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From 2 SAABs to 2 Volvos

Posted by TKC (more from TKC) on Sun, 10 Feb 2019 14:41:06 Share Post by Email
In Reply to: 2019 S60 T6 R Design, pony, Sun, 10 Feb 2019 03:48:20
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Replaced wife's 2003 9-5 Aero with an used 2010 Volvo S80 T6 in 2013.

Replaced my 1995 9000 Aero with an used 2015 Volvo V60 R-Design Platinum in 2017 (a real sad day to see my car of 22 years went on the flat bed).

On with the Volvos...

2010 S80 with T6 AWD (turbo 6 with roughly 275-300HP, depending on model year, torque at around 295 lb-ft)

- The good:
Nice highway cruiser and the cabin is relatively quiet
Wonderful seats all around
Fit and finish and overall quality better than the 9-5, it just feels solid,
It's fast with the T6 in a straight line,
Large trunk (maybe a bit bigger than the 9-5)

- The not so good:
It's a heavy car
Turning circle of an aircraft carrier
Slow steering
Handling not too crisp, definitely not nimble
Harsh suspension with the 18" wheel (standard on T6 models I believe)
Alloy wheels bend easily
Less rear seat leg room
Lower gas mileage (as expected with a 6)
S80 is an old design

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2015 V60 T6 R-Design Platinum AWD (325HP with 350 lb-ft or something like that, the engine is essentially the same as the S80 T6 transverse mounted 3L 6 cylinder thingy with different tuning)

- The good:
Platinum trim with Xenon headlights and other little things
2015 R-Design T6 comes with a Polestar tune (but not full Polestar suspension components)
Silly fast
Great seats
Small, compact, nimble
(only 182"+ in length)

- The not so good:
Just ok rear seat leg room
Small cargo capacity because of high cargo floor (the S60 is even worse)
No spare tire (only a patch kit and air pump)
Harsh ride even with the 18" wheels

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When we go out, we usually take the S80, so the V60 sees very little use.

Thus far, both cars with the T6 6 cylinder have been reliable.

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