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Volvo S60, Volvo S60 R, Sedan
#2708 of 3074 2007 ipod question
Sep 03, 2006 (8:10 pm)
i'm a bit confused on the ipod support for the 07 s60s. i remember reading somewhere (here?) that there would be a standard input jack on the stereos in 07 that would support ipods (and other mp3 players). the picture of the stereo on the volvo web site looks exactly the same as my stereo in my 04. also, the ipod adapter is still shown as an available accessory for the 07s. can someone (volvomax?) give us the definitive rundown on ipod options for 07?
#2709 of 3074 Re: 2007 ipod question [mkrsw1]
Sep 04, 2006 (11:33 am)
There is no Aux input on the 07 S60's.
Only on the 07 S40's and XC90's and C70's.
Volvo makes an ipod jack that is a dealer installed item for the S60.
#2710 of 3074 Re: 2007 ipod question [volvomax]
Sep 05, 2006 (9:42 am)
ok...we've got that adapter on our 06 xc70 awd. it's an
okay solution...certainly better than an fm transmitter,
but not as good as an aux input. although the fact that it keeps the ipod fully charged is nice.
#2711 of 3074 Press request
by KarenS HOST
Sep 21, 2006 (12:24 pm)
A reporter seeks to talk with longtime Volvo owners. Please send your daytime contact info and a sentence or two about your Volvo ownership history to jfallonedmunds.com no later than Wednesday, September 27, 2006.
Sep 25, 2006 (11:57 pm)
Anyone know a place in the LA area that does good work installing GPS systems/after-market sound systems, etc.? (I've got a 2006 S60 if that makes any difference...) Or should I go to a Volvo body shop and if so, which?
#2713 of 3074 Re: Wanted by Volvo: 2001 S60s ???? [grantchstr]
Oct 23, 2006 (12:53 pm)
HI- well I DID just buy a new 2007 S60 only to have the transmission completely fail at highways speeds after just 5 weeks. I have been disgusted with Volvo's response. The car is just sitting in service for 6+ days waiting for the new transmission to arrive (by boat, perhaps???) Meanwhile Volvo has refused to do the right thing and just swap it for another car and the dealer has given me the run-around. I will NEVER buy another Volvo again. My second car is a VW Passat which has never had problems after 100,000 miles. I bought the Volvo for its famous safety and reliability. The German cars also handle/steer much better. Sorry I bought it.
Nov 06, 2006 (12:17 pm)
I have the S60T 2003 and have recently been driving all city miles. I checked the MPG on my last fill and calculated 14 per gallon. I'm not a lead foot. Is there cause for concern since my warrant will be up next year. Should I take it in to the dealer and have whatever checked? Is there the possibility of a software problem? Thanks for your time in responding.
#2715 of 3074 S60 AWD or T5 ?
Nov 07, 2006 (2:18 pm)
I am on the market for a car 1-2 years old. The choice came down to Accord V6 (2004-2005) and S60.
I am leaning towards S60 but the wife can not decide. The car is for her.
What confuses me is what I read here ....
"S60 2.5T AWD brings still more power and all-wheel drive. Last year's all-wheel-drive model was powered by the same engine as the 2.4T. New for 2003, the 2.5T AWD model runs with a slightly larger-displacement five-cylinder, still using light-pressure turbocharging to produce a responsive 208 horsepower and 236 pounds-feet of torque. The torque peaks at a super-low 1500 rpm for low-speed pulling power. The Geartronic automatic is standard. The Sport Package ($750) adds 17-inch wheels, 235/45R17 tires and T5 model's front and rear sport seats."
"S60 T5 uses a high-pressure turbo to produce 247 horsepower and 243 pounds-feet of torque for truly pulse-quickening acceleration. A five-speed manual transmission is again standard, with the Geartronic automatic a $1200 option. Aluminum mesh replaces woodgrain in the interior. Power-adjustable sport seats and a trip computer are standard. The T5 Sport Package ($750) adds 17-inch wheels, 235/45R17 tires, and a stiffer suspension. The Premium Package for the T5 ($1995) adds leather and power moonroof."
In other words the AWD using the 'Low Press. Turbo" will have more low end torque, than teh "High Press. Turbo" found in T5 .... which really kicks in at 4,000 rpm, not before.
Looks like I will be better-off going with AWD instead of T5 ?
Opinions are appreciated
Nov 07, 2006 (7:27 pm)
Volvomax, do you have an opinion as to whether I'm taking too much of a chance messing with the electronics of my 2006 S60 T5 to install the following system?
HDD Multimedia AV Navigation Server
Thank you for your input.
#2717 of 3074 Re: S60 AWD or T5 ? [cj7375]
Nov 08, 2006 (7:37 am)
I don't see in the information you provided where the torque peaks in the T5, but according to Edmunds specs, its at 2400 rpms, not 4k.
But, yes, the 2.5T is more responsive off idle than the T5. Its past maybe about 15 mph that the T5 then runs away.
IF you want AWD, there is no T5 option. Keep in mind, though, AWD adds weight and drivetrain drag, which probably just about counteracts that off-the-line advantage that the low-pressure turbo provides.
I suggest you drive both. If you are primarily a city driver, I think you'll find the 2.5T more to your liking (although, if you are considering the T5, I suggest simply the FWD 2.5T). If you spend more time at higher speeds where passing power can be important (or at least intoxicating), the T5 is where its at.