Some mature drivers see that luxury-for-less value too.
“I just delivered one to a man in his 80s,” said Rogers last week. “He bought a bright orange-copper one with every option in it.”
It seems that good sense knows no age.
Jeffrey Zygmont has written about automobiles since 1982. Based in Salem, N.H., he writes books and articles about innovation, technology and culture. He can be contacted through the website jeffreyzygmont.com
2013 Volvo S60 Vehicle type: 4-door, 5-passenger, front- and all-wheel-drive compact sedan Price range: $31,750 to $43,900 (plus options) Warranty: 5 years/50,000 miles basic warranty; 5 years/50,000 miles free maintenance; 5 years/50,000 miles free wear-and-tear parts replacement; 5 years/unlimited miles roadside assistance Engine: 2.5-liter turbocharged I5 Power: 250 horsepower at 5,500 rpm; 266 lb.-ft. torque at 1,800 rpm Transmission: 6-speed automatic Fuel economy: 21 mpg city; 30 mpg highway (with FWD) Wheelbase: 109 inches Length: 182 inches Width: 73 inches Height: 58 inches Weight: 3,548 pounds Fuel capacity: 17.8 gallons Turning circle: 37.1 ft.