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Volvo S60 SE
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By fredryk
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2006 Volvo S60 Sedan 2.5T 4dr Sedan (2.5L 5cyl Turbo 5A)


Review

Gorgeous and comfortable car that can suit anyone's needs. Powerful, spacious, suitable price.


Favorite Features

17 inch wheels. Chrome trims. Good quality leather.


Suggested Improvements

Turning radius needs to be improved.


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No longer a big Volvo fan
1 of 7 people found this review helpful
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By Rob
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2006 Volvo S60 Sedan 2.5T 4dr Sedan (2.5L 5cyl Turbo 5A)


Review

I have owned and loved 5 Volvos including this one and an XC90 that we still have. I bought the 06 S60 with about 47k miles on it and as soon as the warranty expired, it was in the shop about every 6 weeks with $500- $1500 repairs. A/C compressor disintegrated, then a A/C o-ring blew out (all during July and August), the engine air flow sensor failed twice, front end needed frequent alignment, right front passenger window would go up and down without me doing anything, the radio wouldn't change stations some times. Traded it in after 9 months on a 2009 Saab 93.


Favorite Features

Comfortable, good ride, great power.


Suggested Improvements

Exterior styling is kind of dorky. Volvo reliability and quality seems to be waning in recent models.


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Like My Volvo!
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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By collmm
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2006 Volvo S60 Sedan 2.5T 4dr Sedan AWD (2.5L 5cyl Turbo 5A)


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The S60 is reliable, comfortable and fun to drive. Both interior and exterior styling are sexy beautiful with nice fit and finish. Accelerates and brakes nicely. You really have to DRIVE this car on clover leaf type on/off ramps-the steering jerks and fights you all the way! Rear passengers (that can tolerate the limited leg room) complain of car sickness because the rear seating position is low and back end of car tends to roll when cornering. I've owned the car for 13 months-no repairs except for a broken gas cap (broke when removed to fill-up in very cold weather). Mileage could be improved as I'm averaging only 20.4 mpg (at least it runs on regular)!


Favorite Features

I feel safe in the S60. AWD (though not as smooth as my old Passat) can easily handle rain, snow, & ice. Simple radio & climate controls enhance safety as there is no need to take your eyes off the road while driving. Zoned heat/AC. Supportive, comfortable, heated leather seats. Individual look!


Suggested Improvements

Improve rear visibility-difficult to see when changing lanes. Improve steering/handling when making tight turns. Better mileage. Rear leg room-even young children are cramped. Heat is difficult to adjust-either hot/cold (no in-between). Need a back wiper. Add rear view mirror to the memory system.


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Pretty Nice Sedan
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By kurt
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2006 Volvo S60 Sedan 2.5T 4dr Sedan (2.5L 5cyl Turbo 5A)


Review

Bought this used through a dealership specializing in 'low mileage/one owner cars'. The car is one owner- a leasee in a suburb of Chicago. As to low miles, the CarFax said 16,200 when I bought it so unless it was tampered with, that is what it was. This car excels on the highway; plenty of power, quiet, comfortable. In town it is a little less agreeable, mostly because the suspension is a bit more stiff than it should be. Mileage has been excellent for a car with this power- 24 in all-purpose driving, over 30mph strictly highway. Leather seats very comfortable, the radio is nice, auto climate control works great. No major complaints but overall the car is less luxurious than I desired.


Favorite Features

Power/smooth transmission, leather seats, audio system


Suggested Improvements

Less harsh of a ride on city streets. Needs a newer dashboard design. Remote trunk release.


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2006 S60 T5
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By Case B.
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2006 Volvo S60 Sedan T5 4dr Sedan (2.4L 5cyl Turbo 6M)


Review

I've been driving this fine machine for a month now and think I have found the perfect car. Responsive, stylish, sporty and loaded up. The gas mileage really surprised me. I was told to expect about 24 mpg on average but have been at 27-28.


Favorite Features

Styling, comfort, power, fuel economy, options.


Suggested Improvements

Ipod jack/interphase, digital thermostat(s) for A/C, better radio reception (lose the built in window antenna).


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