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Swedespeed Project XC60 T6 Says Goodbye

posted by on 4 November 2010 in Project XC60 T6 Reviews and Road Tests

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The Volvo XC60 T6 that’s been with us for the past year hasn’t been the sportiest, fastest, roomiest, most comfortable, or most luxurious vehicle we’ve ever spent an extended time testing, but the balance of all those qualities for the price that comes with it is why we’ll miss our little Swedish crossover so much. More…

Swedespeed Project XC60 T6: August 2010 Update

posted by on 24 August 2010 in Feature Cars Project XC60 T6

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In this month’s update with our XC60 project, we visit a Volvo Club of America meet, manage to find some interesting roads in the Midwest, and go in search of a Volvo graveyard. Yes, we find it, and yes it was worth the effort. More…

Swedespeed Project XC60 T6: July 2010 Update

posted by on 26 July 2010 in Project XC60 T6 Reviews and Road Tests

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Our 2010 Volvo XC60 is still a great car to drive and to load up, but now that we’ve had a taste of the next-generation S60, we know there is definitely room for improvement. More…

Project XC60 T6

posted by on 15 July 2010 in Project XC60 T6

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Project XC60 T6 Base Car: 2010 Volvo XC60 T6 Engine: 3.0-liter Inline Six Turbo Transmission: Six-speed Automatic Color: Silver Modifications:Engine:Stock Transmission: Stock Exhaust: Stock Wheels: 20-inch Heico Volution V Tires: Pirelli Scorpion Suspension: H&R Lowering Springs Brakes: Stock Exterior: Stock Lighting: Stock Interior: Stock Stereo: Stock Contact: Stu Fowle More…

Swedespeed Project XC60 Update: Still Smooth Sailing in May

posted by on 20 May 2010 in Project XC60 T6 Reviews and Road Tests

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When we last checked in on our Volvo XC60 long-term test, we’d just added a new set of lowering springs from H&R and were enjoying the slightly firmer and more confident ride. While there’s no argument about the validity of that statement around our office, there is a philosophical debate blossoming about whether or not the sharper ride is a good thing. More…

Swedespeed Project XC60 Update: H&R Lowering Springs

posted by on 23 March 2010 in Project XC60 T6 Technical Features

Since we last checked in on our Volvo XC60, it has gone through a lot of changes. We ended the last update by switching back from our 20-inch Heico five-spoke wheels to the stock setup in hopes of testing the off-the-lot winter handling, as well as the handling and fuel economy differences between our setup. More…

Swedespeed Project XC60 Update: Life in Chicago, a Service Visit, and More

posted by on 8 February 2010 in Project XC60 T6 Technical Features

n mid-January, following our staff gathering for the Detroit Auto Show, the XC60 changed hands and left our man George’s outpost in Pennsylvania to see out the remainder of its year with us at our Chicago home base. The snow hasn’t been bad since, and we’re still craving an opportunity to see how the latest all-road Volvo handles the real nasty stuff. More…

Swedespeed Project XC60 Update: 20-inch Heico Volution V Wheels Go On

posted by on 9 December 2009 in Project XC60 T6 Technical Features

We’ll admit that before the XC60 was added to our garage that we remained skeptical about the whole five-passenger crossover segment. Sure, it’s one of the few growing niches in the automotive sector during this down economy but how fun would it be to drive? More…

Swedespeed Project XC60: Introduction

posted by on 30 October 2009 in Project XC60 T6 Technical Features

It’s hard to deny the luxury crossover segment. While most of the automotive market has slumped or even nose-dived during the recent recession, one of the few bright spots is the niche of car-based 5-passenger SUVs from luxury brands such as Volvo More…