2006 Volvo S 60
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Safe, Fast, Economical, Sleeper

by from Kansas City, Mo. on November 13, 2009

Always safe. Fast when you need (or want it ;-} ), yet the S60R blends right in much more than any other performance car. The three settings of the cockpit-adjustable suspension allows for everything ...
Always safe. Fast when you need (or want it ;-} ), yet the S60R blends right in much more than any other performance car. The three settings of the cockpit-adjustable suspension allows for everything from smooth cruising to track days, just push a button. The sound system kicks. I'm 6'4" and I fit just fine. 11.xx pounds per hp is very strong. And yet, I'm averaging almost 3 mpg better than the EPA combined rating for the life of the car (19 EPA, mine=22+). Since summer '09 I've upped my MPG techniques so that I consistently get 5 to 6 MPG better than the EPA city rating (16 EPA, mine=22+) and up to 9 mpg better than the EPA highway rating (23 EPA, mine up to 32) on this manual 6-speed car.
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Old enough to have a Safe Comfortable Car

by from Seattle on October 30, 2009

My wife and I drove less expensive used cars for years (Chev Greenbriar Corvair van, VW411, Volvo 144, 1964 Buick Special) then did our bit for ecology with Honda Civic Hybrid. Safety and car seating ...
My wife and I drove less expensive used cars for years (Chev Greenbriar Corvair van, VW411, Volvo 144, 1964 Buick Special) then did our bit for ecology with Honda Civic Hybrid. Safety and car seating low low marks. Since our Volvo S60 (used but only 28K miles) life has been VERY comfortable, we can hear each other as we drive along, and feel VERY safe. Totally worth the expense--this might be our last car before DOL takes our licenses away!
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Best Money for AWD

by from Minneapolis, MN on April 25, 2011

I have never owned a Volvo before. I have a 2006 S60 2.5 Turbo. I was looking at Audi but got scared off by the mechanical reviews. The key for me was AWD- I live in MN and the winters can be tough- b...
I have never owned a Volvo before. I have a 2006 S60 2.5 Turbo. I was looking at Audi but got scared off by the mechanical reviews. The key for me was AWD- I live in MN and the winters can be tough- but it also had to get good MPG. The Volvo has very stylish features and little add ons that make it... ahhh. The little pocket under the drivers seat for gum, nail clippers, etc. It comes standard with back up alarms, auto windows, heated seats, heated side mirrors, rear seat head rest control. The 5cyl is a little doggie between 0-25MPH. I wish it had more torque like a 6cyl but to get the 25-27MPG with AWD the 6cyl might put you into the low 20's. I drive 70miles a day and this is a great highway car. Good passing power, quiet, comfortable. Quality- I will say I had a minor bumper to bumper and there was no damage. I hit the guy ahead of me and there should have been some more damage- nothing. I think Volvo put some meat in the bumpers. Had I hit him my my previous car, Honda Accord, there would have been a cracked bumper. This car is heavy (which probably affects the torque at low speeds, too) but I feel very safe in it. Over all this is a great car and I plan to have it for a while. My only complaints are the less than torque at city speeds and a small rear seat. Otherwise, great car. If I do upgrade I may go to a S80.
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Good friends, for a long time...

by from Maine on October 21, 2010

I purchased a `06 S60 AWD almost 4 years ago. It had 20k when I bought it; it now has 110k. I have enjoyed 90k trouble free, comfortable miles. The car drives as well now as when I initially bought it...
I purchased a `06 S60 AWD almost 4 years ago. It had 20k when I bought it; it now has 110k. I have enjoyed 90k trouble free, comfortable miles. The car drives as well now as when I initially bought it. The seats are wonderful - they envelope you. I would like a power lumbar support instead of the difficult to reach knob, though. Whenever I have new passengers with me, they typically comment on the comfort and the beautiful, artful layout of the dashboard. The AWD works seamlessly and makes the car VERY surefooted. As I live in Maine, I like that. The steering has a heavy, substantial feel, which I like as well. And the power...LOVE IT! When you need to pull out into traffic or pass someone, this things hauls! And it gets 28MPG - pretty good for a heavy, powerful car. If I had to say anything negative, it would be that this car is not as agile as a BMW, Audi, or even a Passat. It is a great highway car, though. My S60 has been remarkably reliable and dependable. I expect to keep this gem for another 2 or 3 years. When I do replace it, my guess is it will be because I want a new car, not because I need one.
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Great Touring Car

by from Tennessee on August 15, 2006

Recently drove 1600 miles in three days. Very comfortable, easy to spend long hours behind the wheel without becoming overly fatigued. Needs more leg room for the back seat. 31 mpg @ posted speed limi...
Recently drove 1600 miles in three days. Very comfortable, easy to spend long hours behind the wheel without becoming overly fatigued. Needs more leg room for the back seat. 31 mpg @ posted speed limits.
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We love our second Volvo

by from Germany on May 9, 2010

We love our Volvo S60, this is our second Volvo, we had a Volvo V50 before. This car is very comfortable, the seats are fantastic, the 5-cylinders are great and the Automatic-Transmission is very smo...
We love our Volvo S60, this is our second Volvo, we had a Volvo V50 before. This car is very comfortable, the seats are fantastic, the 5-cylinders are great and the Automatic-Transmission is very smooth. We drive 20.000 miles a year and need a reliable car, that's why we drive Volvo. This is one of the safest cars on the road. We had problems with the alarm system (Volvo Guard) and the factory navigation system (RTI), but the warranty paid for it. Our S60 now has 64.000 miles on it, we'll drive it to 160.000 mls and then we want to buy a Volvo XC 70 or S80.
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Volvo S60

by from on March 21, 2010

The most confortable car. I pick this car because of safety feature they have and after looking for a few car. This is my choise, eventhough its look like a big car but when you sat inside it so confo...
The most confortable car. I pick this car because of safety feature they have and after looking for a few car. This is my choise, eventhough its look like a big car but when you sat inside it so confortable and nice interior too.
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Stings like a Beemer floats like a Caddy

by from Chicago, IL on June 21, 2011

Purchased this car brand new in 06 and it has been a beaut. This car flies down the road and is an amazing ride. i have raced many cars off the line and this car is quick. And on the highway this car ...
Purchased this car brand new in 06 and it has been a beaut. This car flies down the road and is an amazing ride. i have raced many cars off the line and this car is quick. And on the highway this car feels like its going 30 not 80. if anything i wish the steering was tighter and the visibility was better and the navigation is a bit outdated. great car. Volvo S60 T5
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Great Car!

by from St Louis on July 10, 2006

Compared to C class Benz or 3 series BMW, greate value! Handles like a dream. Only complaint: Turning radius. Would love to see Sirius as a standard offering....
Compared to C class Benz or 3 series BMW, greate value! Handles like a dream. Only complaint: Turning radius. Would love to see Sirius as a standard offering....
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Coolest Volvo ever

by from VA on June 25, 2014

I have owned 3 Volvos, drove my 2004 S60R for about 78K miles with no problems. Should have kept it, turned it in after 4 year lease. Terrific acceleration, I thought that the Nav was okay, has a remo...
I have owned 3 Volvos, drove my 2004 S60R for about 78K miles with no problems. Should have kept it, turned it in after 4 year lease. Terrific acceleration, I thought that the Nav was okay, has a remote, so wife can put in the address while I drive. Great stereo, comfortable front seat. The cowl is very low, so watch out for parking spaces and curbs. The turning circle is so wide that it is dangerous, can't do U-Turn. I now drive a Jag XF, very similar car, never had mechanical problems, motor seems to be built like a truck. Smooth at 100 mph
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