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R 2.5L 5-cyl. Turbo AWD 6-speed Manual - (117 reviews )
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love it
By DONNY on 02/26/04 00:00 AM (PST)

Vehicle

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

Review

love this car it is fast and a good car for the highway
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From and enthusiast
By Fittsugen on 02/22/04 00:00 AM (PST)

Vehicle

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

Review

In order to get maximum performance, you have to drive this car like a Japanese sport bike. Do not up shift if it will put the engine revs below 3500 rpm's. This engine is just too flat and unresponsive below 3500 rpm's. A six cylinder engine of the same displacement would have been a far superior way to go. Another 75 horsepower would help too. This 5 cyl is funky. It revs smoothly, but has trouble with smoothness at the upper end of the power band. Launches can be problematic too. Keep the revs high and work the clutch. The biggest complaint I have though is that this car, even though it is awd, suffers from torque steer. Fittsugen.
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My Impressions of S60R
By Kheeky on 02/03/04 00:00 AM (PST)

Vehicle

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

Review

You can't appreciate the car until you have actaully driven. Unbelivable acceleration and handling. I'll take on an S4 anyday.
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Not ready for prime time
By NRFPT on 01/30/04 00:00 AM (PST)

Vehicle

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

Review

A fun car to drive but the build quality is not up to par. Have already had the rear brake pads & rotors replaced due to squeaking and the replacements also squeak. Also have a disturbing vibration in the shifter when in 5th gear. Volvo's position is that the vibration is inherent in the design of the car.
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10k Review
By jlnksanders on 01/29/04 00:00 AM (PST)

Vehicle

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

Review

M3, S4, WRX Sti and Cobra all considered. The R was by far the best buy based upon performance, technology, safety, and comfort. Stunning performance from a 2 ton sports sedan! Has a quality feel/look that easily matches BMW/Audi. Nordkap leather is unique and looks much better than the brochure. Have had no major problems, but have experienced the back- fire between gear changes. Volvo says no problem but still think back-fire is a little tacky for such an advanced automobile. The active chassis is awesome! Overall, the R is a real bargain in terms of price, performance, quality, technology and possibly most important--safety.
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Awesome Safe, Performance & Luxury
By Greg Colley on 01/28/04 00:00 AM (PST)

Vehicle

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

Review

I sold my expensive,loud, hard to get into, Porsche 911 C4 Cab. to get the S60R. What an great performing automobile. The 300hp. gets up and move you down the road in luxury, and I mean luxury, the seats are the most comfortable you will ever sit in! Get the groud effects package for style. Safe too.
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Superb with few exceptions
By New Englander on 01/23/04 00:00 AM (PST)

Vehicle

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

Review

This car is extraordinarily comfortable (in the front seat) and very handsomely styled. The back seat legroom is tight, but not uncomfortable. Open road performance is quite good in acceleration and braking. Holds curves well at higher speeds. Advanced suspension setting is unusable for roads in my area - other settings are good. The premium sound system is very average. Why anyone would want Dolby Prologic for their non-Prologic encoded music is beyond me. H.K. should have offered a better surround mode.
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Too Much Fun for Short Trips
By T5A-S60R on 01/19/04 00:00 AM (PST)

Vehicle

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

Review

The S60R is clearly the best undercover performance car I've ever driven. I traded my Volvo T5 for it just after it was released in April 2003. Its power is exhilerating and it has a lot of "pedal" in gears 3 through 6.
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Who knew a Volvo could be this much fun?
By boondoc on 01/12/04 00:00 AM (PST)

Vehicle

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

Review

It's strange to think that I'm driving one of the faster yet also one of the safer cars on the road. With a car of this caliber, a manual transmission is a must. Auto shouldn't even be offered. Pretty much set on buying the 330xi until I noticed the R existed -- on this web site as a matter of fact.
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Not Your Father's Volvo
By sesvs43 on 01/08/04 00:00 AM (PST)

Vehicle

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

Review

Without a doubt this is the best sports sedan for the price, hands down. With all factors considered (performance, comfort, quality, reliability, technology and cost of insurance), there is not a luxary sports sedan on the road that can touch it for the money. I have previously owned BMW and Mercedes sport sedans. While BMW and Mercedes provide a better car in some areas, when you factor in the whole package, these cars cost thousands (10-20K) more to outdo the S60R. From a performance standpoint, go ahead and drive one, it will leave non high- performance V8's and most 6's staring at the S60 R's tail-lights. It's a wolf in sheep's clothing!
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