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2001 S60

Overall rating:  Product Rating: 4.0

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2001 S60 T5

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Jun 19, 2011 (A Helpful review)

Author's Product Rating: 30 Recommended: No 

Pros: Great seats.Great fuel economy. 30mpg HWY, 27 Local.Good handling overall.Good A/C 
Cons: Painfully expensive maintenance. 
Harsh ride. Short life of front end parts and transmission (86k miles).
The Bottom Line: Buy one of this vintage only if it has been well maintained, and even then expect to spend lots of money when things break.

I recently bought this vehicle from a nephew who bought it new, but finally threw in the towel at 105k after spending over $17,000 on maintenance over his 9 years of ownership (not including tires/gas, etc.).I figured it would probably have a lot of ... read more

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2001 Volvo S60

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Dec 23, 2008 (A Helpful review)

Author's Product Rating: 30 Recommended: No 

Pros: Very comortable, good power and gas mileage and range.
Cons: Turning radius, maintenance costs, sides dings seem to appear by just looking at the vehicle.
The Bottom Line: Buy this vehicle only for safety and used with low mileage.  Be prepared for high maintenance costs.

I own two 2001 Volvo S60's.  Both of these were purchased used at very reasonable prices, one with 59K miles for $10,500 and one with 83K miles for $9,000.  As an owner with three Volvo's currently (including a 1997 850) and the ... read more

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Excelent Quality and Comfort Combined

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Mar 10, 2007 (A Helpful review)

Author's Product Rating: 40 Recommended: Yes 

Pros: Quality Design Comfort Price
Cons: 18 inch wheels cause noise when making sharp turns, a fixable problem
The Bottom Line: I think this is defintely one of the best cars out there including BMW330, more bang for your buck, and better environmental standards than BMW.

I love my s60 T5! I bought this car 6 months ago, It drives perfectly and is so comfortable. All my friends envy me and have been swearing their next car is going to be a s60 after riding with me. We have the full package, and I must say that the seats ... read more

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Volvo champion

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Aug 7, 2002 - Updated Aug 10, 2002 (A Very Helpful review)

Author's Product Rating: 50 Recommended: Yes 

Pros: so comfortable you may want to consider it your second home
Cons: none
The Bottom Line: This haggle-free, user friendly S60 starts from $27,000 and is sure to get you out of your driving slump.

Volvo has been a benchmark for safety and reliability. Enter the S60. This classy sedan is molded like a coupe and is a far cry from the boxy Volvo of yore. The S60 is the sportiest in its family, which consists of the entry level S40 and the flagship ... read more

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Volvo S60: Luxury at a great price

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Feb 8, 2002 (A Helpful review)

Author's Product Rating: 50 Recommended: Yes 

Pros: Comfortable, stylish, quiet ride, great stereo system, quality workmanship evident
Cons: limited legroom in back seat
The Bottom Line: If you are looking for an extremely comfortable and safe mid-size sedan, the Volvo S60 is a good choice. It is less expensive than other similar entry-level luxury vehicles.

I recently purchased a Volvo S60, 2.4 base model (options are automatic transmission & premium package). This is a beautiful car! It also is very enjoyable to drive. I test drove the 2.4T model also. It had noticeably more power when accelerating to ... read more

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Awesome Performance

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Dec 28, 2001 - Updated Feb 18, 2002 (Not Yet Rated)

Author's Product Rating: 50 Recommended: Yes 

Pros: Stylish,Safe, Fast, Competitive
Cons: Turbo makes it hard to be fuel-wise
The Bottom Line: Gives the Germans a run for the money with better value, sharp looks, great performance and safety at every turn.

OK, so Volvo has had a reputation for staid, safe cars similar to rolling refrigerators and about as exciting. But all that has changed with the S60 T5. This is a go-car with awesome power, Volvo reliability (so far), strong handling and the full gamut ... read more

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S60-- Is this the new Volvo?

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Dec 8, 2001 (A Very Helpful review)

Author's Product Rating: 40 Recommended: Yes 

Pros: Styling, Comfort, Power, Reliability.
Cons: High Service Costs, Disappoints on Safety Ratings
The Bottom Line: I recommend this car, starting with the 2002 model year. The car’s strong points are the styling, comfort, power, and reliability. A major low point is the service cost.

Living in this country's "Snow Belt" has an influence on many of the major purchases one makes. For instance, I try to buy jackets that have an inner liner and an outer shell for the days when "you never know." Well, it is much the same way with my car ... read more

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Passenger Impression of the S60

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Aug 27, 2001 (A Very Helpful review)

Author's Product Rating: 40 Recommended: Yes 

Pros: Stylish exterior
Cons: stiff competition
The Bottom Line: This is a good car that needs more to compete in a highly competitive market segment .

A friend of mine bought a blue Volvo S60 this summer. I have not driven his car, but have spent some time in the passenger seat, and here are my impressions. The S60 on paper A front wheel drive 4 door sedan, the S60 leans toward the ... read more

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Nice car, but not for everyone

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Jul 17, 2001 (A Helpful review)

Author's Product Rating: 40 Recommended: Yes 

Pros: Sleek looking car with great luxury and safety features
Cons: Sluggish performance, "mushy" handling and high price
The Bottom Line: Nice luxury car if you want something that isn't too quick, but has a nice feel to it.

I test drove several different S60s while I was car shopping in May/June 2001. One annoying thing I found was a shortage of these cars with manual transmission. I was told that there was simply no demand for manual. While this might be the ... read more

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Always Volvo

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Apr 8, 2001 (A Very Helpful review)

Author's Product Rating: 50 Recommended: Yes 

Pros: Sporty,sleek...and yes safe
Cons: None
The Bottom Line: Heritage of safety combined with sportiness

Never been dissappointed with Volvo. Though friends have laughed at the boxy appearance Volvo has had, the latest trends in volvo design have been to develop a sleeker, more sporty feel. Design Currently Volvo is ... read more

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Epinions Express Reviews
2001 Volvo S60 Nightmare
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Mar 25, 2007 (Show)
Author's Product Rating: 10 Recommended: No 
Pros: Overshadowed by the cons.
Cons: Mainly - Poor electrical components. That little message center is not your friend.
Get the extended warranty, seriously! Just another FORD (Fix or Repair Daily). Fell apart after the warranty expired. Front suspension problems, O2 sensors, faulty brake light and side position bulb indicator warnings that Volvo can't clear, climate ... read more
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A Love Hate Relationship
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Jun 13, 2006 (Show)
Author's Product Rating: 10 Recommended: No 
Pros: Great looking car, wonderful when it works right.
Cons: Never works right.
In concept, my 2001 S60 2.4T is a great car. Comfortable, powerful, very good looking. In reality, the car has been nothing but trouble from about 50,000 miles on due to horrible throttle control problems. The engine shakes violently, breaking motor ... read more
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