Ha ha, my father-in-laws Merc has got a button for dropping the rear headrests, what a great toy. Sat playing with it for ages like Homer Simpson "Headrests go up, headrests go down, headrests go up, headrests go down.................."
Am starting to really like the new shape of the Volvos. The noses make them look shorter and sportier.
I test drove one of these 8 months ago and it was a bit of a rocketship. I didn't seriously consider it due to the running costs, - mpg, insurance etc. I also test drove the S60 D5 (185 bhp) and that was equally impressive. With 400 NM of torque available on the D5 (same as S60 R) in every day driving it was just as quick and very very smooth.
I think as a new car anyone would be mad to buy an S60 R because the residuals are awful but for a second hand buy they are outstanding value, if you can afford to run it!
I really liked the S60 but the only complaint I had was that it felt too much like a motorway cruiser and simply didn't have the sort of handling I wanted for cross country driving so in the end I opted for the VRs.
Nice motor anyway - hope you enjoy it - I certainly see the attraction.
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