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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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Five reasons to get a Volvo S60 2.5T fwd
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By vooman
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2004 Volvo S60 2.5T Fwd 4dr Sedan (2.5L 5cyl Turbo 5A)


Review

1) The leather seats that come with the
sport package are incredible. 2) The
power of the car is right sized for the
specific front wheel drive version. 3)
The S60 receives a one rating in the
five star ratin system with five being
the worst, meaning that the Volvo S60
has the highest rating for maintaining
the value of the car 4) Sleek and
sporty looking but still a four dour
sedan that makes the car very versatile
5) An incredible 8 speaker sound system
and radio, even at the stock level.
Volvo works very closely with Dolby
Labs, Bose, Harman Industries, Nokia,
Dynaudio, Alpine Electronics, and
Mitsubishi Electronics.


Best Features

The seats, power, looks and the audio system. Moreover, the car is five star rated and holds it's value well compared to competing models.


Worst Features

The steering is somewhat lose and it needs to tighten up at higher speeds. This is the only negative I can find, everything else is stellar.


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im happy
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By stray dog
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2004 Volvo S60 R 4dr Sedan AWD (2.5L 5cyl Turbo 6M)


Review

I really like this car! Prevously I
had an 01 acura TL. THe performance of
this car is awsome, the interoir is
really nice, the look is great and
there are not many on the roads, so
whoever owns an awd s60 R will have a
special car. The only thing that could
be good or bad for the car, is that
they are going to make them next year.


Best Features

stereo is great and the engine


Worst Features

trunk release in the inside, an extra 12 volt slot so i can use 2 at same time ( radar detector and charge cell phone)


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Fix the Turning Radius
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2004 Volvo S60 R 4dr Sedan AWD (2.5L 5cyl Turbo 6M)


Review

I am extremely dissappointed that
Edmunds didn't list the turning radius
as it's #1 con. There is nothing more
frustrating than not being able to
make a u-turn on a 2 lane highway
without having to back up. My wife's
2002 Honda Odessey Minivan has a
bettter turning radius than this. My
recent rental 2004 Chevy Malibu has a
better turning radius. If you drive
in California which requires many u-
turns and tight parking spots think
twice about buying this car. Volvo
has to fix this!! Other than that it
is fun to drive and a great value
considering what you are getting for
the Money. I wish I performed U-Turns
on the test drive.


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R you having this much fun?
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By ctekjeff
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2004 Volvo S60 R 4dr Sedan AWD (2.5L 5cyl Turbo 6M)


Review

Love my R. Fast and furious looks with the sport
package which makes it stand out from the crowd
of Audis and BMW's. Car changes behivior at the
touch of a button from comfort to race car. The
seats are excellent. The turbo is awsome. Sound
system is great. Absolute fun to drive. Does not
attract too much attention from police (yet).


Best Features

Seats, 803 radio, engine performance. External styling especially with sports package - Looks like an angry Volvo.


Worst Features

Aux. port for digital music accessories. Ride height adjustment for curbs, driveways and bad parking lots. 'Off' button for 4C system. Tire technology not caught up with 18" tire load, pick a different manufacture than Pirelli. More time in the day to drive!


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