Volvo S60 Review from South Africa

2004 Volvo S60 D5 2.4 turbo

Model year2004
Year of manufacture2004
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission 2.4 turbo Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 0 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.0 / 10
Distance when acquired30000 kilometres
Most recent distance49000 kilometres
Previous carVolvo S60


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.

Average review marks: 7.0 / 10, based on 1 review