2012 Volvo S60 Long-Term Road Test

2012 Volvo S60 T5: I Want to Drive It

October 03, 2011


This photo is misleading. It looks like our long-term 2011 Volvo S60 T5 has a mechanical problem. A serious mechanical problem.

But it doesn't. In fact, our S60 has been dead reliable. It hasn't even used a drop of oil yet. I know. I've checked its old school dipstick myself, right before I took the aformentioned misleading image.


But solid reliability is only one of the Volvo's storylines. It's also fast becoming one of my favorite sedans. The more I drive it, the more I want to drive it.

Volvo got all the compromises right on this one. It's powerful, comfortable, well made and I like the way it rides. It isn't exactly naughty as they say on the TV commercials, but it is fun. I could even live with the color.

Scott Oldham, Editor in Chief @ 6,267 miles

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The Edmunds TCO® estimated monthly insurance payment for a 2012 Volvo S60 in VA is:

$125 per month*
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