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Reliable years? How does the transmission hold up?

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Old Sep 14th, 2021, 22:19   #1
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Hi all,

I'm coming from a 2005 Subaru Legacy GT 2.5 turbo, so as you can imagine a somewhat similar vehicle.

I sold it a couple of years ago and wanted a replacement vehicle now. A few questions for fellow S60 owners:

1. For something around 2013 or newer, which years would be more or less reliable?
2. How well do the automatic transmissions hold up? I think most are Aisin so they should be OK?
3. Any other particular issues to look out for? I am a bit concerned about overall cost of parts and maintenance for volvo vs. japanese counterparts (acura, lexus, honda, mazda)

I'm looking to avoid the T6 dual forced induction models because I don't want the cost/maintenance issues of both a turbo and supercharger.

What the T5 with a tune and AWD hold up ok? I saw that TDI has a tune that pushes it to around 298hp. There are SO many variants on wikipedia, but these are the ones I'm looking at:

T5 B5254T12 (T5 2.5 turbo) - 2013-2015 - 251hp
T6 B6304T4 (T6 AWD and R-design - 6cyl turbo only) - 2011-2015 - 300hp
T5 B6304T5 (Polestar - 6cyl turbo only) - 2014-2016 - 346hp

Any I'm missing that use only a turbo? Seems like maybe a 2015 T5 plus a tune might be the best value? Worth moving to one of the inline 6's?
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I thought the S60 came with only 4 cylinders?
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I think he's got the engine list from Wikipedia which shows all options across all markets.
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