Used Volvo S60 Saloon 2000 - 2009 review

Category: Executive car

Section: Ownership cost

2000 - 2009 review
Volvo S60 Saloon (00 - 09)
  • Volvo S60 Saloon (00 - 09)
  • Volvo S60 Saloon (00 - 09)
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Ownership cost

What used Volvo S60 saloon will I get for my budget?

How much does it cost to run a Volvo S60 saloon?

Volvo might pack plenty of punch into its turbocharged engines, but that doesn't mean they're heavy on fuel. All but the S60 R will turn in more than 30mpg in mixed driving conditions, while the diesels top 40mpg.

The S60 is also a little easier on insurance than many of its rivals, with even the S60 R AWD sitting in group 18 - many of its rivals are two groups higher.

Maintenance costs are good, too. Volvo dealers' labour rates work out considerably cheaper than most of its executive rivals', and there are plenty of independent Volvo specialists out there capable of looking after an S60 at lower prices. Warranty Direct's information shows that an S60 costs less to repair than its rivals.

The only word of caution is that the front tyres take a bit of a pounding from the engines' power, so check these out and budget for a new set on a regular basis.