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Overall reader verdict 4 out of 5 stars

  • What's it like to drive
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Running costs
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Quality, practicality and equipment
    4 out of 5 stars

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90 reader reviews for Volvo S60 Saloon.
  • D5 SE 4dr

    Gareth Roberts , Avon . Date: 09/03/2015
    • Overall verdict
      5 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      40

    My car

    I have owned an S60 D5 for 10 years. It is now nearly 12 years old with 111,000 miles on the clock but still feels as if it will go on for years. It has been totally reliable, with only one repair bill for the alarm system. It has also tended to wear tyres at the edge, but three attempts ro fix the tracking seems to have finally stopped that. I have previously owned a Rover 800 and a BMW 530d. The Volvo doesn't match the comfort of the Rover, and performance is not quite as good as the BMW, but it is not too far behind either. The 2.4 litre diesel engine provides plenty of power combined with 45 mpg on a run (35 mpg around town), There is enough grunt to pull the car on level ground at 1000 rpm, and I often change gear when I reach 1500 rpm. Gadgets include heated seats, a boon on a freezing cold morning. One minor gripe is that the boot is invisible when reversing.

  • D5 S 4dr

    Sean Orlov Date: 11/04/2011
    • Overall verdict
      5 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      42

    My car

    What is it that you want from a car

    reliability - it has it, after 120K the car still drives and looks new. Fresh

    Fuel efficiency - Unbelievable, if you feather it expect to see 67-70MPG has to be a record for its size and weight.

    Power - Raced a type r 185 bhp left it somewhere way far, I don't believe Mr burberry baseball cap was able to tell his mate any more about his type r.

    Safety - I am not even going to talk about it, its a volvo.

    Looks - Like a real man really cares but I do like the facelift model. It has a soft edge look to it.

    Comfort - The best leather seats this side of 50k. You can do 1000 miles and get out without an ache. Feel - You actually need to hear the sound the engine makes on acceleration, proper V10 sound. well half of it anyway! This is a king car and deserves nothing but 5 stars! can't wait to get a new shape in white! What car would not let me enter the correct MPG which is 55+

  • 2.0T S 4dr

    neil edwards , cheshire . Date: 10/02/2009
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      30.7

    My car

    bought at 3yrs old 22000mls in very good condition full service history powerful engine, good to drive, very comfortable, interior is well made. 500 miles so far no complaints

  • 2.4 D5 SE 4dr

    Jim Thomas , Cheshire . Date: 28/01/2009
    • Overall verdict
      3 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      2 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      43

    My car

    Bought a 56 plate D5 with 9K miles on the clock in March 08. Fantastic performance and fuel economy but running costs destroyed by woeful residual values right now(£6250 to £7450 px with 36K on the clock). Reliability is questionable - two major problems at less than 30K miles - half shafts replaced , oil leak from sump (engine had to be pulled), and oh yes, number three problem...pipe fell off the turbo and car went into get you home mode. Overall a very fast and comfortable car with all the refinements but watch out when you want to sell it on...

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