I just bought my 2004 S 60 R last week, so I am still in the getting to know you phase w/ the vehicle. Before this I had a 2003 Mustang Mach 1. Both performance oriented but the Mach was a completely different machine. The R is more luxury-sport...plus it has the useable backseats that I needed for my impending first born.<p>Anyway I am way off point... I have been playing w/ the vehicle; I usually drive in Sport mode and I took a 70 degree turn at about 45mph in 3rd gear...the degree of control and power was quite impressive...I think 3rd gear is my favorite. <p>What about the rest of you?