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2013 Volvo S60 Sedan

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Volvo is not Volvo Anymore
1 of 10 people found this review helpful
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By nevervolvo
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2013 Volvo S60 Sedan T5 4dr Sedan (2.5L 5cyl Turbo 6A)


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No Volvo is better than the S80 until my engine blew after 32000 miles. For one month I drove loaner S60 T5 2012. I decided to buy one even though it was not comfortable and has no style. Factory incentives made it more advantageous to buy a new 2013. After the first day, the car when given light gas as in heavy traffic or starting from stop has a rattle sound like a paint can. The car went back 10 times from the dealer. A file was opened by Volvo NA and they said they all do that because of the CVTrans. The 2012 has different drive train. This car is junk and everytime I hear that rattle which is everytime I drive it reminds me of a $40K mistake. After 5 V's the next car is Lexus


Favorite Features

Well my least favorite is the size of my payoff. It only performs with the highest grade Sunoco. My favorite feature is when I take it in for service and they give me a S80 as a loaner. The BLIS lights should be in the mirror and not on a piece of plastic inside the car. The other is how Volvo NA and dealers have turned a deaf ear to their customers and how they deny and make you feel stupid.


Suggested Improvements

Volvo, own-up to the fact that you are selling a flawed-engineered car


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Lethargic
1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By thrustreverser
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2013 Volvo S60 Sedan T5 4dr Sedan (2.5L 5cyl Turbo 6A)


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Found myself shifting the trans to "Sport" mode because in drive mode it shifts like a granny and is unresponsive; it short shifts into 2nd gear when under moderate to heavy throttle. In regular mode off the line, this car feels like a prius. It is slow to accelerate and short-shifts every gear. When trying to pass, the transmission takes too long to respond. I would not buy this car.


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An outstanding sedan
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By smerdyakov
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2013 Volvo S60 Sedan T6 4dr Sedan AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 6A)


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In the last three years I have had an Audi A4 quatrro and a Buick Regal GS, and this car is superior to both of them. The seats are the best that I have ever had, and the 6 cylinder turbo is powerful, and runs on regular fuel. Unlike the same feature in many other cars, the Sport mode enhances performance considerably. It is quiet, smooth, and much faster than I had expected. Mileage tends to average about 32 mpg on the highway, which is not outstanding but adequate. Interior and exterior styling is restrained and elegant, and the layout for all controls is excellent. I don't understand why I feel so few of these cars on the street.


Favorite Features

Outstanding seats, powerful engine that runs on regular, best cruise control ergonomics I have ever seen, excellent front and rear proximity sensing system


Suggested Improvements

Oddly, this car has no temperature gauge, oil pressure gauge, or digital speedometer. Those features should be added.


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See my original review for more details; this is a follow up
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By raindances
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2013 Volvo S60 Sedan T5 4dr Sedan (2.5L 5cyl Turbo 6A)


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Everything about this car is junk. Build quality, mechanical quality, transmission programming. I have never had a car I hated this much. Just wish it wasn't leased so I could trade it in. Don't believe what you read. I have driven other examples and they are similarly afflicted.


Favorite Features

Nothing.


Suggested Improvements

Transmission. Engine. Brakes. Build quality. Volvo Customer Service (there is none).


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Good Car, Bad gas Mileage in T5 AWD
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By frugal_car_guy
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2013 Volvo S60 Sedan T5 4dr Sedan (2.5L 5cyl Turbo 6A)


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I have owned a T5 AWD automatic premier for 5 months. I have averaged 19 MPG combined! That is just plain awful for a 5 cylinder. And no, I do not have a lead foot. This is typical suburban driving and light commuting. (FYI: In 2015, the new 4 cyl engine is faster and gets 25 city, 37 highway.) Other than that the car handles great, is very smooth and comfortable and has very good acceleration. I have had no problems so far. Another negative is that the controls, radio, seat heater etc. are difficult to operate and poorly designed. This car is smoother, more comfortable, quieter, and handles better than my wife's 2012 Acura TL. I got a great deal on a demo, but I should have waited.


Favorite Features

Smooth, Quiet, Comfortable, quick and fairly fun to drive. Great seats in premier model.


Suggested Improvements

Improve the gas mileage(they have for 2015). Make the seat heater button start on low, so I don't need to hit a button 3 times every time. Also, the low setting(of 3 levels) is still too hot to keep on more than 10 minutes, which is stupid. Rework all of the controls and move the radio controls to the left hand side of the wheel like every other car. Add some storage. There is no place to keep change, sunglasses etc. The space behind the console is useless. Add home link to the premier model. Being unable to make a call using voice commands is a deficiency. I think it's only available with the premier plus package. Could use more trunk space.


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