2005 Volvo S60 User Reviews

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    2005 Volvo S60 R Review
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    45

    Curb Appeal, And Yet Sensible — 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 you pass by them. This car was great this winter and I expect it would be great for anybody anywhere.

    Pros: Super sharp car and rides so very smooth. Great sound from the Dolby sound system and incredibly comfortable seats.

    Cons: It's not made by Audi

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    2005 Volvo S60 2.4 Review
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    95

    Am A Taxi Driver — 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 £25

    Pros: Just a nice car

    Cons: Part prices

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    2005 Volvo S60 2.4 Review
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    S60 2005 2.4l — This car have a 2.4L 5 inline with 165hp 5 speed automatic transmission FWD STC. Good acceleration. Very very good breaking ABS and EBD. Any annoying sound inside. Very good visibility but mirrors are a bit little for parking. Really good build qualit, leather and wood for the steering wheel.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: I like the comfort in general and enough power. Good electronics helps.

    Cons: Automatic transmission never downshift when you need a sudden acceleration with full throttle.
    So low that in every big bump you could hit the inferior side of  front bumper.
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    I Would Buy Another Volvo — Very under-rated car that scored very highly in the yearly JD Power surveys. Ive not had a day's trouble. Smooth auto box. Economical when driving sensibly and can get on with when reqiured. In fact, showed a true 138km/h top speed on my GPS. It has a very spacious boot, good sound system, very comfy seats with electric adjustment and memory and very safe handling. None of the torque steer issues of earlier Volvos. A bit cramped in rear.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Great car.

    Cons: Poor trade in, rear passenger leg room not enough.

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    2005 Volvo S60 T5 Review
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    Love It — The car is really fun to drive; I truly enjoy its cool acceleration, stability and reliable brakes. Both internal and external design fits to my taste, the only thing I miss is cooling of the leather seats.However, fuel consumption is a bit higher than I would prefer as car owner, but this is more or less natural for a 2.0 liter turbo engine using gas.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: joy

    Cons: fuel consumption

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    2005 Volvo S60 2.4 Review
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    Volvo S60 — ever heard about a car that makes u feel better as soon as u get in it ??? well if u didn't then hear VOLVO this car is a true experince of pleasure :D with a perfect braking system and imaginary acceleration it's really fun to drive volvo !

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

    Pros: great performance and safety

    Cons: super expensive maintenance

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    2005 Volvo S60 T5 Review
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    Top Motor — performance is amazing handling top class really good brakes mpg not the greatest but what do you expect from a 2.4turbo petrol the turning circle is really poor build quailty is good and safety wise what can i say its a volvo

    Pros: the way it drive top quailty

    Cons: turning circle

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    2005 Volvo S60 Review
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    Sexiest Of The Swedes. — Very good acceleration; nice sturdy leather interior is worth it. Extremely comfortable ergonomic front seating. Great stability control with winter tires on ice. Back seat is cramped, even for kids. Few repairs needed in 4 years - just one bumper replaced after a hit and run (some big SUV backed into it by the looks of it - couldn't afford the hit to his insurance and ran). Good highway mileage, low maintenance. Fun to drive and safe. Lots of trunk!

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Safety, comfort, acceleration.

    Cons: Small back seat.

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    Good Solid Car. — Performance is a bit anemic, as it is the 2.0T, although when the turbo kicks in, it pulls nicely. I wish it was the 2.5T or the T5! Styling is very good, and so is build quality. Wish I could find the wicked S60R.

    Primary Use: Family transportation

    Pros: Safety, styling, comfort.

    Cons: None really.

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    2005 Volvo S60 2.5T Review
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    Vulva....volvo — Overall, the Volvo S60 is a wonderful vehicle. There are only a few minor flaws in the car that I have noticed thus far; one being the lag in throttle response with an automatic transmission, but this is common in most cars. As far as performance goes, it is much more than I had expected and hoped for. With around 210 horsepower from the stock 2.5 litre turbocharged engine, I have been able to keep up with a friend's 2003 Audi TT Quattro which pushes 280 hp after some custom work. As always, Volvo has produced a very well built car. Everything from the smooth and quiet ride to the heated seats and mirrors seems to have been exceptionally well designed. As for the cost of ownership, like other European luxury cars, the Volvo S60 very few maintenance requirements other than the regular oil change and tire rotations. However, when something goes on the vehicle, be prepared to spend at least $1,000.00 each time as the parts are not cheap. Like any other car, gas mileage depends a great deal on how you drive the car. When I have my foot into the throttle I can expect to get between 6 and 12 mpg. When taking a long highway drive and obeying speed limits, that number quickly exceeds 28 mpg. The Volvo S60 is not only a fun car to drive, but it is also very safe, allowing the driver to get away with maneuvers that might leave other cars with its wheels spinning at the clouds.

    Pros: quick, luxury, styling

    Cons: throttle response

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    Reviews From Other Years

    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

    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

    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

    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

    2008 Volvo S60 Reviews

    Like It !! By Michael

    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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