This is Why I Like Automatics - 2012 Volvo S60 T5 Long-Term Road Test
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2012 Volvo S60 Long-Term Road Test

2012 Volvo S60 T5: This is Why I Like Automatics

February 15, 2012

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It's 6:12 and one of my coworkers (who lives in my neighborhood and isn't James Riswick) calls to ask if I'm near the office. "I am," I say, "just about a mile from it on an errand and then right home. Probably 10 min until I hit the office and then home." They ask if I can stop to pick something up they'd left in the office. "Sure! NP. Home by 7." It was rush hour, sure, but it's only about 9 miles, that seemed reasonable.

At 6:32 I called them back. "I'm going to have to revise my time estimate. I've gone about 900 feet since we last talked."

Things only got worse from there...

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Before I moved to LA I never thought that I'd advocate for more automatics. But five years of dealing with sub 5mph commutes and a knee surgery have me praising the new generation of fast, fully-controllable automatics.

Mike Magrath, Features Editor @ 13,316 miles


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