IKEA on wheels
By PeterJax on
2009 Volvo S60 2.5T 4dr Sedan (2.5L 5cyl Turbo 5A)
My first Volvo. It looks nice in an IKEA sort of way...some like it, others don't. Seats are very comfortable. Silver metallic paint finish is amazing. Body feels sturdy. Interior controls at first seem strange but you later realize that they are well thought out. Good fuel economy for a car that weighs this much, yet the turbo gives it kick when you need it. Good overall drive, nice mix of sport and luxury.
Safety features are standard equipment, not options. Turbo can really make it go. Manual says performance ratings based on 91 octane fuel, but you can use 87 octane without harming engine. Volvo currently offering 5 years all maintenance paid!
Rear leg room not good when tall people are in the front seats. Trunk is roomy but the opening is unlike other cars and may make it difficult or impossible to get larger items inside.