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R 2.5L 5-cyl. Turbo AWD 6-speed Manual - (117 reviews )
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By JYH
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2004 Volvo S60 R R 4dr Sedan AWD (2.5L 5cyl Turbo 6M)


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Loved it as soon as I saw it. Looked at Jaguar X & S Types, not sporty enough. Got the 6 manual, 4 disc in-dash CD, nav system, 18" wheels, sport package with ground effects. The sport package really dresses the car up nice. I get alot of looks & compliments. The nav system is very good, alot of good & useful options. The active suspension & three settings are great. You can feel the suspension really change as soon as you push the button. The engine loves to be pushed. This is truly a car that can be driven comfortably on weekdays and driven like a sport sedan on the weekend. Volvo safety speaks for itself. They really


Favorite Features

Black & dark blue interior, engine, nav system. AWD, 6 speed manual, truly changeable suspension settings, Dolby Pro Logic, pockets in front of seats, good storage. Steering feels really nice. Forgives driver when pushed too far, active suspesion. Dealer.


Suggested Improvements

Can't see radio display with polarized sunglasses. Car doesn't lock automatically after moving forward. The turning radius is large. Use buttons for favorite station presets, the 20 preset knob is a little cumbersome. No volume number displayed. Add rear parking sensor.


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Solid performance at any speed!
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By Volvojoe
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2004 Volvo S60 R R 4dr Sedan AWD (2.5L 5cyl Turbo 6M)


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This car feels glued to the road regardless of the speed you are traveling. In fact, I can't wait to accelerate through the curves in the road or expressway on-ramps. The overall precision built into this car is evident in the adjustable suspension and 4-C system - Heck, even the clock and speedometer are dead on! Warning: You will find yourself putting more miles on this car than originally anticipated due to the Fun-Factor!


Favorite Features

Blue leather interior. Extremely good looking exterior. Quality trunk and door hardware/hinges. Comfortable seats. Good head-room. Xenon headlights. Climate controls that keep the cabin at temperature. AWD, DSTC, & 4-C (this car makes it look like I can drive better than I can)


Suggested Improvements

After 5k miles, this car looks and performs like the day I bought it - flawlessly. Overall mileage is about 22 mpg; at posted speeds on the highway this car gets 28 mpg. One area for improvement would be more gauge information - oil pressure, turbo boost, voltage, tire pressure, ect.


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


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I've only owned this car for a month but so far its a hoot. It looks great, performs great and is a joy to drive. I have the 5 spd auto transmission and consquently there is noticeable turbo lag. Under accerleration it is hard to drive smoothly.


Favorite Features

Wonderful seats and an excellant stero.


Suggested Improvements

At low speed turns you get noise and vibration up through the steering colum, this needs to be addressed.


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By chiro444
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2004 Volvo S60 R R 4dr Sedan AWD (2.5L 5cyl Turbo 6M)


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This is the perfect car for me. All wheel drive, 6 speed manual transmission, electronic suspension and 300 horsepower. Plus it safisfies the need for a "family car" with four doors and reasonable gas mileage.


Favorite Features

This car is always smooth, no matter how hard or soft you mash the gas pedal. It never loses it's composure.


Suggested Improvements

Rims that don't scrape so easily on the outside when you bump a curb.


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


Review

Great stealth performer. Picked the S60R over the '04 Acura TL for the 300 HP and 4 wheel drive. Had to bargain hard with the dealers for the car and a little difficult to find. Love the 6 spd. manual. Looked at the GPS, but not worth the price for the functionality I saw.


Favorite Features

4 wheel drive, 300 HP, active suspension, great acceleration, trunk accessories and folding rear seats, stealth (it's a Volvo!)


Suggested Improvements

Fix the turning radius. Stereo controls take some getting use to. Storage (cups, phone, maps) a little sparse. Ride height in urban situations can be dangerous. Just replaced exhaust and drive train (very expensive. Rear seats are a little tight.


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