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.
  • 2.0T S 4dr

    Brian Totham , Berks . Date: 11/02/2005
    • Overall 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
      5 out of 5 stars

    My car

    Bought my 2.0S auto at 2yrs/20k miles as an approved Volvo used car. Has now done 43k faultless miles. The car exudes class, is well equipped, supremely comfortable and even with an auto box, the 180bhp turbo means it is no slouch.

    It is no sports car either mind you, even if has the looks. It always feels safe and predictable and, best of all, it is not one of the zillion 3-series on the road.

    Only complaints: diabolical turning circle that makes parking an interesting exercise and, just like everyone else, I am always replacing light bulbs.

    The Volvo dealership absolutely first class, and not as expensive as you might think. Fuel consumption is a bit on the heavy side, I only get around 23mpg on average (but rarely get to use motorways, where it will do around 30mpg).

    Would I have another one? You bet. I am currently looking for an ex-demo 2.0S Sport (and have the comfort of knowing that the existing one has not depreciated like a brick (unlike my previous Omegas!).

    Class act, Volvo!

  • 2.0T SE 4dr

    Paul Bertram , Rhondda Cynon Taff . Date: 03/02/2005
    • Overall verdict
      4 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

    My car

    I purchased the car May 04 (ex demo) one year old with 34 miles on the clock. The salesman without a shadow of doubt made you feel human - answering all questions I believe honestly (rare I would say).

    26,456 miles later and to date (touch wood) NO PROBLEMS AT ALL. As people have stated, yes it's a bit of boat cornering but excellent ride otherwise - even my wife likes to borrow it.

    The stereo in the car is the best I have come across as standard - no need to upgrade.

    People have an opinion of Volvo drivers (cap and pipe) - but this one is not your ordinary driver.

    I would recommend the car and Volvo. (And no, I do not work for Volvo)

  • D5 S 4dr

    Nigel Postles Date: 29/01/2005
    • 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
      5 out of 5 stars

    My car

    Since my previous post when my car had covered 38,000 miles I'm now into my last week of ownership with it - and yes - I am buying another one except this time it will be an S60 D5 SE with Geartronic.

    My current car now has 59,000 on the clock with no problems to report at all in the last 21,000 miles.

    The engine feels better now than the day I took ownership as it has 'loosened up' nicely and will no doubt serve its next owner well for at least as many more if correctly serviced.

    If you are considering an S60 I would certainly recommend adding at least the Rear Parking sensors to your option list, and perhaps a protective treatment such as 'Diamond Bright' - it really does work and helps you ensure your cars looks its best at trade in time.

    Do your homework and you may be able to get the £300 treatment for free as I did when negotiating the new deal.

    Here's looking forward to the next 59,000+ miles!

  • D5 S 4dr

    keith charlton Date: 15/01/2005
    • 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
      4 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I owned this car for a year and it was fantastic. The D5 engine is superbly responsive and the trim and finishing of the cabin was first class.

    I will buy another one.

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