2015 Volvo S60 D4 Excel 2.0 turbo diesel


Swedish luxury at its best


The electric motor of the folding mirror on the driver's side malfunctioned. Repaired under warranty.

General Comments:

A good solid car and a pleasure to drive. Overtaking is a breeze and more than enough power. Still turns heads wherever I go.

The low profile rims are not the best idea. It's prone to be damaged by potholes and curb stones. Only a few mag repair shops can repair the diamond cut rims the Volvo is equipped with.

The car might also be a bit too low for people with mobility issues, but the XC60 is the perfect alternative if this is an issue.

Overall I love driving this car and it's very comforting to know it's one of the safest cars in production.

Biggest drawback is that I haven't experienced any joy with the dealers - have to watch over their shoulders if the car is booked into the workshop.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 21st October, 2016

2004 Volvo S60 D5 2.4 turbo


A Brilliant Car


Air-con blew cold air only and the fan was noisy.

Petrol attendant broke fuel door. Volvo should think of a stronger way of attaching the spring that keeps the door close.

The after service in South Africa is pathetic. Volvo should have a website where people could be "shamed by name" and respond to your complaints.

Volvo parts are very expensive and should have some sort of plan for customers wishing to keep their Volvo's for longer than the warranty and motor plan period.

Volvo need to introduce more styles to their range and prevent the styles from getting boring. Needs to benchmark against Mercedes and BMW at all times and beat these manufacturers on cost.

General Comments:

Very comfortable and safe car and has the power to go with it.

The best low noise diesel car in town.

At last Volvo cars are becoming more fuel efficient.

A FANTASTIC car to have provided you have a motor plan.

Volvo beats Merc and BMW by far. Merc's are for snotty rich people who like to show off. BMW are for arrogant drivers who think they are driving the fastest car and own the road. When have you last driven a Volvo?

Volvo drivers are the modest and sensible people that know what they want in life and just carry on with their lives. Their cars do the talking.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 10th February, 2007

10th Feb 2007, 17:47

The diesel engine is very good, must agree about the petrol flap, is only plastic, costs peanuts to replace.