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2005 Volvo S60 - Consumer Reviews

2005 Volvo S60

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Volvo, not for old geezers anymore...
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By Marc A
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Vehicle

2005 Volvo S60 2.5T Fwd 4dr Sedan (2.5L 5cyl Turbo 5A)


Review

My wife and I had considered Volvo's several times over the years and I finally got tired of the lousy mileage in my truck and traded it in on a Black Sapphire, S60 2.5T with sport package, gorgeous beige leather interior and premium package (including cool wood steering wheel). I thought I would miss my truck but this car is such a pleasure to drive that I haven't. Nicely refined, good acceleration and surprisingly good fuel economy. There's a little too much body lean and the turning radius is a bit wide but other than that, I am extremely pleased. A GREAT alternative to the 3 series BMW, which are a dime a dozen in south Florida. I get lots of looks and compliments. Highly recommended!


Best Features

Comfortable, upscale interior (though a little short on rear leg room); great exterior styling and a real delight to drive.


Worst Features

Tighter turning radius. Get rid of daytime running lights. Decrease the space between top of tires and fender for a sportier, "hunkered down" look. BMW does this very well.


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excellent
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By steve g
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2005 Volvo S60 T5 Fwd 4dr Sedan (2.4L 5cyl Turbo 6M)


Review

I looked at Acura TL and BMW 330. This car beats them both in performance and comfort. The T5 is amazingly fast and the handling is great. The front seats are sooo comfortable. The available IPOD adapter works great with the excellent stereo system.


Best Features

Performance, handling with speed sensitive steering, stereo with IPOD adapter


Worst Features

turning radius


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Awesome car!
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By mojo
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2005 Volvo S60 R 4dr Sedan (2.5L 5cyl Turbo 6M)


Review

A blast to drive--can handle sharp turns at high speeds, great acceleration at all speeds and very comfortable seats. Turns heads as well, people comment on it to me all the time and are shocked that it's a Volvo. (got the Sports package with the wheels, rims and spoilers) Test drove the Audi S4, new Lexus GS300 and BMW 5 series before deciding on the S60R. Others were great cars, but the S60R's combo of performance, looks, price and uniqueness won me over. Great car!


Best Features

Handling, exterior styling and acceleration.


Worst Features

Backseat legroom and excessive brake dust.


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Multi Volvo Family
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By ABrown
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2005 Volvo S60 2.5T Fwd 4dr Sedan (2.5L 5cyl Turbo 5A)


Review

Just purchased the 2.5T sedan. After 306,000 miles on my '88 240. Love the get up and go, gas mileage, and solid feel. My husband has an '86 240 wagon which he will replace with a '96 (he believes in recycling). We are a true volvo family impressed by the reliability and safety factor. Besides the safety factor, the key selling point for us was Volvo's turning radius. That unfortunately has been replaced with a significantly inferior turning radius. Volvo whatever were you thinking????


Best Features

Gas mileage, steering wheel controls, interior lighting, text message, gas mileage, exterior night approach lights.


Worst Features

Return turning radius to same as '88 models; close up gap between the driver's seat and the center console (difficult to retrieve dropped keys); seat warmers in all models; improve visibility between the seat & side bar (difficult to see when changing lanes; driver's seat doesn't raise high enough.


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A happy first-time Volvo owner
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By Victor Kilo
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Vehicle

2005 Volvo S60 R 4dr Sedan (2.5L 5cyl Turbo 6M)


Review

Never owned a high performance luxury sedan before..looked at many models. S60R fit the bill in terms of performance, style and price. Have owned it 4 months now, no complaints. Powerful, stealthy...and COMFORTABLE. This is a solid car. I have the 6spd manual w/17 in. wheels...you can get very good gas mileage with this car if you're not constantly leadfooting...which is hard to do considering the horsepower and the overall fun of driving the car. On my drive to work (25 miles one way) I can average 30+ mpg easily. Turbos are great for this, you can tweak the mileage in your favor if you drive it gently..but hey, who wants to always do that? You have to let it GO sometimes :-)


Best Features

Power, appearance (mine is titanium grey, GREAT COLOR, looks good w/silver wheels), and comfort of seats....the absolute best seats I've ever had in a car or truck.


Worst Features

Rear leg room is tight for adults, OK for kids and young teens.....gearshift can be difficult to move into reverse on cold days on initial startup (once you're moving shifter is fluid).


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