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.
The car is awesome. I liked it from the first time i sat behind the driver seat. it handles very nice and the acceleration is great. After driving a RAM this car obviously doesn't have the same kind of power, but it's by far more economical and faster. I find my self going well over the speed limit and doesn't even feel like it. Loaded with safety features. I think the only thing I am missing to be my perfect car is the navigation system, and perhaps a lil more space on the back seat, which is perfect for the kids, but not adult passengers. I love it.
This car is comfy with leather seats and they are heated on cold days. Love the horsepower, it is quick and safe. The tech like Bluetooth and keyless entry are nice features.