R doesn't stand for Reliability
By Greg on
2005 Volvo S60 R 4dr Sedan (2.5L 5cyl Turbo 6M)
I've had the S60R for about one year now; it's a blast to drive, sporty and luxurious. The navigation works well, but does not have voice activation or a touch screen. So far I've averaged at least one trip to the dealer per month for "nuisance" problems and technical bulletin fixes. The 6 speed will make even the most seasoned stick drivers feel like a 16 year old learning to drive a manual tranny, it's never the same clutch twice. In spite of these shortcomings, Volvo has done a nice job entering into the M3 and S4 realm. The R can hang with either car and not embarrass itself. Just be prepared to fork over alot of cash at the pump.
Brembo brakes 4C Adjustable Suspension Navigation system Blue dash gauges
Improve reliability!! Bigger intercooler to reduce turbo lag.