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Great car with just a couple of concerns
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By NYT-GB
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2004 Volvo S60 2.5T AWD 4dr Sedan (2.5L 5cyl Turbo 5A)


Review

The S60AWD is a rewarding and enjoyable
car. The Australian spec AWD is well
equipped. However, the standard 45
series tyres make the ride rougher than
a billy cart ! 50 series tyres are
better but, the ride is still not as
good as the X-Type Jaguar.

Nonetheless, the more I drive the
S60AWD the more fun I have. Performance
and handling are exceptional providing
safety and excitement.

Build quality is first rate and fuel
consumption better than expected - 26
mpg (imperial) around town and over 31
touring.

Beware of flare in the 2nd-3rd gear
change. Dealers can reduce the flare
but Volvo really need to develop a
permanent fix.

Well worth a test drive.


Best Features

- Safety. - Performance and handling. - Four door coupe looks. - Creature comforts. - Thoughtful interior and exterior lighting.


Worst Features

- Fix the flare in 2nd-3rd gear change. - More compliant suspension to cope with rough roads. - Easier access to the ski hole and lay- down back seats. - Bring back station preset buttons on the radio.


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Wolf in Sheep's Clothing
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By george w.
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2004 Volvo S60 R 4dr Sedan AWD (2.5L 5cyl Turbo 6M)


Review

Very camelion car in terms of
performance(from sheep to
wolf).Styling is great with the Sport
Pkg.that includes great ground-
effects.Outstanding mileage for the
first 1200mi.(26mpg.overall;28mpg
highway!


Best Features

Styling with Sport Pkg. Handling Gas mileage


Worst Features

none


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S60R Demands Respect
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By D., Kleronomos
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2004 Volvo S60 R 4dr Sedan AWD (2.5L 5cyl Turbo 6M)


Review

In recent years I have owned a BMW M3,
Audi S4 and the Volvo S60R. This car
can run with the best. The seats are
Lazy Boy comfortable. The adjustable
suspension lets you go from easy
driving to hard sport driving with the
push of a button. If you want to push
this car, it will really go. The only
complaints I have are the pedal
location (gas and brake pedal are too
close together for a size 11.5 shoe),
some minor turbo lag, and the lack of a
quality cup holder for your morning
coffee. It is not as sporty as either
the M3 or S4, but it has more room and
daily driveability. I am very happy
with my purchase.


Best Features

Seats are unbelievably comfortable. The factory stereo is awesome. Car is easy to drive when you are on the phone drinking coffee and a race car when you have the time to think about driving it hard. I wish I would have gotten the manual transmission!!


Worst Features

Pedals should be farther apart for larger footed drivers. Turbo lag needs some work. Better all season tires could also help.


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Thank goodness for my S60
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By luvmys60
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2004 Volvo S60 2.5T Fwd 4dr Sedan (2.5L 5cyl Turbo 5A)


Review

I recently bought a brand-new 2004 Saab
9-3 Arc and it was a very nice car, the
only problem was that it had too many
problems. No, this wasn't a display
model. Under the lemon law, Saab bought
my car back and I switched to a
brand-new 2004 Volvo S60 2.5T and I am
proud to say that I am very well
pleased. The seats are slightly more
comfortable than the 9-3 and the
interior feels richer. The speaker
system is (out of a possible 10) 0.1
points away from beating the 9-3's
speaker system. Well, I'm must happier
that I switched to a Volvo!


Best Features

Dolby stereo system, seats, high-quality interior, sleek lines, almost everything!


Worst Features

5-spoke alloys


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If you can only have ONE CAR...
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By Shadowfax R
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2004 Volvo S60 R 4dr Sedan AWD (2.5L 5cyl Turbo 6M)


Review

This is the car to get if you can only
have ONE car. It is luxurious and
fast, without the S4/M3/C32AMG price
tag, but arguably without the status
either. It doesn't perform (speed and
handling) like the cheaper EVO or STI ,
but it's a car you can drive to a
business event and take long road trips
without punishing you and your
passengers with the ride quality. The
S60R is tastefully understated and
doesn't attract unwanted attention, but
yet an automobile connoisseur will know
exactly what it is and what it can do.
It is the best all-around car in the
$40k range. If you can have 2 cars,
then I would get a roadster and an SUV.


Best Features

Adjustable electronic suspension. Blue metallic guages. Comfortable and supportive seats. Thick steering wheel. 6-spd manual tranny. Plenty low end torque. Perfect "sleeper" car. Deep trunk. Huge Brembo brakes. Built like a tank. Best luxury performance sedan for the money.


Worst Features

High beams not sufficient. Poor gas mileage. Poor turning radius. No satellite radio option (04). Awkward front cupholders. Everything controlled by software. Pirellis not durable for city streets. Little aftermarket performance parts available. High curb weight.


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