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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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Many thanks to Lisa, "Ascari", and monkey11": I also went back to June postings as suggested. Comments are very usefull in decision process and are actually what I was hoping to receive because I do like the S60, even if back seat is a bit smaller than I would like. The safety aspect of Volvo are at the top of my list.

This raises another question. It looks like results of S60 crash tests are very good, but not excellent. Others in this class (and/or car size) score equally well or better with these tests. It seems as if the many inovations of Volvo do not come into play with these tests, and therefore the ratings may be somewhat pessimistic. Would anybody care to offer an opinion on this?

Great site and forum - I will be a regular here.
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