I've put a little over 25000 miles on my White S60 since May '04. I am pleased. The exterior is excellent and the interior is very nice. My only negative would be the lack of legroom for back seat passengers. The ride is nice -- firm, but smooth. Positive steering feel and very responsive brakes. My gas mileage has been better than expected; about 27+ mpg average. Straight highway is around 32 - 33 mpg. This car is based in Texas; the air conditioning has no problem cooling the cabin quickly and comfortably. Generous, very large trunk. Mechanically, everything has been fine, so far... Fit and finish are excellent. I got $5000 off by waiting til the end of the model year.
Body style. Paint. Exterior fit and finish. I've kept up with the washing and waxing -- this car still looks fresh off the showroom floor.
If there was a way to exchange some of the generous trunk space to get more back seat legroom -- that would be an excellent improvement.
First year of ownership was fantastic. No problems at all to report. At times the frequency of the automatic wipers seemed to be inappropriate for the conditions. Really enjoy the ride and handling!
Special metallic black paint really looks great when waxed. Sport package provided passenger adjustable seat which is very comfortable, and special sport wheels which give the car a more customized appearance.
Dual exhausts even though it is a 5 cylinder. More rear seat room,
The Volvo S60 2.5T is a joy to drive.
The smooth transmission and comfortable
seats make city and cross crountry
driving a pleasure. There is enough
pep when you need to get around someone
or something with the handling to
supplement it. Great car.
The front seats. I could sit in there
for hours and not feel like being in a
Control panel on the dash board. It
took a little bit to get used to them.
2004 Volvo S60 R 4dr Sedan AWD (2.5L 5cyl Turbo 6M)
Tje 2004 Volvo S60R is my wife's car and I have
trouble not taking her car in the
morning instead of my Lincoln Aviator!
I have so much fun driving the R, that
I insist on driving when my wife and I
travel together. It has great
acceleration with only a slight turbo
lag at the start, but really starts to
move in 2nd/3rd gear. The front seats
are the most comfortable Ive been in.
And as a young professional couple with
a baby on the way, I feel great about
having such a safe car as well. The
AWD is also a bonus in the rainy NW.
Volvo has better customer service than
BMW. Only complaints are a recurring
theme here: poor turning radius and the
wheels scratch easliy.
Great value, fun to drive, awesome
handling, comfortable, classy