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Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) is a category of used car. Often late-model vehicles, they have been inspected, refurbished, if necessary, and are under warranty by the manufacturer.
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Volvo S60 Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 2.4 L Inline 5-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 5-speed Manual
  • Horse Power 168 hp @ 5900 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 19/25 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats Yes

Review of the 2001 Volvo S60

  • Is it an elegant luxury sedan or a sleek sports sedan? Surprise, it's both.

  • Safety
  • Pros

    Long list of standard safety features, comfortable interior, powerful turbocharged engine in the T5 model.

  • Cons

    Steering and handling lack the precision needed for a true sport sedan, expensive optional equipment.

  • What's New for 2001

    The S60 is Volvo's new sedan that takes the place of the discontinued S70 Sedan. Smaller than the S80 but bigger than the S40, Volvo has designed the S60 to be sporty as well as safe.

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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 19
  • cty
/
  • 25
  • highway
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What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews


2 of 2 people found this review helpful

I love my s60

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Vehicle: 2001 Volvo S60 2.4 4dr Sedan (2.4L 5cyl 5M)

I actually recieved this car at 192,000 miles, but I had been driving it as a family car from 168,000. We LOVE this car. My father and I do all the maintainence ourselves because let's just face it, Volvo's prices are nuts. At 198,884 (as of today) there are a few problems. My A/C cuts out after about 15 minutes, and I cannot turn it on if I want to get on the freeway. I also have a very rocky shifting, but have never had any real transmission issues as of now (knock on wood) and the suspension is less than desirable. However for a 18 year old? This was a great car to inherit. Other than the problems listed above, I love this car.



10 of 10 people found this review helpful

153,000 miles and still tight

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Vehicle: 2001 Volvo S60 2.4T 4dr Sedan (2.4L 5cyl Turbo 5A)

I bought this car and have owned it for a year. It was bought used as a two owner of lease. For the year, miles, safety features and modern amenities/luxury items if offered it was the most car for the money I could afford that was also the safest. Mine is still super tight and rattle free. I was able to get the TPS (throttle position sensor) which is about a 1000-1500 repair done free at my dealership because it was a recalled (ww.vexedvolvo.com) and DO NOT buy a car that hasn't had it replaced, they all fail. They warranty is 10 years and 200,000 miles for replacement. Other than that it has been trouble free. Make sure tranny fluid has been changed and timing belt done too!



14 of 20 people found this review helpful

My volvo

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Vehicle: 2001 Volvo S60 2.4T 4dr Sedan (2.4L 5cyl Turbo 5A)

I have to be honest I read some reviews and was quite in disbelief of the what people said. I just bought a used Volvo that has 217,854 miles on it and it runs perfect. Basically what it boils down to is that my car had 1 owner who bought the car in 2001. If you dont take care of your car it wont run 217,000 miles..period!. i want to hear stuff like the light bulbs are easy to fix but the housing is brittle so be careful. I dont want to hear "this transmission sucks i bought the car in 2001 owned it for 4 years and never changed the oil in it and it blew up..Worst engine Ever!" because then you sound dumb and I learn nothing....so thanks and no i dont work for volvo im in the army i work



5 of 7 people found this review helpful

I hate this car!

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Vehicle: 2001 Volvo S60 2.4T 4dr Sedan (2.4L 5cyl Turbo 5A)

This car is an absolute nightmare! I've had this car for 5 months and its spent most of the time in the shop. This car has MAJOR transmission problems. $3200 to rebuild the transmission and its still not working properly. The front suspension stinks, it has major design flaws and wears out prematurely. I just replaced the right side CV joint, control arms, sway bar links and tie rod assemblies. $1000 plus. The cooling fan went bad (previously replaced in a recall) and blew out my heater core $1200. I haven't dealt with my ETM but from what I heard its only a matter of time until mine dies. $1000 Do not read any of the early posts, the most recent posts are when the problems begin.




At 68k need to get

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Vehicle: 2001 Volvo S60 2.4T 4dr Sedan (2.4L 5cyl Turbo 5A)

I have had the S60 for 10 years now, it has never left me stranded but I never get more than 20 MPG, even for a long trip. Had to replace the sunroof, now it seems the radiator is leaking, the transmission seems quirky, it has trouble shifting into higher gear so that may be sign of trouble, at 68K would not expect any of those items to be an issue. So at this point I am in process of looking for a good used car, will trade this in.




Expensive junk!

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Vehicle: 2001 Volvo S60 2.4T 4dr Sedan (2.4L 5cyl Turbo 5A)

Do not be seduced by the wonderful design and comfort of the '01 S60- it is a complete piece of junk! Transmission has failed, the interior is falling apart, front suspension is garbage (I have spent almost $4000 in front suspension repairs alone). This car is a money pit. And I only have 82,000 miles on it! I am done with it, and can't even sell it, so there it sits in my backyard collecting spiders. Do yourself a favor, buy the BMW 5 series instead, I should have!



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Full 2001 Volvo S60 Review

What's New for 2001

The S60 is Volvo's new sedan that takes the place of the discontinued S70 Sedan. Smaller than the S80 but bigger than the S40, Volvo has designed the S60 to be sporty as well as safe.

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Talk About The 2001 S60

2001 Volvo S60 Discussions See all Started By

grantchstr
grantchstr
10-10-2005
BTW, the non turbo S60 has been discontinued....


stevem327
stevem327
01-10-2002
If I had to choose between a stripped S60 and a loaded S40 I would choose the S60 IN A SECOND!!!...


soledoc
soledoc
05-15-2004
Well I did it. Turned in my beautiful 2001 C70 coupe. I hated to do it but it had to be done. I've now got a 2004 S60 T5 nautic blue/graphite leather split indigo cloth interior/xenon/moonroof/touri...



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