After two years' driving, the only negative I can throw at the S60D5 SE is too much tyre noise and wear from the P6000's and dealer prices which are bordering on the insane.
Over £40 for a pair of wiper blades.
The car's comfort, accelaration, economy and ergonomics allow long trips to be covered with consumate ease. London to Monaco in 10 hours (38mpg). Superb.
Excellent seats, a booming stereo, over 500 miles on 40 quid's worth of fuel!
Would I buy another? If anything I may down-size to the new S40 but having had three BMW's before, one always has to investigate other marques...
This is the way a Volvo should be. As I drove a hire version, it was certainly put through its paces on the Scottish motorways, A roads and B roads.
This is a very capable car and, having accidentally locked the keys in the boot - DONT ASK, I can say that without casing major damage to the rear of the car, this one is all but inaccessable.
The recovery services were there for 3 hours and the deadlocks held tight. In fact, the only way in is to cause major damage to the rear and insert a powersupply to the electrics but you still can't drive away.
It has very fast low-down acceleration, which is good for passing trucks and it makes a sweet noise.
I have just gone and traded in my V6 Omega company car for one of these I was that impressed.
I could not fault the S60 D5.
It is economical, well laid out with quality fittings. The Auto model is smooth with good acceleration and fuel economy is 50mpg if driven carefully.
Just one problem: the boot is large but the opening is awkward and makes the space internally hard to use.
I've only done 7,000 miles (from new) but it has impressed to date.
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