"This has been the most reliable car I've ever owned. The only problems I've had were little cosmetic things, everything mechanical works as good as the day I drove it off the dealer's lot. It has a great, solid feel that speaks to its safety ratings. If you take care to have it serviced as recommended, these cars really will last forever. I plan to hand mine down to one of the kids, and buy the XC90 next."
"Bought my S60R NEW. Love adjustable chassis and power. Hate- turning radius and tire rub. They don't tell you to replace tires with Pirelli or else. Any other tire (correct/same size) will rub. My tires rubbed so much they almost blew out they were rubbed on the sidewalls down to the belts. Dealer noiced the wear on the side of the tire you cannot see. Had 3/4 life on the tread but had to throw out and buy new. Caution tire rub major issue and very dangerous."
"The best built Volvo sold today. Not the performer my trusted 240 turned out to be, but better styling than that "old refrigerator".
The S60 provides 500+ miles of driving between fill-ups (good gas mileage & a large gas tank). Also, the car handles and runs like a sophisticated highly engineered vehicle. Enough room in the back seat (S40 too small/ S80 too much that will break). A bit expensive compared to Toyota and Honda but a much better value than a 3-series BMW."
"I bought this car well-used with 93,000 miles on the odometer. It was an excellent buy and fits my needs very well. The gas mileage is great for a luxury midsize at a combined 26 mpg.
It has been very reliable as well, but due to neglect by the previous owners I have run into some major issues. A cracked radiator+motor mount, two busted front shock holders, a warped hub, and a relay failure have added up quickly. They also have the turning radius of a Greyhound Bus (our 1996 Chevy Blazer can turn tighter than the S60).
ALWAYS MAKE SURE YOU HAVE AMPLE SERVICE RECORDS AND TAKE IT TO A VOLVO MECHANIC BEFORE YOU BUY.
If it is in good shape, it is worth every penny!!!
A well-maintained 2005-2009 Volvo S60 is the best used midsize luxury on the market, bar none!!"