2002 Volvo S60 User Reviews

2002 Volvo S60 Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 19 reviews

  • Performance:3.6 out of 5 stars3.6 out of 5 stars3.6 out of 5 stars3.6 out of 5 stars3.6 out of 5 stars 3.6 / 5
  • Appearance:3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars 3.8 / 5
  • Build Quality: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
  • Overall: 4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars 4.1 / 5

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PROS
"reliable car" 7 reviews
"power" 6 reviews
"comfortable car" 5 reviews
"handling" 5 reviews
"ride" 5 reviews
CONS
"expensive car" 4 reviews
"high maintenance" 3 reviews
"radius" 2 reviews
"power" 2 reviews
"handling" 2 reviews

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Wes writes:
2002 Volvo S60 Base Review
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Great handling and braking, compact size makes for easy parking and
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Weak acceleration, ugly black plastic side moldings, everyone's mom has this
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Great Fuel Economy, Safe Sedan — I drove the Volvo S60 for about two years and greatly enjoyed the time I spent in this car. The car averaged an impressive 31 MPG on the highway and about 24 MPG city. the cabin is relatively quiet and all the controls are conveniently located on the dash and are in reach at all times. The steering wheel audio controls came in handy on a daily basis as well as the on board computer that displays car information including: average speed, distance before next gas fill up, and average and instantaneous fuel economy. The handling is well tuned and tight enough to allow maximum handling and the brakes stop the car on a dime.

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Jonathan writes:
2002 Volvo S60 Base AWD Review
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Turbo, AWD , Handling, nice interior

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Expensive to upgrade.

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Volvo S60 Awd — It is a 2.4 liter transversly mounted gasoline engine. It is a five cylinder turbocharged. This is mated to a advanced electronically controlled Haldex AWD sytem. It has nice seats the interior is pleasing. Its pretty fast nothing crazy but it goes. Fun to drive in the snow and poor conditions. Ok on gas, turbo noise galore.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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katereading3 writes:
2002 Volvo S60 Review
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2

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It's very stylish, and has a lot of features. I've always felt very safe in this car, and have been in 3 wrecks over the past 7 years, and was glad I was in a Volvo.

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Very expensive to maintain, takes twice as long to be worked on. The closest Volvo dealership to where I live is roughly 2 hours away, making maintenance a major hassle. No one around here wants to work on the car, not even do an oil change. Once one little thing goes out or goes bad, it's like a domino effect, and the repairs just keep piling up.

katereading3
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Very Nice Car If You Can Afford The Maintenance And Live By A Volvo Dealership. — I bought this car in 2005 or 2006 with roughly 50,000 miles on it. I had issues with the Thermostat going out within the first week. Shortly thereafter, there was a recall on the fuel pump, had to get that fixed. I live 30 minutes away from where I work, so getting this vehicle worked on by someone who was willing and capable and that could do it in less than a week was a task. I did take it to the Volvo dealership a few times to have maintenance and repairs done, as much as I could. It's not easy to schedule an appointment with them on Saturdays, (we always got the, "if we don't have enough appointments for Saturday, we don't open the service department"), and it seemed like every other week something was needing to be fixed, and I couldn't keep taking off to repair my car. Apparently, there is a problem with the transmission over so many miles are put on it, it does what's called a "shift flare". This mostly happens in 1st and 2nd gear (mine's an automatic). The rpms will go up to about to 4 or 5, but nothing happens with the acceleration, then the car suddenly slams into gear, jerking the entire car forward. I've been told it just needs a software update, which you can really only do at the dealership, which is 2 hours away, which is hard for me to do. At this point, I've learned to deal with it, and I drive it like a stick. When the rpms start to go up, I let off the gas until it pops into gear. This seems to help a lot with the jerking. I now have roughly 181,000 miles on it, and can't wait to get rid of it. It seems like it's a ticking time bomb at this point, with a ton of other problems in addition to the transmission. Bottom line, if you have the time, money, and live by a Volvo dealership, this is a good car, otherwise, buy a different car.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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mclvt writes:
2002 Volvo S60 Base AWD Review
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4

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Looks great--even 11 years later!  Unpretentious, safe

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Maintenance costs  (avg $1,500 / year over past 10 years)

mclvt
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Volvo S60--safe, Reliable And Good Looking — I joined the Volvo club--I'm one of those that loves my car and doesn't want to replace it. After 11 years, It still looks great (no rust on the outside) and I feel so incredibly safe with it. AWD gets me where I need to go during the VT snow season. I will likely get another S60 when I do decide to move on.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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WABJMAC writes:
2002 Volvo S60 2.4T Review
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A comfortable, reliable, luxury car

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We have not had any problems so no cons.

WABJMAC
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Will Always Buy Another Volvo! — 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. Solid feel in the ride, closing the doors. Leader in airbag technology even in 2002!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Pål writes:
2002 Volvo S60 Base Review
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Everything

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The turning radius

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Volvo S60 2.0t — Good acceleratoin, extreme comfort, permium sound system, repaired for 4K $ in 1 year (In Norway, not that much), done 265 000 KM. Great for both long roadtrips and driving to the store. Fantastic look and style. Best care ive owned so far..

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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James writes:
2002 Volvo S60 T5 Review
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Comfortable. Handling.

Cons

Electrical.

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S60 T5 — Handles well. Quality is average - this car seems to have an electrical curse. Comfortable ride. Near luxury vehicle. Seems to be a bit on the expensive side to maintain. Brakes are a definite weakness since the rotors are too thin to machine and must be replaced.

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Ross writes:
2002 Volvo S60 Base Review
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5

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Comfortable, quiet, and well equipped.

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Running costs, FWD.

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S60 — Bought the S60 in May 2007. Liked the car as soon as I saw it. It was a 2.0T so performance was pretty good. Would have been better had it been a bit lighter though. Used it mainly for going to work and the occasional road trip. Wasn't particularly fun to drive and being front wheel drive there were some grip issues, but it was very comfortable, well equipped and great at motorway cruising. Had a couple of minor issues but overall reliability was very good. Running costs were the main issue. Servicing and insurance wasn't cheap and it averaged 26mpg. I'd had the car almost a year when I sold it. I didn't want to sell it but I couldn't justify keeping it. Overall this car did cost me a fair amount of money but I don't care cos when someone asks me what my first car was I'll say it was a Volvo S60, and it was brilliant.

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TheWoz writes:
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Provides luxury options, fine design and class without the outrageous price tag.

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Very few.

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Sleek, Smooth And Safe. — This car outshines many others in its class, such as the BMW 525 or Lexus 350, providing wonderful, easy access extras. As one of the safest cars on the road with the longest of lives (many reach 300-500K!), it is well worth the reasonable price.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Austin writes:
2002 Volvo S60 Base AWD Review
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styling, quality, speed, comfort, reliability, luxury

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handling, aging.

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Overall Awesome Volvo S60 — Have only had this car for a few weeks but so far it has been a blast! The most comfortable car i have ever sat in, the car is one of the fastest stock on the road. It handles more boat-like than my old 2003 Saab 9-3 which handled like a Porsche 911, but this is a nice change. This car also has substantial quality, built with luxury in mind and only the finest leathers and wood trim.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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2012 Volvo S60 Reviews

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2011 Volvo S60 Reviews

A Great Swede By Phillip

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2011 S60 T5 Ps With Excel Package By Paul

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2009 Volvo S60 Reviews

Great Car Fun To Drive By wendysacct

Drives like a dream with plenty of power! Nice console cluster easy to see and operate. Comfortable interior quality throughout. Safe and reliable great 6-year/100,000 mile Volvo warranty. All the bel... Read More

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2008 Volvo S60 Reviews

Like It !! By 1stChoice58

drives like a high end car for sure Good on gas very comfortable ride LIKE it, Not for Sale, Plan to keep for awhile, Heavy car, Seats are GREAT, Only problem it will not turn sharp . big circl... Read More

My Volvo By Barbara

I have a sunroof and buttwarmers and to top it all off, a freakin turbo! The only problem is that it's front wheel drive and everytime you take off it burns out and it doesn't turn sharply at all. It'... Read More

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