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#2870 of 3081 Should I buy a 2005 S60?
Feb 20, 2008 (1:10 pm)
I am currently shopping for a decent 2005 S60 2.5T AWD. I have recently been reading a lot of blogs etc on what a nightmare Volvos are. With repairs, services, transmissions, cost to repair, etc. Am I hearing only one side of the story? My payment will be quite enough, I don't want a car payment and a repair payment. Does anyone have any good news for me?
Signed, a Jeep driver looking for change
#2871 of 3081 Re: Should I buy a 2005 S60? [jimbo966]
Feb 20, 2008 (2:31 pm)
You have to remember one very very important point about reading messages about cars online ... people with problems are much more apt to seek out a place to vent than those who have no problems. So for every vocal owner with problems, there are a thousand who have absolutely no problems and therefore no reason to seek out a forum on which to post.
This goes for every model of vehicle. Even Honda and Toyota produce their share of lemons and, consequently, their share of unhappy owners.
#2872 of 3081 Re: Should I buy a 2005 S60? [jimbo966]
Feb 21, 2008 (3:59 am)
05 S60 2.5T is a very good car.
If you are worried about repair costs, spend a little more and get a Volvo CPO car.
Volvo's are not cars to buy and maintain on the cheap.
#2873 of 3081 Re: Should I buy a 2005 S60? [volvomax]
Feb 21, 2008 (2:26 pm)
I can't comment on the '05, but I just took my '07 AWD in for its first (7,500 mi) service. Other than a request to adjust fuel gauge accuracy (which they did by re-programming) there were no problems with the car at all. In addition, over the 7,500 miles the engine used less than 1/8 of a quart of oil.
Mar 04, 2008 (6:16 pm)
Hey I would just like an opinion. I would like to know 1st if the 2002 s60 2.4 would be a great 2nd car. Coming from an 1995 Accord V6 (170 hp 17/24mpg).
Info about particular car:
*Gold S60 2.4
*Cold Weather package(even headlight wipers not sure about washers, heated seats. What else comes with it?)
*power headrests in back and seats up front
*Perfect interior. No tears, rips, nor stains.
*about $7k(rounding up)
*Dealer offering warranty
Things I don't like:
Not Geartronic, the "VOLVO" lettering on steering wheel, skimpy looking exhaust, Manual AC controls(4knobs), not turbo, and no wood interior. No fog lights and discoloration on some of the plastic guards on the exterior bother me some... But since i live in miami with rare fog days, and i live with people and often have door dings in parking lots, the plastic may be a good thing...
I would love to get the 2003model just to avoid all theses problems! but not available for $7k. Also going from 170hp 165lbs to 168hp Doesn't seem like a big difference. Especially since I'm getting a safer car with the majority of the options I like. Better MPG is a plus!!
I would also like to know if some parts are changeable with newer s60 models.
I would love the newer S60's key fob(pocket knife design), Signal mirrors, and wood inserts for doors and above glove box. I guess the steering wheel too!!
I guess a few options on the 2.4 vs 2.4T/2.5T too would be appreciated!!
Thanks in advance,
#2875 of 3081 Re: 2002+ [autoboy16]
Mar 05, 2008 (10:20 am)
Maybe Miami is drastically different than NJ when it comes to volvo pricing, but I think the price seems a bit high. Dealer in my state has two 2002 S60s right now. One seems to be optioned the same as the one you are talking about, but only has 54k miles. Priced at $9890. The other is an AWD model with all of the above options and 103k miles for $7990. You may not WANT AWD, but I'm just posting it for comparison since taking away AWD and adding 14k miles to get your car seems like it should knock more than $1k off the price. (??) And the other with so few miles would seem well worth the added premium.
To answer at least one of your other concerns ... I wouldn't let the 4 climate control knobs fool you. It still is technically automatic climate control since you set a temperature and the system does the rest. To be honest, I miss my volvo's climate control. I found it so much easier to deal with compared to a bunch of buttons and a digital picture full of heiroglyphs.
#2876 of 3081 Re: 2002+ [qbrozen]
Mar 09, 2008 (6:51 am)
WOW!! I thought that $7k was too low. The rest the 01-02s are going for $12k. The 03-04about $14k. 05-06 $17k 07-08 $33k. And most of them are really stripped models. I saw several with cloth! VOLVO MAKES THE UGLIEST CLOTH SEATS!!! They have squares in a polka-dot pattern on the middle of both sides of the seats.
I'll continue to look around. But i'm beginning to lean on the 04.5+ S40s ....
I'm not in a rush. By the time I buy, the 06 S60's may be $6k
#2877 of 3081 Re: 2002+ [autoboy16]
Mar 09, 2008 (8:32 am)
The rest the 01-02s are going for $12k.
Well, they may be ASKING those prices, but I very much doubt that is what they are GOING for.
good luck with your search.
#2878 of 3081 Trunk Switch -04 S60 2.5 T
Mar 14, 2008 (4:13 am)
My remote quit working for trunk release.changed remote,new battry in remote. nothing..so any help on finding trunk lid switch.or possibly something else wrong..tried all the usual parts stores(napa,pepboys. etc) have not called dealer yet... thanks,frank
#2879 of 3081 Re: Trunk Switch -04 S60 2.5 T [frankctx1]
Mar 14, 2008 (9:34 am)
Sorry, can't fix your remote problem but to open the trunk, (boot here in U.K.), look under the lip above the rear number plate. Between the number plate lights you'll see an obling rubber pad. It's the electric release for the trunk - just press. If your car electrics fail, ever, look to the right of the right-hand number plate light and you'll see a squarish plastic cover, (think it has a key symbol on it). Open that and you see a slot to fit your ignition key into - and open the trunk.
Cunning, these Swedes. Hope this helps.