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2004 Volvo S60 R

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Is there a better sport sedan?
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By jon heberling
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2004 Volvo S60 R R 4dr Sedan AWD (2.5L 5cyl Turbo 6M)


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With IPD ECU and exhaust 335 hp. The Brembo brakes should be on all volvos, they would be a great selling point. Where can one find more comfortable seats? Performance is outrageous. The grip in snow and ice is quite assuring. Not being a racing driver I cannot address subtelties in steering, but I doubt that a BMW M3 or a $50,000 Mercedes could compare to this one. An Audi S4 weighs 300# more, so could not handle as well. A truly wonderful car this Volvo. The atacama leather too is unmatched by the competition.


Worst Features

Lose more weight. Use simpler technology like cranks on windows and for seat adjustment. Also I question the use of huge tires where one must drive in wet conditions.


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Great All-Arounder
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By Dan
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2004 Volvo S60 R R 4dr Sedan AWD (2.5L 5cyl Turbo 6M)


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I live in Germany and wanted something appropriate for the Autobahn and weather. My requirements were AWD and at least 300 hp, and safety was also a concern. I looked at and drove Audi, BMW and Mercedes. For the price range, there was nothing that compared to the Volvo S60R. An absolute blast to drive and comfortable. Crusing at 130 mph is effortless and very stable. With snow tires, it will drive through anything. Only gripe I have with it is the HORRIBLE turning radius....a real pain while in Europe.


Best Features

Torque, appearance and comfort


Worst Features

Would be nice if Volvo could tighten the turning radius a bit...it's really bad! Some more hp would also be nice, but you can only get so much out of 2.5 liters.


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By Stu
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2004 Volvo S60 R R 4dr Sedan AWD (2.5L 5cyl Turbo 6M)


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The last two years of ownership were a joy. Great power, excellent design and workmenship similar to Japanese products.


Best Features

After a couple years of driving, never got bored with the car. Special order color, I think it's called "shout green", makes it very unique.


Worst Features

Wide turning radius and CD player only holds four CDs. Other then that, a great car.


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First Expensive Car ...
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By John Sanfilippo
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2004 Volvo S60 R R 4dr Sedan AWD (2.5L 5cyl Turbo 6M)


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Car is very fun to drive. I do not use it as an everyday car so when I do drive it what a treat! The car is clean, smooth, and the sound system is very, very good. (I enjoy music and understand subtles others may not. Try listening to the Beatles "I Am the Eggman" the separation from the Dolby II Pro Logic is unbelievable. Or you Rush Fans listening to "Subdivision" -- you will be blown away.


Best Features

Great handling. Great 2nd, 3rd, and 4th gears. Radio ...


Worst Features

DVD player in the back for long trips (Need to keep the kids entertained.) I would like first gear to be more aggressive.


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Euro Fun without a Roundel
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By SMack
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2004 Volvo S60 R R 4dr Sedan AWD (2.5L 5cyl Turbo 6M)


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We have owned a number of BMWs and like their balance and drivability. When we saw the high performance Volvo at a much more reasonable price than an M car, we had to try it. Car has great styling, raw power, sophisticated suspension and powerful brakes. The interior is very comfortable and the seats are simply the best. The car is stable and corners very flat. There is no real noticable turbo lag. The suspension is expectedly stiff, even on the "comfort" setting. Engine is not as smooth as some others but it comes across a bit as a hot rod. It is pretty thirsty when driving spiritedly (which you will want to do often). The S60R is a bargain and we have been very pleased.


Best Features

Engine Power, Ohlins Suspension, Brembo Brakes and interior sport/comfort.


Worst Features

Poor turning radius, confusing audio controls and it is easy to scuff the expensive wheels. The suspension setup could be a bit better sorted out as the rebound can be unsettling over road irregularities.


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