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I just picked up an 06 S60R, electric Silver, Premium Package, 18's, leather, 6sp manual. 6,600 miles on the clock. Extra's...the seller installed top of the line rubber...I got the stock tires thrown in...he says they weren't great, and these are much better.<p>I paid 32,500. Downside...the glove box is totally empty....no owner's manual, original invoice, or anything else, & he took his license plates back! I got to go get new plates.<p>Total, out the door cost, with all DMV paid.....34,517.00.<p>How did I do? There is one very small scratch on one of the rims...not anything I can't hide with a little work, and pigment, and the front lower spoiler is scraped just a touch...you have to get on the ground to see it....I put the car up on a rack to check to see that the pipes weren't dinged up, and the underside looked good.<p>I like the handling, but the turbo lag is noticable. that might have something to do with the heatwave we're having in S. Cal right now...I drove it today at 2.30 p.m. and it was 109' degrees outside...hot!<p>My old S-80 didn't have as much Turbo lag as this does. That motor seemed to pull better...it was auto, maybe it was because it had something to do with the longer gears, less shifting, less noticing turbo lag. This car does handle much better than the 80, which had nasty body roll, but an incredible motor. I'm a little worried about this motor, because it just doesn't seem as consistent as my 80 did. The motor seems to pull differently everytime, and sometimes feels like it's missing. Maybe it's because the auto is always in the right gear.<p>I think I got a smoking deal.<p>I want to modify the car, to try to get a few more ponies out of it. 300 hp is a little below what I'm used to, but I couldn't pass up the price, and I like Volvo's. Anybody have any idea what I can do to get the engine to rev a little better, without voiding the warrantee? <p><br>I'm a newbee on this forum.<p>I owned an S-80 in 01, and trully loved that car. I kept it for 3 full years, fully satisfied. <BR><BR>
<i>Modified by Burbank60R at 12:07 AM 7-4-2006</i>
 

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Re: bought 06, S60R, 32,500 (Burbank60R)

Might want to edit your post re: paperwork just to protect yourself, but all in all I'd say you got a pretty decent buy. Congrats and welcome!<p>Don't worry about the motor - it's a good one. The turbo will of course bog down in hot weather let alone extreme weather (I consider 109 to be extreme). I'm guessing the S80 was a six cylinder (?), which would explain the better low-end grunt. The R motor has a high-pressure turbocharger and takes some getting used to, but I can assure you that once you learn how to harness the engine's power (and the weather cools) you will be fully satisfied with its performance. Another thing to keep in mind is that the throttle response changes with the chassis setting, with Advanced being the most aggressive.<p>The factory rims do scratch easily, so be extra careful with them. Toss the Pirellis - they aren't the best tires.<p>Look at eBay for manuals - I have seen a few listed recently.<p>Enjoy the car. Take it for an extended spin during the evening (<80 degrees) to get better acquainted.<p>Pictures?<p>- Tryg
 

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Re: bought 06, S60R, 32,500 (Burbank60R)

congratz on the new R. i had an 01 s80 myself, t6 too, was yours? i drove it for 5 years and it was still going strong. had 60k miles when i traded it in. may i ask how much you got for yours if you traded it in?<p>you can search the forums to get some mod ideas, i think the most popular are suspension, wheels, exhaust, and ecu. <p>i may get the bsr ppc ecu upgrade later myself and do the JRL mod soon.
 

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Re: bought 06, S60R, 32,500 (Burbank60R)

Decent. $$ <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <br>Roughly what this car is worth wholesale right NOW<br>Your dealer will give you the phone number to buy all the books, (not very expensive) they're probably empty (no factory services due yet). The motor sound very normal for 100 degree heat and 91 octane <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/frown.gif" BORDER="0"> <br>So big deal you won't have the sticker, small price for what you paid<br>Have fun and a safe 4th
 

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You might be able to buy all of the glove box items at <A HREF="http://www.volvotechinfo.com" TARGET="_blank">http://www.volvotechinfo.com</A>
 

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Re: bought 06, S60R, 32,500 (Burbank60R)

Congrats on the new ride. You got a good deal. I paid a few grand less for a few more miles two years ago for an '04. I also moved from an automatic turbo car, a T5, to the R. A manual R is definitely a peakier powertrain than a turbo automatic but is a lot more fun to drive, IMHO.
 

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Re: bought 06, S60R, 32,500 (Burbank60R)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Burbank60R</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><br>I like the handling, but the turbo lag is noticable. that might have something to do with the heatwave we're having in S. Cal right now...I drove it today at 2.30 p.m. and it was 109' degrees outside...hot!<p>The motor seems to pull differently everytime, and sometimes feels like it's missing. Maybe it's because the auto is always in the right gear.<p>I want to modify the car, to try to get a few more ponies out of it. 300 hp is a little below what I'm used to, but I couldn't pass up the price, and I like Volvo's. Anybody have any idea what I can do to get the engine to rev a little better, without voiding the warrantee? <br><i>Modified by Burbank60R at 12:07 AM 7-4-2006</i></TD></TR></TABLE><p>I too have noticed with the heat and sh!tty gas we get that my car doesn't pull the way it would in cooler temps. That said, you could mix about 5+ gallons of racing fuel with the next fill up. I have never done it, but others here swear by it and that will not void your warranty, although if you like it, it could become an expensive habit a $8-$9 bucks a gallon <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/rolleyes.gif" BORDER="0"> <br>Enjoy the new car, you'll like her more in the winter.<br>Jim
 

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Re: bought 06, S60R, 32,500 (surfsd)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>surfsd</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">...That said, you could mix about 5+ gallons of racing fuel with the next fill up. I have never done it, but others here swear by it and that will not void your warranty, although if you like it, it could become an expensive habit a $8-$9 bucks a gallon.</TD></TR></TABLE><br>It's $5.79/gal here for 100-octane unleaded, which works out to about $12.50 extra per tank vs straight 91 (assuming 5-gal of the 100 and 91 costing about $2.50 less per gallon). Add approx 10 gal of 91 to create 94 octane.<p>I've run every tank except one over the past year with this blend, and there is no comparison in the performance of the car. Give the engine 10 miles to adapt to the gas and you'll never want to go back. I'll bet it is down 30-40 hp using 91 and even more in torque, especially in the midrange. The R is a pig in the heat with 91; not worth having the car, IMHO.<p>And, regarding the fuel and the warranty, the 100 octane I'm using is unleaded sold straight from a standard pump in the same row as all the other grades. VP Racing Fuels (which is what I use) produces several 50-state street legal, 100-octane blends. See here for more:<br><A HREF="http://www.vpracingfuels.com/vp_01_fuels.html#unleaded" TARGET="_blank">http://www.vpracingfuels.com/v...eaded</A><p>The best "mod" for R's that live in 91 country is to feed it some proper gas. The car was designed to operate and produce its rated power with 93-94 octane, minimum.
 
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