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Volvo S60R -the fist few weeks
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By witek
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2004 Volvo S60 R 4dr Sedan AWD (2.5L 5cyl Turbo 6M)


Review

More I'm driving this svede's rocket,
more I like it. Excellent acceleration
and throttle response. Good, thight
steering and very immpresive cornering
ability. Fun to drive!


Best Features

The acceleration abilty of this car is fantastic. So is handling. Stereo system good, with enough wattage and perfect sound.


Worst Features

The cars for "city" market should be equipped with 17" rims. The 18" does not have enough rubber to cushion these bumps and potholes.


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After one month
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By Spirerock
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2004 Volvo S60 T5 Fwd 4dr Sedan (2.3L 5cyl Turbo 5M)


Review

I've had my T5 FWD since 05/01/04 and
it's been everything that I expected.
Road handling, fuel economy (31 road)
and performance (love that turbo!) are
outstanding. You need to get used to
the bit of understeer that is
purposefully built into the car. It
makes for great road handling, but is
initially a bit awkward when parking in
close spaces.


Best Features

It is a graceful, confident feeling car to drive. It's styling sets it apart from other sports sedans.


Worst Features

6 CD Changer should be standard for the price. Cup holders need to be more realistically proportioned.


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Best AWD purchase
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By flying uittos
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2004 Volvo S60 2.5T AWD 4dr Sedan (2.5L 5cyl Turbo 5A)


Review

We test drove and researched many 2004
AWD sedans. BMW 325xi, great
car/service but too pricey w/options.
VW Passat GLX 4motion, no fold down
rear seats (picky, I know, util you
need them). Audi A4 3.0 quattro, too
pricey w/options. Subaru Legacy
2.5GT/Outback, good value, proven AWD,
but underpowered motor and nearly as
much $$$ w/options as our Volvo. S60
was greatest value for the money
especially w/family on the way. Equal
to other German offerings but not as
harsh on city streets. Uses same AWD
system as Subaru. 28mpg! Very solid
car, but quick on its feet...gotta love
the Turbo! tip: Do your research & test
drive on a rainy/snowy day.


Best Features

Seats!Absolute best out there!Smooth engine/tranny.Sport tuned suspension/no torque steer, tiny turbo lag.Quiet interior.Roomy: trunk,rr seats+frnt pass seat folds down,rear head rests fold down at touch of button,one touch windows/sunroof,dual climate controls.Did I mention the seats?


Worst Features

EVERY car needs more rear leg room.Just one more inch!I'm 6'1" so short trips (<2hours) are comfortable in back. Milage is 21/28 but 38 would be better!S60 needs better turning radius.Won't mention cup holder design=Volvo already changed it for O5'Overall awsome car!No regrets!


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love this car
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By spike4u2u@yahoo.com
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2004 Volvo S60 R 4dr Sedan AWD (2.5L 5cyl Turbo 6M)


Review

The volvo S60 R is a wonderful car
that does everything that it says it
does. I did ALOT of reviewning and car
comparing, The Volvo alway's was a top
contender. Just as soon as i hit the
road and started cornering and giving
it gas I knew I had to get it, which I
did and very happy I did.


Best Features

The power, handling, Suspension Setting.


Worst Features

Maybe some factory dual exhaust


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This is Volvo's M-Series
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By dropthatpuck
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2004 Volvo S60 R 4dr Sedan AWD (2.5L 5cyl Turbo 6M)


Review

I drove and evaluated the new M3 and
535I compared with the Volvo S60R. The
R has better lines and exterior design
than the BMW and the standard power,
although turbocharged, gives you the
torque and power you need to satisfy
even the most discerning motorhead,
particularly with the standard 6-
speed. Turbo lag is nearly non-
existent and even when cruising along
at 70-80mph+ in 6th gear, pressing the
accelerator will push your head back
into the seat. Volvo solid throughout,
great interior (upgrade for Atacama
leather is outrageously expensive - and
it looks like a new baseball glove for
$1,800). Incredible braking power.


Best Features

Ext. design; metalic paint, 18" R type wheels/brakes; 60/40 rear seat with both sides folding into cabin for additional room (w/ ski pass-through); auto up power windows; entire drivetrain including best AWD system I've driven yet; suspension mode feature (partic. adv. mode!).


Worst Features

Inc. ht. of grnd. effects (air dam);Inc. ht. of splr. on trunk to wash under it;Inc. the ht. of the strg. column or let me lower the seat more so my legs are not touching the wheel;prem. sound is lame;Nd. seat heat auto-off;Nd. compass on the RV mirror and put the O.S. temp up there.


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