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VOLVO S60 Saloon 2000‑2008
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a wonderful car but!!
VOLVO S60 2.4 D5 SE 4dr (Review date: 20th December '12)
this is my 6th volvo, the immediate previous one an s40
the s60 drives beautifully, extremely comfortable, the seats are like a wonderful armchair, very quiet.
the fuel consumption is staggering, it is never less than 44mpg around town, on motorways i regularly get 80-90mpg
recently had to replace the engine, the auxiliary drive belt tensioner, which is made of metal and plastic, (only volvo can answer that), disintegrated. it threw the belt into the path of the cam belt, it jammed the belt, causing the tensioner to snap part of the casting on the block, wrecking the block, . in fitting the engine i have had all belts, tensioners, water pump and hoses changed, as well as a major service, all coolant and gearbox oil changed
both engines purr beautifully, they don't sound like diesels at all.
i have also had the steering rack changed
if you buy an s60 get the above done as a matter of priority.
the air con condenser radiator is at the front of the car, it is prone to being hit by stones and can damage it enough to cause leaks on the system
it also had to have the instrument cluster repaired, it would go off and on, you got no instruments at all. apparently it is a known problem, same as with some french cars!! company in bradford did an economic repair that will not go wrong again
hopefully, now i have a car that will give me legendary Volvo reliability
my wish for christmas is to have a car that gives me no further problems next year
on a final note, be very wary of "warranty insurance" policies. the one i have is not worth the paper it is written, they have more get out clauses and the one i have doesn't include labour
all the items above, i thought were covered. have had to pay for all of them myself
Volvo S60 D5.
VOLVO S60 D5 SE 4dr  (Review date: 8th October '12)
I must admit that I have overlooked Volvo for many years, until now.The last ten years I have driven Audi and B.M.W, all diesel powered. I recently purchased a S60 D5, (2.4L 185 b.h.p.). What a car, with power, comfort, safety and economy, while commuting to work 50mpg is achievable, that is more than my recent 320D B.M.W that i drove for the last four years. Don't overlook this brand, my next car will be another Volvo D5 for sure.
S60 T5 SE
VOLVO S60 2.3 T5 SE 4dr (Review date: 11th March '12)
Reviewed my S60 D5 on here back in April 2011 and did exactly as I reported, Traded the D5 for a T5.
Still stand by everything I said about the previous S60 apart from fuel economy but what the hell.
Fantastic car and ridiculously fast, few mods already done and pushing 340 Bhp. Using it as a taxi (Mad I Know) just as I did the D5. Returning average 30mpg which aint bad really!!
Overall 100% happy and highly recommended to anyone who likes a bit of speed in a big, safe, comfortable & reliable car!!
Volvo S60 2.4 D5
VOLVO S60 2.4 D5 S 4dr (Review date: 15th February '12)
Bought this recently as owned Volvo previously and love them, car is 52 plate has 95000 1 owner from new with FSH
Fine for the first week but as soon as it got cold would not start, changed glow plugs no change found that it was an injector problem luckily found some second hand injectors on the internet and had them fitted £300 + so if looking at buying one make sure it is starts from cold, anyway that's the bad stuff out of the way, I love this car even though 95000 on the clock it looks brand new inside build quality second to none and it drives superb, do some motorway driving and it cruses effortlessly, fuel is fantastic as well, cabin is well set out and the seats are extremely comfortable it is 163 BHP so is quite quick would I recommend yes definitely look at a few though to compare and do your research on pricing and what to look for and go for one with full history
Volvo For Life (Volvo 2.4 S60 D5)
VOLVO S60 2.4 D5 SE 4dr (Review date: 28th January '12)
The Volvo S60 is a safe, robust and very reliable car, if you need a car for long runs this is the ideal vehicle for motorways and high ways because it is one of the Safest cars Built, very comfortable with Heated Leather Seats, Air Conditioning and Cruise Control making long journeys very pleasant you can do about 45-60 mpg on the motor ways and 30-35 in towns.
Not expensive in standard servicing parts like : filters, oils, breaking and steering fluids, brake pads, cam and drive belt kits and so on.
The sound isolation inside this car is very good having a soft and stable suspension especially on pot holes and speed bumps saving you from back pains.
The manual 5 speed gearbox is very precise making gear shifting easy and pleasant.
The Volvo 2.4 S60 D52.4L has 163 HP turbocharged engine giving you more than enough power for over taking and getting in roundabouts or staying out of the way on crossroads.
Insurance (group 14) and tax (band I) are cheaper than other vehicles like BMWs and AUDIs making driving costs very affordable.
Personally I love this car and won't be changing my Volvo for the next 5 years but if I do it will be the new model - VOLVO FOR LIFE !
+ Economical (Diesel Engine)
+ Powerful 5 Cylinder Engine
+ Soft and comfortable suspension
+ Competitive parts prices
- Due to the size parking in small spaces in town isn't easy.
- Wide turning radius.
- Difficult to change front dipped bulbs due to lack of space under the bonnet.
A fun BIG car
VOLVO S60 2.3 T5 SE 4dr (Review date: 27th January '12)
Purchased the S60 2.4L T5 as second last year and has now clocked close to 150000 miles. Good thing with Volvo is comfort. Altough I wish that I bought the T5R, the handling is good for such a big car. And when you consider that it plows through meter high snow (with snow tyres) without any prblem, it is a bit more enjoyable. It has never failed me and start even at -30 degrees celcius (last year in Swden) without even a complaint, I can't complain.....well. The fan in car is not strong enough to blow warm air around and the front window should be "heated" much faster. And like all S60, leg space at the back is sparse of you are over 170cm. I installed LPG as getting 35mpg is getting expensive these days and believe it or not, the engine just ticks on no matter fuel I drive on.
Ok, I admit. I replaced the Turbo after 100k miles and chipped the engine. It now gives me 300bhp which is FUN and FAST. The car handles well at speeds in excess of 145mph.
My next car is definetly a S60 T5 or T6 but I'll buy an R this time.
My Volvo S60 2001
VOLVO S60 2.0 T SE 4dr (Review date: 25th January '12)
This is not my first Volvo car, but this one i like best!! I am driving this car every day to the work, it is very comfortable and makes more a pleasure to drive. This car insurance and taxes are not very cheap, but it is very safe car! For me at this moment is the best car that I ever have! Volvo for life!
Car is worth to think about
VOLVO S60 2.4 D5 S 4dr (Review date: 22nd January '12)
It is a reliable diesel car wich gives you 45-50 mpg on motorway and 30-35 in town. Quite cheap in standart servicing parts (filters, oils, breaking and steering fluids, brake pads, cam and drive belt kits ect.) Sound isolation inside a car is quite good except you have bad (usuall cheapest ones) noisy tyres. Suspension is soft and stable especially on a speed bumps, however on hummocks it is quite rigid. Manual gearbox (5 speed M56) is very precise wich makes shifting easy and pleasant. 2.4L 163 HP turbocharged engine gives a massive amount of power wich is very good on a roundabouts or crossroads. Seats are very comfortable that together with cruise control makes long journeys very pleasant. Insurance and tax are cheap comparing to for example BMWs and AUDIs so driving costs are very adequate.
But of course there are some minuses (at least for me) that are - small boot and lack of space at the back. For a daily shopping boot is alright but once I've tried to stick inside some boxes from IKEA and wasn't able to. Also I found that turning radius is quite wide wich makes parking bit difficult.
Overally I am exited to have such a car for a day to day tasks (going to work, shopping ect.) and I am 90% sure that my next car is gonna be VOLVO as well!
+Adequate driving costs
+Competitive parts prices
-Lack of space at the back
-Wide turning radius