Volvo S60R, BMW 330xi, or Legacy?

Discussion in 'Volvo S60' started by Helmar Herman, Sep 30, 2003.

  1. Hi,

    I currently own a Lexus LS430. I like most(not all) things about the
    car, but it doesn't have certain attributes that I want on my next

    What I want on my next car are:

    1. A sedan. I don't want an SUV. A coupe would be ok.
    2. Manual transmission.
    3 All Wheel Drive.

    The three cars I've identified that have all of these are the BMW
    330xi, Volvo S60R, and Subaru Legacy.

    The Legacy isn't fast, but I've included it anyway. The Subary WRX is
    a possibility, but I don't like the large spoilers.

    Are there any other cars that would fit my criteria? Does anyone have
    any actual experience driving these cars that they could share?

    Helmar Herman
    Helmar Herman, Sep 30, 2003
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    Vestman Guest

    How about the Audi S4? That's a strong competitor in this narrow range.,,modelId-200405,00.html

    But then again, it's not a Volvo! ;o)
    Vestman, Sep 30, 2003
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  3. GEtting rid of an LS 430. Holy smokes. I will take it off you.
    Buckshot LeFunk, Sep 30, 2003
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    Mike F Guest

    Volvo is never as reliable as Lexus, and they especially don't do first
    year models very well, so I'd give the S60R a pass for now.
    Mike F, Sep 30, 2003
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    Bob Noble Guest

    Hi, Herman - - -

    The '04 Subaru Legacy should not be discounted. At least here in the
    States, their flat-6 is available and, for the new year's models, a
    turbo four is supposed to be available.

    This past year (or two?), the six has been available in the "Outback"
    model only - I believe. But there is a sedan version of this somewhat
    overpriced vehicle. I have to agree with Mike F that a wait is a good
    idea on the S60 and the 330ix is about $US10K more than the Subaru, so
    your needs become somewhat simpler to resolve.

    bob noble
    Reno, NV, USA
    Bob Noble, Oct 9, 2003
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