2004 Volvo S60 User Reviews

2004 Volvo S60 Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 13 reviews

  • Performance:3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars 3.8 / 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:4.9 out of 5 stars4.9 out of 5 stars4.9 out of 5 stars4.9 out of 5 stars4.9 out of 5 stars 4.9 / 5
  • Overall: 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

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"ride" 5 reviews
"comfortable car" 4 reviews
"reliable car" 3 reviews
"handling" 3 reviews
"interior" 3 reviews
CONS
"fuel economy" 3 reviews
"radius" 2 reviews
"power" 2 reviews
"service" 2 reviews
"design" 2 reviews

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Rafael writes:
2004 Volvo S60 2.5T Review
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Design, Build Quality, Overall Performance.

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Performance not that sport, Engine Noise

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Volvo S60 — The Volvo S60 is a car that set the benchmark for design in Volvo. It's style was a complete departure of the boxy design that Volvo kept for many years. Build quality as usual was very good and overall, the car performed as expected. It is not a sport-oriented sedan nor try to be. The suspension is solid and secure, yet absorbs the road imperfection pretty good. Brake performance keep the car safe at all instances, however, it is not in the same category as BMW or Mercedes. Noise vibration from the engine could be better. At low RPM it is quiet, however due to the fact that its unusual 5 cylinder configuration the noise and vibration can be intrusive at high RMPs. However, the 5 cylinder engine is what makes Volvo a Volvo. No other manufacture has been able to design and perfect this configuration. The fact that the new Ford Mondeo performance oriented version uses the same engine (tuned to be used by Ford) has a lot to say. Even thought 208hp seem little compared with today's standards, in everyday driving you do not feel the need for more as the highway merge and passing are done without problems, thanks to the 240lbft of torque available at low RMPs. Fuel consumption is a little disappointing, but considering that the car has been around since 2000, it is understandable. However, you can use regular gas which will drop the performance a little and will make the noise and vibration a little more noticeable. in comparison, BMW, Audi and Mercedes requires of premium/high octane gasoline. In overall, the Volvo S60 is a good choice, dependable, build with good materials and different from what is available in the market.

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Eitan writes:
2004 Volvo S60 2.5T AWD Review
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5

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Just about everything.

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Throttle response is slow on occasion, which can be very bothersome. At times, the 5-speed auto and I disagree.

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Fantastic. — Performance: Absolutely astounding acceleration considering the relatively small engine and high weight. Flat-out scoots when you drop the hammer, with all four wheels gripping the ground via the Pirelli all- season tires. The inline five-cylinder sounds fantastic, but nicely quiets down on highway cruises. Build Quality: No complaints here! Everything is screwed together tightly, no panel gap issues, nothing. Appearance: I think the S60 is understated. It really looks quite handsome, but never flaunts itself. Cost of Ownership: Anything at a Volvo dealer is very expensive. Fun Factor: I always enjoy driving my S60.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Lara_s writes:
2004 Volvo S60 2.5T Review
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so luxurious. and fun

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turn radius not the tightest in volvo.  requires premium gas which can get pricey.

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I Will Never Buy Anything But Volvo — This is the nicest car I ever purchased and I took really good care of it. I did all maintenance and the only major expense was replacing all the brakes after 6 years of use, so should be good to go for another 6.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Ben writes:
2004 Volvo S60 2.4 Review
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Very solid and has nice interior, nice handling for the size and looks cool

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Parts are expensive, could handle a little better, needs better acceleration

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Volvo S60 — Very sporty luxury car and definitely worth the price... Acceleration could definitely be better and parts are expensive, but a very nice and comfortable car that handles very well for it's size. I dont want to type 7 more words!!!!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Pearlyxc90 writes:
2004 Volvo S60 2.5T Review
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This car lasted me 287000 miles as of 2014 and still runs great.

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Rear seat headroom

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Owner — I love the acceleration on this car and it gets great gas mileage to boot. I also love the stopping power, it has one of the best stopping distances in its class. I have nothing more to really say it just a car ever got me girls but I wouldn't really want that type of girl anyhow

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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salzer writes:
2004 Volvo S60 R Review
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sweet ride

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gas guzzler

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Sleeper — Very fun drive in conservative trim. You have to look hard to see this is not your average s60. Suspension settings come into play nicely. It has some big pep. All in all, this s60r Volvo is a happy car experience

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Caraduras writes:
2004 Volvo S60 2.5T Review
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Responsive, comfortable, great riding, nice leather interior, excellent sound system, safe

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The S60 took a turn for the worse in its turning radius.

Caraduras
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Great Value For A Luxury Car — We are long time Volvo owners so we have experienced the changes over the years. The S60 is Vovlo's first model with real style and significant performance tied together. We were amazed to step on the accelerator and be pushed back in the extremely comfortable seats. The Turbo is worth the money. I'm sure this doesn't compare to the 'real' performance BMWs and the like, but this is a Volvo family car as well. It is well thought out and practical. The folding rear seat just makes good sense.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Gilles writes:
2004 Volvo S60 2.5T Review
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Confortable , fuel economy

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Bad dealer service

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Volvo S60 2.5t 2004 — good road handling , exelent winter driving , very good seat , very good fuel economy, safe car, Relilability Exelente corosion resistance , looking good Average radio , long turning reduce , expensive repair bad dealer service , steering feeling could be better and not 100% responsive . Need 94 octane to have smooth transmission shifting No center on the wheel making the replacement difficult ( like BMW ) Back seat room tight

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Bo writes:
2004 Volvo S60 2.4 Review
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Feel, speed and size

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None so far

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Happy Dane Happy Volvo S60 — Great car for long business trips. The ride is steady, yet with 170 HP the car can go 0-60 mph under 9 sec. Fuel economy is acceptable with 8.5 ltr/km (11.5 km/ltr) with mixed driving (fierce or relaxed). The car is well suited for large being like my self.

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Stephen writes:
2004 Volvo S60 2.5T AWD Review
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Good on fuel economy, acceleration and comfort.

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Maintenance is very expensive, and should only be done by experienced
Volvo mechanics (not necessarily a Volvo service center itself)

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Great All Around New England Car That's Safe And Reliable — Great car! This is my second S60 that I have own, my first was a 2003, and I think it was the embodiment of the perfect vehicle. This one in particular had a few deffered maintenance problems, but still runs pretty well.

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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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