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You are in the Volvo S60
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Audi A4, Acura TL, Volvo S60, Volkswagen Passat, Sedan
#61 of 90 Re: topic? [pat]
Sep 23, 2005 (12:57 pm)
Thought I mighta caught ya sleepin' on that one!!!
#62 of 90 Sleep?
Sep 23, 2005 (4:34 pm)
Sep 30, 2005 (12:58 pm)
How does the Volvo S60R compare to the G & TL?
I never really researched the S60R, but I see it can come with a 6MT, has about 300 hp and AWD. I would expect handling to be its downfall, but I don't really know. Anyone look at it and the G & TL & form an opinion?
#64 of 90 Re: Audi A4 vs Acura TL vs Volvo S60 vs VW Passat [strato435]
Oct 01, 2005 (8:31 pm)
I've driven an Acura MDX suv.. not a sports sedan.. but wanted to mention quality was NOT good and customer service poor.. so, against popular opinion, I will never recommend an Acura product. I owned a Volvo s60 awd .. can't beat the comfort of those seats.. but one DANGEROUS problem I must point out. I've never seen a sedan with such poor turning radius. Barely escaped several accidents. Stop at a t-intersection.. turn right.. and you're into the oncoming traffic lane before you can swing into your intended lane! Every parking experience becomes a 3-point turn. So can't recommend Volvo only because of that feature. I've got two friends that swear by Audi. The A6 and the Passat are basically same package .. right? So probably doesn't matter which one.. of the options you listed I'd go that route. Just my opinion
#65 of 90 Re: A4 it is!!! [frisconick]
Jan 01, 2006 (9:41 pm)
I've been reading the postings on this site for months to make sure that the TL was the right car for me. I've test driven nearly every other car in the same class including the new Lexus IS and the TL is always on top. So I had decided to get the TL once I get my tax return and hopefully by then the Ipod integration would have been out and tested. Well the other day I went to VW dealership to look for a Tourag with my girlfriend and decided to take a second look at the Passat. I wasn't to impressed with the new 2006 model when it came out a few months ago and never really even bothered to test drive it. But this day they had a fully loaded version with V6 and sport package #2, which is their best sport version of the Passat. So I decided to take it out. I was ready to be disappointed because the value edition of the Passat looked and felt cheap and I thought it would be the same with this car. But man I was wrong. Besides NAV (they do offer it, but it is not nearly as good as the TL NAV) it had everything I wanted in a new car. Great fit and finish, very nice leather and even more power than the TL. The test drive went well and I wanted to see the TL right away to make a comparison. Five minutes later I am at the Acura dealer looking that the TL. The Passat has the edge on fit and finish, quality of materials and a much better stereo (i listed to both cars stereo with my own cd's for about 30 minutes each). I was 100% sold on the TL from my own experiences with the car and the info on this board, but after the Passat test drive I am really don't know which one to get. I think the biggest factor in not getting the Passat is that EVERYONE that I know that has bought a VW has had a lot of problems with the car and trying to get it fixed. Like the looks of the TL but the quality of the Passat feels better. Any suggestions?
#66 of 90 Re: A4 it is!!! [txn8v]
Jan 07, 2006 (2:21 am)
We purchased an Acura TSX(2005) last March and the car has been a dream. We got it with everything accept the skirts and the gold package. The service has been as outstanding as the car. It's fast, reliable, virtually sound proof at speed, and the nav is the best I've used. There's only two things about it I'd change, first, it's my wife's car and she got it in meteor silver, and second, we should have gone for the TL which she thought was too big?
#67 of 90 Re: $35K Comparo [bjbird2]
Jan 12, 2006 (1:41 pm)
I compared and tested cars 1 thru 6 on this list along with the Mercedes C350 for possible replacement of my Maxima 3.5SE. My neighbor talked me into visiting a VW dealer for a test drive in the 2006 Passat 3.6L. I bought the Passat.
Jan 13, 2006 (6:07 pm)
Also give the Lexus IS350 and BMW 325i drives I never liked Volvo's and never will. The passat was alright but medicreo compared to everything else in this price range.
The G35 is nice but a big refreshing is coming in 2007 so you might want to wait on that.
BUt Acura's build quality is amazing car is amazing dealerhsip CS though is total crap worse than Pontiac, Oldsmobile and Ford (where I purchased past cars).
#69 of 90 Re: Audi A4 vs Acura TL vs Volvo S60 vs VW Passat [nhdriver1]
Jul 24, 2006 (12:11 pm)
So nhdriver1 can't recommend the Volvo S60 awd based on turning radius.....
I just wanted to point out that the turning radius on the Acura TL is actually 1 foot WORSE than the S60 (38.7' on the S60 and 39.7' on the TL). They both aren't much fun in tight turning situations..... like parking.
#70 of 90 Re: A4 it is!!! [txn8v]
Aug 01, 2006 (10:15 am)
txn8v, I have owned both a VW Jetta GLI as well as a Volvo Turbo wagon. Both will be more expensive to maintain than the Acura. The Volvo may be safe, but it is underpowered and fit and finish are for crap. The VW was always fun and pretty reliable, but prepare to bend over when it is time for service. Our Volvo replacement, a Honda Odyssey has been terrific only problem being transmission which has been replaced under warranty and they also extended the warranty. I have been shopping for a new car for months and was about to purchase an Audi A3 as it is one fun go-cart ooops I mean car. That was until I stopped at the Acura dealer to check on the TL. In CA we are able to get rediculous deals on the TL at this point in time. 06 TL auto with Navigation for 31K including destination!! It is not quite as fun to toss around as that go-kart like A3, but as far as bang for your buck nothing comes close. The TL comes fully equiped, the Passat, Audi and the Volvo options are very pricy and will run you 5K more for the same equipment. I am not sure what the problem was with the TL's sound system that you listened to, but I have not heard anything close to the sound quality coming out of a TL in any of the other vehicles mentioned. Its one downfall is it inability to play MP3's. Check edmunds list of best stereos in cars between 25k and 35k, RL =#1, TL = #2 and I must agree unless hip hop is your favorite.