by Brent Romans, Senior Automotive Editor on February 16, 2016
The long-term test of our 2015 Volvo S60 is nearing its end. Service intervals are every 10,000 miles and, as we haven't quite cleared 20,000 miles yet, we're unlikely to take it in for its next service. I was curious what the engine oil level has been during 10,000 miles of driving though, so I went to take a look.
Cue minor frustration with electronic engine oil monitor.
by Reese Counts, Vehicle Testing Assistant on December 8, 2015
Shortly before we hit the 10,000-mile mark in our long-term 2015 Volvo S60, a notification popped up on the infotainment system informing us that service was due. The S60 offered to search for the nearest Volvo dealer, but that wasn't necessary. We know there's a dealer mere blocks from our Santa Monica office.
Rather that scheduling an appointment, News Editor Kelly Hellwig dropped the car off at Volvo of Santa Monica's service department on her way into the office on a Monday morning. I arrived about 10 minutes after her and the car was still not checked in.
by Kelly Hellwig, Managing Editor on November 27, 2015
As the odometer digitally "clicked" past the 15,000-mile mark, I realized our 2015 Volvo S60 test car is now in the final quarter of its year-long test.
August 20, 2015
At two hours, my commute home was yesterday extraordinarily long. What I really needed was to pull our 2015 Volvo S60 into the driveway and decompress a bit. What greeted me at my sanctuary instead was a four-year-old staring, pointing, and asking "Daddy, what is that thing sticking out of the bottom of your car?"
July 9, 2015
It was obvious as soon as I sat behind the wheel. Our 2015 Volvo S60 was anxious to tell me that it needed windshield washer fluid. Its prominent warning message even included a helpful underhood diagram to show me where to put it.
So I drove to my local filling station and bought a gallon jug of the stuff. At this point, I started having flashbacks.
The voices of Canadian product quality engineers began to ricochet around my skull. They dated back to the mid-1990s when I was working as a vehicle development engineer for the Toyota Technical Center.