2004 Volvo S60 Consumer Review: This is Volvo's M-Series

2004 Volvo S60 - Consumer Review

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

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This is Volvo's M-Series
By dropthatpuck on


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


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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