2005 Volvo S60
There are 2 user reviews for the T5 trim shown below
- Performance, fuel economy, seats, style
- No wood trim with leather models, turning radius, lacks gee wizz options
Great car for the price. For $7K less than a comp. equip. 330i, or the same price at an Acura TL, I get similar performance (better than the TL), more room, great seats and unique styling (my neighbor has a 330i and an Acura TL). Only knocks I have after 1 month of ownership:
My Honda Pilot has better turning radius. Really need to give yourself room in parking lots.
Blind spots. Keep your head on a swival.
The sterio, while adiquate, is a little dated.
No bluetooth....not that I care, but some folks do.
Engine noise is loud when you step on it.....but that is suppose to be fun, right?
I really like:
The layout of the controlls. Very intuative.
Seats are very nice (you must get the sport seats!).
Rear leg room, while not copious, is plenty fine for whe we need (I'm only 5'6").
Why don't we hear more about this car? Get out and drive one....read morehide
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- Good looks that turn heads. Breathtaking power. Very steady at 250km/h.Excellent overtaking power.
- Too much growl sound when accelerating hard from very low speeds.
I bought myself a new 2005 Volvo S60 T5 on February 4, 2005.
Drove yesterday (6 March 2005) from the coast of Namibia. No car, including a 2004 BMW 530i, stayed in front of me. You know these BMW guys, always want to chase you, to proof a point. This guy must be wondering what hit him!
The Volvo S60 T5 is extremely good. As a previous BMW 320 owner (2000) and a Mercedes Benz E230 owner (2002), I know I have bought myself something special because its performance cannot be matched by the cars I have cited here.
Cars are expensive and thus it took me a long time to decide on a car. I got stuck on the Volvo and started making comparisons with Mercedes Benz E200 Kompressor and E240, BMW 330i, BMW525i, BMW 530i, VW Passat 2.6T, Audi A4 2.4T etc. The Volvo appeared to be value for money, dollar for dollar.
I am 1.8 m tall and do not find a problem with the back seat. May be it would be for the 1.9 and 2.0m+ guys. They would have problems in most of the cars at the back anyway.
I have had a couple of guys so far walking over to me to inquire about the car. This includes a BMW 7 series driver who really had to take out all the stops to keep pace with me....read morehide
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