Controls - 2012 Volvo S60 T5 Long-Term Road Test

2012 Volvo S60 Long-Term Road Test

2012 Volvo S60 T5: Controls

January 23, 2012

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I like the quality feel of the Volvo S60 T5's controls. There's a fluidity of operation about them which makes you appreciate Volvo's attention to detail.

The turn signal stalk's detents are near-perfect, meaning the pressure needed to push/pull the stalk part way to just signal a few times without accidentally locking it into a constant signal is completely natural. And it has such a nice, smooth and damped action.

Same goes for the dual-zone climate control temperature knobs, which are large and feature spot-on detents, making it easy to move just one click at a time. The stereo volume and tuning control knobs are pretty good, too, although the detents could use a smidge more resistance.

Even the power window controls on the door have a nice texture to them, and don't feel hard and cheap.

Mike Monticello, Road Test Editor @ 12,038 miles.

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