Hollywood, FL

About my car

2005 Volvo S60 R AWD a.k.a "Anika" and "Lil Volvo Rari"
300hp 2.5L I5 turbo
5 speed automatic "girltronic"
Passion Red on Nordkap Blue
17" Stock Volvo Pegasus wheels
I'm the third or fourth owner

Purchased with 107.8k 8/20/15
130k as of 5/7/17

I always had Volvos in my family. I owned my mom's 97 960 for about a year before I got rid of it. In 2013, my car was sold from a Co-part in Sacramento, California with a clean title and was in for "minor dents, nicks, scratches." Between 2013 and 2015, it ended up in South FL with very little maintenance done. It's not common to find an R in South Florida, so I took the opportunity to make car this my project when I found Anika on Craigslist for a measly 3k at a small dealership. She's quick and has never let me down. Without a doubt, I've fallen in love with the car.

Anika is my boosted sleeper and is daily driven. I bought it with an 2006 S60R engine with about 65k on it. The dealer told me that the radiator failed (this is a known issue among all P2s) and the original engine overheated. She faced a lot of abuse with her previous owners. She needed engine and trans maintenance along with all new fluids, tires, and suspension bits. Even the headlight lenses were cracked and open to the elements, and had to be siliconed shut. She still needs cosmetic and other work. Over the last couple years I've done complete engine and transmission maintenance to keep it running strong and boosting well.

I've done some small mods:

Hayden-Transaver heavy duty trans cooler
K&N Cone intake (unoiled, replacing this summer)
15% front tint 20% rear
eBay Drilled and slotted rotors (4 piston brembos came stock all around)
Stoptech pads
Resonator delete
DEPO fog lights
EuroSport Tuning glass headlight lenses with no reflectors

Standard audio package
Kenwood DDX370 double din with aux and Pandora connectivity
Kicker 8" woofer
Kicker 400w power amp

Just installed a new front sway bar, drivers side strut and spring seat, four Hankook Ventus V2 Concept2 235/45/r17 tires, fully aligned and balanced after running over a curb on the the drivers side and blowing the tire.

Mods that I'm trying to do this summer:
Subaru STI front lip
Forge FMIC (or custom, not sure yet, but the car needs it to boost better in humidity)
Various chassis stiffening components (more poly mounts)
catless dp and aftermarket muffler
Ultra Racing rear sway bar
Better cond. stock K24 turbo with new lines and compressor wheel
New amp
New speakers
CX Racing Coilovers
M66 swap (when the automatic dies - autos are prone to issues arising but my trans has been shifting flawlessly after all the fluid changes and trans cooler)
Hilton Tune
((Volvo S60R/V70R was produced from 04 to 07))

  • This car was made in 2005 and I've driven it since 2015
  • The Volvo S60 R was in production from 2000 to 2010

Exhaust update