2004 Volvo S60 User Reviews

2004 Volvo S60 Review Ratings

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  • 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: 4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars 4.7 / 5

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"ride" 6 reviews
"fuel economy" 5 reviews
"reliable car" 4 reviews
"comfortable car" 4 reviews
"handling" 4 reviews
CONS
"fuel economy" 3 reviews
"radius" 2 reviews
"power" 2 reviews
"expensive part" 2 reviews
"service" 2 reviews

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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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Ladyrev1 writes:
2004 Volvo S60 T5 Review
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5

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Very reliable, excellent handling on snow and ice (never been stuck in Wisconsin winters) Very smooth clutch for ease of shifting and good control.

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Can't think of any.

Ladyrev1
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Safe, Powerful And Beautiful Car For The Professional Woman. — 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, secure and protected in this car whatever the weather. And, driving is a pleasure with a five speed manual transmission and sporty true steering.

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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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Brickhauz writes:
2004 Volvo S60 2.5T AWD Review
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5

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Enjoyable drive, reasonable on gas. looks great with my new black rims

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oem parts are expensive

Brickhauz
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Great For The Price That I Bought It — 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 ratings. Love my new ride!

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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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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Pearlyxc90 writes:
2004 Volvo S60 2.5T Review
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5

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This car lasted me 287000 miles as of 2014 and still runs great.

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Rear seat headroom

Pearlyxc90
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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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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.

Lara_s
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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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2004 Volvo S60 2.5T AWD Review
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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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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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2003 Volvo S60 Reviews

2003 Volvo S60 200k Miles And Counting By andrewvalles98

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 ha... Read More

Love It By flying2013

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 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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