Description: The Volvo S60 sedan combines excellent performance and a great design with outstanding safety features.
The S60 comes in three turbocharged versions: a front-wheel or all-wheel drive 2.5T, and the front-wheel drive T5. The standard powerteam is the turbocharged 208-hp 2.5-liter five-cylinder engine matched with a five-speed Geartronic automatic transmission. The sportier T5 comes with a 257-hp turbocharged 2.4-liter engine and five-speed Geartronic automatic. New for 2009 the 2.5T includes an auto-dimming rearview mirror and more speakers while the T5 adds active bi-xenon headlamps with washers.
Rear visibility with tall/thick C-pillar that reach the taillamps
Ruling:Volvo finally has figured out how to make a sports car that has plenty of power and hugs the tarmac. We love the new body that jettisons the stodgy and boxy previous shape for a thing of beauty and elegance. You’ll also get Volvo’s phenomenal vehicle coverage: 5-year warranty, 5-year wear and tear coverage (brakes, rotors, and wiper blades), 5-year complimentary maintenance and 5-year roadside assistance PLUS Volvo’s arsenal of safety features and equipment. Their coverage plans add up and effectively lower the cost of ownership for those 5-years. Despite the extra charge for keyless entry, BLIS, and the clunky navigation system, We would definitely buy this car because it is simply fun to drive any day of the week.
Summary: Bought my 2005 S-60 2.4 Non Turbo in May of 07 with 27K on it. It was on a Chevy lot, and they were basically giving it away, so I decided to take a chance. 40,000 hard miles later- I'm thrilled I did. I used to drive trucks exclusively because I am so hard on cars. This car has been repeatedly put to the test. I have the front wheel drive version and had no problems in almost a foot of snow. It's not a rocket, but my other car is a Porsche, so that's OK. I've gotten 38 MPG on road trips going between 70-80 the whole way. Excellent value for the money. Brakes and tires are the only thing I have had to replace. Original tires lasted to 55k- I never rotated them and they never went out of balance. Just traded in my wife's 05 Acura for a fully loaded 09 S-60. I have had almost 2 dozen cars, and there is simply not a car out there as durable, overbuilt, safe, and high quality as the Volvo. It's not the ultimate driving machine, but it is comfortable and responsive- and peppy with the turbo. The back seat is small, but I never sit in the back of my own cars. I can't wait to be in the high mileage club. I don't know how anyone could have problems with this car- I have yet to see anyone who drives harder than I do on a regular basis.
Similar Products Used: Acura TL, Porsche Boxster S,
Weaknesses: Elerctrical problems
Tires not performance and neither all season
Summary: Nice Looking car with many problems right from the begining.
It's a beutiful car, inside and out, fast very fast athough clutch is not very good, wearing too fast. Gera box also not very smooth, sticks.
Amplifier problems. Fuel senser didn't work from the start. bad noise when turning not sure what it is, I will be taking the car for service soon, I think it's power steering or something with the suspension.
Strengths: Comfortable, powerful, contemporary, stylish and fun to drive when not in the shop.
If you need new friends buy one and Volvo will provide you with plenty of mechanics to talk to. The service folks were professional, proactive, understanding, prompt, etc.
Weaknesses: Overall lack of Quality Control.
Summary: They call this a Volvo??? My new fully loaded 2004 S60R bought overseas mid 2003 with point of acceptance delivery in the US was a stylish road rocket if it ever got out of the dealer’s service bay. It is not built for Boston or New England roads or weather. The 300hp 5 cylinder did exactly as promised and with little problems as long as it was drinking premium gas and going in a straight line but the mpg was always like a regularly aspirated V8. Too many intuitive programmed items installed with no manual over rides and this for a car that is billed as a sports car. The DVD navigation system worked like a charm BUT, being locked into AT&T for the integrated phone was such a bloody hassle that I terminated it after one half hour of service and trying to recode it proved maddening. Dead on arrival was the front right light that took over a month to get replaced. Both cute little light wipers that turned themselves on when they felt like it apparently were installed incorrectly which resulted in deep gouging of both light shrouds (another replaced part needing to be ordered) and subsequently having them disconnected permanently after they did it again. The alignment of the trunk lid was incredibly sloppy with excessive gaps and tolerance errors yup, it leaked when opened also. It is a crumble zone nightmare as a less than 1 mph nudge into a low parking stop caused numerous damages to internal plastic and metal. The 17in tire rims very problematic with potholes and quality of their laminate, enough said. Turning diameter is understated as being excessive with grinding of wheels inside well very annoying. Right side mirror could not maintain tension at speed and flubbed about or folded in. Poor quality metal-like interior trim dented easily. Fog lights continually flooded and misted (no dealer resolution). I ordered no daytime running lights so naturally it came with them and no way to disconnect without unknown damage to some other system. No nighttime privacy as lights always on. Volvo gave overseas mediator name, number, and e-mail POC info for me to deal with… this proved a no-go and futile gesture. Sold it, not stored it, at less than 15K miles and went gleefully back to Iraq safe in knowing that I never will buy another Volvo again.
Strengths: The shape and handling and performance is good!
Weaknesses: The had my share of sport sadan cars and this one,(S60 AWD 2.5T) is very touchy. everything gets damage its so cheap the interior and tie rod or bushing is making noise again.
Summary: it only had 18000 miles when stupid things would go bad head lamps, rear bulbs, shaking in the steering wheel and come on it scratches so freaking easy to do on the interior. A mechanic from volvo told me one that volvo designs every part is design to come apart for replacement. I guess they make a fortune on this.
Similar Products Used: from the paint to the cnsole to the lamps to the latest the automatic button that controls drive rear selection is broken.
dont buy this car buy from Japan. And I was going to buy the xc90 no way I have no time for touchy expensive cars or spending hours in the shop for repairs. i have a 23 yr old mitsubishi and not even had to change a bulb yet very durable I am telling you volvos are design to fail everytime stuff I dont want to remember happened and $$$$$$$$