By E H White on
2001 Volvo S60 T5 4dr Sedan (2.3L 5cyl Turbo 5M)
With over 50,000 miles, the car is still tight, quiet, good looking, and trouble free. The most comfortable front seats ever placed in a car, and oodles of power throughout the powerband. You just have to count to two and hold on. Handling is very good, but even better with Toyo Proxes 4 tires, rather than the stock Pirelli's. The Toyo tires are much noisier, however. I am amused by the owners (and magazine writers) who haven't read the manual. The gas cap DOES lock, There ARE separate bass and treble controls on the (great) radio, which I personally think has very intelligent and intuitive controls , and you CAN open the trunk without the key or a fob. Great car.
Seats, Seats, Seats. Power, Looks, Handling, Radio (and controls), Headroom (I'm 6'3"), and it doesn't honk at you when you arm the alarm. The car is so user friendly that people evidently have trouble grasping how it works (read the instructions). Oh yes, it is also the quietest car I have owned.
A cruise control engaged, rather than just armed, light. Reasonably priced scheduled maintenance. More rear seat leg room?...buy an S80. I get three kids (one in a car seat) in back. Not that they like it much, but it works.