S60R or T5?

Discussion in 'Volvo S60' started by Eric, Oct 23, 2003.

  1. Eric

    Eric Guest

    So I have a decision to make... buy an S60R or a T5. My dealer has an
    R coming in that meets my needs exactly, but he won't move on price
    (full MSRP). He can custom order a T5 and is willing to make a deal
    on it. On paper the R looks like it's a real bargin when compared to
    the T5, but since it's a new model I'm hesitant to buy. Anyone care
    to voice their opinion? I'm really at a loss here.
     
    Eric, Oct 23, 2003
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  2. I purchased my S60R last month and can't be happier, if you have never had
    all wheel drive, you don't know what you've been missing. This is my second
    car with all wheel and I forgot how fun it was in the dry weather, it's even
    better in the snow. The only drawback is the 18 inch wheels come with
    Pirelli Zero's that are not all weather rated, so now I have to shop new
    tires for the winter or get 17 inch tire and rims.
     
    Giorgio Carloni, Oct 23, 2003
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  3. Eric

    Jack G Guest

    You may not be able to fit 17" rims over the special disk brakes on the R.
    A couple of reviews have mentioned this. Let us know if you find something
    that works.

    Jack - (only considering an R as one of many options)
     
    Jack G, Oct 23, 2003
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  4. Eric

    Patrik Guest

    The S60R is more a variant of the proven S60 model, and if you compare
    to software I'd rather use the 2.4 version than the 1.0. If I had the
    money (you lucky ***! ;-) I'd buy the R version, if there's not a
    significant price difference to the T5 with the same equipment. Long
    term value is also better. You can get a few extra bucks just because
    it's the R version. Your dealer knows this and thats why hes not
    willing to lower the price.

    Another thing: If you're from US I can tell you that the US prices on
    R models are about 30% cheaper compared to Europe, including Sweden(!)
    (where they are built).
    /Patrik
     
    Patrik, Oct 23, 2003
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  5. Eric

    MAtzori Guest

    T5 and is willing to make a deal
    I guess it depends on what you are able to pay. We just bought brand new 2004
    S60 T5. Paid slightly under $30,000 including tax. I understand that for AWD
    it was another $2500. I think the R model was another $5-6000. Volvo had
    great incentives here up to the end of September.
     
    MAtzori, Oct 23, 2003
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  6. Eric

    MAtzori Guest

    The only drawback is the 18 inch wheels come with
    I have had 5 volvos. Never changed tires for the winter and live in NJ. Where
    do you live that you need special tires for the winter???
     
    MAtzori, Oct 23, 2003
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    Rob Guenther Guest

    Your 5 Volvo's most likely had all seasons on. I know a couple people with
    high perf cars that have summer only rubber, in winter those tires could be
    deadly.
     
    Rob Guenther, Oct 23, 2003
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