2006 Volvo S60 R 4dr Sedan AWD (2.5L 5cyl Turbo 6M)
In a matter of a second my fuel sipping, turbo spooling Saab, as well as my ego, plowed into a short bus.
A week later Saab went bust.
After much deliberation, I picked up a 2006 S60R with a 100,000 warranty for $16k.
This car is FAST and makes the noise of 1/2 a Lamborghini Gallardo.
The adjustable suspension and stereo are amazing.
This car does take some getting used to, however.
I cannot start the engine without feeling as though it guzzled an 1/8th of a tank.
The turning circle makes you think of Kirstie Alley trying to do gymnastics, when in a parking lot.
Once you unleash it on the road however, all of that disappears as fast the cars in your rear view mirror.
Seats, Dolby 11 speaker stereo, Big Brembo Brakes, exhaust note, modulating ride quality based on mood, xenon headlights, heated seats, not being a Mercedes or BMW.
A Volvo to some, a S60 to others and and R for those who matter.
Turning circle, fuel economy, more driver-side legroom, stock iPod connectivity, better radio antenna, a simple sat nav.