The dealer has made almost everything right...
In the first 6 months they replaced
-faulty door sensor (lft rear pass side)
-faulty ignition pump- car failed to start on the first try when the gas gauge was at 1 bar ( I recorded the starting problem on my cell phone which was a big help in troubleshooting the problem).
Sometimes the roof liner rattles- the dealer couldn't find the problem.
The front tires wore unevenly at 20 k. I had the tires rotated (free) and paid $100 for a front end alignment because it was past the adjustment period.
I have had a s80, xc70 , xc90 or, and a 2012 s60 fwd which was faster and more fuel efficient but squirrelly when accelerating on turns/curves and less refined car overall than the 2014 s60.
I will try something else when this lease is up- maybe a Lexus. I like reliability.
I was in the market for an all wheel drive sedan and was really looking at Audi's and Lexus's and after leaving the Lexus dealer I saw a Volvo dealership and decided to stop. Never even considered a Volvo in the process. Anyway took it for a test drive and leased it the same day. Number one reason I got was the comfort of the seats and was truly happy on the way it drove and the functionality of the car. They have come a long way on the looks of their vehicles, should at least give it a test drive. Think u might be as surprised as I was!!
I just picked up my S60 a few days ago after comparing quite a few cars. Audi A4, Buick Regal, Ford Fusion, Honda Accord, Cadillac ATS, BMW 3 series & Mercedes new A class.
The Volvo was overall the best choice for me as an everyday car. It does all things well and represented a great car for the money. A bit more money than the fully loaded Ford, Buick and Honda but with better quality and features. The same feel and features of the Audi, Mercedes and Cadillac but without a higher price tag and the horrible excuse for a back seat.
The handling/ride combination is great. I'm sure that a BMW 3 Series will handle
a bit better at the track but this is a daily use vehicle where the ride is more important. The seats are great, audio is very good and isolation is very good. The list of features is extensive and it has its own personality rather than being just an appliance to go from point A to point B.
The only two disappointments are the lack of a rear view camera unless you go for the top package and the wind noise that you get at highway speeds with a crosswind.
Other than that, I have no complaints about the vehicle. Love it.
My wife and I decided to downsize with the aim of lowering our overall car payment. My previous car was a 2008 BMW 335i coupe. I loved that car - it's performance, handling and appearance endeared itself to me daily. However, I live in Pennsylvania and winters in it were never really "fun". Also, getting the kids to school became a chore - and a sedan made sense.
I decided to lease this time around. Long story short, I got a S60 T5 AWD with Premier and Sport packages.
Overall, the car has a decent amount of "go". It's no 335i, but it pulls off the line well. It gets a little asthmatic as the revs climb. The Sport package definitely made a difference in handling too.
The brown leather looks classy! The infotainment system isn't bad. The TFT display is a gimmick - but it works okay. And I'm having fun with the "flappy paddles" (to quote Mr. Clarkson)
I'm impressed by the 10 or so airbags and the safety features in the vehicle.
The Titania wheels that come with the Sports package look good on the car.
No HIDs standard on a $40K car is scandalous. To me, being able to see items before hitting them is as much a safety feature as is the City Safety feature. I'm also surprised that features like BLIS weren't part of the standard safety suite. Isn't that Volvo's niche, after all?
The engine, while torquey, feels a little flat - nothing that another 50hp couldn't cure. The inline-5 does have a pretty enjoyable growl.
I feel that Volvo is following in BMW's footsteps of nickel and diming for every feature.
Overall, it's a decent car and I look forward to driving it for two years.
So far I like this car and it is fun to drive.
It works very well as a daily driver and has some good kick, although it is still far from a sports car.
I have one major issue with this car.
Volvo has built heating elements into the windshield (small wires every few millimeters).
At night all lights reflect off of these wires and makes the lights blurry.
It is a huge safety issue and is extremely annoying.
Due to this issue alone, I am not sure if I will keep this car very long.
Although it is nice to have a heated steering wheel, skip the Climate Package if you buy this car.
The seats are the best I have ever had in a car.
Not only are they supportive and comfortable, I can even use the headrest which is the first time I have even experienced this in a car that I have owned.
The engine power is great and has good power
The BLIS system is actually pretty good because there are some big blind spots due to the large c-pillars
The new display is great and I love being able to change the colors
The re-designed front of the car is a really nice change.
I personally think that back of the car could use a redesign.
The transmission does shift fast for a standard transmission but this car really needs a dual clutch transmission to compete.
The driving dynamics need some
When pushing the car, I dont feel connected to the road as I do with German equivalents (I have owned many BMWs and Audis).
Secondly I can feel the weight of the engine and its placement over the front axle when cornering, this results in under steer.
This car should have wider tires.
They have decent grip however the car is not too light and could use some bigger tires.
The paddle shifters are too small.
Skip the NAV system it is not very good
Volvo needs to upgrade the materials to compete, too much hard plastics, cheap key fob,
There need to be more interior color options for the R-design