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2001 Volvo S60 Sedan - Consumer Reviews

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Nice car, but........
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By wm
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2001 Volvo S60 Sedan 2.4 4dr Sedan (2.4L 5cyl 5M)


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This is a very nice car; comfortable, nice looking, non-turbo model but still plenty powerful. 3 years old and still rides and feels like a new car. Bought for my wife due to features and safety. Rear vision could be better; my wife has a hard time seeing out the back of the car. One glaring problem: this vehicle eats bulbs. I've had it less than one year and have gone through 1 headlight bulb, 2 brake light bulbs and about 4 or 5 turn signal bulbs. Thankfully, our local dealer has been excellent and has replaced all bulbs expeditiously (no appointment necessary) and at no cost to me.


Best Features

Ride, looks, safety features. Volvo of Charlotte has been great.


Worst Features

Rear vision needs improvement. Bulbs should not be burning out at this rate.


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One swede car!
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By ddh716
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2001 Volvo S60 Sedan T5 4dr Sedan (2.3L 5cyl Turbo 5M)


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I was drawn to this car by its sexy styling. The car drives well- predictable, quiet, comfortable, excellent acceleration except from a dead stop. Handling favors comfort over sport. The S60 is thoughtfully designed. For example, the sunroof can be opened or closed with one touch. And there's a position that eliminates boominess common with the roof open and windows shut. Why don't other car makers think like this? Overall, quality is excellent. Gaps are straight and the paint looks 6 inches deep. And the interior is flawless. But there are little rattles.


Best Features

Very comfortable seats. Styling, inside and out. Radio. Dealer service. Sunroof.


Worst Features

Minor sqeaks and rattles. Bulbs burn out regularly. Radio is not intuitive. Two knobs should be buttons, and the placement of knobs and buttons is different than every other car.


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Owner for Life
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By Lexis
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2001 Volvo S60 Sedan 2.4T 4dr Sedan (2.4L 5cyl Turbo 5A)


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My eye caught the dark ruby red color and I was hooked. I melted into the leather seats and fell in love. I've I had two of the door gaskets replaced as well as the accordion-like material used in the sun roof. The driver seat had too much play and they replaced the struts. The AC is ice-cold. Drawbacks: Scheduled maintenance is too expensive - $145 every 7500 miles. 30,000 mile check-up is $510.00. Care requires premium gas. I wish they had a Trunk Release button instead of having to use the key fob. And, a locking gas door. Center console cup holder is awkward - the lid should fold down. I love the car and would buy another one in a heartbeat.


Best Features

Color, ride, comfort, quietness, styling and appearance


Worst Features

Include trunk release as standard. Lid to center console cup holder should drop down or be hidden/flush. Evaluate scheduled maintence fees - $510 for a 30,000 mile check-up is a bit much as is the $145, 7500 mile oil change.


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Overall good, WATCH maintenance $$$
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By CB1
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2001 Volvo S60 Sedan T5 4dr Sedan (2.3L 5cyl Turbo 5M)


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Bought for safety, performance, style and strong $$ value for features standard. Ride quality good, not very sporty handling (leans too much) and turbo lag with excessive torque steer. 5spd "adaptive" automoatic isn't your average automatic. I was told that the tranny shifts into neutral at a stop. When your foot releases off the brake, it shifts back into gear, creating a buck or feel of drivetrain slop. It is a strange feeling, but appaently normal according to Volvo.


Best Features

Safety, features, style, MPG (31 on extended 500 mile trip!) T-5 quick, but power conmes in at high RPM. 2.4T more practical power for aroudn town. Very strong brakes. Fantastic Volvo service at Crown Volvo, Chapel Hill, NC.


Worst Features

Fix transmission quirks,two burned out headlights in 6 months, intermittently "chirping/squeaking" blower vent under dash,sun roof rattles. Good car, needs refinement. WATCH your maintenance costs. The 30K $500 service is no joke!


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Transmission Problems with the S60??
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By Toc
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2001 Volvo S60 Sedan 2.4 4dr Sedan (2.4L 5cyl 5M)


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We have been relatively satisfied with our S60 but have noticed that the transmission slips from time to time (it seems as if it shifts into neutral for a few seconds and there appears to be no pattern to this problem). We have been to the dealership 3 times for this issue but they were "not able to replicate the problem." At the dealership, there were 3 other customers with S60's and they were all there for transmission problems. Is this a common problem with the S60's?


Best Features

Safety, my wife was hit from behind on the interstate a few months ago (a Lincoln hit her at approx 30 mph while she was stopped). The Lincoln had to be towed from the highway while my wife was unhurt and showed little exterior damage.


Worst Features

Improve rear vision (too many blindspots for the driver), have better trained service personnel at their dealerships, reduce costs on scheduled maintanence


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