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Hello, <p>I am on the verge of buying a 2004 s60r from someone on this forum and had a few basic questions. I searched but could not find any good info.<p><b>- how much does the "sport" body kit cost unpainted?<br>- any major differences between 2004/2005 s60r models?<br>- any major performance differences between auto manual?<br>- how reliable are volvos? do they last pretty long? maintenance expensive?</b><p>Reason for these questions is the two I am considering are..<p>2004 black/nordkap/auto/sport kit/59k miles/$13k<br>2005 black/nordkap/manual/no kit/87k miles/ $14k <p>Thanks ahead of time!!
 

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Re: Few questions about the s60R (noslenwerd)

Check the R forum here on swede speed we will be better able to answer your questions!
 

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It would probably better to post in the R forum, where they would be much more knowledgeable on the topic.<p>on a side note, i would always consider a manual over an automatic just because it's much less complex, nothing as big waiting to break like in a automatic. I'm pretty sure earlier S60R's have a torque limiter in first and second gears.
 

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Re: Few questions about the s60R (noslenwerd)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>noslenwerd</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Hello, <p>I am on the verge of buying a 2004 s60r from someone on this forum and had a few basic questions. I searched but could not find any good info.<p><b>- how much does the "sport" body kit cost unpainted?<br>- any major differences between 2004/2005 s60r models?<br>- any major performance differences between auto manual?<br>- how reliable are volvos? do they last pretty long? maintenance expensive?</b><p>Reason for these questions is the two I am considering are..<p>2004 black/nordkap/auto/sport kit/59k miles/$13k<br>2005 black/nordkap/manual/no kit/87k miles/ $14k <p>Thanks ahead of time!!</TD></TR></TABLE><p><b>1)</b>The sport kit for 2004<br><A HREF="http://www.trademotion.com/partlocator/index.cfm?action=MorePartInfo&PartID=393589&siteid=213784&catalogid=4814" TARGET="_blank">http://www.trademotion.com/par...=4814</A><p>the sport kit for 2005<br><A HREF="http://www.trademotion.com/partlocator/index.cfm?action=MorePartInfo&PartID=393590&siteid=213784&catalogid=4814" TARGET="_blank">http://www.trademotion.com/par...=4814</A><p><b>2)</b> The major appearance differences are that the 2004 has black rub strips all around, and all around the bottom, and the 2005 they are painted to match the body. The 2005 has the updated interior. The 2005 has a aggresive 4C system. <p><b>3)</b> The manual makes you more of a man. It is also much better since the R didn't get the 6-speed auto until 2006, the 2005 has the 5-speed slushbox that can't handle the horsepower. <p><b>4)</b> The R model does have it's problems. You'll definitely hear it from the R crowd. Just search "angle gear", and look at the prices to replace the shocks. Taken care of it can be a very reliable car. Repair costs are expensive. Older Volvos would last forever, most 850s have at least 250k on them, and still running strong. Even older, and they're last forever. The newer "P2" Volvos can last a while with proper maintenance.<p><b>My Advice:</b> Keep searching and find an '04 or '05 with low miles, in a manual tranny. Spend a little more, and you'll be much happier. Don't buy an R with 90k miles on it, because it's already high millage, and before you know it, it will be 100-130k. <p>Any more questions, and i'll be glad to help <br> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>Oh, by the way, you have a lot of great swedespeed members around your area. Get to know JRL, he can find you a good R, and he knows what he's talking about, so he'll know if it's a good one.
 
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