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2002 Volvo S60 Sedan - Consumer Reviews

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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.


Best 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.


Worst Features

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.


Best 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.


Worst Features

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.


Best Features

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


Worst Features

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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T5 - What A Drive!
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By Volvo For Life
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2002 Volvo S60 Sedan T5 Fwd 4dr Sedan (2.3L 5cyl Turbo 5M)


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Following a thorough research process including safety, gas mileage, and long term cost of ownership (as compared with the BMW 325, Audi A4, VW Jetta, and Lexus IS300), the Volvo S60 T5 was an obvious choice. At 37K miles it is still every bit a great drive. Exterior styling has details like no chrome or visible radio antenna making for a truly classy profile from any view. The interior follows with plenty of leather, logical controls, two stage heated seats, and plenty of little stowage areas. The engine backs this up with linear and drama-free throttle response. The S60 R is quite a deal as well, but if you want a great substitute for substantially less money, the T5 is not lacking much.


Best Features

Smooth-powerful turbo pull, very comfortable programmable memory front seats, folding rear seat versatlity, intuitive dual climate controls, steering wheel radio and cruise controls, sunvisor garage door opener, multiple seat pockets, dual power outlets, in-dash cup holder, exterior theater lighting.


Worst Features

Rear quarter visibility - limited when looking straight back, but side view mirrors compensate. Rear legroom - another inch or two would make all the difference. Rear seatback - reclining would be great. Interior trim - improved satin/brushed finish aluminum would step up the luxury quotent.


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Great look, great safety
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By Junec
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2002 Volvo S60 Sedan 2.4T Fwd 4dr Sedan (2.4L 5cyl Turbo 5A)


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The Volvo S60 is the most favorite sports sedan I have ever owned. It has been problem free, is fun to drive, has great styling, and is very comfortable. The engine is powerful which in an urban area is important and the safety features like SIPS, side air bags, and seatbelts that will lock you in instaneously in an accident are second to none.


Best Features

I like the way I fit in the cockpit. The drivers seat and area make driving this car a pleasure every day.


Worst Features

Maybe a little more legroom in the rear.


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