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R 2.5L 5-cyl. Turbo AWD 6-speed Manual - (117 reviews )

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Best of Both Worlds
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By righteoustraveler
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2004 Volvo S60 R R 4dr Sedan AWD (2.5L 5cyl Turbo 6M)


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I have had my S60R for 4 months and cannot recommend it more enthusiastically! Aesthetically the body and interior project the perfect balance of elegance, sex appeal, and virility without the pretentious vibe of the BMW & Mercedes crowd. In my opinion the R gives you the most versatility and value on the market. First of all it's a limited edition vehicle(only about 4000 or so in US) which can only bolster resale value. Second, the combination of safety, performance, and price(got mine for 35,600) is second to none. Third, the versatility is addictive. This is the only vehicle on the market with the ability to choose from three different suspensions, thats like owning 3 different cars!


Best Features

- The 300hp engine is thrilling - Active chassis suspension creates ability to taylor handeling to any mood - Brembo brakes stop on a dime & give you 9 cents change. - Elec Controlled AWD sense wheel slip and redirect power to wheels that grip is as good as claimed - Leather soft as baby's bottom


Worst Features

- Slight turbo lag from standing start - Short urning radius w/17" wheels - Low profile soft rubber tires wear quick and expose gorgeous rims to damage. - Brake squeak annoying but can be minimized with dealer service grease - Low front grill shroud easily damaged by curbs & uneven pavement.


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


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i leased my s60r in 2/04 and have had nothing but problems with it. first the hose for the power steering went out and then a week later a fog light burnt out in april. since then it has 7500 miles and the chassis setting has gone out and it keeps backfiring between shifts. the backfiring has been a problem since april and service told me to first wind out the rpm's and now i am told it is a characterisic of the s60r. the front tires are now rubbing when turned to the far right or left.i am meeting with the tech guy and volvo rep 11/10/04 hoping to get out of my lease and move on to a dependable car like the nissan maxima.


Best Features

nice looking and fun to drive when not in shop


Worst Features

many things refer to above


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A Hidden Gem
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By wrcinct
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2004 Volvo S60 R R 4dr Sedan AWD (2.5L 5cyl Turbo 6M)


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Stumbled upon this car while shopping for a car for my dad. Never seriously considered a Volvo although a did admire its styling and long list of amenities. Had narrowed my choices to an Acura TL and Infiniti G35 Coupe, both with manual transmissions. After wrapping up the deal for dad, the salesman suggested I take the S60R in the showroom for a test spin. I took the bait, hook, line and sinker. The car was meant to be driven, the harder you drive it the better it responds. The active suspension works like a charm, allowing the driver to cruise in comfort or tighten the chassis to handle like a true sports car. Did I mention the lack of turbo-lag? Horsepower, torque, AWD and 23 MPG too !!


Best Features

Active suspension, handling, interior comfort, styling, power and fuel economy.


Worst Features

Better visibility of LCD gages in all lighting conditions.


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


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I'll start by saying I agree with ther majority of reviews to date. This car is really close to perfection. Sure, I can make comment about "this little thing or that" but the bottom line is this is one fine car. The mors you drive it the better it gets ! Bought a 2004 Cross Country for my wife, fell ni love with Volvo for 1000 good reasons and went back and got a new 2004 S60R. What a 3D ride. It's what you want you want it to be 24X7 and does a great job. Power, style, ride, performance, etc, etc. Do yourself a favor check one out for an hour or two - you will not want to give it back. AMG, M3, Audi, bla, bla, take the money and run em..VOLVO FOR EVER !


Best Features

300 HP, Interior Design, Attention to detail, AWD, DSTC, 6 speed, MPG, Brakes, etc., etc., .....


Worst Features

Name it after me "R" (oh, you already did)


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Turning ratio difficult in urban areas
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By msl
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2004 Volvo S60 R R 4dr Sedan AWD (2.5L 5cyl Turbo 6M)


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Should have taken some close U-turns on the test drive. With 18" wheels, it is almost impossible to perform a U-turn in city with 4 lane traffic. So concerned that I looked at moving back from AWD to a T-5 and with only 2,000 miles, the "book value" had decreased $14K from what I paid 3 months earlier. Fun to drive on highway, not in city.


Best Features

Blue interior, acceleration on highway


Worst Features

turning ratio is a big issue, difficult to get in and out of car, still need to address turbo lag


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