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Volvo S60, Volvo S60 R, Sedan
#2850 of 3081 Re: S60 reliability [massimo1]
Dec 23, 2007 (11:04 pm)
I have a 2006 S60 T5. I bought it for the seats because I have a bad back. I'd love Volvo to have automated the lumbar support like they did the other adjustments - will they?
I don't know what the MPG is per Volvo, but I live in LA and do mostly city driving i.e., 10-30 mph most of the time. My MPG is averaging 16-17. No matter what gasoline grade I put in. I'm not thrilled by this. I believe it was touted as doing better than this.
Otherwise, it's a solid car, not bad-looking car, great in a rear-impact due to fabulous headrests (and maybe in 2007 they fixed the side-impact problem with your right leg prone to hit the steering column. Anyone?
#2851 of 3081 Re: S60 reliability [massimo1]
Dec 24, 2007 (7:00 am)
As for the C30, you only need to look at S40/V50 reliability for the '05 and up models. It is the same car under the skin. And, really, the major components from all of these are shared with the S60, as well.
#2852 of 3081 Re: S60 reliability [massimo1]
Dec 24, 2007 (8:19 am)
Original Poster here replying under my other user name (on my other computer). I appreciate your comments and I understood the similar builds theoretically before I posted but here is what does not make sense: the S60 is Consumer Reports 3rd MOST reliable upscale sedan according to October 2007 CR's press release. That's oppsosed to the S40 being one of the least reliable family sedans in the same study. I believe I can confidently buy an S60 but should stay away from an S40 and probably a C30, too. Link attached.
#2853 of 3081 Re: S60 reliability [massimo1]
Dec 24, 2007 (10:14 am)
What other user name?
#2854 of 3081 Re: S60 reliability [pat]
Dec 24, 2007 (11:44 am)
Same name, am confusing my other websites with this one.
#2855 of 3081 Re: S60 reliability [massimo1]
Dec 24, 2007 (6:35 pm)
LOL, okay well you're confusing me too!
Let's have some eggnog!
Merry Christmas, everyone!!
#2856 of 3081 Extended warranty: cost
Dec 26, 2007 (11:07 am)
(Hi, I tried this in the prices paid forum. Got no answers.)
There are still S60 2007s (not demos) in my area. Edmund's TMV for the basic S60 is $25,757. How much should I expect to pay for an extended warranty? Also I know there is a $4500. cash back to dealer ending on Jan. 8. Do you think there will be more incentives after Jan. 8, or will this one be extended? Any advice appreciated.
#2857 of 3081 Re: S60 reliability [massimo1]
Dec 26, 2007 (12:40 pm)
the link asks me to sign in, so i can't view it. But, well, first off, I don't put much stock in CR, but second of all, maybe its all relative. The S60 and S40 are stacked up against different competitors, right? If so, maybe they do have similar reliability to each other, but when up against their respective categorical competition, they simply fall in the ranks differently. In other words, the S60s competitors are just less reliable all around and/or the S40s are more reliable.
#2858 of 3081 blown engine
Jan 03, 2008 (7:23 am)
I have a 2001 Volvo S60. The electrical system has always been a problem: light bulbs out frequently, messages on/off without making adjustments. I recently took it in for inspection which it passed. Within a week, check engine light came on and went off. The following week the oil pressure light came on and went off. I called Volvo Service and the technician told me as long as there is oil in the car, it should be o.k. to drive. There was oil but I got a complete oil change anyway. the car seemed o.k., then the oil pressure light came on again, the engine was noisy and it seized. there are only 56,000 mile on this car. Volvo proposed to get me either a used engine or new one for up to $7600.00. I asked the dealer to contact the company for help and the best they could do is help close the gap between the $1500.00 price they offered me as is, and the cost of a newer Volvo. I was not ready to buy another car, so my option was to have it fixed at my own expense. I ended up taking the car to another service center, I located a used engine with 13,000 miles on it all at a fraction of the Volvo Service Center quote. Needless to say, I am heartbroken, upset, and disappointed about the product and the service. There is only one local Volvo dealer in the Williamsville N.Y. area, and they know it. I am notifying the company myself and hope for some equitable resolution of good faith. I once thought "volvo for life"...now, not so sure.
#2859 of 3081 information display working incorrectly
Jan 05, 2008 (1:14 pm)
Has anyone had any problems with their information display?
My display now only works for a few minutes when the engine has started and then disappears has anyone else had this problem?