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#3056 of 3076 2013 Options - can this be true?
Aug 19, 2012 (4:59 pm)
For 2013 options are now bundled in packages. The rear view camera, previously a freestanding option, appears to now only be bundled with the highest-level Platinum package. Can this be true? Rearview cameras are mundane and inexpensive but very useful. Am I required to purchased a built-in navigation system with less functionality than my smartphone if I want a rearview camera on this vehicle?
#3057 of 3076 Re: 2013 Options - can this be true? [tea5]
Aug 19, 2012 (5:55 pm)
Most options were always bundled in packages since the 2011 new body. The rear camera has never been a free standing option. The FRONT camera was a free standing option, however. With 2013 models, the front camera now reads posted speed limits and reports them to your digital readout. I don't know that it is worth paying extra for, but a rear camera is very useful as you say.
Volvo seems a bit slow in spreading some options (like the rear camera and keyless go) across the line. I think they cut here and there on less loaded cars to bring the price in under some of the European competition.
I have the rear camera on mine, because I also have the nav system. It may not be state of the art, but I like it a lot. The screen is easy to read, it takes verbal commands easily, hushes the stereo while delivering commands, and nvariably routes me around traffic jams in real time. My smart phone may do things as well or better, but Bluetooth is another level of complication to get verbal commands to work as easily. Volvo also provides you with two free nav updates that come at about 18 month intervals.
Volvos are great cars and the S60 is the safest car out there, bar none. Getting all the bells and whistles can be done with a greater discount than some other brands. Plus, wait six months and buy a loaded certified used which will have a better warranty than a new one, and be indistinguishable from new.
If you really want a new car without nav, you could also go with European delivery. You get an instant 7% discount, plus a free European vacation, and the ability to order cars in ways they are not delivered here.
#3058 of 3076 Used catalytic converter sale price?
Oct 24, 2012 (4:29 pm)
I have a catalytic converter from a 2006 S-60 T5 I would like to sale. It was taken off the vehicle by the dealer at approximately 5k. Does anyone have advice regarding a fair asking price and best way go about the sale?
#3059 of 3076 Re: 2013 Options - can this be true? [gregg_vw]
Oct 25, 2012 (9:13 am)
Hi Gregg: You seem to be in the know about a Yank purchasing a Volvo in Europe, doing the vaca thing and having it shipped to the States. Does the cost of shipping it end up being more than the 7% discount? Can one buy any Volvo model there, including the S60's with the smaller (1.4 L) diesels...i.e., can the diesels be legally shipped across the pond. The whole idea appeals to me! Thanks for info... vwdawg
#3060 of 3076 Re: 2013 Options - can this be true? [vwdawg]
Oct 25, 2012 (1:13 pm)
The 7% discount includes r/t airline tickets for two, a factory tour and the shipping home when you are done with your fly/drive. You cannot of course import a car with an engine that is not certified for sale here. However, you can get some options that do not affect emissions that are available there but not offered here, such as the heated rear seats.
#3061 of 3076 2013 Volvo S60 T5 FWD
Jan 01, 2013 (4:59 pm)
I recently leased a 2013 Volvo S60 T5 FWD with premier plus and climate packages. I am very happy with the look and feel of the interior and the way that it drives. It is smooth and has plenty of power. The only two issues that I have are that there is very little rear passenger leg room (which isn't really an issue for me since I have two carseats in the back), and the suspension isn't great (I feel every bump). All in all, I am very happy.
#3062 of 3076 Re: 2013 Volvo S60 T5 FWD [bpvolvo8]
Jan 02, 2013 (6:33 am)
I've had a FWD 2013 S60 for about 6 mos. Great car! Mine rides very smoothly on good roads, bumpy on rougher roads. Check your tire pressure. When I got mine home all 4 tires were at 42 PSI. 38 PSI is what is recommended. Enjoy your car!
#3063 of 3076 Re: 2013 Volvo S60 T5 FWD [bpvolvo8]
Jan 02, 2013 (6:41 am)
Have your dealer check to make certain that the shipping blocks were removed from the suspension. An amazing number of cars get delivered by Volvo dealers with the blocks still in place.
#3064 of 3076 Re: 2013 Volvo S60 T5 FWD [volvobuff]
Jan 02, 2013 (7:57 am)
Also, it makes a big difference whether you have 17" wheels with the "comfort" suspension, or the 18" wheels with the much firmer suspension, which mine has.
#3065 of 3076 Speed sensitive steering
Apr 24, 2013 (1:46 pm)
Hi All, I'm a newbee, so please be polite
I got my 2013 S60 just a few days ago, it has many features including "Speed sensitive steering",
the thing is I notice no difference between steering settings low -> mid -> high.
How is it supposed to work?, I thought that the "High" should be the higher support to the steering which makes it softer than other settings.
Could you tell me how this normally works, what difference I should see between settings so I can be sure it has no problem,