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


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Great all-round performer. Have owned since new. Only to shop for basic maintenance except for recent A/C issue. Have owned Mercedes E Class and 5 series BMW that spent much more time for repairs. Go for the T5 or R model, just watch the torque steer. I never thought a Volvo could perform this well. At nearly 60000 miles it still runs strong as new.


Best Features

HP, handling.


Worst Features

How about RWD for a sports sedan?


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Fuel efficiency and good quality.
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By Chris
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2002 Volvo S60 Sedan 2.4 Fwd 4dr Sedan (2.4L 5cyl 5M)


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I highly recommend the Volvo S60. It's an affordable, reliable and fuel-efficient car that looks and handles like a much more expensive vehicle. The 5 cylinder NA engine won't set any records at the racetrack but it will still get you where you want to go. The quality of manufacture is excellent, nothing feels or looks cheap, except the faux wood paneling in the interior. The key access port for unlocking the truck is badly placed and difficult to get to, but you'll probably use the remote entry anyway. The anti-theft alarm is hit or miss. It tends to go off at the strangest times, even if the car is unlocked. The fuel economy is excellent, I average 28 mpg highway.


Best Features

The automatic-memory power driver's seat is excellent, it saves much aggravation when a friend or relative adjusts the seat. The steering wheel audio controls are a must-have.


Worst Features

The rear seat has very little leg room, perhaps a few inches could be shaved off the very deep trunk. The headlight modes are a bit redundant, I would suggest the adding of traditional day-time running lights instead of the current always-on setup.


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


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The car has been ok for the first 75k miles however, thing started to go wrong. This car will not last past 90K miles without having major work done on trani or front suspension.


Worst Features

Transmission and front suspension


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Nice; car, ride, feel, some minor repair
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By UofA Grad
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2002 Volvo S60 Sedan T5 Fwd 4dr Sedan (2.3L 5cyl Turbo 5M)


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This car is nice. Had a few immediate problem after initial purchase. The drivers side door (inside handle) went out of commission. Since the car was certified the warranty cover it. The check engine light came on after 60,000 miles, that cost $200 to fix. The stock radio does not work well with cell phones in the car. Overall not bad, its a fun sedan to drive.


Best Features

The turbo, is good....really good


Worst Features

Improve the reliability of the non- essential features


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GREAT and Terrible all in one
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By DrQ
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2002 Volvo S60 Sedan 2.4 Fwd 4dr Sedan (2.4L 5cyl 5M)


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We bought our S60 in 2003 and we have been very happy with the performance of the car. Cosmetically however there is room for a world of improvement. The gas cover doors have a tendency to fall off (I've seen at least 50 Volvo's from 2001-2003 riding around without the cover since ours fell off while traveling on I-95). According to our mechanic (Volvo certified) they replace about 10-15 gas covers per month. The console door likewise has a tendency to become non-functional.


Best Features

Sound system and steering wheel. Handling. Body style. Very Reliable car


Worst Features

Volvo (now Ford) needs to fix the gas tank cover panel so that they stop falling off. The interior is too small to accommodate a tall person with a rear facing infant car seat in the position directly behind it.


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