2001 Volvo S60 User Reviews

2001 Volvo S60 Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 18 reviews

  • Performance:4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars 4.2 / 5
  • Appearance:4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars 4.4 / 5
  • Build Quality:4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars 4.5 / 5
  • Overall: 4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars 4.3 / 5

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PROS
"fuel economy" 7 reviews
"power" 7 reviews
"reliable car" 5 reviews
"ride" 5 reviews
"comfortable car" 3 reviews
CONS
"power" 3 reviews
"light" 2 reviews
"expensive part" 2 reviews
"suspension" 2 reviews
"fwd" 2 reviews

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Andrew writes:
2001 Volvo S60 T5 Review
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5

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Quality, Both in feel and looks.  Solid and well engineered.

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Not for you if you need an off road vehicle - low clearance

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Some People Are Ford Freaks, Some People Are Chevy Freaks. Me? I'm A Volvo Freak. — Solid, well designed. Pininfarina Design. Safe, and rides quiet. It's 10 yrs old and it rides like it's on air. A luxury sedan with the bones of a sports car, quick and fun. The seat are by far the most comfortable seats Ive ever seen. STC, WTC, 4 wheel disc, 5cyl Turbo. Tiptronic transmission, sport mode is a total different machine. very fun!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Matt writes:
2001 Volvo S60 Base Review
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4

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Reliablility, Average to good gas mileage, Good lookin car

Cons

Soft body, easily dented (Jacob and Webs!)

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2001 Volvo S60 — Never any major problems, just oil changes/ general maintenance. Also, still looks relatively new even though it's 8 years old because Volvo only very recently did a major redesign on the S60. Also, generally average to good gas mileage, also has large tank so I don't have to fill up very often.

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George writes:
2001 Volvo S60 T5 Review
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5

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engine, sun roof, leather interior, tranny, turbocharger, handling, performance, the 12 speakers it comes with, and everything else imaginable.

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the bumps on the road are extremely painful with the sports suspension.

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Freaking Amazing — The Performance is staggering. The tiptronic transmittion puts you in control while making quicker shifts than you possible could with a manual. The appearance is exellent. I have the Volvo performance version which has 17" alloy wheels, fully leather interior, performance suspension, and one of the most powerful turbocharged 5 cylinder engines that has ever been put into a car. The traction control is amazing. You can go around any corner at any desirable speed. The sound of the car can not be described by any words. The sound of the turbo and the exhaust is exactly what you would expect from an European performance car.

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nfredsell writes:
2001 Volvo S60 Base Review
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2

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Nice looks, leather seats, attractive color, good gas mileage (compared to our Subaru),

Cons

Ceaseless mechanical problems and computer faults, very expensive parts.

nfredsell
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This Year And Model Is A Real Gamble. — We bought this car at 135k less than a year ago, and we've now spent as much on repairs as we did on the purchase, including AAMCO transmission, radiator ($670). brake booster ($657) and spare key ($171). Now facing air bag ($800) and emission (100's) problems. This car seems to be falling apart mechanically. It had a clean CarFax report. We've owned earlier generation Volvos for years and have had an excellent experience. I assumed initial repairs would stabilize the car, but new problems keep surfacing. Maybe this isn't a 200,000 + mile car like the older ones... We aren't even addressing the engine mount problem that makes it handle roughly and noisily, because that doesn't relate to the mechanical integrity.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Eric writes:
2001 Volvo S60 Base Review
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5

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Everything

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Electronic limited top speed..

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Owned It, Loved It! — 180BHP is just about right. Electronic limited to 210KM/H.. Excellent stock sound system. Love the turbo lag.

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Jerry writes:
2001 Volvo S60 2.4T Review
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4

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most everything

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back seat

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Good Car — nice car. Handles well, Have had very little problems with it. The only thing that I do not like is the back seat. It is a little cramppy. This car is enjoyable to drive, has a nice stereo system in it.

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Greg writes:
2001 Volvo S60 Base Review
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5

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Safety, Ride, Comfort, Looks, Quality, Durability

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Engine Horsepower, Automatic Transmission

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Safe And Great To Drive. — Leather, Heated Seats, Moonroof, Memory Power Driver's Seat, Keyless Entry, Automatic Fold-Down Rear Headrests, and it's Safe!

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Dominik writes:
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4

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reliable, quick, refined

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VERY thirsty, expensive to replace parts, eats front tyres

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Good But Thirsty — Excellent car, quiet, fast, subtle (maybe a little too subtle), built like a tank

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2002 Volvo S60 Reviews

Will Always Buy Another Volvo! By WABJMAC

Comfortable seats (front and back), power seats, heated seats. Very good audio system. Great handling, good fuel economy. Easy service. Sunroof is great addition. Dependable car in all weather. ... Read More

This Car Would Be Great For Anyone. By clairemarie

This is a nice, safe car for anyone to drive. You'll definitely save money on gas when you switch to this car. On the other hand though, it does cost a lot to maintain. Being a foreign car makes it di... Read More

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2003 Volvo S60 Reviews

2003 Volvo S60 200k Miles And Counting By andrewvalles98

2003 Volvo S60 200K miles and counting. I have had the car for 6+ years and it has been very reliable. There are a few cosmetic items that are broken or no longer work but for the most part the car ha... Read More

Love It By flying2013

I would buy another s60 but for the Maine winters I am looking for a Volvo xc60 awd for I would like to be a little higher and we also have two dogs so I like the cargo area for them Read More

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2004 Volvo S60 Reviews

Safe, Powerful And Beautiful Car For The Professional Woman. By Ladyrev1

I absolutely love this car. Volvo's are known for their quality and safety. I get excellent mileage and my car's good looks are a plus. Living in Wisconsin with some wild drivers I feel very safe, ... Read More

Great For The Price That I Bought It By Brickhauz

Needed an O2 sensor and front struts, but now it drives perfectly. Older models can be expensive to maintain as they often require OEM parts. Apart from that they have one of the highest safety rating... Read More

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2005 Volvo S60 Reviews

Curb Appeal, And Yet Sensible By Amos

This car has the flash that you want in sports car but the seating capacity for a small family. It's a great ride with a very comfortable interior. You get to turn heads all the while snapping them as... Read More

Am A Taxi Driver By gash

Electrics are a nightmare bulb malfunctions all the time. I,m a private hire driver and do about 500 mile a week and this car is ideal apart from boot space and it's bi-fuel so I get 180 mile from £2... Read More

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2006 Volvo S60 Reviews

Clear By Lanarts

I am the second owner. I drive about 9,000 miles a year. The average in town gas mileage averages about 21 mpg. The car handles well. It has good acceleration. I feel safe in the car. It has go... Read More

Awesome Car By lockhart9

Car looks are great. It has minimun road noise and is very comfortable in the ride. Acceleration is great, especially in this 2.5 Turbo model. The back seat would not be recommended for any with ch... Read More

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