Last post on Oct 02, 2012 at 7:11 AM
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Volvo S60, Volvo S60 R
#5 of 14 Buy Asian!!!!!
Oct 07, 2007 (12:51 am)
Safer, more reliable, better value, better features. Why would you ever consider a volvo???? They are NOT the safest cars on the road. What else do they have going for them? Ford is cutting them lose!!
#8 of 14 2004 S60 2.5 T
Nov 24, 2007 (6:57 am)
Just bought yesterday.The trip computer states at times 90 mpg ,and various outputs.pertaining to instantaneous mpg. What does it mean? Also yesterday recieved a cell call and static was produced out of radio (figured the signals were intefering)?
#9 of 14 Re: 2004 S60 2.5 T [frankctx1]
Nov 24, 2007 (9:42 am)
The display will give you a range of read-outs : instantaneous mpg, average mpg, average speed, miles to empty tank etc etc etc. They are exactly what they say. The average mpg is only a guide and then only over reasonable distances, i.e. not a couple of miles. You can select the read-out you want by rotating the ring on the left-hand stalk, (at least it's on the left in my RHD S60), or you can turrn that bit of the display off if you wish.
Can't comment on the radio/cellphone interference but something isn't shielded. You need to talk to an auto electrician, I think.
#10 of 14 Re: 2004 S60 2.5 T [alltorque]
Nov 24, 2007 (10:03 am)
so..instantaneous is only good for distance? Thanks and also, The trunk release on remote only seems to work from drivers side of car? maybe batterys in remote? thanks again. frank
#11 of 14 Volvo S60 R AWD 2006
Dec 14, 2010 (11:37 am)
I am trying to decide if I should purchase a 2006 Volvo S60 R AWD with 62K miles on it. It was originally the owners of a volvo dealer. The body is perfect as well as the interior. My issue is maintenance down the road. Should I buy an Infiniti G35 instead?
#12 of 14 Is S60 reliable for single mom
Jun 22, 2012 (11:49 am)
I am seriously considering buying a 2009 S60. I am a single mom (which means not a lot of $ to waste on repairs) and need a reliable car. I commute about 100 miles a day. Would I be better off with Chevy Malibu, Kia Optima - something like that? I'm looking for comfort so the small cars do not appeal to me - been there done that! Any help would be appreciated.
#13 of 14 Thinking about buying 2005 s60- looking for some help!
Sep 21, 2012 (10:30 am)
Hi, I am a new buyer and seriously considering buying a beautiful 05 s60 with 65,507 miles on it.... it's $9,000 which seems very fair, I think (is it?).
I've just graduated college and need a good, reliable car for city driving. I am concerned about the expense of maintenance and upkeep repairs of a volvo (including tire changes, etc.)
My parents are telling me I should not buy a volvo because of the expensive upkeep.
I need advice- Are my parents right (they have had land rover since 2000- very expensive repairs, constant maintenance, has been a huge headache since year 4), or are they just bitter about foreign cars?
Will I be paying a lot of money for the next 5 years on this car?
I appreciate any advice- thanks!
#14 of 14 Thinking about buying 2005 s60 -
Oct 02, 2012 (7:11 am)
Hi, I own a '05 s60 that I bought new. It has 70000 miles on it. I have not had any problems with this car UNTIL recently. In the past 4 months I have had to replace the "steering column module" at a cost of $600 and just recently the "throttle module" at a cost of $1100. From what the dealership said, the trottle module is similar to replacing the carburetor on other cars. I also have had problems since they replaced this module. Supposedly Volvo issued a directive advising some of the "connectors" on the throttle module are defective and I've had to take it back in for repairs (albeit free); still a drain on my time. I was told by the dealership that they've had problems with repairs to some of the throttle modules because "this is uncharted territory." I find that to be a bit worrisome. When the module was going bad the error message I received was "reduced engine performance." It felt as if you were trying to press on the gas while the car is in neutral and you didn't have any power.
Although I love my car and I no longer have a car payment, I would not recommend buying this model as a used car. Service is expensive even if done outside the dealership. I don't think your parents are bitter - foreign cars are expensive to maintain in general. Hope this helps. Good luck with your decision.