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I'm looking into purchasing a new to me car here in a couple months. I want to do as much research as possible so I know exactly what I am getting. I've pretty much narrowed it down to an 04-07 STI or an 06 S60 R. I know just about nothing about Volvos but have always liked the S40 and S60 R.<p>I currently have a 2000 Audi S4 and if any of you know the B5 S4, you know it's not a cheap car to maintain, mod, or repair. <p>What kind of things should I expect with the S60 R? <br>How reliable are they? <br>How are the transmissions (6sp Manual)? <br>Do they have "weak spots"?<br>Do they have any typical problems and issues?<br>Are they expensive to maintain?<br>Are they expensive to repair?<br>How easy are they to mod?<br>How expensive are they to mod?<br>What's the life expectancy of them?<br>What turbo do they have?<br>How good is this turbo?<br>How is the AWD system in this car?<br>How does it handle?<br>How is the interior?<br>Does the interior hold up well?<p><br>
 

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Re: 2006 S60 R Questions (06R)

What kind of things should I expect with the S60 R? <br>worst<br>How reliable are they? <br>un<br>How are the transmissions (6sp Manual)? <br>good<br>Do they have "weak spots"?<br>many<br>Do they have any typical problems and issues?<br>yes<br>Are they expensive to maintain?<br>yes<br>Are they expensive to repair?<br>yes<br>How easy are they to mod?<br>easy if you have money....to some extent<br>How expensive are they to mod?<br>see above<br>What's the life expectancy of them?<br>warranty expiration<br>What turbo do they have?<br>kkk24<br>How good is this turbo?<br>how good is an apple?<br>How is the AWD system in this car?<br>sucks<br>How does it handle?<br>depends on what you use as measuring stick<br>How is the interior?<br>good<br>Does the interior hold up well?<br>yes, except the drivers seat<p><br>
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>06R</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I want to do as much research as possible so I know exactly what I am getting.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>That's what this forum is for.<p><TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>kmagnuss</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">How do I use the search button?</TD></TR></TABLE><p>And here's how to get there. Happy exploring.<p>
 

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Hmm... funny how virtually all of my search results came up empty or not what I am looking for, thus why I asked here.
 

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I dunno, I've had my '06 for just over three years now and it's been pretty much trouble-free. I do all the maintenance myself, including all the add-on's, and have only had it to the dealer for a few warranty items. The Nordkap seats have had some wear issues (already got a new driver's seat), the alignment from the factory was way off (I forgot to have it checked before I took delivery), and I had one piece of trim on a door that was slightly misaligned. Other than that, it's been a great car.
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>06R</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Hmm... funny how virtually all of my search results came up empty or not what I am looking for, thus why I asked here.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Use the google search button. No spoon feeding here.<br>
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>06R</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Hmm... funny how virtually all of my search results came up empty or not what I am looking for, thus why I asked here.</TD></TR></TABLE><p><A HREF="http://forums.swedespeed.com/zerothread?id=45546" TARGET="_blank">http://forums.swedespeed.com/zerothread?id=45546</A><p>FWIW.......buy the STI. It seems to fit your desires a bit more.
 

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Re: 2006 S60 R Questions (06R)

How reliable are they? <br> I've had a few problems that I caught under warranty, but nothing in awhile. Not terrible reliability, not great.<p>How are the transmissions (6sp Manual)? <br> I like mine just fine, no complaints.<p>Do they have "weak spots"?<br> Yes, the clutch and angle gear are both expensive fixes. The nordkap leather tends to wear excessively. There are lot of other little bugs that can crop up, but those are the big ones.<p>Are they expensive to maintain?<br>Are they expensive to repair?<br>How easy are they to mod?<br>How expensive are they to mod?<br> These are all probably comparable to Audi, if you're looking for something cheaper, this isn't it.<p>What's the life expectancy of them?<br> No idea. I would be surprised if it was a long lasting vehicle though.<p>What turbo do they have?<br>How good is this turbo?<br> I've had a few different turbocharged cars; this turbo seems a little more powerful and responsive. Good, not great.<p>How is the AWD system in this car?<br> Eh, it's ok.<p>How does it handle?<br> With a few mods, I think it handles very well. I keep up with my friend's M3 without any problems, but there's zippier little cars that would eat mine.<p>How is the interior?<br> I love the interior, even though my leather is wearing out. Beautiful gauges, aluminum trim, and nav system (though it's a terrible nav system)<p>Does the interior hold up well?<br> Except for the leather, I think so. Mine isn't a daily driver though.<p><br>As long as you throw some mods at it, the R won't disappoint. Coming from an S4, I'd be surprised to see you in an STI, but that does sound like something you might be happier in if you value performance over all else. Good luck to you!
 

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Re: 2006 S60 R Questions (FEO)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>FEO</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><br>How is the AWD system in this car?<br>sucks<br></TD></TR></TABLE><p>Really? <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/confused.gif" BORDER="0"> Compared to what?<p>Coming from a FWD T5 I think the R's AWD is GREAT <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <br> <A HREF="http://forums.swedespeed.com/zerothread?id=118799" TARGET="_blank">...except for when it breaks <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/rolleyes.gif" BORDER="0"> </A> <p>LTA
 

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Re: 2006 S60 R Questions (FEO)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>FEO</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">What kind of things should I expect with the S60 R? <br>worst<br>How reliable are they? <br>un<br>How are the transmissions (6sp Manual)? <br>good<br>Do they have "weak spots"?<br>many<br>Do they have any typical problems and issues?<br>yes<br>Are they expensive to maintain?<br>yes<br>Are they expensive to repair?<br>yes<br>How easy are they to mod?<br>easy if you have money....to some extent<br>How expensive are they to mod?<br>see above<br>What's the life expectancy of them?<br>warranty expiration<br>What turbo do they have?<br>kkk24<br>How good is this turbo?<br>how good is an apple?<br>How is the AWD system in this car?<br>sucks<br>How does it handle?<br>depends on what you use as measuring stick<br>How is the interior?<br>good<br>Does the interior hold up well?<br>yes, except the drivers seat<p><br></TD></TR></TABLE><br>lmao. u trying to keep Rs on the market for yourself or something?
 
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