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By tvdon on
2012 Volvo S60 T5 4dr Sedan (2.5L 5cyl Turbo 6A)
I'm a long time Saab and Audi owner, and thought I wanted a supercharged A6. Until I drove the S60. While it doesn't deliver the same power, it combines performance, safety, and comfort in an almost perfect combination. And it's priced right. Been driving it since March, and I love it. Could handle a little better at the limits, but dynamic suspension and/or AWD might address that for those that are concerned. This car is as comfortable and powerful as my Aero, with loads of tech, and personality. Black on black. I am very satisfied so far, and enjoy every drive. More interior room that 3 series or A4. Getting 25.5 combined (with a lead foot) and 30 on pure highway trips. Hard to beat. Nice!
Great safety features. Good tech stuff. Like the bluetooth, BLIS, backup cam, and stereo.
Not too keen on no spare tire, but don't want to take up all trunk space with one. Should be a well for it. Wish there had been AWD option for T5 in '12. Would like to see a Polstar flash option for T5 at some point.
I asked the dealer you can get a polester tuning upgrade after you buy the car for about $1300. It will add about $25 HP. Better than a nav. system. Polester does all kinds of tuning and and you could go futher with it if you have the bucks. There are T6's that they have managed to get 505 HP out of the 6 cycl but they did lot of work on cylinders, timing, intake, exhaust, etc. google it. you will be amazed. edm