My New Car: 2012 Volvo S60 D5

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by freegeeks, Jun 17, 2012.

  1. freegeeks

    freegeeks Diamond Member

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    will be replacing my 4 year old Audi A4 2.0 Tdi

    R-design, black metallic, 6 speed manual, pretty much full option
    5 cyl twin turbo 2.4 diesel
    215 bhp, but more importantly 410nm torque :D


    will look like this (but in black obviously)

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    arrives in August (can't wait)
     
  2. Throckmorton

    Throckmorton Lifer

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    Those look nice except for the front end. It looks like a cartoon character that got punched in the nose and had his face distorted, and became crosseyed. What were they thinking?
     
  3. Zap

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    Wow, where do you live? The manual transmission S60 doesn't seem to be available in the USA, let alone the big turbo diesel and in an R-Design.
     
  4. PhoKingGuy

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    I don't know why, but I love volvos. I just hate they they're owned by Geely now.

    Pretty much the only reason I didn't get a new S60
     
  5. foghorn67

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    I love those cars. Perfect interiors too. Design minimalism at it's best.
    Congrats!
     
  6. freegeeks

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    Belgium, the S60 is actually build in the Belgian Volvo factory 10 miles from where i live. So in some way I'm supporting the local economy
     
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    Love it. Am a Volvo fan as well.

    Is it AWD or FWD?
     
  8. freegeeks

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    FWD, the AWD always come with an auto transmission and i want a manual. The AWD also has higher co2 emissions and some taxes here are based on co2 output.
     
  9. Knavish

    Knavish Senior member

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    Yeah I have the same feeling about not buying a Geely, though, the OP notes in a later post that the car is built in Belgium. Since Volvo seems to be a perennial money loser for their owner, you're probably costing Geely money when you buy one! :)
     
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    Looks awesome! I am teh jelly.

    I am the only one in my family who doesn't own a 300+hp Volvo...
     
  11. manimal

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    As a long term purchase you cant go wrong with volvo overengineering. Do you guys think volvo sales were helped at all by Saabs demise?
     
  12. gorb

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    Congrats. Great looking car.
     
  13. Zap

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    I don't think Saab sold enough to matter. :whiste:

    I think I read somewhere that at one time (before the 80's Japanese volume influx) Volvo was the highest volume import in the USA.
     
  14. exar333

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    Very nice looking car. :thumbsup:
     
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    I also wil have it chipped to 245 bhp and 498 nm torque

    thx for all the positive feedback
     
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    most of the production facilities are stil in Europe (Sweden and Belgium)
    They have a factory in Malaysia and one in China that produces for the local market
     
  17. Don Vito Corleone

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    If they sold those cars with a manual in the US I would think seriously about one as a replacement for my E90 330i when the time comes. I've always liked Volvos and would pick up a V70R if the right one popped up in my area.
     
  18. freegeeks

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    the Beamer is without any doubt sportier. I also looked at a new 3 series. Most of my driving is (fast) freeway driving and for this the Volvo D5 is excellent. It also has the best seats in the world. It's also at least 6k euro cheaper here then a less powerfull BMW 320 diesel.
     
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    get a S60, you will be supporting Belgian workers :sneaky:
     
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    Does 4.5 Liters/100km [62.8 mpg(Imperial)] combined sound correct for fuel consumption for the 6MT?

    And 5.9 Liters/100km [47.9 mpg(Imperial)] combined for the 6AT?
     
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  21. Capt Caveman

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    Should get a XC60.
     
  22. freegeeks

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    If you believe the official numbers, yes, real world expect around 6l/100 km for mixed driving (for the manual). Still extremely good
     
  23. freegeeks

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    No
     
  24. Insomniator

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    Nice car, I kind of lost my love for Volvo's since the end of the S60R... and really since the end of the 850R. I wish they stayed 100% Swedish...

    Would still love to get my hands on a yellow 850R some day...
     
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