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153,000 miles and still tight as a drum
By slcraft on
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!
Power from 2.4T and torque, heated seats, comfort of seats, modern and clean design has stood the test of time well.
Great stereo, nice ride, decent handling and steering, great brakes.
Safety features such as ABS, ASR, side airbags and WIPS.
Low resale value gives it a great edge on Audi A4/BMW entry models by 1000-2000 bucks.
Nice dash design, strong A/C, 5sp auto, one touch front windows and sunroof, remote entry, nice alloys, split rear seatbacks, lots of ahead of the time features for 2001
The lid on the cup holders failed so I removed it. Volvo later improved it on newer models.
Rear seats are tight, brake dust buildup is horrible on wheels.
Black plastic tends to fade and turn gray over time.
Leather isn't of the highest quality and can crack if not conditioned.
More sound deadening materials to cut road rumble would have been nice.
DO NOT BUY THIS MODEL 2001 and 2002 especially if it has not had the TPS (Throttle Position Sensor) fixed and replaced!!!
www.vexedvolvo.com better explains this "quiet recall"
Also make sure the timing belt was done as it is a $600 repair.
Also make sure your automatic transmission is serviced regularly and fluid changed or it will fail.