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