2003 Volvo S60 User Reviews

2003 Volvo S60 Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 13 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
"build quality" 3 reviews
"speed" 3 reviews
"comfortable car" 2 reviews
CONS
"fuel economy" 2 reviews

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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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Don writes:
2003 Volvo S60 Base Review
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4

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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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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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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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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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Martin writes:
2003 Volvo S60 Review
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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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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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none

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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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Daniel writes:
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meep

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meeep

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Meeeep — Fast acc but not too high top speed. Very good brakes, handling is also good, the car behaves very stable. Build quality is very good. Gearbox is not as new at 20kkm. It's a fun car, the diesel engine really has a lot of power for quick overtaking.

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2013 Volvo S60 Reviews

Solid Swede By Dori

Car can do everything well. Predictable steering and brakes at speeds from city traffic to 114 MPH (drove it in Germany). Acceleration is linear and controlled, unlike my experience with the G35 Inf... Read More

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2012 Volvo S60 Reviews

An Impressive Car And Good Value For The Money. The T6 Felt Too Front Heavy. By emlod1

I love the turbo and the surge of power when I need it. I'd probably never buy a car without a turbo. The car is fun to drive. I feel safe driving it. I got the leather and sunroof and recommend it. T... Read More

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2011 Volvo S60 Reviews

A Great Swede By Phillip

A great all round car. Very comfortable, superior performance and excellent handling. Fuel consumption is average, but the adaptive cruise control is great. Haven't tried the City Safety or Pedestr... Read More

2011 S60 T5 Ps With Excel Package By Paul

Follow up to the previous S60 2.5T. Brilliant performance with the 6-spd auto box. Boot space less than previous model (Especially with the optional space saver spare wheel), but cabin larger..better ... Read More

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2009 Volvo S60 Reviews

Great Car Fun To Drive By wendysacct

Drives like a dream with plenty of power! Nice console cluster easy to see and operate. Comfortable interior quality throughout. Safe and reliable great 6-year/100,000 mile Volvo warranty. All the bel... Read More

Nice Ride , With classic model you get leather seats and electric seat and auto rain window cleaner. The motor would be good to have more power. And faster acceleration , Hopefully the new S60 is n... Read More

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2008 Volvo S60 Reviews

Like It !! By 1stChoice58

drives like a high end car for sure Good on gas very comfortable ride LIKE it, Not for Sale, Plan to keep for awhile, Heavy car, Seats are GREAT, Only problem it will not turn sharp . big circl... Read More

My Volvo By Barbara

I have a sunroof and buttwarmers and to top it all off, a freakin turbo! The only problem is that it's front wheel drive and everytime you take off it burns out and it doesn't turn sharply at all. It'... Read More

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