Solidly built, hugely comfortable, reliable and durable, strong diesel engines
Limited rear legroom, tight boot, dull to drive, wooden steering
Few cars can match the all-round quality offered by German saloons, but the Volvo S60 comes close. There's nothing revolutionary about it - it's a straightforward saloon with a boot, but it's robustly constructed, comfortable on the move and has a neatly styled and easy to use cabin. One area it can't compete with alternatives like the BMW 3-Series is when it comes to handling - unfortunately the steering feels remote and body roll isn't as well controlled.
Other gripes are limited rear legroom and a boot with tight access. But generous equipment levels and affordable prices make up for that while there's a good choice of engines including some excellent diesels. Like other Volvo models it also comes with the most comfortable seats around.