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2005 Volvo S60 Consumer Reviews

4.0
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by from illinois on March 22, 2011

they last for ever just change the oil regularly and they will treat you great, you have your choice of comfor sport or advanced driving. its fast but classy four door awd great in the snow. prem ever...
they last for ever just change the oil regularly and they will treat you great, you have your choice of comfor sport or advanced driving. its fast but classy four door awd great in the snow. prem everything. it truly is one of the safest cars out there.
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Remarkable in snow, climbs mountains effortlessly.

by from Colorado Springs, CO on April 6, 2010

I bought my 2005 S60 AWD with turbo last summer for under $13K (Had 75K miles on it). Since it had so many miles I made sure to get an extended warranty which goes to 125K mile or 3 years. So, I now h...
I bought my 2005 S60 AWD with turbo last summer for under $13K (Had 75K miles on it). Since it had so many miles I made sure to get an extended warranty which goes to 125K mile or 3 years. So, I now have peace of mind and haven't had to take it to the shop yet. Drove in the mountains several times to go skiing and am impressed every time how easily it gets up the passes on I-70. Believe me, it scoots; passes V-8s like nothing else, and that's with three adults and all our ski gear. Gas mileage has been around 20 in town, around 30 on the highway--even in the mountains. I'm looking forward to driving this car for probably another 3 years and will seriously consider getting a new one. This has the ability to haul the family, move like a sports car, and get through snow like and SUV.
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Great car with severe problems

by from on April 1, 2012

Replaced entire fuel system immediately after purchase. Was in the local Volvo dealership for 3 months due to them being unable to find root cause of problem. New tires every 15,000 miles. If you can ...
Replaced entire fuel system immediately after purchase. Was in the local Volvo dealership for 3 months due to them being unable to find root cause of problem. New tires every 15,000 miles. If you can get all the bugs worked out the car is phenomenal. Handles great, very fast. Exceptionally fun to drive. But mechanically it was a nightmare to keep on the road. Every month something new had to be replaced or fixed. If you have the means or the desire to keep it running; it is definitely worth buying. If you want reliability, buy something else.
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Best car Ive owned

by from on October 5, 2011

Ive got an 04 S60 2.5T I love it. Its a very fun car to drive and very reliable. I took it on a 500 mile trip and averaged 33mpg
Ive got an 04 S60 2.5T I love it. Its a very fun car to drive and very reliable. I took it on a 500 mile trip and averaged 33mpg
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Very comfortable, very sporty, great gas mileage

by from Sacramento, CA on July 31, 2008

Nice and simple. Very easy layout. Very durable. Very responsive. Very quite. Very fast. I drive 25,000-30,000 miles a year and this is a great car. Got a 2005 certified car with 33k miles and 2.5t fo...
Nice and simple. Very easy layout. Very durable. Very responsive. Very quite. Very fast. I drive 25,000-30,000 miles a year and this is a great car. Got a 2005 certified car with 33k miles and 2.5t for 18,500. Couldn't be happier. I am 6'4, 230 lbs, and I have plenty of headroom. Owned 4 Volvos already because no one can seem to make a fast, comfortable car with any headroom anymore.
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S60 AWD

by from Michigan on January 9, 2012

Bought the vehicle used only a few months ago. And I knew what I was getting myself into with the repairs and costs involved. The one thing I was shocked over was the terrible fuel economy? I know its...
Bought the vehicle used only a few months ago. And I knew what I was getting myself into with the repairs and costs involved. The one thing I was shocked over was the terrible fuel economy? I know its an AWD but still! I'm lucky to average 19mpg combined city and Hwy. I live 20 miles from work and 85-90% of that is expressway. The car rides pretty rough and the fuel economy is not that great but overall, its a good vehicle. Don't buy one with over 100K unless the timing belt and water pump has been replaced.
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nice car no ac

by from atlanta ga. on June 5, 2011

bought our 05 s60 2.5 turbo used with 40k miles we were impressed with the power smooth ride and good handling unfortunately 2 mos later a/c blows hot and will not hold a freon charge very long.idling...
bought our 05 s60 2.5 turbo used with 40k miles we were impressed with the power smooth ride and good handling unfortunately 2 mos later a/c blows hot and will not hold a freon charge very long.idling is becoming rough and acts as if it wants to stall in traffic should not have problems with so few miles.we are ready to trade.we heard good things about volvo not so good for us
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needs some attention

by from Atlanta on November 23, 2011

S60 R 2005. Not to be confused with the S60T! There are many great points about this car. Speed and looks Service is not one. Zenon head lights replaced 2 times in 60K miles. all 4 of our Cars have Ze...
S60 R 2005. Not to be confused with the S60T! There are many great points about this car. Speed and looks Service is not one. Zenon head lights replaced 2 times in 60K miles. all 4 of our Cars have Zenon lights and some in 100 K miles have never seen new lights. Struts on both fronts have been replaced. One for a cracked bushing and second for a broke wire that sends chassis info to electronic suspension adjustments. InteriorLeather is blue maybe natural brown is better. The blue is fading off cracking and It ha been treated with Leather traetments that have been used on all of our other cars.
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Great Car

by from Bronx Ny on October 10, 2010

I brought this 2005 S 60 R, as a car to use on the weekends. Its so powerful, smooth and sleek I now drive it every day !!!
I brought this 2005 S 60 R, as a car to use on the weekends. Its so powerful, smooth and sleek I now drive it every day !!!
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The Safest Car On The Road

by from Kintnersville, PA on December 19, 2011

Bought it used with 29K miles on it. Had an accident--was hit from behind by a guy in a Ford Focus doing about 40 MPH. The entire hood on his car was crushed up to the windshield. The only damage to t...
Bought it used with 29K miles on it. Had an accident--was hit from behind by a guy in a Ford Focus doing about 40 MPH. The entire hood on his car was crushed up to the windshield. The only damage to the Volvo was that the rear bumper was damaged. About 3600.00 to repair. I barely felt the hit. The car handles well on curves and is decent on gas (5 cyl). I get about 24 mpg average. Maintanence is expensive, however one only has to change the oil on the Volvo every 5K miles, rather than 3K. I will never drive anything other my Swedish-made baby!
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