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.
  • 2.5T S 4dr

    Ian Amstad Date: 24/03/2005
    • Overall verdict
      5 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
      5 out of 5 stars

    My car

    Best looking Volvo ever and positive kudos compared to ubiquitous and stigmatised BMW 3 Series.

    Supremely comfortable and strong performance make for effortless cruising. It has the best seats you can get - recommended if you have a bad back. Handling is not the sharpest but is OK. Running costs and reliability are reasonable. It is nder-rated and under-appreciated compared to more renowned but less comfortable German counterparts.

  • D5 Sport 4dr

    steve price Date: 27/02/2005
    • 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

    My car

    Great car, great value, great (48) mpg.

    I can drive 400 miles and feel good enough to drive a further 400 miles.

  • 2.0T S 4dr

    Gary George , Gtr Manchester . Date: 19/02/2005
    • Overall verdict
      5 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
      5 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I have had the S60 TS auto from new, 02 registered. The car is comfortable, quiet, refined and very reliable. The downsides are, dealer servicing costs (£500+) for its first service and fuel consumption is high, though compared to similar performance cars, it's not too bad.

    Problems have been minor, fuel sensor gauge and two blown rear cluster lamps are it.

    Up to five years ago I was a car salesperson and worked at VW/Audi, Rover and Renault and to this point in my experience, none of the mentioned manufacturers have a porduct which would beat the S60 hands down.

  • D5 S 4dr

    Gary Angus , Perthshire . Date: 13/02/2005
    • Overall verdict
      1 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      2 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      3 out of 5 stars

    My car

    My reason for the poor overall rating is due to the following problems encountered since new. I have had this car new since Nov 2002 although I have now done 74k miles, however:

    1. A tyre blew out in the first week. 2. Faulty Cruise Control 2. Faulty central locking 3. Turbo-intercooler required replacing - no reason given by the dealership. 4. Steering servo required replacing - no reason given by the dealership. 5. Engine hose came off. 6. Tensioning pin on cambelt came off - engine replaced (54k) 7. Fuel injection system required replacing - dealership attemted to charge £1,145. After my objection they called volvo UK, who said they would pay bill.

    Unless you install top-of-range tyres, the front end can slides and wheelspin in the wet.

    I have found dealerships defensive.

    I am currently trading in for an Audi A4. I would never touch Volvo again.

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