2012 Volvo S60 Long-Term Road Test


2012 Volvo S60 T5: Reader Mail Responses

April 27, 2012

volvo_s60_bluedoor.JPG In an earlier post I asked for your questions about our longterm 2012 Volvo S60 T5. Across the jump are my responses.

How is it that what appears to be an ideal sedan for commuting and long trips will not hit 20,000 miles in 12 months? Is it being passed over, or just getting short commuting trips?

It's being used routinely but not on the long, mile-racking road trips.

How's the sunroof?

No wetness observed after a car wash, so it appears to be working as expected.

Does your transmission give rough downshifts when the vehicle is cold and for the first 15 to 20 minutes of driving?

Haven't observed this, but I'll try to pay particular attention the next time I drive the S60. How rough is rough, and what does your dealer say about it?

How's the dealer treating you on those software updates?

We've not received any, so if there are updates we're missing then the answer is: pretty negligent.

Does Sensus (infotainment system) play Japanese, Chinese, and/or Korean music that is stored on your USB?

Now that's a strange one. Maybe Magrath has some music from those regions. He's out of town right now.

what is the point in having blue-ish LED accent lights and then ugly traditional yellow halogen lights next to it? It looks bad to me. Do you guys ever notice that as "owners"?

Nope.

Jason Kavanagh, Engineering Editor

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