The S60 R does not disappoint, well other than the turning radius. The 3 position suspension setting is great, the Comfort setting is still sporty enough that I leave it there most of the time. Sport setting is great for spirited driving and the Advanced setting is very stiff and perfect for hard driving on smooth roads, but not very comfortable for everyday driving. The 300hp engine has plenty of power with slight turbo lag below 2000. Fuel economy is not quite as good as I hoped with an average of 19mpg for mixed driving while pure highway average can be as good as 26mpg with a steady foot and flat road. The all wheel drive definitely helps cornering performance and boy does this thing corner. The 4C system is always monitoring so just a slight step out of the rear end will bring out the corrections from the system, I�ve seen the stability control light blink on a couple times letting me know it�s doing something. Fit and finish is superb in this car with clever convenience features everywhere� they thought of everything. Rear seat leg room is minimal for tall people without moving the front seats forward a good amount. The front seats, while well bolstered, take a little while to break in under the thighs. Until they do, they lead to slight discomfort on long drives. The rear seat leg room and initial front seat comfort led to the lower score for comfort. The turning radius is pretty lousy though I found this out in research before making the decision to get this model. The R model was designed to compete with the well known German performance saloons and I think it�s right up there. All-in-all I�m very pleased with this car, you can�t beat the price for the performance.
I traded my 1998 Volvo for Life for a 2007 Volvo S60, because the 1998 Volvo was costing too much to keep for life. The S60 is a marked improvement over everything in the 1998 version. It is "peppier", more comfortable, better features, and better looking. I'm happy with my decision.
The Volvo S60 R is a great bang for the buck car. I have owned a 2004 and now a 2007. The seats are fantastic. The interior while not as flashy as say an Acura is laid out well. Has plenty of pull on the highway. And when combined with winter tires there isn't much weather that can slow the AWD down. Some of the down sides of the car. The trunk isn't small per say its just laid out weird and it prevents you from getting large items into it. The back seats can be cramped for adults. There is no such thing as a U turn in this car it has a huge turning radius which sometimes can make driving in tight situations difficult. 18" rims are extremely fragile and easily bent. Our 04 went through 4 of them. Our 07 has the 17" rims and so far so good with them. The 4C suspension system can cause the back end to hop out when driving over bumps at high speed. If your thinking of buying a used one make sure you do your homework on that car. You would want to make sure it has been taken care of. Some of the common mechanical failures on this car are the angle gear (about $3000) to replace, leaky struts and shocks at a cost of $1000 per corner. You will definitely want some sort of extended warranty and a repair place that is familiar with the car. There are big differences between the regular S60 and the S60 R.