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Volvo S60, Volvo S60 R, Sedan
Jul 09, 2003 (6:50 am)
Hello all! First off I really appreciate everyones comments and suggestions on my issues with my car. I am taking them all in and using them in my decision making on how to handle my situation. Just a couple of comments.
As far as deaming this car a lemon under GA law. It would be a fight as it has been commented. If the car was inoperative, then a different story but in my case it is the repeated trips to service for minor annoyances, ie the steering, jerky transmission and noisy a/c compressor. What has me riled up is first the dealer taking little or no action. Also with Volvo North America telling me that it is the nature of the car and though I drove just yesterday another of the same model and it not exhibiting such issues, I as a consumer should not expect that mine should not. Note, the Tech Rep. was with Volvo, not Dyer and Dyer Volvo!
I am not looking for them to buy me out of the car as would happen if it were to be deemed a lemon, but I do expect that either they make my car right or they get me another one. I used to work for a Saab, Audi, Porsche dealer in my younger days and I know it is done, especially when you are dealing with such more expensive product such as Volvo and a client that is as unhappy with his purchase as I am. I just want a vehicle that I can be proud of as I know is attainable. If I just wanted a so so vehicle, I would have saved a lot of money a month in car payments and bought me one of those at tens of thousands less retail! Thanks again for all your comments and beleive me that my intent is not to bash Volvo, but to express my concerns over my purchase. Each of us makes our own minds up when we buy or lease!
Jul 09, 2003 (7:49 am)
I can relate to Volvo essentially snubbing their nose at you (see post 1017). Volvo has made no effort to find a solution to my unhappiness with my car. Despite several letters to my dealer, who has supposedly opened a case file on my car, I have gotten no resolution yet. I am sending a letter to the President of Volvo North America this week. This has been the absolute worst experience I've ever had with any car brand.
The most recent problem is that the brackets holding the trim between the doors and roof (2 on each side) have all rusted. The replacements are on order, but it's just one more problem I've had to deal with.
Good luck working out your problems. Short of a sudden attitude change by Volvo, it looks like I will forever be telling people that in my OPINION, they should avoid Volvo at all costs.
Jul 09, 2003 (8:04 am)
I know the 2004 s-60 is already being sold, but I am wondering if there are many 2003 S-60s with the non turbo engine left on the lots? Looking to buy a new car this fall and hoping the rebates and manufactorer support will still be in effect.
Also what is the difference between the 2003 and the 2004? Thanks I'm new to volvo.
#1169 of 3082 Rocketman5 - S60 2.4T
Jul 09, 2003 (8:46 am)
Rocketmant: Which year is your car and is it a 2.4T? The reason I ask is that in your previous postings you mention the tranny and its hard shifts (my head jerks from the headrest between 1 & 2, 2 & 3) and also the steering. They had to fix mine when I bought it as it howled when you cut the wheel. It was fixed then the front end was out of line. That was fixed then the steering wheel was off-center. Now the steering leans to the left at the start of acceleration. They are saying they will have to look at that on Monday when they do something (the didn't tell me) to the noisey a/c system. Also, my foglights are developing condensation inside the lenses and the right one has failed twice in two weeks. Of course they say that is normal.
Jul 09, 2003 (8:53 am)
My comments were mainly about the GT specifically, but yes, the seats are very comfortable. The leather quality is very good. The only negative is that I'm not too fond of the lumbar knob, and it may take some getting used to the extra large side bolsters and headrests.
Jul 09, 2003 (9:23 am)
I have a 2001 S60 T5, fully loaded, with GT. It is both the best and worst car I've ever owned. I love the way is drives when it's working, but I'm in the service department on too much of a regular basis to enjoy it like I should. This is not what I bought a new Volvo for.
#1172 of 3082 reliability!
Jul 09, 2003 (7:08 pm)
Each Volvo model is made in a different place.
Which plant makes the most reliable Volvo?
How reliable the S60ís are? Any report about this?
In terms of problems, how different are the new productions from the 01's?
#1173 of 3082 Reliability data, ctd.
Jul 09, 2003 (9:24 pm)
Volvo does in fact track the statistics that you are commenting on. However, you have a better chance of winning the Lottery in the state where you live than of getting Volvo to release that data. In fairness to Volvo, all manufacturers track the data and none will release the data for public consumption.
#1174 of 3082 2001 S60 reliability
Jul 10, 2003 (10:04 am)
I have a 2001 S60 and the only problems I have had were a faulty window switch and a couple of burned out tailight bulbs.
#1175 of 3082 2001 S60 Problems
Jul 11, 2003 (4:21 am)
I have recently joined the message board looking for others who might have had problems with their S60. It seems I have found the right spot.
I have a 2001 S60 and in less than two years with the car I have had three issues that have disabled the car completely.
First, last October, after a short drive, my S60 overheated and spilled out all of its coolant out of nowhere. The car was taken to the dealership and they could not find a problem and therefore was returned to me.
Second, a month later my transmission went out and Volvo had to order another one from Sweden to be replaced.
Finally, 6 months later the car overheated again and Volvo finally found out the cooling fan was bad and now that needs to be replaced. They have told me that cooling fans are on back order.
While I am waiting for this car to be fixed I am talking to Volvo to see if I can get out of my lease. I like the Volvo image and their reputation, but my recent problems are starting to have an affect on my idea of them. I am hoping that these problems are unique to my individual car. Therefore, if I move into another one I am hoping not to have the problems. Am I wrong to think that I should not be having these problems with this car? The reason I spent the extra money for a Volvo was to have a reliable car.