Back around the time of 2005, my former company presented to a VP at Volvo headquarters in Irvine, California. It turns out there are car guys at Volvo not just employees worried about safety and family haulers from A to B. Who knew. We gave our presentation and traded car stories with a guy that loved the performance aspect of his current company car, the S60 R. He tossed us the keys and invited us to take it for a ride. We literally just met this man an hour ago. We obliged, leaving the building alone with his keys, a slight snicker and a short walk to the parking structure. In a sea of Volvos we “bleeped bleeped” our way to his car and per his instructions, hauled-ass outta there. The Volvo was tight, right and not too slight of power and performance. It was a pleasant surprise and a drive I would like to repeat.
“05 volvo s60 R AWD! This is the perfect car for you and for a very affordable price. This beauty has only 72/k original miles. It is super stable with great handling running condition. City 20/hwy 28 (2.5L v5 engine, turbo/6-speed Manual trans). You will fall in love with the smooth performance, the exterior, and interior of this Volvo. This vehicle has been detailed on a regular basis. The vehicle is in excellent working condition, everything works perfectly and there are no known problems on this car. This car has been safety inspected including the alignment, transmission, engine, brakes, lights, and many other things.”
On Northern Michigan Craigslist.