2001 Volvo S60 User Reviews

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    Displaying 1 - 10 of 19 2001 Volvo S60 reviews.

    2001 Volvo S60 2.4 Review
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    55

    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

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

    Cons: Ceaseless mechanical problems and computer faults, very expensive parts.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful.
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    2001 Volvo S60 T5 Turbo Review
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    Volvo S60 T5 (standard Car With K&n Drop Air Filter) — Acceleration.. too slow for a normal boost (0.8 bar) Braking- excellent Handling - well, its volvo, wat do u expect?? Build quality is fine, except there is squeaking sound below the glove-box, something very common for S60 cars No problem about the appearance, I Like! Gas mileage is ok, for a 247hp car, you would expect the gas consumption like one. But the maintenance is quite costly, every few months there will be something to be repaired or replaced. However, considering the age of the car (11 years), it is widely expected. FUN FACTOR: It depends. For highway, I'll rate the car at 8 out of 10. For A road and B road type, I will say 7 out of 10.

    Primary Use: Family transportation

    Pros: An excellent family car with highest safety equipment..

    Cons: 1. It breakdown quite frequently during first year owns
    2. Suspension not that comfortable as expected.
    3. Acceleration sucks from still. But once on the move, beware mate!
    4. No Xenon light
    5. Gearbox sucks BIG TIME

    10 of 11 people found this review helpful.
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    2001 Volvo S60 2.4T Turbo Review
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    25

    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.

    Pros: most everything

    Cons: back seat

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    2001 Volvo S60 T5 Turbo Review
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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

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

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

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    2001 Volvo S60 2.4 Review
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    A Great And Fun Car To Have — Have a 2.0L Turbo. Great car. Handles really great. Great performance and can easily over cars here in LKA. Has clocked 145,000 kms and still drives like a champ. No troubles. Make sure to regularly do the services. Also check the bushes as they don't last very long

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Prestige, great performance. safety.

    Cons: Ground clearance. bushes don't last long.

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    2001 Volvo S60 2.4T Turbo Review
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    2001 Volvo S60 2.4t Lethally Injected Turbo Edition — Performance-factory performance is poor. Installed aftermarket exhaust. Acceleration is much better. Build quality-no problems with factory parts. Appearance- don't like factory appearance. I installed a black mesh grill. Painted wheels black. Blacked out head and tail lights. Cost of ownership- gas mileage is good after exhaust kit. I haven't had too many problems with the car. Fun Factor- stock the car is alright. It's a lot faster with exhaust kit. Very tight feel. Handles great. I'm waiting on a programmer and air box.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: It's a very well built car.

    Cons: I would avoid the car if you are going to leave it stock.

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    2001 Volvo S60 2.4 Review
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    Volvo S60 — This car has been an awesome car, I treat my cars rather harsh and this car handles all I throw at it! I travel up to 70,000km a year, the breaks are astounding with great handling! The only problem I have had is a bolt came loose on the tappet cover (random) which then covered the top of the motor with engine oi in the process cracking all 5 coils, I replaced said coils with new ones ($120 each) myself and since have had no more problems over the 4 years of ownership and can not wait to buy another! The only over cars I would consider to replace this car would be a S40, S80,Volvo's or a Citroen C6.

    Primary Use: Family transportation

    Pros: Awesome fuel econamy , Reliable, Great handling ,very responsive and good performance

    Cons: To many light bulb Failures  (park bulb and low beam bulbs)

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    2001 Volvo S60 T5 Turbo Review
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    Good Value — Tons of air bags; did the european delivery program with it and that was awesome! One of a few cars with a manual transmission that is quick. Very comfortable inside. For a volvo the styling is exception, particularly the seats.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Safety

    Cons: Not as fast or quick as it should be....

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    2001 Volvo S60 T5 Turbo Review
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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.

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

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

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    2001 Volvo S60 2.4T Turbo Review
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    My First Volvo — I like the car and think it looks pretty good. But still it's no sportscar. Good torque from the engine and nice comfort. Breakes are good and fuel ecomomi not bad. I can recomend this engine over the T5. Not very fun to drive compared to smaller cars but ok.

    Pros: It's pretty good at everything

    Cons: Is rather boring though.

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    Reviews From Other Years

    2013 Volvo S60 Reviews

    Solid Swede By Dori

    Car can do everything well. Predictable steering and brakes at speeds from city traffic to 114 MPH (drove it in Germany). Acceleration is linear and controlled, unlike my experience with the G35 Inf... Read More

    2012 Volvo S60 Reviews

    An Impressive Car And Good Value For The Money. The T6 Felt Too Front Heavy. By emlod1

    I love the turbo and the surge of power when I need it. I'd probably never buy a car without a turbo. The car is fun to drive. I feel safe driving it. I got the leather and sunroof and recommend it. T... Read More

    2011 Volvo S60 Reviews

    A Great Swede By Phillip

    A great all round car. Very comfortable, superior performance and excellent handling. Fuel consumption is average, but the adaptive cruise control is great. Haven't tried the City Safety or Pedestr... Read More

    2011 S60 T5 Ps With Excel Package By Paul

    Follow up to the previous S60 2.5T. Brilliant performance with the 6-spd auto box. Boot space less than previous model (Especially with the optional space saver spare wheel), but cabin larger..better ... Read More

    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

    Nice Ride , With classic model you get leather seats and electric seat and auto rain window cleaner. The motor would be good to have more power. And faster acceleration , Hopefully the new S60 is n... Read More

    2008 Volvo S60 Reviews

    Like It !! By Michael

    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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