That's what I read. Transverse engine = bad turning radius. But the S70 proved us wrong lol. And looking at the engine compartment, there's certainly quite a bit of room in there. Well for the T5 models anyways. Slightly smaller engine than the T6, but still tightly packed.I've been researching cars in this class of late, and the Volvo S60. has one of the worst turning radii in it's class. I think it has to do with the transverse engine layout, as the t6 is worse than the t5. The best cars are the RWD longitudinal engine mouunted models like the IS, G or C class. They all have sub 35 ft turning radius. Even most FWD boats like the Buick Regal have a smaller turning radius.
The trick with cars with crappy turning radius is to learn how to park them in reverse. I had a 2002 Sentra with a 39 foot radius and it was a bitch in underground parkings.
Oh my god, more nonsensical complaints from this clown.When compared to the S70 anyways. Somehow someway, the engineers managed to make the turning radius of the 850 and S70 to be extremely tight. How come they couldn't do that for the S60? Any ideas?
geokilla's been on here awhile and ain't going nowhere!Oh my god, more nonsensical complaints from this clown.
Based on the info provided earlier, the turning radius essentially remained the same from the old S60 to the new S60. What's your problem? Sure, you can compare different models' turning radii with one another, but what's the point? I'm sure all the 240 owners will also think your S70 has a piss poor turning radius. You don't see them complaining about the Volvo engineers.
Please just sell your S60 and leave this forum.
Here is a solution that works:It's an interesting thing to wonder about (in my opinion)... Why the hate man?
So any engineers know why the turning radius isn't tighter? Like simple explanation on how it works or something? Just a thing that I'm wondering about, considering Volvo's been able to make a tight turning radius before.