2001 Volvo S 60
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Great power in disguise

by from Indiana on July 18, 2017

Owned this car for 6 months. I bought it from a dealership with 1 previous owner who babied it. To the point it ruined the engine. It was the i5 turbo engine and the owner had never given it the beans...
Owned this car for 6 months. I bought it from a dealership with 1 previous owner who babied it. To the point it ruined the engine. It was the i5 turbo engine and the owner had never given it the beans so there was a massive build up of carbon. I changed the oil the week after i got it and found out how much junk there was. Changed the oil two more times in the 6 month period. The last time was the day before the engine seized because a carbon deposit clogged the PCV and blew the cam seals. I cried. It was a good car. Lots of fun. Had an amazing amount of power. Lots of storage space. Was a super safe car. The head rest wouldnt move and hurt my neck if i had a ponytail. Overall pretty good car. I just caught a dud.
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Very strong car!

by from Pueblo CO on June 16, 2017

Very reliable and very comfortable. Also expensive to fix. Safe and family oriented, and great mobility.
Very reliable and very comfortable. Also expensive to fix. Safe and family oriented, and great mobility.
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230,000 and still strong

by from ST. Louis, MO on March 19, 2017

I bought this 2001 S60 used, it has been a most reliable, comfortable , and easy car to drive and easy on the eyes. The finish and quality of these cars are amazing, they hold up well, are user Friend...
I bought this 2001 S60 used, it has been a most reliable, comfortable , and easy car to drive and easy on the eyes. The finish and quality of these cars are amazing, they hold up well, are user Friendly, and as a result, most think it is new. I haven't had any instance that it failed or stranded me. The maintenance is very reasonable and I have enjoyed every minuet of every long distant trip it has taken me on.
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Does recommend this car!!

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Fun to drive and reliable.

by from GA/AL on October 30, 2013

I bought my 2001 S-60 at a dealer auction 4 years ago (in 2009) and planned to re-sell and make a few bucks. After driving it around for a few weeks, I decided it would become my daily commuter car an...
I bought my 2001 S-60 at a dealer auction 4 years ago (in 2009) and planned to re-sell and make a few bucks. After driving it around for a few weeks, I decided it would become my daily commuter car and I still love the way it drives. It's reasonably quick, nimble, and has been very reliable. Other than replacing the CV axles and putting on new brake pads , I've only had to change the oil. I highly recommend this car and will continue to drive it as long as it hangs in there (no sign of slowing down) .....one more thing, I didn't even know that Volvo recommends premium gas until reading online today. I've been using regular gas for 4 years (50,000 miles) and the car performs nicely. No pings, no pops, and no problems. I average about 25 mpg and I will never be accused of babying the machine; just for grins I may try a tank of premium and see if I can tell a difference, but I highly doubt I will.
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not a bad buy

by from n.h. on April 6, 2013

I had to replace the Jeep that I love, found a low mileage 2001 S60 and found a new love. I would absolutely recommend this car
I had to replace the Jeep that I love, found a low mileage 2001 S60 and found a new love. I would absolutely recommend this car
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Jordy

by from Georgia on March 6, 2011

Most reliable car I've ever owned. The car is in perfect conditions and it's a plesure to drive my Volvo S40 Sedan back & forward to work.
Most reliable car I've ever owned. The car is in perfect conditions and it's a plesure to drive my Volvo S40 Sedan back & forward to work.
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Does recommend this car!!

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S60 Built to Die

by from New York, NY on February 13, 2011

So, in the early 70s - cars were built to rust away. This way you need to buy a new one every seven years. Now Volvo has introduced the failing electronic modular demise. I have a perfectly good looki...
So, in the early 70s - cars were built to rust away. This way you need to buy a new one every seven years. Now Volvo has introduced the failing electronic modular demise. I have a perfectly good looking 2001 S60 that is worthless due to all of its failing modular. Do I really need to replace a $700 dollar modular so automatically adjust my rear view mirror? But if not, the check engine light stays on.
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Does not recommend this car

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It's a car with an auto-immune disease

by from VA on January 5, 2011

I was really looking forward to owning this car... If you like going to the mechanic every other month then this is the car for you. Where to begin in the last 4.5 years. Let's start with small things...
I was really looking forward to owning this car... If you like going to the mechanic every other month then this is the car for you. Where to begin in the last 4.5 years. Let's start with small things... 1). the driver's seat catching on fire 2). the hazard lights spontaneously flashing when the car's unlocked 3).pieces of metal from the sunroof falling off smacking me in the head while driving 4). lights being replaced every four months - mechanics at dealership stated this was "normal". 5). other random acts of kindness from this car...battery drainage, sometimes radio doesn't turn on or stations randomly change, buttons on steering wheel don't work, rear door sometimes spontaneously unlocks or...not, sometimes passenger window will not go up - yay! Now the big stuff.... 1). temperature gauge was faulty... blew up engine (thanks for insurance). 2). recent recall on fuel pump/hoses This car was fully inspected by trusted auto mechanic upon purchase. And was purchased with 55K, all parts were original and it came with a clean Car-Fax. I've not even come close to the other issues ....Let's just say at the present time the car is in the shop. My opinion: Never Again!
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Does not recommend this car

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Volvo S60 T5 a real winner, hands-down!

by from Houston, TX on September 28, 2010

This isn't your mama's Volvo! The S60 T5 was Volvo's answer to the Autobahn-dominating cars around the turn of the past decade. As muscle became the primary factor in marketing the car makers' line-up...
This isn't your mama's Volvo! The S60 T5 was Volvo's answer to the Autobahn-dominating cars around the turn of the past decade. As muscle became the primary factor in marketing the car makers' line-ups, Volvo's 250 hp T5 was a sleeper for its day. A redesigned, sensuous body put the Volvo marque in a different market than it had been accustomed to. The 5-cyl., 20 +mpg engine is super smooth and strong, the interior is well-thought out, with great visibility and ultra-comfortable seats. While the weak point on the car might be its steering and suspension, which feel a bit less responsive than what it should for a sport sedan. But neither will you be paying big bills for gas, insurance, or service. The T5, while high-performance, doesn't come with the big price to maintain them, as do the German marques. In short, a great car, especially for the price. 4-stars!!!!
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Awesome Car

by from on January 7, 2009

Volvos are known for quality and reliability. This car handles great, looks great, and has high re-sale value. The S60 is a wonderful car to own.
Volvos are known for quality and reliability. This car handles great, looks great, and has high re-sale value. The S60 is a wonderful car to own.
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Does recommend this car!!

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