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Cons: No compass
Advice: This car has been a delight to drive.I own an S60 - 2.5T. I decided on the Volvo for safety reasons. I bought my car with 3 miles on it. I'm about to trade it in with 47,200 miles. In almost 4 years I've had the car to the dealer ONCE for non-scheduled service, and that was to change a headlight, free of charge. The car has been an amazing surprise to me coming from a V8 Lincoln, with loads of power. I am looking at purchasing a 2006 AWD Volvo. For the money it's hard to compare.
Advice: Talk to a Volvo mechanic before purchasing, to find out all the gliches of a volvo.I love my car. I bought it for it's safety reputation. I've only had my car for eight months, it has 60,000 miles and things are already needing to be fixed. The passenger window only works when it wants to and strange noises come from under the hood and the check engine light seems to stay on. Not to mention the expensive service you pay for to have these things fixed. Should have bought the Nissan.
Pros: Dirver's Seat
Advice: Don't.This is not a test drive. I have owned my S-60 for almost 2 years. As you can tell by my ratings, I love certain features of this car. I think it has the most comfortable driver seats on the market. I think it is one of the best looking sport sedans on the market. I have the turbo version and it has good spunk. BUT, it is always having strange problems. The doors wouldn't stay locked, the lighter (used for cell phone charging) doesn't work. Service is very expensive and that is a problem because you will constantly bring it in for service! Its a shame such a comfortable and great looking car is made with such poor quality.
Pros: The 'muscular' look of the car.
Cons: Lack of backseat legroom.
Advice: I really shouldn't give any advice given my mixed emotions on the car.Love the handling, performance and looks, but at 15,000 miles, I question the quality. This car has probably been in the shop for repairs more than all of the other cars I have owned combined. Problems have included numerous rattles/squeaks (I nicknamed the car Chitty-Chitty-Bang-Bang), transmission slipping, excessive engine vibration, leaking sunroof and unresolved front-end noise.
Pros: The T5 engine
Cons: Back seat too small
Advice: Go for itIncredibly smooth ride and very fast. Almost scary when gas pedal is floored. You'll need to hold on tight. Quality is incredible. Not even a minor problem in 9 months. Back seat is too small for adults but front is really comfortable. Sound system is as good as any I have encountered. Love the looks and it is nice not to have the BMW everyone else has.
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.
Pros: Auto Climate Control/Steering Wheel Audio Control
Cons: No change/coin tray
Advice: Lots of good features-get the 2.4T for the extra HP-it's worth it. Shop hard too-prices vary WIDELY.This is a teriffic car, sporty but steady and smooth-Turbo lag is better than my 2002 9-3 Saab. The 17' wheels are like riding a rail on the curves. The controls make sense, lots of good features-