Used Volvo S60 Saloon 2000 - 2009 review

What is it like?

(2000 - 2009)
Volvo S60 Saloon (00 - 09)
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What's the used Volvo S60 saloon like?

Compare the Volvo S60 with its rivals on price and the Swede delivers more power from its turbocharged engines for the same cash. Even the entry-level 2.0 T comes with 180bhp, while you can opt for more potent 210bhp, 260bhp and even 296bhp models, while diesels come in 163bhp and 180bhp forms.

For all of this grunt, the S60's engines are not as refined as those of its German rivals. The S60 also falls a little short of the refinement and agility of a BMW 3 Series, but revisions in early 2006 improved the ride quality and introduced some sportier styling.

What there's no question about is that the Volvo provides a large and comfortable cabin that's packed with all of the safety equipment we'd expect. The driver is treated to a fine seating position for all-day comfort, while the rear seats can cope with six-footers and the boot is big.