2006 Volvo S60 R 4dr Sedan AWD (2.5L 5cyl Turbo 6M)
Was looking for a car for my wife that had safety, comfort, looks and speed. Also didn't want a common choice (Audi, Infinity, Acura, BMW) however we tested them all. The S60R was a real suprise in the interior department - VERY plush and comfortable. Back seat is for children only, though. Trunk is large, and doors are easy to enter/exit. Safety features are everywhere. Exterior is real sharp with sleek lines and sporty look. The fun part of this car is it's speed and handling. High velocity going around a big bend in "advanced" is thrilling - tight with great control. Not the sweetest of sounds when under full throttle, but does grow on you. Brakes are teriffic.
Interior fit and finish/comfort; handling; quick shifts; sporty look; Xenon low AND high beams; brakes; "fun to drive" factor; beat unsuspecting BMW 330's; exclusivity; lots of standard equipment
Turning radius is crap; rear seating is cramped; sounds of 5 cylinder engine under full throttle in cabin is like a turbo charged blender - grows on you though;