2006 Volvo S60 User Reviews
2.5T AWD shown
- $7,673 - $9,920
- good acceleration and roadholding
- poor turning circle, OEM tires too soft, electronic problems
Volvo Canada should maintain spares on R models. Valentine Volvo in Calgary is an excellent dealer and is committed to total customer satisfaction.
Volvo should be careful not to outsource electronic components to third world countries. Problems with electronics. Car went in for temp. sensor at 3,00kms.
Japanese cars are troble free but no fun to drive....read morehide
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- Rather amazing fuel economy for a 300hp car. More 'Volvo' engineered than the rest of the line-up.
- Rear room is small. Many blind spots.
This is the greatest Volvo on the market. Alot of my peers (I'm 16) think Volvo cars are for people without taste in design. Alot of people still have the 'boxy' Volvo look stuck in their heads. Personally, being a rather larger fan of design (mainly in clothing), I think this car is the most elegant thing on the road. I love this car and the G's you feel when merging onto the freeway or taking the tollroad. Volvo S60R = Pure Scandinavian Engineering Genius....read morehide
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- Comfort, Quiet Ride, Styling, Safety, Quality
- MPG could be better, Leg room in back, Turning radious
I bought mine new in 06 and only have about 1500 miles on the car. Overall I'm very pleased. The car rides smooth and everything about the car screams quality. The leather on the seats is very high quality and they are extra comfortable. The car has great acceleration and a quiet ride. I love my Volvo. A lot has been written about the small turning radious. It hasn't been a problem for me - I git use to it very fast and I rarely even notice unless I'm making a U-turn. The other issue is the leg room in the back seat. If you drive around adults most of the time you may want to consider a car with more leg room. I have 1 10 year old and it isn't a problem. My Mother in law didn't complain either. Overall a great car....read morehide
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- Looks Nice, safe car
- Too rough, dealer forgets you the min you leave, and volov of n.america cares even less
I finally dumped my S60, and purchased a 06 VW Passat.. Wow, what a car, drives like a dream, quite, and much more reliable than Volvo. I have had the Passat for a few weeks, and compared with the S60, I have driven it with 0 problems compared with the Volvo which was at the dealer over 15 times in 60 days... Never again will I even drive a Volvo, as stated, the dealers only "welcome" you when you are buying, but a different treatment when you have issues.......read morehide
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- Comfortable seating, safe, attractive design
- Expensive, odd option packages, cheap looking interior
Replaced a 2002 S60 2.4T with a 2006 S60 2.5T. Tried to get a T5 but they are scarce at the end of the year. Interior A pillar and visors now wrapped in cheap looking fabric. Awkwardly large key fob--why not push button start like competitors? Garish looking "child/air bag warning stickers slapped on visors where driver and passenger can enjoy them. Home link now part of an expensive "convenience" package that includes a backup alert system that drives the price through the roof. How this adds to my "convenience" baffles me. My passenger side window made a horrendous grinding noise the first time I lowered it. Steering wheel has a noticeable vibration when accelerating, to the point that my hands go numb eventually. Will need to have the dealer look at those items. Transmission much noiser than in my prior S60. Transmission was made in Japan, a change from my prior model--wonder if that's the difference? Side view mirrors appear smaller than before, which is not a good thing. Overall impression is that the interior appointments and build quality is cheaper than my last S60. I did not have the opportunity to test drive this specific vehicle, my husband just ordered it from the dealer with the information that not much had changed since 2002. We did examine an S60 at an auto show earlier this year, and I think a few things may have changed in the build since then. I didn't notice the chinzy looking interior at that time. I had no problems with my prior car mechanically, maintenance was not terribly expensive in our area, dealers were fair and treat us well. Will probably keep car through warranty period and then look at another vehicle, probably the Lexus IS350 which I adored!...read morehide
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- Great engine and brakes, adjustable suspension settings, mostly great interior
- turning radius a bit large, roof liner material quality not up to rest of interiror, OEM tires
A great fast, fun and easy to drive, safe car. Why spend 13 to 16 K more for a BMW M3 or Audi S4? Other than the roof liner material, a world class interior and best paint of any car I've owned. Ditch the OEM tires. I had my dealer put on Toyo Proxes 4's and it made a hugh difference. My insurance dropped $400 from my Audi TT. Volvo's best kept secret. Buy one if you can find one, you will not regret it....read morehide
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- 27mpg with the geartronic 6-speed auto
- Turning radius and the tires
Sharp looking car with a drop-dead gorgeous interior. The blue dials, blue stitching and brushed aluminum trim look absolutely beautiful - as does the Nordkap leather. The exhaust note is very tasteful and subtley hints at the car's performance. Engine growl under hard acceleration is something to be experienced, the brakes could stop continental drift, and the 4C suspension settings are awesome. On-the-fly selection between Comfort, Sport, and Advanced is surprisingly convenient with sensitive passengers aboard. Additionally, the VERY good DSTC can be reduced or entirely disengaged.
The only negatives on this car are that its turning radius is pretty awful (especially compared to my old Volvo 740) and the tires are too delicate. I had one blow-out at 25mph caused by a small pot hole. Dealer fixed it with no questions asked and only charged $5 for tire disposal. Mechanic on-site recommended Hankooks when the tires need replacement, as the blowouts were common with the high performance tires fitted by Volvo.
All in all, this is a 300hp car that gets (a personally observed) 27 mpg that you can drive casually or drive hard, enjoying every minute of it....read morehide
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