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Lemon
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By Lemon!
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2002 Volvo S60 2.4T AWD 4dr Sedan (2.4L 5cyl Turbo 5A)


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Purchased what appeared to be a good condition used S60 - DIM module replaced, new boots, plugs, alignment, balancing, lower control rods all replaced within 6 wks time. Still can't make hard right turn without jerking motion from car. First and Last foreign car. Waste of money.


Best Features

Looks, speed


Worst Features

Rough ride, sloppy handling, not reliable.


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Not the car for me
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By Mr. B
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2002 Volvo S60 2.4 Fwd 4dr Sedan (2.4L 5cyl 5M)


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I have had this car for 3 and a half years now and have more gripes about it as it gets older. There are bright some bright spots but it accelerates slowly (i run the car on premium and use synthetic oil btw) really gets slow after about 80, and has so-so handling. The car has left me stranded twice, things that have broken on it: the key would not remove from the ignition (dealer said they've never seen this before), it's AC turns on by itself when the car is sitting for over 40 minutes with no keys in it (dealer replaced the whole fan and it did nothing), the right side blows hot air and left side blows cold air and the dealer can't seem to fix it, the gas panel door has fallen off etc...


Best Features

The sound-system, steering wheel controls, comfortable front seats, nicely sized trunk, tracks well on the highway, feels safe and doesn't draw attention i.e. people aren't going to try to steal this car


Worst Features

Reliability (i'd rather pay the amount of money i do to keep a Benz or Bimmer on the road than a Volvo) Performance (it really feels underpowered for its size, especially even more so in power crazy 09' than 02'). Better interior (some materials feel cheap and there is poor leg space in the rear)


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so NOT for life!
2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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By DL
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2002 Volvo S60 2.4T Fwd 4dr Sedan (2.4L 5cyl Turbo 5A)


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I will never set foot in a Volvo dealership again. First, an acorn cracked the windshield. My husband would NEVER have believed me if he had not been driving the car when it happened. Light bulbs have failed the entire 81,000 miles (I have lost count), gas door fell off, starter replaced TWICE (service says it may have more to do with the solenoid valve), oil pan is shot, car leaks oil. It is currently sitting in my driveway because it will not start for me to unload it on a trade.


Best Features

Smooth ride when light bulbs work and nothing is falling off of it.


Worst Features

Go back to the drawing board Volvo and put some quality back into your product. You lost me for LIFE and I work in a large company and have heard how many MORE you are losing!!!


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Very Good Vehicle
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By GP
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2002 Volvo S60 2.4 Fwd 4dr Sedan (2.4L 5cyl 5M)


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I've had the car about 8 months. So far very reliable. It wants to run. Very, very comfortable car with great front seats. Stereo is excellent, climate controls intuitive. I've always had 5-speeds in sedans, but this automatic has me converted with its performance. The 5-cylinder is a good compromise of performance and economy. I'm getting 28 mpg [25 mile commute, cruising at 70 mph] with ample reserve power when needed.


Best Features

The seats. I wish my recliner were as supportive and comfortable.


Worst Features

Rear visibility is poor making backing out of parking spaces a challenge. Truck has good volume but high lift-over with the short deck lid making getting bulkier items into trunk impossible.


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Find a good mechanic
3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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By Mike
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2002 Volvo S60 2.4 Fwd 4dr Sedan (2.4L 5cyl 5M)


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A fun car to drive, but with 85,000 miles I've had my list of problems. With extreme heat (like in Las Vegas) expect the "wood" interior paneling to peel off. Fuel cap door, like many other posts have said, will break. Don't bother fixing it....it will break again. Headlights, buy them in bulk because you will replace them every couple months. Dropped a pretty penny on struts, tires and brakes, but that is my fault for buying a used car without getting it checked out by a mechanic first. New battery, fuel pump, and fuel filter, and it still won't start until you try it a couple times. 20 mpg isn't quite what I had expected from a sedan.


Best Features

It doesn't look like every other car on the road.


Worst Features

$100 for a new battery, $800 for a new fuel pump and filter, $3,000 for new struts, brakes and tires....owning a luxury car for three years, priceless!


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