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Volvo S60, Volvo S60 R, Sedan
#2794 of 3081 Re: Volvomax: [qbrozen]
Apr 13, 2007 (7:40 pm)
Hey dont be too sad about the R-Line demise. As the Saying goes: "When one door closes, Another door opens" so maybe volvo has something bigger and better planned.
The 2008 s40/V50 look GREAT, like mini s80's. The s60s current position in the lineup is so overlapped IMO. The s40 outshines the s60 and the s80 is a better overall car than the s60 IMO.
I guess RWD is something to make it stand out again but who knows what Volvo may do. I hope the s60 gets something unique to make it standout. More rear room wouldn't hurt also...
What platform is the s60 on? Should it be moved to the one ford uses with the Fusion/Mazda 6? A volvo version of the edge would be cool as it may be able to handle the XC90's v8. It would make a Great XC70 instead of some Higher wagon.
#2795 of 3081 Re: Volvomax: [autoboy16]
Apr 15, 2007 (11:16 am)
The new S60 is going to be a much more intersteing car.
Volvo had its own platforms, no need for Mazda's.
Mazda uses a watered down Volvo platform for the Mazda 3 anyway.
The new XC60 is coming in about a year, don't expect the V8 though.
Apr 15, 2007 (8:31 pm)
I'm thinking of getting a 2001 S60 2.4T and I wanted to ask you a few questions. Are S60s of this year reliable, considering they were the first model year? What are some of the common issues with the S60 that I should look out for? I know that Volvo parts can be very expensive so before I buy it what should I be looking at? I'm in college so I want to make sure I don't get into a car that's gonna be a huge drain. The mileage isn't too bad 98000 and it looks to be in really good condition but of course I'll have someone take a look at it just to be sure. Thanks!
#2797 of 3081 Re: Hi everyone [jjordan2]
Apr 16, 2007 (8:34 am)
The S60's were quite reliable.
However, a 98,000 mile car will doubtless need some maintenance, which can be expensive.
CV boots, Motor mounts, water pump, Timing Belt, suspension bushings, these are all things that will need replacing eventually.
Make sure that you have a mechanic who is familiar w/ Volvo's look the car over before you buy.
Jun 01, 2007 (10:49 am)
2006 S60 Demo with Climate, Premium, Bi- Xenon and Wood Steering Wheel. 10K miles. Price is 23,400. 12k off MSRP. Also is it safe to buy Demos. I heard they get abuse and abuse. Please provide any input, thanks again.
Or should I get a brand new one for 27,300 - 2007 S60 with Climate & Premium?
Also can someone tell me if the maintence cost high on the S60? Like compare to the Accord? I don't want something to break down and cost me a fortune. Please advise, maybe Volvomax?
#2799 of 3081 Re: Please advise [izzmo7998]
Jun 01, 2007 (12:40 pm)
10k miles is a little steep for a demo.
Most don't go over 5-6k.
Don't worry about abuse, the cars are always gone over prior to sale.
Plus, its an investment, and dealers don't abuse their own cars.
Maintenance runs to about $180 avg every 7500 miles.
Big service $600 or so every 60k.
Repairs aren't cheap,so maybe an extended warranty is in order if you plan on keeping it over 50k.
#2800 of 3081 Re: Please advise [izzmo7998]
Jun 01, 2007 (3:08 pm)
BIG BIG money to be had on a lease. So a brand new T5 would be almost $12k off MSRP anyway. So, no, I wouldn't touch one with 10k miles for that price.
#2801 of 3081 Re: Please advise [volvomax]
Jun 02, 2007 (12:19 pm)
#2802 of 3081 Re: Please advise [qbrozen]
Jun 02, 2007 (12:19 pm)
#2803 of 3081 Re: Please advise [volvomax]
Jun 02, 2007 (3:10 pm)
But do you think 23,400 is a good price, or should I get a brand new one?