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Volvo S60, Volvo S60 R, Sedan
#2993 of 3082 Re: popping again [vwdawg]-new thread,stabilizer bar links [brmd]
Apr 07, 2011 (8:46 am)
brmd: The stabilizer links, strut mounts and spring seats on the S60's seem to be a weak point, at least they were on my 2001....I replaced them all by 80k miles. I don't know if Volvo had beefed things up by 2007. Stab links are a very easy task for a DIY'er, and strut mounts and spring seats are not terribly difficult either (but you need a spring compressor and to be very careful from a safety standpoint). My opinion is that these items do not make it a "bad buy". Maybe other folks have other feedback on this or other potential issues on the 2007. vwdawg
#2994 of 3082 Re: 2012 T5 S60 SPARE TIRE? [bkvolvo]
Apr 07, 2011 (8:52 am)
Wow...that sounds bizarre, and very "unVolvo-like". I hope it's not a trend in the auto industry. Personally, I would go to my local salvage yard, Craigslist or Ebay and find a wheel with a good spare tire for $100 or so. Uh-uh...no "fix a flat" BS for me. What if the tread separates or the tire blows on a back country road at 1:00 AM and your wife/girlfriend is driving alone? Whoa...you'd lose some points on that one! vwdawg
#2995 of 3082 Re: 2012 T5 S60 SPARE TIRE? [bkvolvo]
Apr 19, 2011 (7:55 pm)
I am considering a Volvo S60 and was shocked to find no spare tire, the salesman suggested run flat tires. I am not sure if that is an option for you since you have already purchase the vehicle.
Apr 19, 2011 (7:59 pm)
I want a safe care and low maintance car, this T6 has me very interested. Wanted a BMW but afraid of maintance cost after warranty (very expensive) and use preminum gas. Does anyone know about noise in S60, does run flat tires add to road noise?
#2997 of 3082 Re: 2012 S60 T6 [ahsanhasan]
Apr 20, 2011 (11:13 am)
I'd be very surprised if the volvo does not also use premium. Usually turbo cars do. As for maintenance, what makes you think a volvo is any cheaper than a BMW? That hasn't been my personal experience.
Driving a premium car is going to cost you. Period. So choose the car you like better and will get more enjoyment out of.
#2998 of 3082 Re: Do Volvo dealers negotiate over price? [dmanyad]
Apr 27, 2011 (10:47 pm)
I entered ny local dealership with an interest in a S60 T5. I added several safety, comfort, and convenience options that brought the cost to $39,350 from the starting price of $31,850. Both prices include $875 for freight. The dealer then reduced the price by $2,055 which brought the price to $37,295 - about $250 over dealer invoice. Of course, state and local taxes added $2,125 to the car's total cost.
#2999 of 3082 New S60 T5 in the garage
May 02, 2011 (6:29 am)
Thought i would post about my new S60 purchase. Took delivery of a factory ordered T5 Saturday. Ember Black paint, Dynamic package, Climate package, Premium package, Xenon lights and dark wood.
Sticker 37,100 with Destination.
I got the dealer to do the COSTCO pricing at $500 under invoice.
The car is a good looker - very much BMW like on the outside.
Handles incredibly well with the Dynamic package - which includes the T6 wheels and chassis.
Fit and finish is outstanding.
Dealer did a great job prepping it - I always check tire pressure and they were spot on.
#3000 of 3082 Re: New S60 T5 in the garage [taxman10]
May 03, 2011 (5:20 am)
What dealership was that?? (City and state too please)
#3001 of 3082 Re: 2012 T5 S60 SPARE TIRE? [ahsanhasan]
May 03, 2011 (2:50 pm)
My wife's 2009 C70 did not come standard with a spare either. A can of flat fix instead of a spare seemed pretty rediculous to me so we had the salesman throw in a compact spare as part of the deal. If you've ever gotten a flat at highway speeds you know that the sidewalls are so torn up by the time you can stop that there is no way to repair the tire. If run flat tires are the answer, then Volvo needs to make them standard on cars they want to sell without spare tires.
#3002 of 3082 Re: New S60 T5 in the garage [smrtmoney]
May 04, 2011 (3:19 am)
Join the Volvo Club of America (VCOA) and get invoice price at any dealer..called "Plan A" ...new benefit...everyone wins; dealer gets compensated...you get a great car ...any Volvo you want