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New guy here and to Volvo! Looking at picking up a 2004 S60 R. 60,000 miles, very clean interior and exterior, car fax is clean, 1 owner - $22k. Will come with 2 sets of rims! Argent rims with new tires and Silver rims with about 50% tread left. Pretty much every option except heated seats.<br>What should I look for and be concerned about? Car is very solid, no squeeks or rattles and tracks straight. Give me your thoughts!
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Kafn8td</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Service dept that bad or is it the car will keep me in there?</TD></TR></TABLE><p>my car has not given me any problems that were volvo's fault. All complications on my R are from "experiments"..... However it can get aggrivating when my service MANAGER insists that "one of my turbo's might be going bad"... Volvo has a less than stellar reputation when it comes to the service departments.<p>My dealer's sales people are top notch and I have thouroghly enjoyed my R!
 

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Keep the info coming! I have always loved the looks of the R. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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In regards to the service, I have had nothing but HELP and GREAT service from my dealer!
 

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Re: New Guy - S60 R? (Kafn8td)

I would buy a new one with a warranty. It's worth the extra bucks. Some here have seen new ones for $32k.
 

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Re: New Guy - S60 R? (Kafn8td)

That's pretty high mileage. You should be able to get one with half that for $5-6k more and substantially more warranty miles left. At worst you have 2 years of warranty left if CPO or extended warranty if you meet the typical avg. of 20k miles/year.<p>There are some expensive systems on these if you're out of warranty. One 4C Monroe shock runs $850. 4C accelerometers, dual fuel pumps etc. can all get costly.<p>If you're looking at a manual... Depending on how it was treated, you could be nearing the end of the clutch life, and you'll never know until it fails.<p>Find a lower-mileage 05 trade-in that is CPO and pay a little more if you're set on used would be my advice. <p>Good incentives on new for this model and time of year as others have pointed out though.
 

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Re: New Guy - S60 R? (Kafn8td)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Kafn8td</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">New guy here and to Volvo! Looking at picking up a 2004 S60 R. 60,000 miles, very clean interior and exterior, car fax is clean, 1 owner - $22k. Will come with 2 sets of rims! Argent rims with new tires and Silver rims with about 50% tread left. Pretty much every option except heated seats.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Unless it has an extended warranty with those miles....pass. And why would someone in Minnesota ever consider a car without heated seats? <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/zeroforum_graphics/screwy.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: New Guy - S60 R? (StaggRLee)

Actually pretty much ignore my prior post. Neither shocks nor clutch are likely to be covered under any extended warranty as these are "wear items" and not covered beyond 1yr I don't think<p>Their useful life is still relative though. Take that FWIW.
 

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I am newer to Volvo and the R. It is a fantastic car. While I know a lot of the folks here would like them to go even faster, to kill M3's and S4's, they are still fantastic. <p>Depending on where you live, you will rarely see another R. Here in Saint Louis, MO I rarely see and R (maybe once a month). Also, you can beat most anything because 2/3's of the people who own M3's/ S4's here cannot drive them worth a darn. <p>Service departments like everything else varies. The dealership where I bought mine is 25 minutes away and they treat me like gold (that is why the have the best salesman in North America). I have never seen a group of sales people, mechanics a service guys/gals get so excited over somebody picking up a car. Literally, almost everyone was standing around it the day I took delievery. That said, the dealership which is down the street from me treats me like dirt.<p>From being cheap to mod, fast and rare, the R is a great car.
 

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Re: New Guy - S60 R? (MagoonR)

<I>Orignially posted by Magoon R</I><br><I>And why would someone in Minnesota ever consider a car without heated seats?</I><p><br>I was wondering the same thing. Was that part of the climate package in '04, or cold weather package? I would imagine it would be hard finding any R without heated seats.
 

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Re: New Guy - S60 R? (I Roll)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>I Roll</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I was wondering the same thing. Was that part of the climate package in '04, or cold weather package? I would imagine it would be hard finding any R without heated seats.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>In some areas (mostly southern), heated seats are no big thing and not ordered. The Climate Package included the heated seats, rain sensing wipers, and headlamp washers.
 

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Re: New Guy - S60 R? (Kafn8td)

Beware of the warranty. Unless the previous owner purchased the extended warranty program, then that car will be out and you may have to pay out of pocket for a lot of the problems that some '04 R's are plagued with.
 

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how much can you honestly afford?<p>if this car in the low 20s is the MOST you can afford, and you really want an R, then go for it.<p>if you can afford a few grand more - you might be better off to look a bit harder for a lower mileage car that is a bit newer. prices on R's drop hard and it shouldn't be hard to find a car wtih less miles for not THAT much more money. but if you don't have more money - than it's not worthlooking for.<p>also - if the car is off warranty - make sure to have a budget set aside for basic repairs. with 60k the car will need work in the near future. timing belt, clutch, brakes, etc...that stuff can add up.<p>
 

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Re: New Guy - S60 R? (Kafn8td)

I sold a 04 V70R with low 40k miles in the $23,500 range. Still had a warranty and the V normally sells for a little more than the S. I would keep looking for a car still under warranty and would buy the extended warranty if it didn't have a few years left of warranty on it. As others have mentioned, repairs can be expensive on this car.<br>Good luck,<br>Jim
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Kafn8td</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Service dept that bad or is it the car will keep me in there?</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Kline is from one of the inner circles of hell. Borton in Golden Valley is da bomb <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>BTW, this is probably the only Volvo in MN that DOESN'T have heated seats, hence low resale value.
 
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