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Pros: Styling and appearance
Cons: Position of cruise control button on steering wheel
Advice: Go for the turboThe S60 AWD is great drive. Surprising power and pickup of the turbo. No problems merging into traffic on the freeways. It took a little while to get used to the large head rests, especially on the rear seats - these plus the side panel slightly block side view when looking to change lanes. Personally I thought that they could have put the cruise control activate button somewhere else, as it is placed where I normally hold the steering wheel and have accidentally deactivated the cruise control several times. It is a beautiful car - very happy with it. Purchased in July 2002.
Pros: The overall ride, the premium stereo (DB2), safety, and fun to drive.
Cons: Not enough storage space, the wait, and the price.
Advice: Definitely buy it, if you have the time and the money.At first, I didn't think much about this car mainly considering it's a Volvo, but then it started to get awards. So, I decided to take it for a test drive. I was very pleased with it, in every aspect of it. The ride was very smooth, solid, and quiet, the power was good (even though, the competition has more), brakes handled well, and the initial built quality seems to be in line with Volvo and other premium auto makers. The best part is that it was fun to drive.
Cons: Premium to buy
Advice: Shop around or wait a year.I was very comfortable in this car. It drove well. I was suprised at he power it has, but still would like more. The middle seat would not open, the sales guy was trying to show us a child seat or something, but it was broken. Was told the price was $2500 over MSRP. I think this is an awesome vehicle and the would have purchased except for the premium over MSRP.
Pros: Nice looking
Advice: If you drive alot consider a more comfortable carWhen I got into the drivers seat I was disappointed in the lack of headroom. I am a tall woman, 5'11', who drives kids around alot and the comfort feature is very important to me. The car had good pick up but it was loud. Handled really well around corners, highway etc.
Advice: hurry this will be one hot vehicleVery nice composed ride. Truly feels like a sedan not an SUV. After having owned a Lexus and an Olds Bravada, this is one truly well thought out vehicle.
Pros: Comfortable ride and great headrests. But nothing compares to the automatic seat/mirror adjustments connected to the keyless entry system.
Cons: Lack of storage compartments
Advice: Buy one - fully loaded pleaseWe have the AWD version with the T4 engine. Plenty of pick up with great styling...inside and out. If you don't want to be just another BMW/Benz owner and have something that will still turn some heads, I highly recommend this one.
Cons: Noise under the front end.
Advice: You might want to wait until the after the first year models have past the test. They will be less expensive as well. One more thing just incase you have to have one. Don't leave anything out. All the options are cool and you'll use them.you diffentely want the T6 for the power. This cross over vehicle is nice for those new mommys who really don't want to look like they are new mommys. Safest car in the world. The sound could be a little better. Overall: It drives like a volvo XC. Nice, but the under body is noisy.