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      Upgraded my '04 S60R to a '15 S60 RDesign with Polestar

      My 2004 S60R was getting up in age and miles (almost 220K when I traded her in) so I managed to find a gorgeous, lightly used Passion Red S60 T6 RDesign with a Polestar tune. I debated switching makes, but I ultimately stayed with Volvo. I had so many great memories over my 5 year ownership of the S60R, and I'm looking forward to many more years of enjoyment in my new RDesign.
      Current: 2015 S60 T6 RDesign Platinum - Passion Red | Alcantara - Polestar tune, Elevate GT6 Exhaust, IPD Downpipe, H&R sport springs, IPD rear sway bar, IPD rear endlinks
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      Great choice! Congrats!
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      Looks great! We had a '15 Red S60 RD...very fun car! Congrats and enjoy!
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      Thanks! Is there any easy way to tell which trim/packages it has?
      Current: 2015 S60 T6 RDesign Platinum - Passion Red | Alcantara - Polestar tune, Elevate GT6 Exhaust, IPD Downpipe, H&R sport springs, IPD rear sway bar, IPD rear endlinks
      Previous: 2004 S60R - Titanium Gray | NordKap

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      Quote Originally Posted by lawsonmf View Post
      Thanks! Is there any easy way to tell which trim/packages it has?
      For starters, if you have the HK or PS (Premium Stereo) speaker in the middle of your dash top, you have the Platinum package. Check for heated rear seats which would be included in the Climate Pkg. If you have the Adaptive Cruise Control (also see if black panel in your front grill right side), then you have the Tech Pkg.
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      Quote Originally Posted by lawsonmf View Post
      Thanks! Is there any easy way to tell which trim/packages it has?
      From your pictures I can see you have the 19" wheel package, parking sensors which means you have BLIS, but I don't see a backup camera (but your pictures are a bit blurry).
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      Quote Originally Posted by Bmo Pete View Post
      For starters, if you have the HK or PS (Premium Stereo) speaker in the middle of your dash top, you have the Platinum package. Check for heated rear seats which would be included in the Climate Pkg. If you have the Adaptive Cruise Control (also see if black panel in your front grill right side), then you have the Tech Pkg.
      Don't they all have the grille in the dash, but the HK stereo says Hartman Kardon on that grille?

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      Beautiful - love that color. That looks like at 2015.5 to me with the black 19" wheels (vs grey 18") and the revised rear deck spoiler. I'm betting you have the revised Sensus also. If you do, you'll have a button on the right side of the waterfall that has a globe icon on it. Nice score.

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      Quote Originally Posted by Tom2769 View Post
      Beautiful - love that color. That looks like at 2015.5 to me with the black 19" wheels (vs grey 18") and the revised rear deck spoiler. I'm betting you have the revised Sensus also. If you do, you'll have a button on the right side of the waterfall that has a globe icon on it. Nice score.
      Thanks. No globe icon so I'm thinking it a the 2015 as it was advertised. I have the heated seats and premium sound logo on the center speaker. Also I have a backup camera but no ACC. My GF took the picture on an older cell phone, and I snagged the picture from Instagram, sorry for the potato quality. I find myself just staring at it from time to time. Some 50 year old guy bought it in Florida and got sick of it after less than 18000 miles. He traded it in for an AMG at Hendrick Mercedes in Charlotte (which is where I found the car).
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      Nope, non-Platinum cars don't have the center speaker. So you have the Platinum package w/ Climate pkg and the BLIS pkg.
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      Quote Originally Posted by Tom2769 View Post
      Beautiful - love that color. That looks like at 2015.5 to me with the black 19" wheels (vs grey 18") and the revised rear deck spoiler. I'm betting you have the revised Sensus also. If you do, you'll have a button on the right side of the waterfall that has a globe icon on it. Nice score.
      The revised Sensus came out with the 2015.5's, this is a 2015 with the optional wheel and tire option/upgrade for $750. He has the Premium Sound "PS" which is pre-revised Sensus w/3G internet. The small spoiler lip replaced the larger version later in the 2015 run, probably as supplies of the older version ran out.
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      Quote Originally Posted by Bmo Pete View Post
      For starters, if you have the HK or PS (Premium Stereo) speaker in the middle of your dash top, you have the Platinum package. Check for heated rear seats which would be included in the Climate Pkg. If you have the Adaptive Cruise Control (also see if black panel in your front grill right side), then you have the Tech Pkg.
      Thanks for this concise, quick summary, Bmo Pete.

      Should be a great Quick Reference for those shopping for pre-owned Volvo's where sales people won't know the packages, and you are often shopping by pictures first. I updated my Sojourn link in my sig to include this info. Thanks again.
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      Quote Originally Posted by Bmo Pete View Post
      The revised Sensus came out with the 2015.5's, this is a 2015 with the optional wheel and tire option/upgrade for $750. He has the Premium Sound "PS" which is pre-revised Sensus w/3G internet. The small spoiler lip replaced the larger version later in the 2015 run, probably as supplies of the older version ran out.
      Okay, gotcha. I knew the wheels could be upgraded as an option, but had assumed the revised spoiler came in 2015.5. I have a 2015 with the older, larger spoiler. But mine is an early 2015. Thanks for the clarification.


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      Congrats! Looks so much better with the 19" Ixion II wheels than the older Ixions.


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      Quote Originally Posted by Bmo Pete View Post
      Nope, non-Platinum cars don't have the center speaker. So you have the Platinum package w/ Climate pkg and the BLIS pkg.
      I don't have heated rear seats unless I'm blind and can't find the switches.
      Current: 2015 S60 T6 RDesign Platinum - Passion Red | Alcantara - Polestar tune, Elevate GT6 Exhaust, IPD Downpipe, H&R sport springs, IPD rear sway bar, IPD rear endlinks
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      Quote Originally Posted by Synesis View Post
      Thanks for this concise, quick summary, Bmo Pete.

      Should be a great Quick Reference for those shopping for pre-owned Volvo's where sales people won't know the packages, and you are often shopping by pictures first. I updated my Sojourn link in my sig to include this info. Thanks again.
      No problem.
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      Quote Originally Posted by lawsonmf View Post
      I don't have heated rear seats unless I'm blind and can't find the switches.
      Ah, I misread that you had heated rears. Your car sounds exactly spec'd like our '15, though we didn't have the 19" wheels.

      Funny, for my V60 RD, I persuaded the dealer to sell me 19" Bor wheels to swap out the equipped 18", for the $750 (snagged off a T5 w/sport pkg). The 18's just looked too small to me. Then after 2 years, I got tired of the Bors. Wife doesn't understand any of it.
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