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2012 Volvo S60 T5: Will it Have Nine Lives?

May 28, 2012

The current Guinness world record for a car with the highest miles on it belongs to a Volvo. This 1966 P1800S, to be specific, owned by Irv Gordon of New York. As of last November, this persistent P1800 had spun up 2.9 million miles on the odo. Mr. G figures within the next two years it will hit the magical 3,000,000-mile mark. If our S60 ultimately made it to just a tenth of that mileage, I'm sure it's owner would still be plenty impressed.

Any of you guys or gals have some good "Ya just can't kill it!" stories to tell?

John DiPietro, Automotive Editor @ ~18,500 miles.

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2012 Volvo S60 T5: Beggar's Canyon

May 04, 2012


Writing about freighters and transports all day can be tedious work. Every now and then, we need to get out of the office and make a run into the canyons or bullseye some Womprats. What better vehicle than our Volvo S60 Landspeeder? Of course, the T5 has been upgraded to a T16. (of course)

The ride is impeccable. Smoother than any vehicle we've ever tested. Road noise is virtually absent, too. Sure, it can' keep up with those ridiculous pod racers, but that's kid stuff. This is for those with more refined tastes. It's an elegant vehicle for a more civilized age. Then again, it can really haul the mail when you have to get back...home.

Mark Takahashi, Rebel Scum @ A Long Time Ago

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2012 Volvo S60 T5: Found in Nature

April 30, 2012

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It's spring, and California is busting out in every kind of flower. As I parked this weekend, I realized that our Volvo's unique shade of burnt orange is indeed a color that can be found in nature. It looks right at home in this patch of orange gazania.

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2012 Volvo S60 T5: 15,000-Mile Milestone

April 24, 2012

Milestone_02.jpg volvo_15k_milestone.JPG We've had our longterm 2012 Volvo S60 T5 for about ten months and it recently crested the 15,000-mile mark. [cue the streamers, balloons and overly frosted cake]

In the meantime we've shared, well, a lot of impressions and observations... but it's entirely possible there's something we missed. If so, speak up! We want to know what you want to know.

Jason Kavanagh, Engineering Editor @ 15,137 miles.

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2012 Volvo S60 T5: My PrefeRence is R

March 30, 2012

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Several staff members here have discussed the merits of the Volvo S60 T6 over our long-term 2012 Volvo S60 T5. My preference, not surprisingly, is the S60 R-Design.

Like the T6, it has the inline turbo 6 and AWD, but the R-Design is rated at 325 hp vs. 300 for the T6. This kills the T5 with its 250 hp and FWD. Of course, the R-Design's base price is just more than 10K over the $31,300 base price of our T5. But the R includes a few standard features including Xenon headlamps. Regardless, you did buy your Mega Millions tickets, right?

The real reason I prefer the R-Design is for the styling, of course. While our long-term T5 is nice, the styling is pretty plain. The S60 R-Design is great looking, sexy even. You can't say that about too many Volvos.

Hit the jump to see the video of the S60 and V60 R-Design in action.

Albert Austria, Senior VE Engineer @ ~14,500 miles

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2012 Volvo S60 T5: High Tech Mirrors

February 27, 2012


Of all the things to incorporate high technology, you would think that the side mirrors would be the last place you would find anything of note. Sure, every concept car of the twenty years has been rolled out with tiny mirrors in place of the real mirrors, but there hasn't been much in the way of advancements on real cars.

As you can see here, our S60 actually has a pretty expensive set of mirrors. In addition to the neatly integrated turn signals, a feature I find quite effective, these mirrors also incorporate sensors for the lane departure warning system. Should someone misjudge their distance from our S60 and clip one of the mirrors off, it won't be a matter of just snapping it back into place.

Like so many other aspects of modern cars, now even the simplest of features is a complicated piece.

Ed Hellwig, Editor

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2012 Volvo S60 T5: This is Why I Like Automatics

February 15, 2012

It's 6:12 and one of my coworkers (who lives in my neighborhood and isn't James Riswick) calls to ask if I'm near the office. "I am," I say, "just about a mile from it on an errand and then right home. Probably 10 min until I hit the office and then home." They ask if I can stop to pick something up they'd left in the office. "Sure! NP. Home by 7." It was rush hour, sure, but it's only about 9 miles, that seemed reasonable.

At 6:32 I called them back. "I'm going to have to revise my time estimate. I've gone about 900 feet since we last talked."

Things only got worse from there...

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2012 Volvo S60 T5: Spot Pricing

February 14, 2012

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I hadn't taken our Volvo in several weeks and did a quick survey of its safety features as I drove home yesterday afternoon. The distance alert and lane departure warning features have their own buttons, which I turned on just for fun. The distance alert was set a little too generously for me, but I was too lazy to adjust it on the fly, so I turned it off. I'm not much of a lane-drifter, so that went, too.

One feature that I have carped about in other cars but which can actually be useful sometimes is a blind spot warning system. It's in our long-term Mazda 3, Ford Explorer and Nissan Quest (and maybe some other test cars that I'm overlooking). I looked for it in the Volvo, but ours doesn't have the feature. I think that's odd: Blind spotting seems like it should be standard in a Volvo -- particularly one that's so laden with other safety goodies.

It turns out that "preventive safety" features are bundled into what's called the Technology Package (MSRP: $2,100). (Maybe you have to call it a Technology Package to justify the price. If you called it the Safety Package, perhaps buyers would wonder why the stuff wasn't standard.)

The package includes collision warning and pedestrian detection with full auto brake; adaptive cruise control with "queue assist;" distance alert; driver alert control and lane departure warning.

The blind spot system isn't part of that offering. On its Web site, Volvo doesn't even list it as a safety feature. It's merely an a la carte "Driver Support" feature. MSRP is $700.

It seems to me that a blind-spot warning is unequivocally a safety feature. Why isn't it wrapped in with the other preventive safety systems in the Technology Package? Would it have pushed the cost of safety too close to the $3,000 threshold?

Carroll Lachnit, Features Editor @13,288 miles

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2012 Volvo S60 T5: Overachieving Washers

February 13, 2012


I'm a 'clean windshield' guy -- I use the sprayers nearly every time I get in a different car. And though you can't tell from this photo, our longterm 2012 Volvo S60 T5 has some seriously powerful windshield and headlight washers.

These sprayers manhandle the intended targets, sure, but they also take care of the side windows and the backlight in a way I don't recall seeing on another car recently. And I don't mean a little mist or a few droplets on these secondary surfaces -- in this Volvo, the sides and rear get drizzled with surprisingly even coverage.

Part of this is because the S60's backlight is very steeply raked, but it takes pump pressure too. One downside is that there's no rear wiper so the droplets tend to stick around, mingle with any grit or grime and form spots. Ah well.

Jason Kavanagh, Engineering Editor

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2012 Volvo S60: Rough Night

February 08, 2012

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Last night, there was cold weather and a fair amount of rain, and the S60 didn't seem too crazy about it.

The cold start as I left from the parking structure here at work was rough. Made a pit stop at Whole Foods to get some groceries and the cold start after that detour was rough as well. I pressed the ignition button and the engine coughed and hacked for a moment or two, like a chain smoker with bronchitis, before finding its groove.

I started the car when I got home last night, while the engine was still warm, and there was no sign of the problem. The engine also turned over just fine in this morning's weather, which was much toastier than last night's.

Someone gently suggested that user error may be the culprit, as has been the case with push-button-ignition cars like our S60 in the past. Maybe I didn't hold down the ignition button long enough to achieve a smooth start. It's possible, but I've driven our Volvo many times before. I'm familiar with its ignition and I've never had a problem with it.

Anyway, we'll keep an eye out to see if happens again.

Any S60 owners out there? Have you had any problems starting the car in colder weather?

Warren Clarke, Automotive Content Editor

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2012 Volvo S60 T5: How Much for Xenon Headlights?

February 08, 2012


OK, our S60 doesn't need xenon headlights. The standard halogens are fine from a lighting standpoint. But having xenons would help support the premium feel of the rest of the car. It just doesn't quite seem like a luxury sedan with that yellowish halogen illumination. (FYI: The illumination in the photo looks a lot better than it does in person.)

Getting (adaptive) xenons for the T5 is surprisingly affordable -- MSRP is $800. After the jump I've listed some other entry-luxury sedans and how much it'll cost you got get xenons on them.

Acura TSX: Standard

Audi A4: $1,100 (Style package)

BMW 328i (2011): $900 (individual option)

Cadillac CTS: $2,065 (Touring package)

Infiniti G25 Sedan: Standard

Lexus IS250: $3,340 (Navigation with additional options)

Lincoln MKZ: $5,695 (Ultimate package)

Mercedes-Benz C250: $1,290 (Lighting package)

Brent Romans, Senior Automotive Editor

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2012 Volvo S60 T5: The $40,000 Club

February 03, 2012


I was looking at our S60 T5's introduction recently and was reminded on how our car stickered at $41,350. It kind of seems like a lot of money, but our long-termer is loaded up with just about every option Volvo offers for the T5.

Buying a new, $40,000 entry-level luxury sedan doesn't really fit my budget or lifestyle right now. But it did occur to me that if you had 40 grand to spend, there's a pretty eclectic group of cool 2012 vehicles waiting for you. The usual suspects are here, of course -- the Audi A4, the BMW 328i, the Infiniti G. Then again, you could get a Ford Flex Titanium or a Ford Mustang Boss 302. Or maybe you'd want a Chrysler 300C, a Hyundai Genesis V6 or a Silverado 2500HD with the turbodiesel engine. Or you could go slightly used, opening up all sorts of other possibilities.

All you need is, well, $40,000. But given our S60's equipment, $40,000 seems like a competitive price.

Brent Romans, Senior Automotive Editor

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2012 Volvo S60: Low Expectations Exceeded. Or Something.

January 30, 2012


Going back and looking at our semi-recent posts on the S60, I've noticed how a few editors have noted that the car has grown on them. Basically, the more they drive it, the more they like it.

You can count me in that group, too. I can't really give you a definitive reason as to why we've reacted this way. Maybe it's because Volvo's been lacking a competitive entry-luxury sedan for so long that we've just been pleasantly surprised. Or maybe it's because the S60's character is very well suited for daily driving/commuting, which is what we mostly do with our long-term cars. Maybe it's both. But I will say the S60 is one of my top five favorite cars in the fleet right now.

Brent Romans, Senior Automotive Editor @ 12,575 miles

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2012 Volvo S60: There Is Another

January 27, 2012


I spotted this red S60 on the road a couple days ago. Have you seen a lot of new-generation S60s where you live? I honestly haven't seen very many. And with Jersey plates in Southern California, this one was no doubt a manufacturer-sourced car just like ours. It still looked good going down the road, though.

Brent Romans, Senior Automotive Editor

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2012 Volvo S60: Crash, Boom, Bang!

January 27, 2012


As my colleague Warren Clarke pointed out a few days ago, the Volvo S60 aced NHTSA's battery of crash tests. Impressive stuff, no doubt, but my juvenile brain wants to see carnage. Click through to see various S60's get mangled in the name of safety (and, for me, fascination).

This first one shows various angles of the same frontal crash test. I was most intrigued by the underbody shot at the end that shows how the energy is channeled throughout the chassis.

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2012 Volvo S60: Finally, A Safety Rating

January 25, 2012

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Following its 2011 redesign, the Volvo S60 was never rated by NHTSA regarding safety. Well, NHTSA has finally gotten around to putting the current-gen S60 through its battery of crash tests. Did the S60 turn in a performance that validates Volvo's longstanding reputation for safety? Answer after the jump.

The S60 earned a perfect five-star rating in frontal, rollover, side pole and side barrier crashes, resulting in an overall safety rating of five stars. Not too bad, and keep in mind that NHTSA overhauled its testing system last year in ways that make it more difficult for models to score five-star ratings.

Volvo's S60 is only the eighth 2012 model to get NHTSA's five-star seal of approval. Other vehicles that have managed this achievement include the Volkswagen Passat, Toyota Camry, Saab 9-4X, Chevrolet Sonic, Chevrolet Camaro, Cadillac SRX and the Cadillac CTS.

Warren Clarke, Automotive Content Editor

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2012 Volvo S60 T5: Art Everywhere You Look

January 05, 2012


I still haven't decided if I like driving our long-term Volvo S60 T5 (largely because it only comes with an automatic), but I sure haven't gotten tired of looking at it. Every time I'm with this car, I find some new detail that I like and today it's the parking and approach lights.

Our T5 does not have the optional adaptive bi-xenon headlights (<sad clown></sad clown>), yet it still has sweet looking auxiliary lights that make it fun to be around this car at night. This stuff wouldn't be worth much if there wasn't any substance behind them, but on a car like the S60, which is agreeable in most respects, it endears the car to me more.

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2012 Volvo S60 T5: The Naughty Volvo

December 30, 2011

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Volvo conducted a series of sociological experiments at nightclubs in five European countries to see which city in these countries would be crowned "The Most Naughty."

What does the Volvo S60 have to do with it? Volvo says it "inspired" the experiment.

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2012 Volvo S60: Rolling Carrot

November 09, 2011


Rushing my daughter out the door this morning, I told her to go get in the funny colored Volvo parked to the left of our front door.

She stepped out on the porch and said, "I'm going to school in a rolling carrot stick?"

"Move," I said.

Half way to school her friend Corrina's mom pulled into the lane behind us.

"Wave to Corrina," I said.

"I did. She doesn't recognize me in this block of cheese," she replied.

Perhaps tomorrow someone should take the bus.

Kelly Toepke, News Editor @ 7,435 miles

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2012 Volvo S60 T5: Standing Out in VIP

November 07, 2011


This past weekend I was invited to this food event in Culver City. Unlike my other blogger friends, I lucked out by being given a VIP parking pass. Hee! This afforded me parking right behind the tents instead of in the depths of the underground garage. Score! Little did I know that the food event was sponsored by Volvo. First hint of this was the fact that when I got back to my car to leave the event, our long-term 2012 Volvo S60 T5 was surrounded by other Volvos. And no, they didn't give me the VIP pass because I happened to be driving a Volvo but funny how that worked out.

Even surrounded by its kin, ours still stands out. Times like this I really appreciate that orange color. And our S60 is so snazzy and non-boring. Anyway, the more I drive our Volvo the more I like it. Not only for its plush interior with technological conveniences but its power. Passing power FTW!

This weekend I drove long distances, like to a tea room 30 miles away in Sierra Madre, and then just in and around town, like to this food event. None of that weekend traffic annoyed me as much. Seat heaters, Sirius' 1st Wave and lotsa power made it all better.

Caroline Pardilla, Deputy Managing Editor

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2012 Volvo S60: Ouch

November 01, 2011


I don't like this type of door handle. More than once -- actually more than a few times -- I've gotten my finger caught. It happens when I let go and the handle closes over on my finger.

I'm not generally a klutz so I blame the door handle, not user error.

Donna DeRosa, Managing Editor @ 7,119 miles

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2012 Volvo S60: Will That Buff Out?

November 01, 2011


I'm not sure. It seems pretty deep. I don't know how it happened or how long it's been there. I noticed it last night when I was opening the passenger door for someone. I tried to scratch it off with my fingernail but it didn't budge.

What do you think?

Donna DeRosa, Managing Editor

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2012 Volvo S60: What Would You Pick?

October 20, 2011


We've been voting for our annual Edmunds Recommended cars this week and one of the most divided votes was in the Sedans for Less Than $40,000 category. It's filled with entry-level luxury sedans that for the most part are difficult to argue against.

We ended up with a three-way tie for two spots, with the Volvo S60 getting a very boisterous amount of support. I'm not sure that would've happened without the extra time we've all got in the S60, a car that I think is safe to say has been a very pleasant surprise. The same could be said about the XC60, which was a top vote getter in its own Edmunds Recommended category.

So which of the following sedans would you pick?

Volvo S60, Infiniti G or Mercedes-Benz C-Class

James Riswick, Automotive Editor

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2012 Volvo S60 T5: Nice Wheels for a Volvo

October 17, 2011


When I think about which manufacturers have the best stock wheel designs, Volvo rarely comes to mind. The Germans are better than most in this regard, although even Audi and BMW have brought out some weak designs lately.

Maybe that's why the double spoke 18s on our S60 look good to me. They're a tasteful finish, an aggressive design and a reasonable size. Sure, eighteen-inch wheels aren't exactly small, but they fit the S60 well and still manage to deliver an acceptable ride quality. Not bad considering the car runs 40 series tires.

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2012 Volvo S60 T5: Holy B-Pillar

September 19, 2011


Remember the old days when B-pillars used to T into a car's lower structure without so much as a gusset? Volvo doesn't. Heck, it makes this junction big enough on the S60 to use it advertising space for its SIPS Side Impact Protection System. There's even a fancy embossed logo there as if to say: "Hey, I'm really strong."

We don't doubt it.

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2012 Volvo S60 T5: Long Lost Volvo Relative

September 15, 2011

volvo_s60_p1800.jpg The picture pretty much says it all, but some details follow after the jump.

This was a random encounter. I had pulled into the parking lot for a local farmers' market and spotted the P1800. It seemed only natural to park next to it.

After getting my selected local produce and walking back to the S60, I noticed a couple guys talking next to the P1800. It turned out one of them was the owner. He had seen the S60 and was waiting for the owner (me) to show up.

We chatted a bit about his car. The details are a little fuzzy, but I believe he said his car was a 1971 P1800E. The paint isn't an original color and was part of a 1990s-era restoration. Other mods included the bigger wheels and tires and upgraded horsepower.

He said he had actually owned the car for just a few days. He bought it for $6,500. Apparently, that's pretty cheap as original-condition P1800s go for a lot more. The car will actually be a surprise gift for his sister who lives in Boulder, Colorado. I guess he's into old Volvos (he owns others, but I can't remember what he said he had) and she always wanted one. So if you live in Boulder, keep an eye out for this formerly Californian P1800E.

I asked him what he thought of our S60. He said it looked nice, though it was obvious that he wasn't all that up-to-date with (or all that interested in) Volvo's newest cars.

Brent Romans, Senior Automotive Editor

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2012 Volvo S60 T5: Bring Back the Horbury Look

September 13, 2011


Every time I see the Volvo S60, I see a missed opportunity.

Surely former Volvo design director Steve Mattin meant well as the S60 was developed under his leadership, and I’m sure that he brought to bear all the great things he learned at Mercedes-Benz over the course of the 17 years he spent there as a designer.

But when I see the S60 nicely integrated into a single, smooth shape that is searching for a new styling vocabulary, it makes me think of yet another homogenized German sedan.

Far better to have continued with Peter Horbury’s classic shoulder line, first developed so long ago for the 1992 Volvo EEC safety car. Every time I see this device on the Volvo XC60, I’m reminded that it’s utterly unique and completely modern. It's very faint on the S60, clearly about to fade into invisibility in the near future

Probably there’s no reason for me to worry about the future of Volvo’s sedan styling, since Peter Horbury returned to Volvo in 2009, although it was too late to affect the look of the S60.
Meanwhile Steve Mattin just became design director at Avtovaz Lada. That’s in Russia, you know.

I keep going back to what legendary Volvo design Jan Wilsgaard once said about the popularity of the old square-rigged Volvo 240 sedan: "It might be due to the fact that the car is a little square and sluggish, just like the Swedes themselves."

The Volvo S60 doesn't need to look like just another German sedan.

Michael Jordan, Executive Editor, Edmunds.com

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2012 Volvo S60 T5: The Uncommon Choice

September 09, 2011

volvo_s60_dealer.jpg I like driving our Volvo S60. I like the interior design, the supportive seats and the power from turbocharged inline-5. Plus, it's not a 3 Series/A4/C-Class/IS which, in Southern California at least, is a nice bonus. It seems like even Starbucks baristas drive BMWs these days. Cars off the beaten path deserve a little extra love as long as they're competitive.

I was driving around yesterday and even had a friend of mine wave to me as he was driving the other way. I guess I was pretty easy to spot seeing as how a pumpkin orange 2012 Volvo S60 with Jersey plates is a rare bird out here.

Brent Romans, Senior Automotive Editor

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2012 Volvo S60 T5: Stupendously Awesome Road Trip Ahead

September 02, 2011

Volvo_rearshot.jpg Today I'll be embarking with my family (wife, 4-year-old girl and 4-month-old boy) on a road trip to visit my wife's parents for the holiday weekend. No doubt it'll be as stupendously awesome of an experience as a Jacquot/Monticello LF-A road trip followed by a three-day cruise to the Bahamas with a boat full of intoxicated college co-eds.

Actually, I'm curious to see how the Volvo does in terms of long-distance comfort and holding all of our stuff. And if there are specific attributes about it you'd like to know more about during the trip (like how well it attracts intoxicated college co-eds, for instance), mention it here and I'll pay more attention.

Brent Romans, Senior Automotive Editor

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2012 Volvo S60 T5: Personal Car Communicator (i.e. Key Fob)

August 22, 2011

I meant to post this last week when I had the Volvo S60 T5, but it got away from me. Warren's post on the Fiat 500's key fob reminded me. Okay, so I understand lock, unlock, approach lights, trunk release, and panic, but what's "i" about? I R'd TFM, and learned a few things this fob does that I haven't seen others do.

If you want a curiously British-accented explanation, you may follow this link and click on the Personal Car Communicator Instructional video. For those of you who don't care for flash video, here's a page out of the Volvo's manual.

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2012 Volvo S60 T5: Dividing By Zero

August 15, 2011


There used to be a time when it was not uncommon to see a two Volvo house. Dad had the gold 960 and Mom drove around in the faded blue 240 wagon. Nowadays, the Dad has ditched the 960 for an A6, the Mom rocks a RAV4 and the blue wagon was driven into the ground by their college-aged son.

At least here in LA, the site of two new Volvos in one garage is unbelievably rare. I'm surprised I didn't rip open the space-time continuum and kill us all when I parked them side by side.

Kurt Niebuhr, Photo Editor @ 4,026 miles

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2012 Volvo S60 T5: Objects in Mirror Are (much) Closer Than They Appear

August 11, 2011

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Eight-hundred sixty-two and seven-tenths miles later, I arrived home in our long-term 2012 Volvo S60 T5. At least one of you noticed the string of 2012 Volvo S60 R-Design cars on the track in my last post. That was the reason I drove our long-termer S60 T5 up to Napa and later Thunderhill Raceway Park. Click through to see more photos and pricing of the forthcoming S60 R-Design...

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2012 Volvo S60 T5: Why the Sad Face?

July 26, 2011

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To me, our long-term 2012 Volvo S60 T5 has a droopy, sad face.
I prefer something more aggressive, or at least more happy.

On the other hand, we had this. Too aggressive? Without the teeth, definitely too happy.

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2012 Volvo S60 T5: Overkill?

July 26, 2011

Watch me wash the windshield in our Volvo S60:

Not only does the squirter clean the window, it goes after the headlights in two different directions. It ends up soaking the side windows and even reaches the rear window. I'll think positively and consider this a feature.

Donna DeRosa, Managing Editor @ 2,644 miles

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2012 Volvo S60 T5: Floating Pointers

July 20, 2011

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Our long-term 2012 Volvo S60 T5 has many interesting features, some of which are neat, and some which are not. We'll save the latter for another day.

One cool detail is that the speedo and tach have floating pointers -- they're not pinned to the center of the meter.

Nice, Volvo. Hit the jump for the awesome video.

Albert Austria, Senior VE Engineer @ 2,380 miles

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2012 Volvo S60 T5: Crash Test Dummies Like It

July 07, 2011

The 2011-2012 Volvo S60s have gotten IIHS's 2011 top pick for safety thanks to "good performance in front, side, rollover, and rear tests and standard electronic stability control." The car -- IIHS tested a 2012 Volvo S60 T5 4-door 2wd -- scored "Good" across the board putting it right up there with 2012 midsize luxury/near luxury cars like the Audi A4, Lincoln MKZ, Mercedes C-Class and VW CC.

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2012 Volvo S60 T5: A Less Common Choice

July 04, 2011

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It's no exaggeration to say that the streets of Los Angeles are choked with the S60's rivals. There's a BMW 3 Series everywhere you look, and the Mercedes-Benz C-Class isn't too far behind on the popularity scale.

That's why I find the S60 so refreshing. These Volvos are a much rarer sight on L.A. streets, and I think that makes them feel just a bit more special. That kind of exclusivity can be a sought-after thing in the luxury segment.

How popular is the S60 in your neck of the woods?

Warren Clarke, Automotive Content Editor

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2012 Volvo S60 T5: A Macro Look at Interior Materials

June 28, 2011


I'm not crazy about the metallic orange of our new 2012 Volvo S60 T5's exterior but I love its interior which isn't as living room comfortable as our 2010 Volvo XC60's but still pretty plush. Our S60 T5 is priced at a little over $41K, do you think that's reflected in its interior materials?

Here are some "macro" (photography lingo for "close-up") shots for your perusal.

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2012 Volvo S60 T5: Video Walkaround

June 28, 2011

Here's a video walkaround of the exterior and interior of our new orange 2012 Volvo S60.

Donna DeRosa, Managing Editor

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