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Apr 22, 2011 (1:06 pm)
I was at the dealership today testing out a 2011 XC60 T6 demo that they had for sale. They're not able to locate a XC60 in the configuration I want and any order wouldn't be available for delivery til Aug/Sept, I thought I'd check out the demo.
It had more options than I was looking for and due to the low inventory weren't willing to meet my price. Surprisingly, they pulled out a 2012 XC50 T6 R-Design handout. They told me though it hasn't been officially announced yet, they could order me one instead of a 2011 for Aug/Sept delivery.
Well, the T6 gets a bump from 300 to 325hp and 325 to 354 lb.-ft of torque. 6-spd Geartronic transmission now includes a Sports Mode.
For the R-Design, Spring stiffness increased by 10%, Increased Damping resulting in improved body control and Steering ratio 10% faster.
Based price has gone up to $43.5k but prices for option packages remain the same. Though they told me that PCC and Convenience package come together now for $1.75k
Apr 22, 2011 (8:12 pm)
Here's a scan of the handout. The base price is actually $43,150.
#3 of 12 Re: Scan of Handout [mojobaggins]
by kyfdx HOST
Apr 23, 2011 (5:58 am)
Not bad... 20" tires... .. bet those are cheap...
#4 of 12 Re: Scan of Handout [kyfdx]
Jun 15, 2011 (6:17 am)
T6 bumped to 325hp, any word on change in mpg?
pcc only comes w/conv or still available separately?
#5 of 12 Re: Scan of Handout [relativejunk]
Jun 24, 2011 (2:36 pm)
PCC comes with the renamed conv package: Premier Plus
#6 of 12 325HP....must...resist...must....maintain...sanity
Jun 29, 2011 (11:50 am)
Dang! We JUST made the first payment on our new C70, our XC60 is only two years old, but Volvo couldn't leave well enough alone--325 horsepower! We're limping along on 281! The bump to 300hp was bad enough; now, I might have to figure out how to get a new XC60 TWO YEARS ahead of schedule!
The mpg change might be a concern. We've averaged just under 20mpg over 39K miles on the '10XC60. I can live with that, our previous C70 was 'only' ~ 23mpg over 3 1/2 years. We would also consider dropping the AWD if we were to go for the 2012(Not really likely; 2013/14 would be more like it...seriously considering OSD next time.)
#8 of 12 Volvo XC60 Quality?
Oct 24, 2011 (4:51 pm)
I am interested in purchasing a new 2012 Volvo XC60 but I am not sure about Volvo's quality in recent years. I plan to keep this car for 5 to 10 years and I don't want to take it to the repair shop and spend tons of money on a regular basis. I would like to hear your opinions and experiences. Thanks for helping me out!
#9 of 12 Re: Volvo XC60 Quality? [realrider]
Oct 25, 2011 (5:00 pm)
I bought a 2010 XC60 after getting two bad XC90s. The first 90 (07) was replaced at 15,000 miles after returning to the dealer 9 times trying to fix an electronic problem. The next one had yaw and rollover sensor problems that couldn't be resolved which started at about 40,000. I was offered another replacement but would have to pay to swap that time because of the milage. I was extremely reluctant to buy another XC90, much less a Volvo. The 60's were just out so I hesitantly decided to buy it. I was honestly a bit hacked about the whole situation a felt rather foolish buying another Volvo after 2 horrible experiences. So......I now have 75,000 miles on my 2010 XC60 and I Love Love Love that darn car! It has been a real gem. No problem ever. It is much more fun to drive than the 90. I have had no electronic or mechanical problems at all. THe body and paint still looks great. I hope to drive it for a long time to come. GOod luck
#10 of 12 Re: Volvo XC60 Quality? [lynn76]
Dec 19, 2011 (12:30 pm)
Good to hear this.
Just put a deposit on a 2012 xc60, but am still concerned about reliability issues and high repair costs. I guess I'm spoiled by my trusty 2001 Honda CRV.
i hope future xc 60s are as reliable as yours.