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Does anyone else like these?

My wife and family think I'm mad - I really like the S60 T5

And chipped they go to 310bhp [}:)]

Is it because I'm 32 [?]
 

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Quote: posted by MOB on 07/02/2005 10:51:58

.....Is it because I'm 32 [?]

LOL[:D]

Don't worry, it's not an age thing they really are very good!

I had a V40 with sport suspension - handled like a go-kart, shame about the image! Volvos are getting better dynamically since the mid-90s. The S60 was the first of the really good ones, but you'll still notice the change in quality from the VWs.

I wouldn't personally 'cos over 300bhp through the front wheels is just silly - then again there's always the S60 R........

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300bhp and 4wd as standard - think what that does with a chip....!!![}:)]
 

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My dad had an early 850 T5R back in the day - what an awesome sleeper! That thing flew on the motorway!

A good friend has an S60R chipped by RICA. 340bhp 330lbs/ft torque... Stunning car, all the little understated syling, like brembos, subtle boot-lid spoiler etc.. really nice touches.

Another thing that makes this a great all-rounder is the "on-the-fly" adaptatble suspension setup which allows you to alternate between Comfort, Sports and Advanced Sport - really cool feature!

I was seriously gonna sell my GTI and buy one of these, however the only thing that drew me back was the boot - why they didn't design it to open wider like a hatch I don't know? Watch out for that.

http://www.rs6.com/forum/showthread.php?s=&threadid=573 - Really good comparison and in-depth review of the car and its closest competitors [:)]
 

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my mate has an s60 2 litre turbo and its a lot of car for the cash. once you get em wound up they go well and are bolted together well. I like them and i'm only 28, the s60 r is an awesome car as the old t5 motors were
 

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I echo daniel99weed - mate of mine has a 2.0T S60 and it's a lovely car - fabulous 5.1 sound system in his (I think it's standard fare too).
 

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Yeh it is standard and it should sound good the car weighs, and looks from certain angles [;)], like the Albert hall.
 

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I wouldn't personally 'cos over 300bhp through the front wheels is just silly - then again there's always the S60 R........

That's okay because the R is 4wd.
 

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Quote: posted by spencert on 08/02/2005 14:50:41

I wouldn't personally 'cos over 300bhp through the front wheels is just silly - then again there's always the S60 R........

That's okay because the R is 4wd.

Sorry - was I too subtle.....[;)]
 

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WOW, that Volvo sounds great... hmmm... Maybe chop in Bora for one of those, I was originally gonna get an S60 instead of the Bora, but we walked into VW first!
 

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If Volvo's didnt have such terrible depreciation I would happily own one, particularly a T5! Had a S40 T4 company car, really liked it, and didnt feel anything like a tank!
 

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You know it makes sense Mark!!!

Recall the ride i gave you in my T5????

Just be prepared for the running & servicing costs.

Ohh and a RICA re-map is essential!!!
 

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Quote: posted by bjs144 on 08/02/2005 19:23:54

Recall the ride i gave you in my T5????

I still have flashbacks [:(] [B)]
 

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Quote: posted by MOB on 08/02/2005 19:43:36

Quote: posted by bjs144 on 08/02/2005 19:23:54

Recall the ride i gave you in my T5????

I still have flashbacks [:(] [B)]

Hahahahahaha

Just buy one!!!
 
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