Used 2017 Volvo S60 Consumer Reviews

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Should I buy the lease?

GD, 12/02/2019
T5 Dynamic 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A)
6 of 6 people found this review helpful

I had developed a hip pain about three years ago, likely from driving my Porsche Boxster but also was there, to a lesser degree, with the daily Hyundai driver. I took out about 10 makes from Audi to Honda to Mercedes etc. to find a comfortable ride. Taking out the Volvo S60Dynamic AWD was a revelation. Not only did the pain not materialize, but the seat and drive was very comfortable as well as engaging on a country road. The interior and exterior were attractive and its low key demeanor doesn't scream for attention. During the past 33 months, I've learned many interesting things about the vehicle. On a summer road trip to NJ in traffic the Volvo averaged 36-40 mpg @ 50-60 mph. The adaptive HID headlights are excellent for an older driver on a country road at night, where night vision isn't what it used to be. It is an excellent ski companion for a couple with AWD on snow covered roads with its ski tunnel and enough space for luggage and gear. The clincher was 2 weeks ago, when driving a back road after dark when tired, my concentration wandered and I had to emergency brake when the car in front of me stopped to turn w/o signalling. The car went into City Safe and stopped 2 feet from the back bumper. I thought it was a rear ender for sure. That was the clincher. I've decided to buy the Volvo and name her Inga.

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First Volvo

DG, 10/26/2018
T5 Inscription 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A)
8 of 9 people found this review helpful

I bought the S60 Inscription to replace a Toyota Camry. I test drove several vehicles and ended up falling love with the Volvo due to it's classy interior and spacious back seat. While not a sports car it drives and handles well, and does everything I ask of it. These are the most comfortable seats I've ever sat in. They make it a pleasure driving this car. I am not crazy about the keyboard on the console, and I wish the dash was leather, but overall I am quite pleased. The trunk is a little small, but I also realize the spaciousness of the back seat is the plus here. I do like al of the safety features, and love having a back up camera and blindside sensors. I also like the wet sensor windshield wipers. I like the technology of the car. I think it has an adequate sound system, and the computer is easy to use once you become accustomed to it. My only qualm is the navigation system. It isn't easy to use, and you can't do a split screen of that and the radio. I have had no issues with the car thus far (6 months in) and the fuel economy is even better than advertised.

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Girly gripe from a guy!

Geosat1, 03/31/2018
T5 Dynamic 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A)
4 of 4 people found this review helpful

What? only two cup holders! What? no change holder! Recently purchased this car in Fort Worth TX and drove it to my home in Cocoa, FL (yes I got a great deal.) Gave the car a good workout in heavy rains, little rain, and dangerous I95 s. I found the car to have have excellent acceleration and fuel economy around 30 mpg without ECO engaged. Minor complaints I know, but the center panel has a primitive design. So much wasted space with hidden space pass through and a primitive shifter with no paddles. Should have a rotary shifter which would allow for many more things even my tiny 1.5 liter Ford had them creating a much more space. Also has a less than intuitive SENSUS system, don't get me started on that one! Overall peppy performance and very safe vehicle two of the primary reasons for purchase.

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3-Year Lease Retrospective - A Very Balanced Car

SSI-GA, 03/22/2020
T5 Dynamic 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A)
4 of 4 people found this review helpful

This is truly a very well-balanced car. The exterior and interior design are classy and have aged well. The interior quality held up very well over the past 30,000 miles and it still looks new. The ride, handling, and steering all strike a nice balance between comfort and sportiness. I have had no reliability issues to speak of, and my overall MPG for the life of the car, based on the in-car computer, is 33 MPG combined. Very impressive. Contrary to an earlier review, this car is extremely quiet at highway speeds, no wind noise. The standard sound system is very good. One thing I appreciate about this car, especially in light of most new cars, is that it has actual buttons and knobs for all major functions such as the radio and climate controls. I am not going to lease another S60 because I find the touchscreen system too distracting. The only real criticism I have of this car is the lack of storage. You get two cupholders and that is pretty much it. Nowhere for a phone, wallet, keys, etc, other than those two cupholders. Overall, a very well-balanced, premium car that is comfortable and fun to drive, delivers well above average fuel economy, and has a timeless, classy design. Not too bad.

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Still regret buying this car

J. Rebele, 10/29/2017
T5 Inscription 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A)
24 of 34 people found this review helpful

This is my second Volvo S60. I currently own a 2017 S60 Inscription model. I did not realize that Inscriptions are made in China, not Sweden. My first drive on the highway revealed an air-leak noise when the car gets to about 60 MPH. The dealer has attempted to fix this problem without success. We drove another Inscription model vehicle; same noise. The wind noise is very loud, so this is not a minor issue. The dealer discussed problem with Volvo in an attempt to get me out of this vehicle and into a different car (Dynamic model). Volvo refused to do anything, claiming that the noise is a "characteristic" of the vehicle. Ridiculous response, as this noise should not be found in a $40K+ vehicle. I have about 4,000 miles on the car and I am looking to get rid of it. Anyone thinking of buying an S60 Inscription model should drive it on a highway getting to at least 60 MPH. Not a normal part of a test drive, but advisable for the Inscription. You will likely buy a different car. I wish I had. I now have about 23,000 miles on the car, and the "wind" noise and rattle under dash are still my driving companions. Volvo has done nothing to fix either problem. I am currently looking to trade the car. I'll take a loss, but life's too short to drive this Volvo.

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