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2011 Volvo S60 T6 AWD First Impressions Review

Wednesday February 2nd, 2011 at 11:22 AM
Posted by: D.Colman

By contributing editor David Colman

Hits

  • Succinct styling
  • Swedish modern dash and center stack
  • Mega grip from AWD

Misses

  • Intrusive Technology Package
  • No manual transmission available
  • Lack of paddles on Geartronic automatic

We’ve had cars nagging us for so many years now that we’ve become virtually immune to their strident demands. But seat belt warning buzzers and door-open chimes seem so quaintly 20th century in the face of the brave new world Volvo has wrought with their all new 21st century S60. If you order a base model S60 T6, you’ll pay $37,700 for a comfortable, stylish and competent GT car with lots of solid virtues, like a 300hp turbocharged engine, all-wheel-drive, and plenty of room for 4, or 5 in a pinch. The trunk is large, the rear seats fold flat to convert the S60 into a mini-wagon, and the level of fit and finish in the cabin is Swedish fastidious.

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