<IMG SRC="http://18.104.22.168/pix/Johann123XY/rhoax.jpg" BORDER="0"><p>I just came back from a very disappointing trip to the Salon in Paris.<br>I saw the S60R and the V70R....<br>Very nice front bumper.<br>The S60R looked surpisingly low on the chassis to me after looking at the green S60R press pictures late last week.<br>No green S60R to be found, no grey V70R to be found.<br>The Volvo experience was very sad while visiting the stand.<br>A few nice looking empty headed barbie dolls who couldn't give me any information about OSD on the R because no official representative was in the area.<br>I asked a brochure and received a nice bag with the R logo on it.<br>On opening the bag I discovered the complete Volvo range catalog but NO R information.......<br>I asked a cocky French representave about the price, no price, and about the delivery time, June-July next year.<br>While taking pictures a Frensh guy got the opportunity to sit in the R.<br>When I asked it was not possible.....<br>No hood was opened to take a look at the engine.<br>No nothing.<br>Being bored and angry with the way Volvo think's to tread potential customers I decided to take some action shots.<br>I dropped my Sony 707 on the floot and took a picture of the underbody of the R..........<p>Low and behold!!!!<p>One BIG scam!!!!!<p>The suspension trailing arms were strapped down to lower the car about 4 cm at the least!!!<p>V70R front suspension, same thing.<p>All in all the R's are not that impressive.<br>Reaching the market next year probably as some sort of XC style cars the interior is black in stead of grey and the orange colored leather looks nice also but that's about it.<p>One thing I know for sure, if Volvo in the Netherlands wants to maintain their €71000 price target they can shove it up theirs for sure.<p>It's just not worth it.<p>The Salon S60R was equiped with a "standard" HU-803 without DBPL-II.<br>No phone.<br>No RTI system.<br>Heated seats<br>DSTC<br>Elec. folding rear headrests.<p>So it is lessequiped compared to my S60T5 and I refuse to pay that much only for the AWD and the SUV4C.<p>Went to the S4, sat in it, looked at the engine, took pictures, very nice and customer friendly.<p>Most impressed...<p>Mazda 6 MPS, 2,3 Ltr turbo with 280 HP and AWD!<p><br>Kai, sorry I do not have any information about the OSD.<p>Same post on VolvoSPY<p>I post pictures when my website block is released.