Volvo S60 Reviews from Australia and New Zealand

2002 Volvo S60 T5 2.3 5 Cylinder High-Pressure turbo

Model year2002
Year of manufacture2002
First year of ownership2007
Most recent year of ownership2008
Engine and transmission 2.3 5 Cylinder High-Pressure turbo Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.2 / 10
Distance when acquired72000 kilometres
Most recent distance105000 kilometres
Previous carPeugeot 306

Summary:

Wolf in Sheep's clothing!

Faults:

Turbo Seals at 95000km and radiator and engine mounts at same time - I got the warranty though so all covered otherwise it would have been $NZ1500+

General Comments:

I get lots of comments from passengers like "wow this is fast for a Volvo!" 250BHP/170kw makes for good fun!

Very comfortable, nice looks, a bit on the expensive side to maintain though if you don't have a warranty!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 14th June, 2008

2001 Volvo S60 SE 2.5

Model year2001
Year of manufacture2001
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 2.5 Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.6 / 10
Distance when acquired15000 kilometres
Most recent distance31000 kilometres
Previous carNissan Maxima

Summary:

Stylish highway cruiser

Faults:

Minor problems as the car has been very reliable.

The remote key is not very durable as the screw on it is come unloosen occasionally.

We had to change the front Pirelli's after 29000 km's.

The driver door started to make noise when door was opened. I fixed it by tightening its bolt.

General Comments:

S60 is the most stylish Volvo sedan ever.

S60 SE is extremely comfortable highway cruiser. I just did with my friends yesterday a 500 km round trip with the car. We were all impressed how refreshing we felt after the drive.

The leather seats are so comfy and spacious. I am a tall bloke and it is difficult to find a car that provides leg room + nice seats for the tall drivers/passengers. However the legroom at the back is non-existent if you have tall people sitting at the front.

The dual zone climate air con is very well designed and it provides soothing cool clean air.

It is not a quick car of the mark, but it pulls effortlessly from 30km/h onwards.

The space ball manual shifter is a very cool design.

These Volvo's have a bad depreciation cost, but you won't be disappointed if you buy a second hand one.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 28th March, 2005

2002 Volvo S60 AWD 2.4 turbo

Year of manufacture2002
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 2.4 turbo Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.2 / 10
Distance when acquired200 kilometres
Most recent distance22500 kilometres
Previous carNissan Pathfinder

Summary:

A pleasure to look at and to drive

Faults:

Front cup holder catch failed.

General Comments:

This is a beautiful car both inside and out and also very quick.

Seat comfort is outstanding and general cabin controls and ergonomics excellent, making it very easy to drive.

Top class audio and air conditioning..

Handling and ride are very good and the car is a superb tourer.

Fuel economy is excellent (11.5 litres/100km. city, 7.5 litres/100km. country) giving nearly 900km. touring range.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 8th April, 2004

Average review marks: 8.3 / 10, based on 3 reviews