2012 Volvo S60 Long-Term Road Test


2012 Volvo S60 T5: Why Did They Do That?

November 18, 2011

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This is the shifter arrangement on our S60 as viewed from the driver's seat. Not a big deal, but...

Wouldn't it make more sense if it looked like this:

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I prefer the manual gate be a little closer to home.

Just a thought.

Otherwise, and despite its placement, this car has a terrific Sport mode. Slap the lever over into the manual gate, and without moving it fore or aft, the throttle response quickens and gears hold longer. The whole driving experience becomes more engaging.

Nice.

Josh Jacquot, Senior editor

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