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2003 Volvo S60 Sedan - Consumer Reviews

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Solid Car
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By Nikki
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2003 Volvo S60 Sedan 2.4 Fwd 4dr Sedan (2.4L 5cyl 5M)


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I am on my third volvo and they have maintained their high level of quality. I continue to be impressed with the comfort and useability of the interior. The performance is lacking the oomph that many newer cars have. Great highway gas mileage (I get around 36 MPG highway). The backseat is lacking leg room, but is comfortable with two adults, three is a squeeze. I recommend Volvo to those looking for a comfortable, reliable car.


Best Features

Moon roof, ergonomically designed seats, power driver seat.


Worst Features

More legroom for passengers in rear, better city gas mileage.


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Love it
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By Love to drive
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2003 Volvo S60 Sedan 2.4 Fwd 4dr Sedan (2.4L 5cyl 5M)


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I used these reviews before buying, so I feel I need to contribute. Own an SUV and wanted a "run around" car. It's safe (I have 2 kids) and very fun to drive (I got a manual transimission). The gas mileage is excellent. It has a luxury feel but is sporty. My heated seats work just fine. It handles curves nicely. Took me a while to figure out all the bells and whistles.


Best Features

Dual temp zones. Backseat vents for air cond/ heat. Sunroof. Safety. Wiper sensors. Large trunk for stroller, diaper bag, etc.


Worst Features

Back seat headrests take up a lot of visibility through back windshield. Homelink would be nice. MP3 plug in would be nice.


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Very Comfortable but Brake and Trunk Pro
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By allen
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2003 Volvo S60 Sedan 2.5T AWD 4dr Sedan (2.5L 5cyl Turbo 5A)


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Bought this vehicle 6 months ago - very comfortable to drive and looks great but persistent problems with brakes and trunk. After 5 attempts the dealer finally fixed the trunk alignment problem but they have decided the brake noise is just "normal" for this car. Never had a "normal" brake noise on any of my previous cars (Toyotas and Hondas) The trunk is also too small to fit my golf clubs in without taking two of them out of the bag! Finally I have a low pitched "rumble" at highway speeds that despite three attempts to get the dealer to fix is still present. Car also needs a better coin box.


Best Features

Style, ride, rain sensitive wipers and seat memory.


Worst Features

Better Brakes, wider trunk, coin box, direct IPod input.


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You may have big trouble with S60
3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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By Incubus
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2003 Volvo S60 Sedan 2.4 Fwd 4dr Sedan (2.4L 5cyl 5M)


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Well, Ford-owned Volvo needs to improve a lot. After riding a year, the engine of S60 stops sometimes during maneuver and the big problem cannot be fixed yet. The suspension is now too soft to give firm ride comfort and the interior makes a rather noisy sound.


Best Features

The acceleration is still good despite non-turbo 2.4L engine.


Worst Features

Volvo should offer better reliability and build-quality for an automobile maker.


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not really a good value for the dough
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By karen frietsch
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2003 Volvo S60 Sedan 2.5T AWD 4dr Sedan (2.5L 5cyl Turbo 5A)


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very expensive. mediocre fit and finish. sport model will cost you in tires no matter how careful. noisy. uncomfortable driver's seating even with power adjustment. cramped. lots of plastic.blind spots.unimpressive for the money. dealership price gouging. running lights will also cost you in bulbs and they are a challenge to change.stereo is ok, not great.can't believe there is no homefinder garage door opening system. exterior dents easily. overall, i wouldn't recommend this car for the price. you can do better, for sure.


Best Features

sleek aerodynamics. pretty paint.


Worst Features

do something about the light bulbs in the running lights. improved low profile tires. homefinder system. drop the price.


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