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2002 Volvo S60 Sedan - Consumer Reviews

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Great for all
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By golferaz
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2002 Volvo S60 Sedan T5 Fwd 4dr Sedan (2.3L 5cyl Turbo 5M)


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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.


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Solid Car and Fun to Drive
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By Andy
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2002 Volvo S60 Sedan T5 Fwd 4dr Sedan (2.3L 5cyl Turbo 5M)


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Steering and braking are excellent and have spared me from at least two accidents. Love the acceleration and handling at highway speeds. Leather interior is comfortable and has stood up exceptionally well to the wear and tear of two young boys. Will definitely buy another Volvo but only after this one wears out.


Best Features

Crisp braking, precise steering and great power. Good gas mileage. Leather interior, sharp exterior profile. Easy access to rear light clusters. Steering wheel controls, Information available on dash board.


Worst Features

Better access to front lights for bulb changes. Durability of exhaust system brackets. More rear leg room.


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Hi Mileage Used - So Far So Good
2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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By c j
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2002 Volvo S60 Sedan T5 Fwd 4dr Sedan (2.3L 5cyl Turbo 5M)


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Bought an '02 S60 T5 from a non-Volvo dealer 6 mos ago. Had high mileage but the price was right. Turns out it had a busted fuel filter that went undetected pre-purchase too - but fortunately I got it fixed under recall. That said, it's been extremely reliable, comfortable and a pleasure to drive. It does have a major design flaw in that the front tires rub against the frame if you attempt tight turns into/out of parking spaces. I find this to be minor. Overall I am very satisfied. I expect that when things go wrong they will be expensive, but so far this car is in great shape @ 143k miles


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Volvo S60
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By HS
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2002 Volvo S60 Sedan T5 Fwd 4dr Sedan (2.3L 5cyl Turbo 5M)


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I bought this car new and now at 76,000 miles, I am starting to have major problems with car: Front suspension ($1200), Trani ($4500). Very expensive to maintain. Would not buy another Volvo.


Best Features

Body style


Worst Features

improve reliability.


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NO MORE VOLVO
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By No More Volvo !
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2002 Volvo S60 Sedan T5 Fwd 4dr Sedan (2.3L 5cyl Turbo 5M)


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Bought used in 2005 at 48,000 miles; regularly maintained after purchase. Engine death at 108,000 miles. Told it was "sludge" plugging the turbo, (despite our regular oil and filter changes.) Every minor thing cost an arm and a leg to fix. Blinker kept going out (short somewhere in system - ate bulbs like candy). Very expensive cost of ownership. The transmission was threatening to go, but the engine went first.


Best Features

The turbo was fun while it lasted.


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