I bought a certified used S60 T5 from a great dealership. Unfortunately I moved and the dealerships I've dealt with in Los Angeles are pretty bad with customer service. Calabasas Volvo in particular is horrible. Anyway, I do really enjoy the car, but have been frustrated with some random problems that I think are unacceptable for a "luxury" car. Pros: 1) Very comfortable, wonderful seats and beautiful interior 2) adequate power and muscular feel 3) safe and stable Cons: 1) The turning radius is AWFUL. I cannot make U-turns, period. Ever. Even turning around in a parking lot is tough. 2) Visibility is really poor. 3) CD won't play burned CDs, often gets "stuck". 4) random electrical problems
Looks, safety, power, feel. It's a good car if you want something "status" without looking too flashy.
The car is overly high-tech -- even the spark plugs are computerized, and cost way more than "regular" sparks. Constant random small problems with lights, fuses, etc. Update the CD player to handle burned CDs (frustrating when you can't utilize the itunes). Improve turning radius - tires don't fit.