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
I'm the third or fourth owner

Purchased with 107.8k 8/20/15
140.2k 3/20/18

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 Miami 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 it on Craigslist for a measly 3k at a small dealership. It was originally from New Mexico.

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.

I've done some small mods:

Hayden-Transaver heavy duty trans cooler
K&N Cone intake (unoiled as maf is sensitive)
15% tint
R1 Concepts Drilled and slotted rotors (4 piston Brembos came stock all around)
StopTech pads
Full custom turboback catless 3" exhaust +res delete + magnaflow muffler
DEPO fog lights
Yi dash-cam
SS front torsion bar washer mod
EuroSport Tuning glass headlight lenses with no reflectors

Standard audio package
Kenwood DDX370 double din with apple music/pandora connectivity
Kicker 8" woofer
Kicker 400w power amp

Mods coming up
Intake box for more cool air
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
BC 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

PCV system + tune up

DIY Repair

OEM Aero spoiler install


Radiator replacement

DIY Repair

Exhaust update