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I had never really even considered Volvo as contender in this class, mostly due to the fact that I was pretty unfamiliar with their product line. Are there any current Polestar owners making the switch to the RS? Anyone considering one of the S/V60 models over the RS?

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Don't forget about the S60R/V70R people as well.

Volvo is an oddity in the market place when it comes to performance vehicles. They are a bit on the softer side but make some great refined fun to drive vehicles. I think with the polestar lineup they are trying to tap into the part of the market they had some time ago. I would love to drive a S60 Polestar and see how it compares to the R's I have driven, but if you like things a little on knife edge/ready to play any second kind of vehicle the RS is the one to go with.
 

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The C30 was/is a beast and here's a clip from Jay's Garage explaining the Polestar brand:


AWD, 2.5L, with 451hp.
 

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the MK2 focus RS had a Volvo 5cyl engine. Im excited about the ecoboost, but I kinda wish they would of kept it just for the sound it made. Damn the 5cyl was beast. IMO one of the best sounding engines.
 

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The 2016 Volvo V60 Polestar is AWD automatic that gets 0-60 in 4.9 seconds for a starting MSRP of only $59,300. Decent car but no cigar
 

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when I look up the C30 polestar I see 250hp and FWD? and polestar blue was around before nitrous, though I think I like nitrous blue more.
 

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the MK2 focus RS had a Volvo 5cyl engine. Im excited about the ecoboost, but I kinda wish they would of kept it just for the sound it made. Damn the 5cyl was beast. IMO one of the best sounding engines.
Ford GT or Ferrari 458 if we are talking about the BEST sounding engines not considering price ??

However, Invidia exhaust on my S2000 sweet . for awhile :rolleyes:


YMMV,

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when I look up the C30 polestar I see 250hp and FWD? and polestar blue was around before nitrous, though I think I like nitrous blue more.
Sadly that was the only production c30 but they did make an Awd concept one off.
 

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ya i noticed the production one didn't have the wide body panels from the one in the video either. that thing looked pretty sweet. as much as i love minimalist stuff i hate that volvo dash tho lol
 

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What are we talking about C30 or S/V60 ? - Okay Polestar is Volvo's top R-line

Oh yeah the C30 Polestar; didn't Volvo quit making that in 2013? ...And why ? only 5.9 seconds 0-60 and $35K and they only brought 250 to USA or some really limited number.

So I thought we were talking about the upcoming S/v60 Polestar ? At least that is what thread started as.

Overpriced, only automatic, decent performance -- Not really a true RS competitor!


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I think the Mustang V8 with it's multi modal exhaust also sounds good, but give me a fast four with crackle and pops and I'm a happy man........
 

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A little audio Maserati porn:



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The Chevelle sounded like a small block with too much over lap and glass packs
 

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I did look quite a bit at the V60 polstar. To me it was a blend of an RS and S4 in terms of tech, performance and (what I thought at the time) price. After seeing how much they really are, I completely crossed it off my list. It it was closer to the price of the RS I would definitely look for one to test drive.
 

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I ordered a V60 Polestar and got an initial allotment. When I discovered that they stripped off the roof rails on the Polestar model, I relinquished my allocation. If you're buying a wagon, surely you'll want a roof rack on top? Right? For whatever reason, the removed the rails. So, I got a V60 T6 R-Design (includes a factory Polestar tune) instead, saving over $15k. It is no slouch, at 325 hp in a 3.0 turbo 6-cylinder and AWD. It is the wife's car, and she likes the uber-power. We had a Passat Wagon W8 before this, 270 hp in a v8 configuration, a very nice car with a lot of room.

I would be happier if the Focus RS was a 3-door hatch, but the 5-door will have to suffice.
 
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