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.
Comfortable, quiet, smooth, really fast, solid car. what else can you ask for? Drives like a dream. Highly recommend getting the T6 engine if you can find one. Worth it for the extra 50 horsepower. Volvo's interior styling and quality is second to none in its class. The leather is of a higher quality and feel than other luxury cars I have been in. I would take this over a 3 series or an A4 any day of the week. It has ruined all other cars for me.
This car has almost 100k miles on it...and everything still works! Granted, I had to put some money into to get it back up to spec, but everything from the puddle lamps to the Nav system works as it should