2003 Volvo S60 User Reviews

2003 Volvo S60 Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 14 reviews

  • Performance:4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars 4.1 / 5
  • Appearance:4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars 4.2 / 5
  • Build Quality:4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars 4.6 / 5
  • Overall: 4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars 4.3 / 5

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"power" 5 reviews
"ride" 4 reviews
"reliable car" 3 reviews
"speed" 3 reviews
"build quality" 3 reviews
CONS
"fuel economy" 2 reviews

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andrewvalles98 writes:
2003 Volvo S60 Base Review
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andrewvalles98
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2003 Volvo S60 200k Miles And Counting — 2003 Volvo S60 200K miles and counting. I have had the car for 6+ years and it has been very reliable. There are a few cosmetic items that are broken or no longer work but for the most part the car has been very reliable and trustworthy.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Ruuti writes:
2003 Volvo S60 T5 Review
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4

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Turbo Speed Fun

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Just a standard sedan, WITH A TURBO!!!! And that's a good thing by the way.

Ruuti
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Sedan With A Turbo — This car has great quality and you rarely have to take it in to the shop. The turbo makes the car seem so extremely fast for a reasonable price. This car is extremely fun to drive, especially with the turbo

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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flying2013 writes:
2003 Volvo S60 2.4T Review
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5

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all around a great car the awd is super in snow

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n/a

flying2013
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Love It — I would buy another s60 but for the Maine winters I am looking for a Volvo xc60 awd for I would like to be a little higher and we also have two dogs so I like the cargo area for them

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Don writes:
2003 Volvo S60 Base Review
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Great body lines, interior also very stylish.

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Upgrading to larger rims is a must, who wants to roll on 16inch rims.. It just doesn't look esthetically pleasing.

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Looks Responible, Drives Comfortable, And Makes You Want To Travel. — Along with other newer Volvo models, The Volvo S60 is redefining the look we usually expect from the Swedish based car company. Gone are the days of referring to the exterior styling as square or "Swedish Brick style". This Volvo definitely graduated out of the Soccer mom arena into something a lot more respected in the 30-ish club of car buyers. The interior is well appointed with seats you could fall asleep in without a regular dose of coffee. A pleasure to drive and a friend in inclement weather, I recommend this car to anyone.

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Jared writes:
2003 Volvo S60 2.4T Review
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3

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This car is fun in a straight line, but the turning radius could use some help. I got this car when I needed a reliable ride, and it has been reliable, but I would not buy another.

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Parking is the worst thing about driving it.

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2003 Volvo S60 2.4t — This car is a Volvo, so it definitely has the safety thing going for it. I would say that the best thing about this car is its passing ability. The turbo really kicks into action around 45mph. The car will leap up to 85mph in the blink of an eye which is very useful when you need to get around that old lady on a backroad. You have to run 93 octane which can be expensive, but it's not bad on the mileage ( I average 23mpg ). The back seat does not have an abundance of space, but the seats are comfortable enough that you don't mind all that much. The cargo space in the trunk is sufficient and it even has a grocery organizer that flips up from the floor. I am not crazy about the looks personally, but it is better than plenty of cars on the road. I have had issues with the AC, suspension wearing out prematurely, and some minor engine issues. There are trim strips that run the length of drip rails and down both the front and rear windscreens that are poorly made. I have replaced them twice because they crack and chip away. the worst thing about this car is its turning radius. I can pull a Uy in less space in my 97 F-150 than I can this car. I frequently have to adjust when pulling into parking spots and the tires, which are not fractory size rub in the wheel wells when I make a sharp turn.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Martin writes:
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Comfort, design, safety

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Tight rearseat

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Good Looks — Volvo s60 5-cyl 170hp 1993 Strong engine, yet no turbo and therefore a bit weak when pushed. Extremly good comfort, especially due to the fine chairs. Smooth and elegant design. Fun to drive if you like comfort more then sport. No repairs, only normal service. Light brown interior, fully equiped. 0,75L/mil - 1,1L/mil (city)

Primary Use: Family transportation

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SirTun4 writes:
2003 Volvo S60 Base Review
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Contemporary style that ages well. Built like a tank. Safe and reliable.

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Despite the cars overall size,  the back seat is tight for someone over 6 feet tall. Gas mileage is mediocre.

SirTun4
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Third Volvo, Third Car — This is my third car and third Volvo. I'm in love with the styling of this generation as it always seems to look fresh. Prior to this S60, I owned a 98 S70 and a 90 740. Compared to both, the build quality is leagues better. When something does eventually break, it tends to be pricey....like all Volvos.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Milan197 writes:
2003 Volvo S60 T5 Review
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Acceleration, speed, economy, build quality, confort...

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lack of 4x4, torque steer with tc off

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Great Car — Performance - great, best acceleration, speed, much faster than many other stronger cars Build Quality - one of the best in class Appearance - very good Cost of Ownership - much economic than a lot of other smaller cars, good consumption Fun Factor - of course

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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Alex writes:
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Handles well

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Good Car — It is a nice car, has good pick up. its more of a luxury car than a performance car, and it handles like it. The turning radius could be tighter, and more acceleration would be nice, once it get going, it goes great.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Stu writes:
2003 Volvo S60 T5 Review
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Wolf in sheeps clothing

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Are'nt any.

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My Rod! — Best car i ever had, very quick and handled like it was on rails, kickin dolby surround sound 13 speaker stereo. Never broke down an fully loaded with every extra. Wolf in sheeps clothing with performance air filter and a bailey dump valve.

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Reviews From Other Years

2001 Volvo S60 Reviews

This Year And Model Is A Real Gamble. By nfredsell

We bought this car at 135k less than a year ago, and we've now spent as much on repairs as we did on the purchase, including AAMCO transmission, radiator ($670). brake booster ($657) and spare key ($1... Read More

Volvo S60 T5 (standard Car With K&n Drop Air Filter) By Emil

Acceleration.. too slow for a normal boost (0.8 bar) Braking- excellent Handling - well, its volvo, wat do u expect?? Build quality is fine, except there is squeaking sound below the glove-box, somet... Read More

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2002 Volvo S60 Reviews

Will Always Buy Another Volvo! By WABJMAC

Comfortable seats (front and back), power seats, heated seats. Very good audio system. Great handling, good fuel economy. Easy service. Sunroof is great addition. Dependable car in all weather. ... Read More

This Car Would Be Great For Anyone. By clairemarie

This is a nice, safe car for anyone to drive. You'll definitely save money on gas when you switch to this car. On the other hand though, it does cost a lot to maintain. Being a foreign car makes it di... Read More

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2004 Volvo S60 Reviews

Safe, Powerful And Beautiful Car For The Professional Woman. By Ladyrev1

I absolutely love this car. Volvo's are known for their quality and safety. I get excellent mileage and my car's good looks are a plus. Living in Wisconsin with some wild drivers I feel very safe, ... Read More

Great For The Price That I Bought It By Brickhauz

Needed an O2 sensor and front struts, but now it drives perfectly. Older models can be expensive to maintain as they often require OEM parts. Apart from that they have one of the highest safety rating... Read More

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2005 Volvo S60 Reviews

Curb Appeal, And Yet Sensible By Amos

This car has the flash that you want in sports car but the seating capacity for a small family. It's a great ride with a very comfortable interior. You get to turn heads all the while snapping them as... Read More

Am A Taxi Driver By gash

Electrics are a nightmare bulb malfunctions all the time. I,m a private hire driver and do about 500 mile a week and this car is ideal apart from boot space and it's bi-fuel so I get 180 mile from £2... Read More

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2006 Volvo S60 Reviews

Clear By Lanarts

I am the second owner. I drive about 9,000 miles a year. The average in town gas mileage averages about 21 mpg. The car handles well. It has good acceleration. I feel safe in the car. It has go... Read More

Awesome Car By lockhart9

Car looks are great. It has minimun road noise and is very comfortable in the ride. Acceleration is great, especially in this 2.5 Turbo model. The back seat would not be recommended for any with ch... Read More

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