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2004 Volvo S60

   
 
Volvo S60 Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 2.4 L Inline 5-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 5-speed Manual
  • Horse Power 168 hp @ 6000 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 19/27 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats Yes
 

Review of the 2004 Volvo S60

  • An elegant luxury sedan or a sleek sport sedan? The S60 can fill both of these roles, though not with the grace of some German rivals.

  • Safety
  • Pros

    Superb comfort, wide variety of safety and luxury features, balanced ride and handling characteristics, available all-wheel drive.

  • Cons

    Handling lacks true sport sedan precision, expensive optional equipment, turbo lag and torque steer in the T5 model.

  • What's New for 2004

    Last year's 2.4T model is now the 2.5T, with the same 208-horsepower engine as the AWD model. Bi-xenon headlights are a new option, while…

 
What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews

  Average Consumer Rating (240 total reviews)


Long term evaluation

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Vehicle: 2004 Volvo S60 2.5T Fwd 4dr Sedan (2.5L 5cyl Turbo 5A)

I have owned the S60 2.5T for ten years, 175,000+ miles, until the sad day I totaled it. What I've learned from my Volvo experience - ultra reliable, smooth running, and well built. Some driver sight line issues. Repairs: after 75k much front end work on tie rods, bearings, & struts and was still a little rattely. Replaced many tail lights (always kept spares in trunk). No drive train issues except some trans shift flaring from day 1. Interior plastic parts (console lid and steering wheel adjustment handle) broke about 100k. Gas port lid hinge (cheap plastic) broke off at 35k and lost lid on freeway. No rear seat space. Overall an 8.5 out of 10



3 of 3 people found this review helpful

217,000 and going strong

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Vehicle: 2004 Volvo S60 2.4 Fwd 4dr Sedan (2.4L 5cyl 5M)

I have driven this car for business for the last 8 years.This is my second Volvo in recent years and I consider this S60 to be as close to the perfect car for me as I will ever get.With the 2.4 engine,I think the performance is good but obviously not stellar.Reliability,comfort,style,MPG are however all stellar.Keep a few extra bulbs on hand,change the oil and do regular maintenance and do what I am planning to do-keep driving this car for 300,000 miles and then decide if I should look for a new ride.



8 of 8 people found this review helpful

Beloved car, great investment.

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Vehicle: 2004 Volvo S60 2.5T Fwd 4dr Sedan (2.5L 5cyl Turbo 5A)

The 2004 Volvo S60 was my first Volvo, and will not be my last. It is my strong belief that the car has saved my life twice, and has also had minimal problems, especially for someone as hard on cars as I am. I bought the car in 2008 with only 28,000k on it, and put 89,000k on it in a 3-year time frame (117,000 k by 2012). The car withstood 2 minor accidents and 2 major accidents. During the time I owned the car, I replaced a fuel sensor that was a factory recall, one battery, one break job, tires when necessary, and all other replacements were due to car accidents- pretty amazing for 89,000k miles of use.



 
 
 
Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 19
  • cty
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  • 27
  • highway
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Full 2004 Volvo S60 Review

What's New for 2004

Last year's 2.4T model is now the 2.5T, with the same 208-horsepower engine as the AWD model. Bi-xenon headlights are a new option, while the sport package for the 2.5T includes speed-sensitive power steering.

Talk About The 2004 S60

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fhboy
fhboy
05-27-2013
I bought a 2004 Volvo S60 in Mexico built in Belgium. My question has to do with the proper operation of the headlights. Behind the bulbs there is a reflector that moves when you turn on the lights....


volvojoe
volvojoe
03-04-2007
I own a 2004 Volvo S60R with 75k miles on it. I'm very happy with the 3 year test drive to date except for one thing; the bi-xenon headlight low beams aim too low. I'm not sure if they have always a...


dfc3
dfc3
04-25-2006
FWIW, I've driven Volvos as a brand loyal type for about 15 years. I just traded in my Volvo S60 (2004) for a 2006 Mercedes-Benz C280. The S60 is a fine car; never had any problems with it. My wife...



 

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