Used 2002 Volvo S60 Sedan Consumer Reviews - 136 Car Reviews | Edmunds
ADVERTISEMENT

2002 Volvo S60 Sedan - Consumer Reviews

Average Consumer Rating

136 Total Reviews

View reviews for a specific S60 model:

Sort by

Most Recent|
Most Recent Most Helpful Highest Rating Lowest Rating
Good, solid family car
1 of 2 people found this review helpful
Performance
Comfort
Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
Interior Design
Exterior Design
Build Quality
Reliability
By Ron Craig
on

Vehicle

2002 Volvo S60 Sedan 2.4 Fwd 4dr Sedan (2.4L 5cyl 5M)


Review

Roomy, comfortable, quiet, reliable and good mileage. What else do you want?


Was this review helpful? Yes | No

Our 2002 Volvo S60 2.4T
5 of 6 people found this review helpful
Performance
Comfort
Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
Interior Design
Exterior Design
Build Quality
Reliability
By idrum4u
on

Vehicle

2002 Volvo S60 Sedan 2.4T Fwd 4dr Sedan (2.4L 5cyl Turbo 5A)


Review

Good on open highways, terrible ride on rougher roads. Great engine, but terrible car quality overall.
Purchased new with 8K on odometer:

* Before 30K miles:

- Engine mounts broke

- Black smoke from air.cond vents (on inspection Calabasas Volvo reported nothing found.. yeah right)

- some air.cond fans no longer work

- Radio sporadically changes station

- Suspension bushings broke

- Defrost broke - only does 1/2 window
* Before 60K:

- Transmission problems - takes 5+ secs to get in gear

- Roof gutter-tracks paint is pealing

- Plastic ext. trim is popping off

- Plastic ext. trim quickly faded to light gray

- Eng. mnts broke a 2nd time
* much much more..


Best Features

* Engine is powerful and very reliable. * Very quiet inside * Comfortabe front seat (no leg room on back seats though) * Excellent on major open highways * Door remotes have memory (for seats, mirrors, etc.) but are expensive ($200 ea if lost)


Worst Features

* Redesign transmission (fails too quickly) * Redesign suspension (very rough ride on streets vibrates and breaks everything inside) * Find quality fans for air.cond * Find more reliable radio system


Was this review helpful? Yes | No

Watch out for transmission problems
10 of 20 people found this review helpful
Performance
Comfort
Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
Interior Design
Exterior Design
Build Quality
Reliability
By roadrep
on

Vehicle

2002 Volvo S60 Sedan 2.4T Fwd 4dr Sedan (2.4L 5cyl Turbo 5A)


Review

I bought a 2002 S60 before doing my research. I didn't know that the 01 and 02 years had transmission problems. I would up with a $4000 bill for a new transmission! The lesson I learned was.....do your research. There was plenty of information on the internet about this problem. I won't do this again.


Was this review helpful? Yes | No

First car
Performance
Comfort
Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
Interior Design
Exterior Design
Build Quality
Reliability
By mostar94
on

Vehicle

2002 Volvo S60 Sedan 2.4T Fwd 4dr Sedan (2.4L 5cyl Turbo 5A)


Review

This was my first car, and sadly had to be ruined by a rear ender :(

Overall great car, great safety features, good performance.

The only downside I can see is being somewhat pricey when I first bought it (2007), as well as a boring and somewhat small interior.

Overall great car, you will be missed bud!


Best Features

Styling, performance, safety.


Was this review helpful? Yes | No

Great for all
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
Performance
Comfort
Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
Interior Design
Exterior Design
Build Quality
Reliability
By golferaz
on

Vehicle

2002 Volvo S60 Sedan T5 Fwd 4dr Sedan (2.3L 5cyl Turbo 5M)


Review

I bought an s60 in November of 2010.
It's the t5, 5 speed automatic.
I am absolutely in love with this vehicle.
I bought it with 127k miles on it in Arizona, its been driven around there and then across the country to Arizona.
Most people would be hesitant to drive a car with 140k miles on it another 2000 miles, across unfamiliar ground, but the car did great.
Great range, averaged around 29 mpg on the trip.
Great sound system, comfortable, handy on board computer system to check information.
I did put W rated tires on it about a year ago (speed tires), and I noticed that the cornering and stability increased ten fold.
A bit expensive for parts, but you pay for quality. Great for all


Best Features

Loved the quickness of the car. The look of the car is absolutely phenomenal. The hood is well designed to make the car have a sports sedan look to it. I have an aftermarket spoiler on the back (about 6" high) that makes the car look even better. Roomy interior, great dual climate control, and very snappy acceleration. The 2002 s60 was on Top Gear UK and they actually liked it. What else can you ask for?


Worst Features

Too hard to turn in a parking lot. The 17" rims on the t5 make them rub, and that is definitely not good. Granted, its something that you can fix by simply steering wide.


Was this review helpful? Yes | No

ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT

Other Vehicles to Consider

ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT