Auto Express's performance ratings are based on our Driver Power survey of over 30,000 car owners. Ratings are the average for all owners of this car who responded. Individual owners’ ratings and comments appear below.
51-reg Petrol, Owner for More than 5 years

A fast, comfortable and safe compact executive express that cosseted my wife and I on our daily one hour commute on the M-25. If they still made them new and we were both working, I would not hesitate to buy another. However, running costs, in particular the very high servicing charges of Volvo main dealers prevents that. However, it was fantastic to have owned a T5.

Performance: 5/5 Braking: 4/5 Handling: 3/5
53-reg Diesel, Owner for 3 to 5 years

More than pleased although I have found the turning circle to be very poor.I'm told the new model has been improved. I've also had to replace the light bulbs on numerous occasions.
It's a comfortable and economical car. Plenty of performance for the type of driving I do.
I would buy another.

Performance: 4/5 Braking: 3/5 Handling: 3/5
2006-reg Diesel, Owner for less than a year

Like our previous s60, this car has absolutely nothing break on it so far (I knew the previous owner and car specialist we got it through). So far its servicing and tyres, same as the other one!

Performance: 5/5 Braking: 5/5 Handling: 4/5
2005-reg Diesel, Owner for more than 5 years

Just replaced the battery after 7 years to be on the safe side.get in switch it on and drive away every time/day.front brake pads lasted 47k miles

Performance: 4/5 Braking: 5/5 Handling: 4/5
2006-reg Petrol, Owner for more than 5 years

Timing belt tensioner incorrectly fitted on manufacture. 300 bhp engine so expected higher running costs.

Performance: 5/5 Braking: 5/5 Handling: 5/5
2010-reg Diesel, Owner for less than a year

Pretty good overall - a few creaks. Considering the performance - remarkably low running costs.

Performance: 5/5 Braking: 5/5 Handling: 3/5
04-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Everything and more than I expected. Having said that if it goes wrong tomorrow, I'll scream!!!

Performance: 5/5 Braking: 5/5 Handling: 3/5
53-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Good looking, excellent compromise between performance and economy, positive image.

Performance: 3/5 Braking: 4/5 Handling: 4/5
06-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Great for me , just wish the turning circle was smaller , then it would be perfect

Performance: 5/5 Braking: 5/5 Handling: 5/5
2011-reg Diesel, Owner for less than a year

Never failed me. As expected.

Performance: 5/5 Braking: 5/5 Handling: 5/5
05-reg Diesel, Owner for 3 to 5 years

Excelent

Performance: 5/5 Braking: 5/5 Handling: 5/5