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Pros: Too many to list. Sexy looking car and yet I feel completely engulfed in safety when slipping into the drivers seat.
Cons: Still trying to adjust to the turbo upon accelerating when making a turn.
Advice: You will not be sorry with your purchase.Lots of pep. Hugs and grips the road. I definitely feel that I am in control. Rides smooth. Responsive. Comfortable. I find myself making excuses to drive somewhere! Within a couple of days of having my Volvo, I found myself thinking that so far, I would get another Volvo...and that opinion has not changed. My father is a car man and at six feet, two inches, even he was impressed with the room he had - more then his Lincoln. Simply, it is a nice ride in a sporty looking car. I can not stop staring at it!
Pros: reliability and comfort
Cons: style, safety and reliability
Advice: BUY at least ONEThis car for the price is Great, responsive, reliable, comfortable, and the out of my choices. Service, if any is wonderful, I boughtt this one new and cannot wait for a new 2007. Ther is no other in the price class that is so remarkably 'perfect'
Pros: Design of the interior
Cons: Small arm rest
Advice: Not worth the price if going over $30This car does not drive as good as it looks. There seems to be a lot of pulling to either side. The turbo can be peppy, but there is a random lag in power that I was told is normal? I expected a better driving experience because of their reputation. I think that being part of Ford Motor Co. and sharing parts with Ford Focus & Mazda 3 may have something to do with it's lack of quality. I regret the purchase.
Pros: Unsurpassed safety, body style.
Cons: No trunk opener from inside the car, and poor visibility out passenger's rear window (take the back seat headrests out!)
Advice: If you're looking for great looks in a well-built car that will give you few problems: the V50 is it.It was between three cars: the Audi A3, the Saab 9-3, and this one. We chose the V50 for a few basic reasons. The Audi A3 I would've purchased in a heartbeat if I were ten years younger and without a small baby. It easily outperforms the other cars in terms of shifting, speed, and handling. The Saab 9-3 is a very well-built car, and more highly rated than the Audi or Volvo, but as far as I'm concerned, the 2006 model is ugly and looks like it was built out of tin. As for the Volvo: I think it's the best-looking of the three, I *know* it's the safest, and it's also the biggest of the three in terms of seating and cargo hold. Volvos also last forever, which is another reason to own one. And though the T5 has 100 more horse-power, because of the sport suspension, it rides stiffer. The 2.4i at least has a smoother ride.
Pros: The styling/look of the vehicle.
Cons: It's not as quite on the inside, with windows up and doors close, as I would expected it to be.
Advice: For those of you that want the look, more for your money, saftety and comfort this is it!The test drive was good and it handles very well.
Pros: maneuverabiliy in traffic, great accelleration with the turbo
Cons: cornering not as smooth and tight as I'd like
Advice: deserves a test drive comparison with it's competitors.....I never considered or gave a thought to Volvo until I test drove one out of curiosity at the last minute one day.Fun to drive, handled well....the T5 is suprisingly comparable to its German and Japanese competitors
Pros: Bluetooth technology
Cons: Backseat room
Advice: Wait for the dealer to drop the price; I saved $7,000Smooth ride - better than my last Audi A4; AWD handles well on corners and in snow weather. Features are well received, including new bluetooth technology. For those who want a luxury sports car without BMW or Audi price - but with the same handling, Volvo S60 is it.