2012 Volvo S60 T5: 7,500-Mile Service
November 22, 2011
The Volvo wanted service, so the Volvo got served. We'd extended the S60's 7,500-mile check-up by about 800 miles, and you never know about these Scandinavian types. One minute you're clashing pitchers of lager and singing sea shanties, the next you're bare-knuckle brawling in a snow drift. Best not to push it. Volvo of Santa Monica changed the oil, and checked our tires and brake pads at no charge.
Just shy of six months in our fleet, the S60 has driven about 8,300 miles, so we're a little off the pace of our usual target. I propose that those of us with longer commutes -- more specifically, me -- spend more time in this car. I could be pretty content driving the S60 everyday, I think. It doesn't pin the needle in any one category (although there aren't many better interiors), but instead feels totally balanced and refined.
Meanwhile, do gardens exist in New Jersey? I mean places where life grows and flourishes? Sorry, I know...cheap shot before the holiday break at one of the easiest targets in the union. All readers from Franklin Lakes to Cumberland county....bring it. Both barrels!
Dan Frio, Automotive Editor