2004 Volvo S60 Consumer Review: Smooth Ride, but at what cost?

2004 Volvo S60 - Consumer Review

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

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Smooth Ride, but at what cost?
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2004 Volvo S60 R 4dr Sedan AWD (2.5L 5cyl Turbo 6M)


This car is amazing. Definitely an eye turner. Great acceleration in top gear when pulling away from traffic or overtaking slower cars. I have a geartronic and I believe that it needs to be six gears and not five (Volvo corrects this with the latest models). The front seats are comfortable for taller people. There's a lack of storage space for things but otherwise not bad. I noticed fuel economy got better after approx 15K miles. Can somebody please do something about the turning radius and the wheels?

Best Features

Free services until 30K miles; in dash CD changer; both front and rear fog lights (a must in Europe); trunk space; superior traction and control

Worst Features

Turning radius; wheels (too easy to damage); cd changer should be at least 6 instead of 4 (never mind that earlier changers had to be replaced); DIM module needed to fix odometer issues; geartronic should have acceleration ratios improved and not have such a drastic drop off from manual
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