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Volvo S60, Volvo S60 R, Sedan
#2439 of 3081 Re: Lease help please [johanny]
Aug 20, 2005 (12:30 pm)
I'm in the same boat except I have a 2003 S60 2.4T. I'm a big fan of leasing, but not a fan of Volvo's. I've had problem after problem, and amazingly the warranty doesn't seem to cover it. I've invested (wasted?) $3,000 in repairs to this car, and I wish I could get out of it today. Worst car I've ever leased.
Next time, I'd advise you go with the Audi. They have a great lease program, and I never had a problem with the car (I had a 2000 A6 - favorite sedan I've owned to date).
#2440 of 3081 Re: Volvomax: VADIS VDA and fault codes [grantchstr]
Aug 22, 2005 (10:18 am)
When we upgraded to Vadis, I think we spent several thousand dollars.
It will be difficult for any independent to service new European cars.
#2441 of 3081 S60 T5 - premium or unleaded?
Aug 25, 2005 (7:12 am)
I would like to know what type of gas everybody uses in an S60 -T5.
#2442 of 3081 Re: 2006 S60-Transmission [volvomax]
Aug 25, 2005 (4:33 pm)
I'm expecting to buy a S60 T5 over the next week or two, now two quesitons regarding pricing:
1. Is the current incentive likely to be renewed once again for Sept.?
2. When negotiating a purchase price, should I aim at the carsdirect.com price or an x amount lower than that?
#2443 of 3081 How easy is it to replace rear brake light bulb?
Aug 26, 2005 (5:04 am)
I guess you get to the bulb cluster through the trunK? Easy job?
#2444 of 3081 Re: 2003 Volvo S60 2.4T problems!! [kmaltese]
Aug 26, 2005 (10:48 am)
I have a 2001 S60 2.4T and I have experienced the same problems and had the dealer do the same software upgrades. The first time they did the upgrade it seemed to smooth out the problem but then it came back. So when it happened again I took it in and they said that took out the Neutral function which was causing the problem (another software fix). The only other thing would be with the transmission, I had a bad seal or something that they had to fix so have them look at the transmission.
#2445 of 3081 Re: How easy is it to replace rear brake light bulb? [grantchstr]
Aug 26, 2005 (10:51 am)
Very easy...when you open your trunk there is a turn knob to open and expose the entire light harness. The harness is clipped into fixture so you will have to squeeze the clips and just pull out the harness and switch out the bulb. The bulbs don't just pull out you have to turn it in a clockwise fashion and then it will release. Just do the opposite to put the new bulb in.
#2446 of 3081 Re: Volvo Extended Warranty info and experience [volvomax]
Aug 26, 2005 (10:54 am)
I have about 13 months left on my 2001 S60 2.4T before the warranty runs out...how much does a VIP warranty cost?
#2447 of 3081 Re: Volvo Extended Warranty info and experience [falcon56]
Aug 26, 2005 (6:37 pm)
Thanks for the scoop on the taillight cluster - I have mislaid my manual.
As to the warranty it has also to be purchased before the earlier of 50,000 miles are up or four years*. The cost is about $2700. I purchased a cheaper warranty (with a deductible) from Warranty Direct as I had a lease. If you have a lease there is a Catch 22 situation with Volvo - on the one hand I had to purchase the Volvo Warranty before the start of the last month* of the lease - on the other hand Volvo wouldnt tell me what the purchase price would be until DURING the last month......They turned down my bid price but I ended up buying the car at lease end but had to go elsewhere for a warranty. .
#2448 of 3081 Re: How easy is it to replace rear brake light bulb? [falcon56]
Aug 27, 2005 (4:02 pm)
I am afraid that upon opening the trunk I can see nothing, no "turn knob" no nothing!.