I enjoy driving this Volvo better than the Honda Accord I had previously
I have driven my 2004 Volvo 2.5 turbo AWD for a little over a year now. Prior to that I had a Honda Accord for about two years and prior to that a Jeep Cherokee for about 12 years.
I really like the Volvo and would definitely buy a Volvo again although an updated model. Although older, my Volvo has been dependable in the extreme. Again, even though it is an older model, I like the sporty styling and do not feel that the car looks dated.
I like the handling much better on the Volvo as compared to the Honda. Both have all the luxury features that are important to me such as leather seats, a large sunroof and lumbar comfort in the seat. The Volvo may have slightly less leg room in the back seat than the Honda had but I rarely have anyone else in the car so This is not an issue. I also appreciate the sunglasses holder overhead in the Volvo. The Honda did not have this. Another feature on the Volvo that I just love is the message center. It displays messages telling me the "state of the union" of my car. It will display if a door or trunk is open, telling me which. It also tells me how many miles I have left until my tank is empty which I find enormously helpful in planning trips.
A luxury vehicle with all the bells and whistles
My Volvo, affectionately deemed "Sven," is by far the best vehicle I've ever owned. It is a luxury vehicle with the comfort and safety of a Toyota but the sleek design and speed of a Mustang. It's a beautiful vehicle. I love to show it off, but it is also very safe and reliable. It drives like it's brand new, has various intuitive safety features, great mileage on the highway, and nice luxury touches like Bluetooth stereo and heated seats.
Great car, but expensive to maintain
This car is really built to last. My 14 year-old vehicle still looks brand new. While my vehicle only has 70,000 miles on it, recently there have been some expensive repairs. I have concluded that if you regularly maintain a Volvo it can last a long time, however the parts can be expensive compared to other vehicles. The seats are very comfortable and the car has great acceleration and small turning radius. I like the sporty look and the sun roof is great during the summer. The trunk pass through is perfect for ski trips during the winter.
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Driven: 2020 Volvo S60
The Volvo S60 was completely redesigned for 2019, and now packs a luxurious interior and a variety of solid powertrain choices. The new Volvo lines up against a crowded field of European models but it will match well with young buyers and people seeking a sporty but affordable premium sedan.