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Great Car With Slight Problems
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By JK
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2002 Volvo S60 2.4 Fwd 4dr Sedan (2.4L 5cyl 5M)


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I purchased a certified used S60 from the dealer and have enjoyed the car from the beginning. It is slightly under powered but pick up is adequate and gas mileage is excellent- averaging 28 mpg to date. Interior is nice with the exception of the cheap plastic door handles. They squeak when your knee even brushes up against them. Stereo is great- especially with the controls on the steering wheel. My only real problem so far is with the bulbs on the car. I've had to replace two rear bulbs and to front lamps in 6 months. I had the daytime running lights turned off and hopefully that will help. With the warranty though, I haven't paid a dime.


Best Features

Stereo, smooth, quiet ride, exterior and interior design, gas mileage


Worst Features

See above. Transmission slips occasionally. I wouldn't buy one without the certified pre-owned 6-yr, 100k warranty. Overall, I really have enjoyed the car and would buy it again.


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Sweet car, poor reliability
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By MODandANGRY
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2002 Volvo S60 2.4 Fwd 4dr Sedan (2.4L 5cyl 5M)


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By far, one of my favorite cars EVER!!! Too bad it's always in the shop. I now only have 57K, and the Central Control Module has crapped out twice. I've also had to replace the clutch master cylinder which wasn't covered under warranty for $800. So far, these two are the only serious problems, but other little electrical things occur. The power window switches won't work, the radio randomly turns on and off, any number of light bulbs are constantly burning out, and the headliner vibrates which can be VERY irritating at times. I would recomend the 5sp. Besides the master cylinder no other problems, unlike the auto. Problems aside, this is an EXTREMELY fun and comfortable car to drive.


Best Features

Stock Radio thumps, when it's working. Handles like a dream, when you replace the orginal tires with something more suitable. And the driver seating position... you couldn't ask for anything more comfortable.


Worst Features

Volvo should seriously consider recalling the whole electrical system. Do not buy unless you have an amazing warranty, or the money to spend on this beauty


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By BIG WILL
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2002 Volvo S60 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 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.......


Best Features

Front seats, without a doubt.


Worst Features

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 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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