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Old 05-14-2015, 04:00 PM   #1
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Default My 2015.5 Volvo V60 T6 R-Design

Not sure if this is the right place for this, but figured I would share. Recently bought a 2015.5 V60 T6 R-Design for an amazing price. After waiting and waiting and waiting for Subaru to offer a WRX hatch and/or bring the Levorg to no avail, I ended up shopping around for the couple of performance wagon choices in the USA. I almost went with a 328 wagon, but the price was killing me and it was kinda slow. Allroad was ok, but it needed a tune and a serious drop right away. But after driving the V60, loved it and bought it for a great price. I really wanted the Polestar version, but the extra $15k + I saved going with the T6 RD instead was a no brainer.









I am liking the different gauge theme options, but have decided to stick with the performance one (red one).



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Old 05-14-2015, 04:01 PM   #2
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First mod: Formula one Pinnacle series, ceramic tint 35% all around.

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Old 05-14-2015, 04:22 PM   #3
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First mod: Formula one Pinnacle series, ceramic tint 35% all around.

Did you visit Nino? The V60 looks good!
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Old 05-14-2015, 04:34 PM   #4
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Did you visit Nino? The V60 looks good!
Thanks. I sure did! He tinted it on Tuesday this week.
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Old 05-14-2015, 05:14 PM   #5
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Wow. Surprised at how nice this looks.
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Old 05-14-2015, 05:30 PM   #6
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Thanks. I sure did! He tinted it on Tuesday this week.
Ha ha. That's funny. He did mine last Saturday. I got the same thing. It looks great.
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Old 05-14-2015, 06:10 PM   #7
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Cool looking car. There was one of these at an auto cross a few weeks ago. It was pretty quick and sounded awesome. Does this one have the 6 pot front brakes?
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Old 05-14-2015, 06:28 PM   #8
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Congrats! I like the instrument cluster.
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Old 05-14-2015, 07:58 PM   #9
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No Volvo is cheap. Good luck at your service intervals!
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Old 05-14-2015, 08:28 PM   #10
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Wow this looks great! This is the car I'd have if I had the resources!

Also how much for the tint? I've been looking for a good tinting place in the Chicagoland area if that's where you're from
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Old 05-15-2015, 09:41 AM   #11
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Wow. Surprised at how nice this looks.
Thanks.

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Cool looking car. There was one of these at an auto cross a few weeks ago. It was pretty quick and sounded awesome. Does this one have the 6 pot front brakes?
That was the Polestar version. They have the bigger brakes, Ohlins adjustable dampers, 20 inch wheels, a little more power, and a few cosmetic additions over the T6 R-Design.

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Congrats! I like the instrument cluster.
Thanks

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No Volvo is cheap. Good luck at your service intervals!
Guess I will find out how bad it is. Seemed like they are still better than the Germans. Included free maintenance for 3 years.

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Wow this looks great! This is the car I'd have if I had the resources!

Also how much for the tint? I've been looking for a good tinting place in the Chicagoland area if that's where you're from
Thanks. Contact Nino at Umbra Window Tinting in Schaumburg. For ceramic on a wagon I think he charges $390. Expensive, but he is one of the best.
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Old 05-15-2015, 10:56 AM   #12
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Awesome new Subaru!
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Old 05-15-2015, 11:17 AM   #13
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^^^^

Op congrats, I feel like a lot of people forget this car exists when shopping for a wagon!
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Old 05-15-2015, 02:16 PM   #14
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Nice minivan dude! ;-) Actually like these, but I imagine they only come in auto?
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Old 05-15-2015, 06:02 PM   #15
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I used to work at a Volvo dealer, and these are actually super neat cars. They weigh as much as a dump truck, and yes they only come in auto.
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Old 05-18-2015, 08:46 AM   #16
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Op congrats, I feel like a lot of people forget this car exists when shopping for a wagon!
Thank you. I think you are right. The dealer I bought this from had it for many months and I was the only one who even test drove it. Got me a great deal though

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Hahaha. Yes, only auto

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I used to work at a Volvo dealer, and these are actually super neat cars. They weigh as much as a dump truck, and yes they only come in auto.
Thanks. The weight seems to be pretty much in line with everything else these days. Which is too heavy imo
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Old 05-18-2015, 04:16 PM   #17
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Old 05-19-2015, 10:56 AM   #18
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This is a great sleeper, which to me is a good thing. It's on my short list of replacement DD. The S60 T6 R-Design are a pretty good deal used. Hopefully, I can get a good deal on a used one in about a year when the extended warranty runs out on my DD.

My only concerns was aftermarket support which seems limited and the auto tranny seems sluggish based on professional reviews and performance numbers. Gotta get myself in a test drive of one of these vehicles.

How does the acceleration and handling compare to other vehicles you've owned?

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Old 05-19-2015, 01:13 PM   #19
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This is a great sleeper, which to me is a good thing. It's on my short list of replacement DD. The S60 T6 R-Design are a pretty good deal used. Hopefully, I can get a good deal on a used one in about a year when the extended warranty runs out on my DD.

My only concerns was aftermarket support which seems limited and the auto tranny seems sluggish based on professional reviews and performance numbers. Gotta get myself in a test drive of one of these vehicles.

How does the acceleration and handling compare to other vehicles you've owned?

Thanks
Yes, used these are great deals. I would have bought one used if I could have found one and had not gotten such a great deal on this new one. Aftermarket support is limited, which is probably the worst part. But there are exhaust and suspension upgrades available already. ViVA performance and iPD are some great resources. I love some of the Heico stuff, but it is pricey coming from Germany. Then there is also ERST from Japan. And I am keeping my fingers crossed that Polestar will sell some items separately from the limited Polestar model.

The acceleration is pretty good, car has a ton of torque which is enjoyable everyday on the commute. Overall numbers are pretty similar to my previous G37. Handling is ok, car really needs a bigger rear sway bar to help the rotation as well as something other than all season (no season) tires. I have read the same criticism on the transmission. It has a little bit of lag, but honestly it is worlds better than the 7 speed in the Infiniti G37 I had previously (that was a terrible transmission). And in sport mode, the V60 is really a ton more responsive. The paddle shifters are a little slow, but I haven't messed with them too much at this point. Car only has 700 miles, so still breaking this Swedish lady in...
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Old 05-19-2015, 01:20 PM   #20
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New pics, Volvo roof cross bars installed. Still determining what Thule bike carrier to get, but want a fork mount style.





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Old 05-21-2015, 10:22 AM   #21
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Yes, used these are great deals. I would have bought one used if I could have found one and had not gotten such a great deal on this new one. Aftermarket support is limited, which is probably the worst part. But there are exhaust and suspension upgrades available already. ViVA performance and iPD are some great resources. I love some of the Heico stuff, but it is pricey coming from Germany. Then there is also ERST from Japan. And I am keeping my fingers crossed that Polestar will sell some items separately from the limited Polestar model.

The acceleration is pretty good, car has a ton of torque which is enjoyable everyday on the commute. Overall numbers are pretty similar to my previous G37. Handling is ok, car really needs a bigger rear sway bar to help the rotation as well as something other than all season (no season) tires. I have read the same criticism on the transmission. It has a little bit of lag, but honestly it is worlds better than the 7 speed in the Infiniti G37 I had previously (that was a terrible transmission). And in sport mode, the V60 is really a ton more responsive. The paddle shifters are a little slow, but I haven't messed with them too much at this point. Car only has 700 miles, so still breaking this Swedish lady in...
Thanks for the comparison with your G37. I was able to test drive, back to back, a G37 AWD, an Acura TL AWD, and a Cadillac CTS AWD (Thanks CarMax) and the Infiniti was definitely the sportiest of the three. With you saying that the Volvo's tranny, which is one of its biggest criticisms, is worlds better then your Infiniti, makes the V60 sound very promising.

I realize that the V60 T6 R-Design is already a rare vehicle on top of being introduced less than a year ago, so there wouldn't be many choices in the used market. I was only basing my comments on used S60 T6 R-Design which have been on the market since 2013. Hopefully, there will be a red V60 not too far from me when I'm ready to buy about a year from now.

Cheers.
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Old 06-01-2015, 03:47 PM   #22
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Thanks for the comparison with your G37. I was able to test drive, back to back, a G37 AWD, an Acura TL AWD, and a Cadillac CTS AWD (Thanks CarMax) and the Infiniti was definitely the sportiest of the three. With you saying that the Volvo's tranny, which is one of its biggest criticisms, is worlds better then your Infiniti, makes the V60 sound very promising.

I realize that the V60 T6 R-Design is already a rare vehicle on top of being introduced less than a year ago, so there wouldn't be many choices in the used market. I was only basing my comments on used S60 T6 R-Design which have been on the market since 2013. Hopefully, there will be a red V60 not too far from me when I'm ready to buy about a year from now.

Cheers.
Definitely, you should drive one if you can to see if it will work for you. The straight 6 turbo motor is a dying breed, as it seems Volvo is going all in with the hybrid assisted 4 cylinders like on the new XC90.

Now that I have over 1,200 miles on her, have finally gotten a Thule 528 Sprint bike attachment and tried it out this past weekend (with my ancient non-suspension mountain bike - think it is past time for an upgrade there!)

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Old 06-01-2015, 05:40 PM   #23
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I absolutely love these. Definitely looking forward to seeing what you do with it.
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Old 06-02-2015, 10:12 AM   #24
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Don't knock the ancient non-suspension bikes. I have two bikes. One is a relatively new full suspension Motobecane that I got off of bikesdirect.com and the other is a 20+ year old hardtail that I built in college. The hardtail still rides great, stops as well as any disk brakes and is my go to bike for paved and light trails. I would like to electrofy it but don't ride it enough to justify the cost at this point.
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