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Ok for a wife, not a husband
Pros: Pick-up speed.
Cons: Poor visibility, extremely poor gas mileageFrom a retail perspective not as good as other options. Only would consider a Volvo in the future if deeply discounted.
Pros: Sport kits
Advice: never buy this modelI have experiance a noises & high Vibrations coming from the car (from the breaking system), which look like is caused from an engineering faults in designing or making the gap between the Break disk and Break pads wider than what is should be. this issue been expericance since the first week of owning the car, and the local dealer workshop in the city i'm in now keep experimenting on the breaking system (changes many thing like, break disk, pads, model of break pads, lequid,...etc) and nothing took the sound off. Moreover, when you drive the car for long time, you will start to hear noises coming from the steering when you turn it, also it's happen that the car start to shack in the morning when first started or turnned on, and its went off after it self after that.
Pros: All wheel drive handling and acceleration
Advice: Buy itThe car is a well-kept secret. It has fantastic acceleration, and tremendous handling especially into the curves. The seats are supple and give excellent supoort. I have the premium sound system, and there is no distortion even when cranked up high. I recommend this vehicle unequivocally as the all wheel drive traction lets you blow by the Germans and Asian cars with impunity.
Advice: have a god jobsporty
Pros: The Stereo, Seats, Looks, Too many to list
Cons: Turning radius
Advice: Drive both with and with out sport package. The sport package is a blast!Beautiful car! Graceful yet sporty! Solid, firm. I have had an Audi, Jaguar, Acura, Subaru. This car fits all the your wants and needs and more. Hope the Volvo for life means it not only lasts a long time but that all your future auto purchases will be Volvos!
Cons: Back seats
Advice: If this vehicle is going to be transporting kids consider the S80.We have had these vehicles since Dec 2004 and are becoming very familiar with the service department. With the s60 the problems that we are running into are with the windows. My household also owns the XC90 which is another issue by it self. As far as the services being rendered for a luxury vehicle I thought the service would have been better than what is being recieved at the moment.
Pros: Blue display.
Cons: Too many to list.
Advice: Choose a vehicle that has higher reliability.I am shocked more people have not complained about this vehicle. I have had nothing but problems. The vehicle is always in the service center. Bad brakes, bad six speed transmission, faulty electronics, burning of oil, and much more. The appearance is nice, but the quality is very poor.