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+
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
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...
The S60SE 2.4D SE automatic can achieve 45mpg if driven carefully and no faster than 70 to 75mph on motorways and A roads. The car drives well and is taught on the road without too much harshness or road noise. The transmission works well. The standard equipment is disgraceful when yuo compare against something like a Mondeo. I really miss things such as headlamp washers, heated screen, heated seats. Interior room is a problem, when I adjust the drivers seat for my 6'3" frame the reach to the steering wheel is slightly too long. Adjusted like this it is impossible to put a passenger in the rear, even a 10 yr old child, so I need to move the drivers seat a few clicks forward. Access to the boot is very limited by the small aperature the boot lid leaves and to fold the seats down you need to move the front seats forward.
All in all most of my gripes revolve around poor interior space, for what is deemd to be a medium/large car. A mondeo or even a 3 series BMW offer more room
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