I have a 2015 S60 T6 RD Platinum. Recently, I was bored browsing the forums and I ran across a few pictures of P3 S60's that had what appeared to be a "ducktail" style rear spoiler. So, through my internet searching, I found about 3 options.
Option 1: Buy the Viva Polestar Rear Spoiler for quite the pretty penny, and spend even more getting it paint matched.
Response: Not my cup of tea, I'm not looking to spend over a grand for a cosmetic mod like a spoiler.
Option 2: Buy the 2011-2013 rear trunk lid spoiler that is not necessarily a "ducktail" style, but is more aggressive and better looking IMO than the whimpy one that's on my car currently. Also, it seems that quite a few Volvo part outlet sites carry these, and I could order it already painted to match the current color of my car (Crystal White Pearl, color code 707).
Response: This is an attractive option, especially for the price that I could find the new painted spoilers at ($250-300), but if I'm not mistaken, the earlier style spoilers has different mounting positions than the later years do, and I REALLY do not want to have to drill into the car to mount the spoiler.
Option 3: Ebay. There is a nice looking ducktail style spoiler (unpainted) for about $170 from good ol' Taiwan. The painted versions only cost about $40-50 more, but I have very low confidence in some Taiwan facility accurately matching a tricoat pearl/metallic paint, nonetheless white especially, so if I did go this option, I would have a body shop paint it.
Response: I really do like the appearance of these style spoilers, and another plus is that these are just mounted with double sided tape, so no permanent damage if I didn't like it/wanted to go back. I also understand that these are obviously replicated fiberglass plastic, but with something as dimensionally simple as a stick on spoiler, I can't imagine there being too many issues with proper fitment.
With that laid out, it brings me to the few questions I have.
1. Has anyone ever ordered one of these Taiwan knockoff spoilers? If so, any issues with it?
2. If I did go the ebay route, I would also probably order the polestar front winglets and get both items painted to match at the same time. Does anyone have even a general idea of what the cost to paint these items would be with a tricoat metallic paint? I know it will vary by shop, but just looking for ballpark estimates.
3. Any options I am missing? I'm not 100% set on anything yet, but I really would like to add some details to my car so it doesn't just look like any other average P3 S60 that rolls down the road. Rims are on my list, but I put brand new tires on the car when I bought it a year ago and I told myself I'd wait til those wear before dumping a large amount of money into wheels and tires.