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2004 Volvo S60 R

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R 2.5L 5-cyl. Turbo AWD 6-speed Manual - (119 reviews )

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2004 S60R AWD Manual
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By Jackseth
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2004 Volvo S60 R R 4dr Sedan AWD (2.5L 5cyl Turbo 6M)


Review

Excellent AWD handling. 6speed shifts
well. Launching car from stop is
tricky, as the clutch engages at the
top end and is very 'springy'. Minimal
turbo lag. Lots of engine noise at
high RPM. On the mountain roads, at
speed, this car turns into a beast.
Very fast, very agile. The upper
limits of this car are beyond most
drivers.


Best Features

Interior \ exterior treatments. Seats, stereo, Acceleration, handling, braking, 3 driver modes that actually work! AWD


Worst Features

Clutch take up. Cup holders and center console. Pedal positions discourage 'heel toe' shifting


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


Review

I was looking for a performance sedan
for quite some time, and decided to
test drive the S60 R just as a joke.
After driving it, and learning more
about the amazing technology features
on board, I couldn't stop talking
about it. I usually prefer German and
Japanese cars, and I test drove the
BMW 330 xi, the Audi A4 3.0, the new
S4, and the infiniti G35 coupe. It
took me 6 months to finally convince
myself that the S60 R was just a
better overall package of performance
and practicality. It just provide the
best of all comfort, performance, fun
with the best seats in the automotive
industry. The engine is a marvel
particularly with the 6 Speed Manual.


Best Features

The 4C adaptive suspension is really effective, and enhances the dynamics, and handling of the car quite well. I really like the Navigation system, which provides an easy to use interface, and detailed directions. Not to mention the superb Stereo system with the in-dash CD changer.


Worst Features

I feel that it has a rather wide turning radius (42.7 ft) which makes it a little harder to maneuver in tight areas. Otherwise it is just an amazing performance machine.


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


Review

Loved it as soon as I
saw it. Looked at Jaguar X & S Types,
not sporty enough. Got the 6 manual, 4
disc in-dash CD, nav system, 18"
wheels, sport package with ground
effects. The sport package really
dresses the car up nice. I get alot of
looks & compliments. The nav system is
very good, alot of good & useful
options. The active suspension & three
settings are great. You can feel the
suspension really change as soon as you
push the button. The engine loves to
be pushed. This is truly a car that
can be driven comfortably on weekdays
and driven like a sport sedan on the
weekend. Volvo safety speaks for
itself. They really


Best Features

Black & dark blue interior, engine, nav system. AWD, 6 speed manual, truly changeable suspension settings, Dolby Pro Logic, pockets in front of seats, good storage. Steering feels really nice. Forgives driver when pushed too far, active suspesion. Dealer.


Worst Features

Can't see radio display with polarized sunglasses. Car doesn't lock automatically after moving forward. The turning radius is large. Use buttons for favorite station presets, the 20 preset knob is a little cumbersome. No volume number displayed. Add rear parking sensor.


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Solid performance at any speed!
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By Volvojoe
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2004 Volvo S60 R R 4dr Sedan AWD (2.5L 5cyl Turbo 6M)


Review

This car feels glued to the road
regardless of the speed you are
traveling. In fact, I can't wait to
accelerate through the curves in the
road or expressway on-ramps. The
overall precision built into this car
is evident in the adjustable suspension
and 4-C system - Heck, even the clock
and speedometer are dead on! Warning:
You will find yourself putting more
miles on this car than originally
anticipated due to the Fun-Factor!


Best Features

Blue leather interior. Extremely good looking exterior. Quality trunk and door hardware/hinges. Comfortable seats. Good head-room. Xenon headlights. Climate controls that keep the cabin at temperature. AWD, DSTC, & 4-C (this car makes it look like I can drive better than I can)


Worst Features

After 5k miles, this car looks and performs like the day I bought it - flawlessly. Overall mileage is about 22 mpg; at posted speeds on the highway this car gets 28 mpg. One area for improvement would be more gauge information - oil pressure, turbo boost, voltage, tire pressure, ect.


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S60R, 5 spd auto
Performance
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By calberry
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2004 Volvo S60 R R 4dr Sedan AWD (2.5L 5cyl Turbo 6M)


Review

I've only owned this car for a month
but so far its a hoot. It looks great,
performs great and is a joy to drive.
I have the 5 spd auto transmission and
consquently there is noticeable turbo
lag. Under accerleration it is hard to
drive smoothly.


Best Features

Wonderful seats and an excellant stero.


Worst Features

At low speed turns you get noise and vibration up through the steering colum, this needs to be addressed.


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