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By chicagomatt
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2001 Volvo S60 Sedan T5 4dr Sedan (2.3L 5cyl Turbo 5M)


Review

My family are loyal Volvo owners. I, being in my 20s, have always owned 2 door, sporty cars. Then, I bought a S60T5 with every option. It is an amazing car that my friends love to ride, drive, and be seen in. The optional sport shift is great for passing and provides better control of the vehicle in all weather. Interior is sporty. The optional 4 disc indash cd and Dolby surround system is amazing qualtiy, even for the most picky of ears (whether you are listening to RENT or Van Halen). Plus, you have the ultimate car for safety with all safety standard. The only complaint is sport tires/wheels can rub against the wheel wells if turned too hard. Otherwise, the car is exceptional!


Best Features

Sound system, proven life saving features, Volvo's standard feat:heated mirrors, one-touch up/down sunroof/window controls, comfy heated seats for long travel, S60 sporty style with T5 package, T5 high pressure turbo, 100k mile warranty, low maintenance, traction control works well in rain/snow


Worst Features

Make tires compatible with wheel wells, add wire for IPOD/radio compatible, satellite radio option


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Silky Smooth Swedish Thing!!
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By John M.
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2001 Volvo S60 Sedan T5 4dr Sedan (2.3L 5cyl Turbo 5M)


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If this car were a woman, it would be the one you'd never forget. Maybe it has a few quirks, maybe the turning radius is slim, maybe controls aren't instantly intuitive. But the S60 has a silky smoothness everywhere your hands touch. And the T5 is more than just a pretty face. There's something about a very comfortable driving position with a huge amount of power underfoot and silky smooth controls at your fingertips that make this Volvo an unforgettable experience. Granted, I've only had mine for four months and 5K mi., so my impressions might be premature. But I almost always opt for driving the T5 over my BMW X5 when I have the chance. It just feels better.


Best Features

Exterior design is a hallmark for a company whose idea of design 10 years ago was a box with smooth edges. Silky smooth controls (I even love opening the doors!)Turbo performance, exceptionally comfortable seating. Thoughtful design and engineering without breaking your wallet.


Worst Features

A loose sunshade panel is about the only annoyance so far. Oh yes, and the turning geometry needs a makeover, as it feels slow and unresponsive at low speeds or idle.


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very good car
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By anwar
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2001 Volvo S60 Sedan 2.4 4dr Sedan (2.4L 5cyl 5M)


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i bought my volvo s60 for the safety features and looks,so far so good.


Best Features

driver seat,looks,stereo sound great.


Worst Features

noise on turns, better side molding it fades guickly, does not play all burned cds.


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disappointed
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By Paul
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2001 Volvo S60 Sedan T5 4dr Sedan (2.3L 5cyl Turbo 5M)


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This is a great looking car that has a number of design flaws and reliability issues. The turning radius is way too large, the low profile tires fail at an alarming rate as do various bulbs. The warning lights for the bulb failures override all other info until fixed whereas the low gas indicator is invisible. The radio/sound controls are counter- intuitive. There are a number of rattles that I cannot find/fix. Most annoying is that the dealership, Dalzell Volvo, Dedham Mass. They either defend the design or lie about the problems. Dealer: "Low profile tire flats, never heard of it." Tire store: "Low profile tires are definitely more prone to road hazard damage."


Best Features

Looks, excelleration, seating comfort, safety


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Good Purchase
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By Mike
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2001 Volvo S60 Sedan 2.4T 4dr Sedan (2.4L 5cyl Turbo 5A)


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We purchased this vehicle used with 29K miles on it after test driving nearly everything on the market. We had a few very minor issues after purchasing but the sales and service staff dealt with everything as if we were their only customer, perfectly. AC compressor kicking in is a little rough, gas mileage is great for the car size and weight (29-33 mpg). I traded my Mitsubishi Eclipse for this and never lost the sporty fun. I'm at 64K now and no issues. My 13 yr old wants it when i'm ready for my next Volvo.


Best Features

Handling, ride, sound, heated seats (yea, it gets cold in Louisiana for about 3 weeks in the winter).


Worst Features

Cup holder design (they seemed to have fixed this in later models), Black side molding fades too quickly (they took care of this with the tone on tone design).


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