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S60 2.4 base model, 5 speed manual

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I am new to swedespeed, so please forgive me if this has been a subject in the past. I am current S40 owner and we are looking at S60 as our second car (replacing high mileage Honda Accord) for family use (1 child - toddler). There are many reviews on the T5 and 2.4T, but almost nothing on the base model. Would anybody with base model care to comment on their impressions? I am not that interested in high performance, but do not want a dog either. We are impressed with Volvo safety and comfort - we have already driven S40 cross country twice and really like it. Also, any comments on Volvo durability for the long haul would be welcome. I realize that the S60 is quite new, thus there is limited data. Any comments from "road warriors" with high mileage would be welcome. My perspective on durability is of course the Honda. Thanks in advance.
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Hello and glad you found this site.
I have a modified (somewhat highly)2.4 auto.
I bought the car after my wife was t-boned in her Explorer. I did not want a turbo, because my wife would seize it for sure. So I opted for the normally aspirated S60. I love the style and the interior. I did not like the handling or braking very much, those I have since changed (dramatically) for the better. It is still a great car even without the mods. Enjoy your car!!!
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