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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 turbo
Cons: Poor visability, lousy turning circle
Advice: Check the S80 first and then decideGreat zip...but terrible visability.
Pros: Just about everything!
Cons: Short turning radius.
Advice: Give this car serious consideration!After having 'practical' cars while the children were home, it was time to get something I would enjoy with some power and great looks. I absolutely 'love' my new S60 2.5T. I did have to adjust to the slight turbo lag. Now I don't worry about being run over on the freeways or getting into the traffic. We bought the car in June 2004 and have slightly over 5000 miles. We have had a great time in it! This car is highly recommended.
Cons: Turning ratio of AWD
Advice: Check the turning ratioI recently went back to Volvo after owning an S-type Jaguar and do enjoy the ability of the engine to deliver on demand. There is still a slight turbo lag, but this is not a problem on the highway. Other than the wide turning ratio in city traffic, I'm happy to be back in a Volvo.
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.
Advice: buy itoh yeah!!!
Pros: Front seat comfort and support
Cons: head light coverage
Advice: Don't let your friends drive itOnce you step in this S60R, the seats grab you and prepare you for the ride of your life. Put the car in gear, dump the clutch, stand on it, and let the awd grip the road and rocket your forward pass all other luxury cars in this price range. Once you heart slows down and you realize you are traveling well over the speed limit you let off the gas, change the suspension setting from advanced to comfort and cruise down the highway knowing you can easily rocket pass 98% of the cars on the road.