Good Afternoon, Flat Tire - 2012 Volvo S60 Long-Term Road Test

2012 Volvo S60 Long-Term Road Test

2012 Volvo S60: Good Afternoon, Flat Tire

August 04, 2011


I already told you how my day with our 2012 Volvo S60 began. Here is a little back story. After spying the flat I walked up to my desk to find this Post-It note. These yellow marvels of infinite adhesion are popular around here - - especially when you screw up.

Yes, James, that curb you hit "might have had something to do with it." And it might also get expensive...


The curb left a hearty gash in the sidewall. It was a surprise that the tire held air long enough to drive it to the shop this morning. A little salt in the wound? Our S60 doesn't have a spare tire, just a can-o-fix-a-flat goo. No reason to waste the goo on a 2-mile drive back to the office. So now our Volvo is stranded at the tire shop until a $208 replacement arrives tomorrow afternoon.

Total Cost: None (yet)

Days out of Service: 1 (so far)

Mike Schmidt, Vehicle Testing Manager @ 2,805 miles

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