This car is AMAZING. They are great in all aspects; from comfortable rides to excellent reliability. This is my first Volvo but won't be my last!!! Word of advice: Follow the factory maintenance schedule through your Volvo Dealership and you'll have no problems!! The service is also very reasonable; we have paid more at Chevy dealers before!!! The Volvo dealerships are also very friendly and nice. No worries or the traditional "dealership annoyances". I love my Volvo S60!!!!
Check or have someone check suspension, over time if not greased properly will cause it to have to be replaced and was told this is usual issue with Volvo s60. Otherwise interior is comfortable and with heated power seats on cold morning glad had them. Sounds system standard sounds just like top of line models. and SAFETY all the airbags it has never did I worry about safety.
Best car I have owned...the car is smooth no wobble from the front end tracks very good, it is a pleasure to drive.... would I buy another Volvo... yes. I do take very good care of my vehicles I pride myself on that... if the car breaks down it wont be from neglect. when you want to sell your vehicle show the service records... can't argue about price with a maintained vehicle.
the whole car... 6 years later the car is very tight and solid.
road noise could be lower... but not an issue, thats just me.
Newer doesn't mean better! Today I got to test drive a shinny black Volvo S60 model 2005 AWD. (After my recent service prices engaged on our 97 Volvo 850GLT my wife suggested we get a newer car and make monthly payments with full warranties 4 peace of mind) anyhow the 05 S60AWD is very fast/peppy. AWD holds excellent traction in wet/slushy/snowy roads, but not the car for me. Why? Our present Volvo has enough leg-room in the back for 2 adults to sit in while the front occupants are comfy, the S60 has a gap of 4 inches from edge of back seat to back of front seat. Nice car for a little man/woman and maybe babies in the back seat, not for Volvo's advertised 5 passenger (adults).
AWD excellent traction on wet/slushy/snowy roads.
Do remember readers, AWD is just that should you try to romp on it on ice, no amount of 4x4/AWD or 20 wheels will help.
S60 would be a great mid-range Volvo, if the interior design could comfortably hold 5 adults not 2 and 3 babies.
I hope for the present years and beyond they fixed that issue.
If S80 is after all the Flagship, the S60 should have been the Model 850 of yesteryear. I own a 850 GLT has all sorts of room for passengers in the back seat. And the 850 is not a 960 (Flagship of yesteryear).
Purchased the S60 in 2008 since it was one of the few sedans offering AWD which I need in the winter. I loved this car since my first drive and almost 2 years later, still am extremely happy. May be the best vehicle I have owned and I'm 65 years old. I would seriously consider purchasing another S60 again. I received excellent service from the dealership. It came with an expended 100k miles, 6 yr warranty which has already paid dividends
Road assistance. I had to use it twice for a flat tire and battery recharge (my fault).
Turning ratio is not very good. Also, seems to have issues with bulbs and messages that certain bulb positions are not working.