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Cornelius Coburn
Cornelius Coburn Dec 25 '22


Volvo S60 T6



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The Forum post is edited by Cornelius Coburn Dec 25 '22
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Lastly


The Forum post is edited by Cornelius Coburn Dec 25 '22
Cornelius Coburn
Cornelius Coburn Dec 26 '22
To put things into perspective from the cars I've owned over the years, and I only began considering horsepower for like the past decade. I went from 2.4 liter at around 150 HP which is nothing really to the somewhat sporty Sebring limited at 200 HP(some Mustangs only have 205) which I even bought and installed a rear spoiler myself for another three hundred. I wanted more though, so my next car was a Charger at 250 HP but no manual mode, although I did play around with the low '3' below 'D' to force higher RPMs.


And then of course after that it was the 5.7 liter HEMI which was between 340 and 370; the pistons probably lost a bit of compression through age and hard use though so it's hard saying, and the tranny was getting a little sloppy on some of the upshifts. I wasn't too happy about driving into a ditch at the time, but in the grand scheme of things it appears as though it was for the better.


This car is more responsive than the HEMI. It's an altogether different driving experience really. It's a six speed and the HEMI had the NAG1 5 speed. In first gear this car literally jumps forward with enough g-force to give you whiplash if you're not careful; it will put you back in the seat from any gear really.


I need to drive it some more though now that all this bullshit with Christmas is out of the way. Took a friend for a ride yesterday and heard the all too familiar "Slow down!! Stop speeding!!" with minimal depressing of the pedal, so that made feel good. I say this car is like Superman disguised as Clark Kent, and that pisses her off.

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Baphomets Dec 26 '22
Super nice! Good job, CC. Glad you hit the ditch. 
Cornelius Coburn
Cornelius Coburn Dec 30 '22
I did notice a slight "spider" nic in the windshield when I was sitting in the dealers lot. I picked up a repair kit and I'm waiting for the temps to get above 60 so I can fix that.
Cornelius Coburn
It's a nice ride, it goes really good. There are a few trivial things that I liked better about the last Charger, but overall I prefer the turbocharged S6. The Charger had a neat little storage for organizing coins, and the 12 V socket that I use for dashcam and charging (and also compressor) was in a little more out-of-the-way place to avoid inadvertent bumps. Everyone talks about the "comfort level" of the Volvo, and my passengers concur, but for me the 'difference' is requiring a bit of adapting. The seats feel like brand new; need a little breaking in and I still find myself tweaking the multi-directional controls from time to time.
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Baphomets Jan 8
Now you've got to compare long distance travel. Like real long distance travel. Heading south.
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Baphomets Jan 8
I have a feeling volvo will win that one. 
Dantalion
Dantalion Jan 11
Nice Volvo! Those s60s are good cars. I had a 2002 s60 for two years. It saved my life. I rolled it 4 times and came out without a scratch. S60s are probably the safest cars you can own. They are built solid too. You can feel it when you shut the doors. It’s like closing a vault.
Cornelius Coburn

I wouldn't trade it for another Charger. There was initially an issue with ergonomics that appears to be working itself out over a brief period - a slight discomfort in the back of my neck due maladjusted posture.


I'm dying to fix that little nic in the windshield though; at this point I'll settle for a clear day, low humidity, and temps at least above forty.

Cornelius Coburn
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Cornelius Coburn
This new car really kicks ass, but I am being distracted quite a bit by the initial learning curve relative to my usual maintenance. Apparently there is a transmission dipstick unlike the last Charger, I just can't see it. Stopped by the dealer earlier and they didn't seem to know any more than I did. The guy did seem to agree with what I Googled about the dipstick being hidden underneath the air intake, so I guess we'll eventually disassemble and see if we can find it - I like to do as much as I can, and I'm pretty intimate with the tranny and would at least like to know the fluid level is good.


And then there is the periodic checking that lug nuts are secure, and with the lug nut covers I'm thinking I can just torque the covers without removing them which will in turn torque the nuts.

Cornelius Coburn
Cornelius Coburn Yesterday, 12:57PM

With the last Charger and the NAG1 five speed tranny third was the gear of choice for winding it on the back roads, but with this turbocharged straight six (that's all I know right now), and the six speed tranny it's fourth.


The thing about this "gear of choice" for backroad driving is that once you get the tachometer about halfway to the redline (65 MPH give or take) it really grunts when you hit the pedal for maximum acceleration and g-force on command.


Reiteration : Houston, this is one kick ass ride. 

Cornelius Coburn
Cornelius Coburn 19 hours ago

Focus Shift


Speaking of "old people". I was out for a drive a couple days ago and this fucker pulled right out in my path and I had to quickly jerk the wheel left to avoid; it was more of a non-voluntary reaction more than anything it seems with zero time to actually process anything.


There were a couple things in my favor pertaining to the above that prevented it from turning(no pun) into a really bad day. One: The road was evidently clear enough to provided suitable traction. Two: I wasn't distracted by gadgets et cetera or anything else as I often am for a second here and there, and to reiterate, yeah, one of my first thoughts was "That would've fucked up my whole day.".


I didn't freak out over it, just casually pulled up beside the driver after, chuckling(or something to the effect) to observe the culprit behind that averted shitstorm, and yeah, some old fucker. He wouldn't even look my way, eyes dead on the road in front of him - probably in some state of malformed hazy trance like reverie although lucid enough to grab the first I-onramp they came to.


It was literally minutes prior when I was tweaking the graphic equalizer, but luckily I knew the settings I wanted so it was a brief affair



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