2001 Volvo S60 Consumer Review: Lots of pros and cons

2001 Volvo S60 - Consumer Review

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T5 Sedan (2.3L 5-cyl. Turbo 5-speed Manual)

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Lots of pros and cons
By Sara on


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


I bought a certified used S60 T5 from a great dealership. Unfortunately I moved and the dealerships I've dealt with in Los Angeles are pretty bad with customer service. Calabasas Volvo in particular is horrible. Anyway, I do really enjoy the car, but have been frustrated with some random problems that I think are unacceptable for a "luxury" car. Pros: 1) Very comfortable, wonderful seats and beautiful interior 2) adequate power and muscular feel 3) safe and stable Cons: 1) The turning radius is AWFUL. I cannot make U-turns, period. Ever. Even turning around in a parking lot is tough. 2) Visibility is really poor. 3) CD won't play burned CDs, often gets "stuck". 4) random electrical problems

Best Features

Looks, safety, power, feel. It's a good car if you want something "status" without looking too flashy.

Worst Features

The car is overly high-tech -- even the spark plugs are computerized, and cost way more than "regular" sparks. Constant random small problems with lights, fuses, etc. Update the CD player to handle burned CDs (frustrating when you can't utilize the itunes). Improve turning radius - tires don't fit.
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