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2006 Volvo S60 Ratings

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Volvo S60 2006
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    10/15/2009 5:42:33 AM

    2006 Volvo S60 - 2.5T FWD

    Pros: Rain sensing wipers

    Cons: Back seat leg room

    Advice: Do the maintenance per the schedule if your goal is to own a Volvo long term

    Rush hour traffic in a major metropolitan area can make a driver feel very insecure. The S60 Turbo takes away the fear with its excellent acceleration and handling. Bought it used in '08 and looking forward to passing it on to one of my children when college comes.

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    5/10/2007 8:56:40 AM

    2006 Volvo S60 - T5 FWD

    Pros: None now.

    Cons: Overall a poor choice.

    Advice: Not worth the money or headaches.

    The 2006 S60 does not hold up in winter driving conditions. When snow or moisture gets in the wheel wells, the tires may seize up or become unstable (less round because of moisture freezing as the dealership tells me). Then the steering wheel will shake like I am holding on to a jack hammer (like the tires are severely out of balance) and I must take the nearest highway exit to immediately slow the speed of the car. Or the tire(s) will seize up and, according to the dealership, I am supposed to step on the gas or rock the car by going back and forth to free the tire(s). In my case, I had to have the car towed after a tire seized up. I rate this Volvo a minimum on safety and safety is why I purchased a Volvo. Now that I am wiser, this is my first and last Volvo. I notified the National Transportion Safety Assoc.

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    4/5/2006 6:20:09 AM

    2006 Volvo S60 - 2.5T AWD

    Pros: Bluetooth technology

    Cons: Backseat room

    Advice: Wait for the dealer to drop the price; I saved $7,000

    Smooth 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.