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2002 Volvo S60 Sedan

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


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This car is exceptional on every level. The fuel economy is great, the ride and feel is super, the seats are very comfortable, and the price is excellent in comparison to the other"high line vehicles" in the market.


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All's good!
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By kzoomn
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2002 Volvo S60 Sedan T5 Fwd 4dr Sedan (2.3L 5cyl Turbo 5M)


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Having previously owned a V6 Camry, this Volvo seems slightly under powered. But one gets use to the power curve very quickly. The Volvo seems to corner very well and I think the seats have something to do with the cornering feel. Gas mileage stays aroung 22mpg city and 28+ highway. There are many small features that once you become familiar with, help to make this model a pleasure to own & drive.......


Favorite Features

Front seats, without a doubt.


Suggested Improvements

More power on the non turbo version motor would improve the acceleration greatly. Tighter steering at speeds above 60mph would also help.


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Gremlins?
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By CEM
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2002 Volvo S60 Sedan 2.4T AWD 4dr Sedan (2.4L 5cyl Turbo 5A)


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First 2 yrs of ownership was plagued with several gremlin issues. Electronics primarily due to faulty computer chips, which had the car not been under warranty, I would have been very upset about cost. Bulbs also, burn out very quickly. Was advised by service Volvo uses a GM bulb. Seems a bit silly, especially in modles with daytime running lights. Now, at 3 yrs the car has been trouble free (fingers crossed). Good dealership, ready to work with you on issues and after friendly persuasion, have extended no charge on little fixes.


Favorite Features

The look of the car, get's me everytime! Handling and reliability, especially in sloppy weather is very good. Great with steering and braking.


Suggested Improvements

Like everyone else, more leg room in the rear. Visbility and blind spots are tricky which could be improved upon. Better bulbs and reconsider the use of P60's on car. As a commuter, pot holes have taken out many a P60 with the low impact side walls. May want to offer a more durable tire v a sport.


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Ford Should butt out
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By Andrew
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2002 Volvo S60 Sedan 2.4 Fwd 4dr Sedan (2.4L 5cyl 5M)


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This car has been in the family since it was brand new. It's a pretty nice car, but it's had a lot of silly little problems. In its lifetime, the wheel bolts rusted, the front bumper popped itself out of place. Just recently, went to get gas and when the attendant opened the fuel door it fell into his hand. This, from what I have seen, is a popular issue with S60s and V70s of this generation. The glove compartment door is now sagging, and the paint quality is very poor. Mechanically, the transmission seems a little screwy, causing the car to shake when you let go of the brakes after a complete stop. This is an awesome looking car, but unfortunetly it's a bit unrefined.


Favorite Features

Safety features, smooth , quiet ride, gorgeous exterior design. Memory seating for three people. Button on center console to lower obstructive rear head restraints. Nicest color beige interior I've ever seen.


Suggested Improvements

Great car, just really buggy. Lots of little problems end up feeling like one big problem: a poorly built car.


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Could be better
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By pjw
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2002 Volvo S60 Sedan 2.4 Fwd 4dr Sedan (2.4L 5cyl 5M)


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I bought Volvo primarily for the safety features. However, I've had several disappointing occurrences with performance. The transmission slips from time to time. The door locks are constantly out of sync. I made 4 trips to the dealer for warning lights about the engine without resolution until a recall solved the problem. I expected a more luxurious interior/panel for the price. The buttons, knobs on the panel look cheap - my compromise for safety. I'm in the market for a new car and won't be a repeat Volvo customer.


Favorite Features

I feel safe in the car. Love the exterior design - it stands out on the road. Handles well in the snow.


Suggested Improvements

Improve the transmission performance and PLEASE get the door locks to work properly as it seems to be a common problem among owners.


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