2001 Volvo S60 Reviews - Page 8 of 8

2001 Volvo S60 Base 2.4 from North America

Year of manufacture2001
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 2.4 Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.6 / 10
Distance when acquired13000 miles
Most recent distance16000 miles
Previous carHonda Accord

Summary:

Great car!!!

General Comments:

Great car, I bought the car used, but you can hardly tell the difference, the dealer bent over backward to ease my mind of buying the vehicle used as my last car was brand new, the clincher was the certified used car warranty, basically I got the remainder of a 6 year or 100K warranty, so really got 5 years or 86K which was better than the Honda new car warranty.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 29th October, 2002

2001 Volvo S60 2.4T 2.4 petrol turbo from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture2001
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 2.4 petrol turbo Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired5 miles
Most recent distance22000 miles
Previous carVauxhall Vectra

Summary:

Gives the Audi A6 and BMW 5 Series a good run for the money

Faults:

Worn out a set of front tires.

New headlamp bulb!

Trip computer reporting error - warns of a non-existent dead light bulb.

Interior trim to headlining re-fixed at first inspection - very minor fault - the dealer noticed it, not I.

General Comments:

Very comfortable long distance car.

Excellent performance that tends to surprise other road users.

Handling in bad conditions - e.g. wet and high winds, exemplary.

Very high standard of cabin fit and finish (we took leather upholstery, air conditioning and top of the range stereo set).

Climate control very good indeed, especially de-misting and defrosting.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 27th October, 2002

2001 Volvo S60 2.4 170HP 2.4 170HP from Slovenia

Year of manufacture2001
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 2.4 170HP Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.6 / 10
Distance when acquired0 kilometres
Most recent distance30000 kilometres
Previous carVolvo 460

Summary:

Better than BMW for less!

Faults:

Some car-wash rotating brushes are pulling the front bumper sides out of place. More embarrassing than annoying.

Roof rack rubber fittings wear out very fast. Already changed twice. Strange.

General Comments:

The car is definitely not small (as it appears to my American friend). There is a lot of space, still this is not a cab driver's choice.

Although this car is often compared to BMW 3 series, to me it looks and feels much closer to series 5.

The 170 HP, 5 cylinder engine is adequate, but nothing to write home about, except perhaps for the very nice sound (not before first 10.000 km though). If you are looking for tire burning speed thrills, definitely go for 250HP T5 or at least 200HP "Soft Turbo".

Interior comfort, isolation and especially seats are all exceptional. Standard stereo has very good sound (better than any other "standard" stereo by far), no need for pricey Dolby Surround or amplifiers.

Handling and suspension are excellent. Curve handling is 100% balanced. Just point the steering wheel and the car follows. Very secure feeling.

This is very enjoyable and reasonable car with very subtle style and nice character.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 20th August, 2002

Average review marks: 8.1 / 10, based on 25 reviews