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#1 2015-08-06 02:01:12

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So...looks like I'm getting a 2011 Volvo S60 T6 with a Polestar tune

I should be picking it up tomorrow, then I'll be going away for the weekend, followed by a trip to Europe for 10 days, so I won't be adding much til I have time to update with my impressions.

I hadn't planned on going this route but a nice one showed up online with only 9k miles (for a 2011!) and it was priced right where I was looking. This thing is loaded with way more tech features than any car I've owned. It's in 9.9 out of 10 condition, literally looks brand new. They threw in a 100k bumper to bumper warranty through August '17 which is nice, and the dealership was willing to do a Polestar tune for me which is rolled into my payments. With the tune it's supposed to have 330hp/350ish tq without voiding the warranty. I only took it for a quick test drive and it was nice...super comfy, quiet, and swift but a little bland. I'm hoping the tune gives it a little more character but either way it'll be a nice place to be for commuting 2-4 hours/day. It definitely had some of the best, most comfortable seats I've experienced in a modern car; by far the best of any I test drove.

I can't wait to drive it and report back once I can flog it properly, but like I said it might be a couple of weeks before I can do a proper write up. In the meantime, here are a few teaser pics:

http://i.imgur.com/aZNAzCY.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/eaZv2Y2.jpg

I love the seat color:
http://i.imgur.com/SDZlh2s.jpg
The center stack looks pretty cool, too:
http://i.imgur.com/FMgDviv.png

I hope to get it a little lower and maybe find some better wheels and then possibly do some light power mods. I hope you guys like it.  smile


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Totaled: 2008 K04 GTI 13.7 @ 102
Has: 2011 Volvo S60 T6 KW V3, Ferrita downpipe, DO88 FMIC, 13.1 @ 101
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#2 2015-08-06 02:10:34

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Re: So...looks like I'm getting a 2011 Volvo S60 T6 with a Polestar tune

Do want! Different & dope.


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#3 2015-08-06 07:38:04

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Re: So...looks like I'm getting a 2011 Volvo S60 T6 with a Polestar tune

I always thought those were VERY cool cars.  They are quick stock and pretty darn fast with a chip.  up

http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/0 … -take-two/

Last edited by Snaab9-2 (2015-08-06 07:42:52)


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#4 2015-08-06 07:57:16

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Re: So...looks like I'm getting a 2011 Volvo S60 T6 with a Polestar tune

Nice choice!


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#5 2015-08-06 09:04:37

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Re: So...looks like I'm getting a 2011 Volvo S60 T6 with a Polestar tune

2 to 4 hour commute!? 

sadbanana


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#6 2015-08-06 09:22:13

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Re: So...looks like I'm getting a 2011 Volvo S60 T6 with a Polestar tune

scot_douglas wrote:

2 to 4 hour commute!? 

sadbanana

+1


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#7 2015-08-06 09:26:35

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Re: So...looks like I'm getting a 2011 Volvo S60 T6 with a Polestar tune

Love it.


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#8 2015-08-06 10:17:08

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Re: So...looks like I'm getting a 2011 Volvo S60 T6 with a Polestar tune

Damn, that looks nice! Love the seats.

But yeah, echoing the million thumbs down on the 2-4 hour commute. That blows.

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#9 2015-08-06 12:02:14

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Re: So...looks like I'm getting a 2011 Volvo S60 T6 with a Polestar tune

Love the color of the seat surface, but I'm not digging the weird two tone with black on the back / underneath. And I'd wish it wasn't black exterior, but for a 4 year old, 9k example, I suspect you takes what you gets.

It does look like a pleasant place to spend some time, and has me checking CL in my area to see what sort of elegant, nearly new vehicles are in my hood.

How quickly will you blow through that 100k warranty?


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#10 2015-08-06 12:11:51

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Re: So...looks like I'm getting a 2011 Volvo S60 T6 with a Polestar tune

Seats look pretty sexy  up  definitely a fan of the seat color but not the wood grain dash  down


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#11 2015-08-06 13:24:56

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Re: So...looks like I'm getting a 2011 Volvo S60 T6 with a Polestar tune

Well done.  Great color combo.  Love that body style and yes, Volvo does great seats.


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#12 2015-08-06 13:37:26

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Re: So...looks like I'm getting a 2011 Volvo S60 T6 with a Polestar tune

Really cool car.  Needs a new set of wheels desperately though.

Also, why not move?  2-4 hours 5 days a week... fuck that.


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#13 2015-08-06 13:58:13

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Re: So...looks like I'm getting a 2011 Volvo S60 T6 with a Polestar tune

Snaab9-2 wrote:

...pretty darn fast with a chip

How does junk food make the car faster?


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#14 2015-08-06 13:58:51

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Re: So...looks like I'm getting a 2011 Volvo S60 T6 with a Polestar tune

Nice pick up!  Of you're going to spend that much time in a car, it better be a good one.


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#15 2015-08-06 15:03:19

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Re: So...looks like I'm getting a 2011 Volvo S60 T6 with a Polestar tune

ska 92x wrote:

Snaab9-2 wrote:

...pretty darn fast with a chip

How does junk food make the car faster?

Olestra junk food only...  lightens the driver up.


le sigh

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#16 2015-08-06 15:06:50

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Re: So...looks like I'm getting a 2011 Volvo S60 T6 with a Polestar tune

n_r_child wrote:

ska 92x wrote:

Snaab9-2 wrote:

...pretty darn fast with a chip

How does junk food make the car faster?

Olestra junk food only...  lightens the driver up.

...and makes you drive faster due to anal leakage...


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#17 2015-08-06 15:15:06

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Re: So...looks like I'm getting a 2011 Volvo S60 T6 with a Polestar tune

scot_douglas wrote:

n_r_child wrote:

ska 92x wrote:


How does junk food make the car faster?

Olestra junk food only...  lightens the driver up.

...and makes you drive faster due to anal leakage...

Anything that didn't blow out prior to the drive... sure does.


le sigh

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#18 2015-08-06 15:33:34

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Re: So...looks like I'm getting a 2011 Volvo S60 T6 with a Polestar tune


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#19 2015-08-06 21:11:20

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Re: So...looks like I'm getting a 2011 Volvo S60 T6 with a Polestar tune

scot_douglas wrote:

n_r_child wrote:

ska 92x wrote:


How does junk food make the car faster?

Olestra junk food only...  lightens the driver up.

...and makes you drive faster due to anal leakage...

I LOL'd

Bunn, congrats on the new ride.  up You'll forget the Marshmallow Warhammer in no time   banana


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#20 2015-08-06 21:16:42

ska 92x
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Re: So...looks like I'm getting a 2011 Volvo S60 T6 with a Polestar tune

You should've kept some chips in the Caddy.


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#21 2015-08-06 21:30:09

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Re: So...looks like I'm getting a 2011 Volvo S60 T6 with a Polestar tune

My roommate had a 2007 S60 R a few years ago.  I thought the seats were outstanding.  I used to love taking that car on long trips.


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#22 2015-08-06 22:16:25

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Re: So...looks like I'm getting a 2011 Volvo S60 T6 with a Polestar tune

I've had a few S60 loaners.  They are nice, and the seats are quite good.  The Polestar tune on the T5 really livens it up, and doesn't hurt the ability to just cruise if that's what you're after.  I expect the T6 will show similar improvement.  I think they may adjust the Geartronic too.  I've got a manual so don't really know about that part.

I did a quick search for "Swedish marshmallow" and got "krusball." 

The Krusball Atgeirr?

Nice choice, by the way.


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#23 2015-08-06 22:16:33

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Re: So...looks like I'm getting a 2011 Volvo S60 T6 with a Polestar tune

These things are insanely comfy, and excellent long distance cruisers. That interior contrast is great looking.

I love how quirky Volvos are. I still think the C30 is the best looking hot hatch on the road today, and I've been fawning over the V8 S80.


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#24 2015-08-07 12:05:18

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Re: So...looks like I'm getting a 2011 Volvo S60 T6 with a Polestar tune

Cool beans, man!  I really like the exterior; one of my fav sedans out there.  Sat in the seats at the auto show, and was basically in tears thinking of getting back in the Saabaru.

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#25 2015-08-07 12:19:57

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Re: So...looks like I'm getting a 2011 Volvo S60 T6 with a Polestar tune

The crazy part is if it's going into Boston for the commute it could really only be 1-2 hours of actual driving, still sucks though.


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