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I couldn't wait any more and was too tempted, bought a 2013 CPO Volvo S60 T6 R-Design with 18,000 miles.

(Specs seem to line up to a T, 326 HP, 355 lb-ft torque).


And in HOT RED! Like so!

Will be watching you guys from the sidelines! All the best!

 

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Awww man :( Well, Congratulations on the purchase, definitely is a beautiful beast ! Don't forget to stop by some time and make a post or two to keep us updated ;)
 

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Good choice! At least it wont be as common as a Fusion Sport since it's really not often you spot Volvo's. When I do sport a Volvo, 8/10 times its an XC90.

Wouldn't mind hearing your feedback of it, i'm sure others here wouldn't mind either.
Are you planning to do the typical new car things like paint protection, window tinting, etc?
 

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Good choice! At least it wont be as common as a Fusion Sport since it's really not often you spot Volvo's. When I do sport a Volvo, 8/10 times its an XC90.

Wouldn't mind hearing your feedback of it, i'm sure others here wouldn't mind either.
Are you planning to do the typical new car things like paint protection, window tinting, etc?
Hey, I'll write up another post with some.more details soon. But I'll say that the car is very peppy!!! Extremely sensitive throttle... Actually feels quicker than my old V8 Charger. Probably cause it's lighter.

No I'm pretty vanilla, no paint protection or tinting. But I did register it with Polestar so they are sending me a badge, since it has the Polestar tune and I'll put that on the back of the car. That's it really!
 

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That's what i heard about these volvo's because I never understood why people like them, just the way they look turns me off but then that saying... don't judge a book by its cover comes to mind. Might have to step into a Volvo dealer one day, maybe your posts will make that happen sooner than later lol
 

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Not gonna lie... I was a bit envious when the very next day after I bought my Volvo I saw Ford officially changed the performance numbers of the Fusion Sport on their website to 325 HP, 380 lb-ft Torque. But then again dyno results have shown that the Volvo is underrated.

Either way, I'm happy with the Volvo... been a few days and I have to say this car blows me away. I haven't had many chances to floor it as it's already too **** powerful without hitting the pedal all the way down... but on the occasions that have, I've had moments where I'm in the car by myself and I've yelled out "HOLY ****!!!!" Because I'm pinned back to my seat. The thing goes and goes hard. I have no doubt that the Fusion will be equally as fun if not more fun... but what I like about this specific Volvo is that you don't see too many on the road, unlike the Fusion. Also, the Fusion was just not the right red..... that drove me insane. At least with this I got the right color!

People say the ride is harsh on forums and my passengers have said the same thing but I honestly haven't noticed.

This Volvo also came fully loaded, NAV, back up camera, automatic stop to prevent collision, blind spot warning, premium stereo, I don't even care about any of these features lol, just wanted something that goes HARD!!! And this car certainly does. May eventually track it, reviews state a 0-60 in 5.3, I believe it does better, forum members have stated they have gotten 4.9.... we will see... I think 5 seconds flat.

I also have to say the seats are soooooooo comfortable. Sooo sooooo cushy and nice, props to Volvo.

Anyways, here is a pic when I finally got it home! This is most certainly not your granddaddy's Volvo!!!

 

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sounds like they'd be neck and neck in a drag. Dont know enough about the volvo to comment on fun, but id guess they are pretty similar in performance. Im still undecided how i feel about the fact that the Fusion is one of the most common cars on the road. On the one hand, its the ultimate sleeper because NO ONE knows what its capable of. On the other hand, no one bothers to challenge it because its as unassuming as a VW beetle. With the history of the Fusion Sport, even people that notice the sport badge will assume its just a slightly pepped up 2.0 with a spoiler probably. I've had mind for over 2 weeks, put on 700 miles, and the only car that came even close to trying to challenge me was a caddy.
 

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sounds like they'd be neck and neck in a drag. Dont know enough about the volvo to comment on fun, but id guess they are pretty similar in performance. Im still undecided how i feel about the fact that the Fusion is one of the most common cars on the road. On the one hand, its the ultimate sleeper because NO ONE knows what its capable of. On the other hand, no one bothers to challenge it because its as unassuming as a VW beetle. With the history of the Fusion Sport, even people that notice the sport badge will assume its just a slightly pepped up 2.0 with a spoiler probably. I've had mind for over 2 weeks, put on 700 miles, and the only car that came even close to trying to challenge me was a caddy.
I don't know if its just the area I live in or what, but I have had plenty of cars challenge me in my 2010 Fusion Sport. They were all idiots for thinking they could, but they still did. Only one person have I lost to, and I knew I would, its was a late 2000's mustang gt, on the freeway, but we were just having fun, and exited at the same ramp and we were waving and giving thumbs up to eachother. Others were like Toyotas, Honda Civics, Dodge Intrepids, stuff like that that didn't stand a chance, and I think they just thought since they were young kids I wouldn't step on it to show them up, but I did almost every time just to show them they won't get away with their **** thinking their little POS with a fart can was better than mine.
 
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Volvo has been doing stuff like this for years. I had a 740 Turbo in 86 that would put the hurt down on just about anything including 5 liter Mustangs and Camaros at the time! Congrats on a very cool car! And yeah, I'd love to hear about the steering, too because that, and the ride, have been the main complaints with the R Volvos (and the Polestars).
 

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So I've had the the Volvo going onto 3 months now, here are my thoughts, pro's and cons

And below that, why I'm happy I didn't wait... and I why I wish I waited for the Fusion Sport

PROS:

POWER: 325 HP, 354 lbs-Ft Torque... and Dyno tests have shown that these numbers are actually lower than what it really puts out, you feel it for sure, you slam on the gas and and you're pulled back into your seat... it feels very close, if not faster than my previous 2014 Dodge Charger RT with the V8 Hemi, but because it weighs 3,800ish lbs it definitely feels very light and agile, even reviews that have compared it to the more powerful Audi S4 have said the Volvo feels much more nimble, like you can just throw it around all over the place.

COLOR: The fact that I can buy HOT Bright, obnoxious RED was a huge turn on for me... that was a major reason that swayed me towards the Volvo over the Fusion, Ruby red just doesn't do it for me the same way

THROTTLE: So so so sensitive, especially in Sport mode, its obnoxiously touchy, but thats what I was after.

UNIQUENESS: Really not many on the road like it... You see a ton more BMW's and Benz's and Audis (at least in my area) than the 2012+ S60's, you see even less R-Designs like mine because they only make a little over 1,000 a year, and you see even less red ones. This car is just not the obvious choice.
People I talk just can't grasp that a Volvo can haul like that, there is a certain reaction where people are like "Whoa? whats that??? Thats a Volvo, really?"

CONS:

Exhaust note: Ughhhhhh..... I didn't even think that my previous V8 Charger was loud enough, but this is waaay worse, the turbo sound is there but just so freaking muffled. I looked into a KPAX exhaust thats amps things up a lot and keeps my warranty because of a Volvo agreement, but it was $2,000.... so yeah... not anytime soon, I lost too much breaking my lease to get into this.

Year: Not necessarily a con, this is a 2013 that I bought with 18K miles so it was a great deal, but the 2014 and up Volvo changed the looks and made it look sleeker, plus nicer digital panel for the speedometer and other items, and the new ones are also about 250 lbs lighter with the same power (except 2016 they dropped from a I6 to a I4 engine and way less power)

Infotainment system: Meh.... I have a ton of options, like its fully loaded but it just isn't all that sleek, and its not a touch screen, even for newer models still not a touch, whatever, this was really not a deciding factor for me at all.


Why I'm glad I got this over the Fusion:
- Uniqueness (way way way way less on the road)
- Color (it was the RIGHT red :) )
- Power - from what I'm hearing, everyone expected a lot more from the Fusion.

Why I wish I would've waited for the Ford:
- I have a thing for American cars - for me to buy a non-American car for myself is just weird... its just not me...
- 2017 model vs 2013 model - new gadgets, new car, new everything
- Power - if the Fursion Sport really is taken care of with a software fix (which I still believe it will be) then I'll be uber jealous!
- Plus ya'll seem so excited about your Fusion Sports that I'm like awwwwww man, maybe I should've weaited....

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But then I look at this red and I'm... nah its cool!
 

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