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Volvo S60



  • gregg_vwgregg_vw Posts: 2,422
    I doubt they will. Your experience is truly regrettable, but the vast majority of people are lucky enough to drive on all 4 tires until they are worn enough to warrant buying new ones. Tires are just so much better than they used to be. With manufacturers looking for weight savings everywhere they can these days, more and more models have a spare as optional. Like it or not, this is the way things are going, and they will not go back to spares being standard. Sorry for your mishap. That truly sucks. But it is like you won the lottery the wrong way.
  • jmaxejmaxe Posts: 198
    My gut tells me you're right but it would be nice to have the option of a spare tire.
    Sure, one can find a donut spare and jack kit but Volvo has eliminated the tire well in the S60 trunk whereas other mfgrs have kept the well but inserted a removable storage tray that can be sacrificed for an aftermarket spare.
    Obviously it wasn't a deal breaker when it came to my purchase decision but then I didn't know that a flat will usually result in a new tire purchase, as well as $50 or so for a new one-use tire inflation kit.
  • gregg_vwgregg_vw Posts: 2,422
    Yes. True. Not sure why Volvo eliminated the tire well. Now when you buy their optional spare, it takes up a good portion of the trunk space.
  • You are SOOOOO right!

    In the case of a car with a supplied spare tire/jack it would only be the driver's fault in the event he or she is stranded from a flat tire if he or she did not properly maintain it (i.e. the spare tire).

    In this case, the FAULT IS VOLVO's for not supplying a properly emergency equipped vehicle (i.e. a spare tire and jack).

    And THANK YOU. I am marking VOLVO off my list. That also goes for any other car manufacture who is irresponsible like VOLVO!

    P.S. Supplying a can of FIX-A-FLAT is a joke!
  • jeffm5jeffm5 Posts: 111
    I bought a 2013 S60 T5 FWD over 1 yr. ago. The no spare was almost a deal breaker for me. But the car has been great and I have no regrets. I also got lucky. I sprang for the donut spare for about $250.00. When I went to take delivery, there was no spare. When I balked at taking delivery, the dealer apologized and I got a spare 2 days later for free.

    I think Volvo is making a mistake. They have a justly deserved reputation for building safe cars, but make you pay extra for a donut spare. Very short sighted.
  • gregg_vwgregg_vw Posts: 2,422
    It may seem like a joke, but spare tires are one of those pieces of equipment that are going to largely disappear. What with run flats and better engineering of all tires, most people trade in or turn in their cars without ever touching the spare. Manufacturers see it as a way to cut weight/save fuel, and these days, every little bit counts to get to those higher mpg numbers required each year. So, like it or not, it will become one of those things that you will have to special order.

    Knock on wood, I haven't used a spare in decades. My 2011 S60 T6 does not have one. My previous car was driven for almost eight years with a full size conventional spare aboard. Wish spares were a given, but they are probably toast in a few short years.
  • medmdmdmedmdmd Posts: 41

    @jeffm5 said: I bought a 2013 S60 T5 FWD over 1 yr. ago.

    The Technology Package seems to be tough to find especially without also getting the Platinum Trim level.

    It seems like a great safety feature.
    Surprised it is not more popular or even standard. Even more surprised that it is not bundled with the Blind Spot option package.

    Has anyone found the Technology Package was worth the extra $1500?

    Any impressions or advice on the Tech and BLIS packages would be helpful.

    Thanks in advance.

  • gregg_vwgregg_vw Posts: 2,422
    BLIS is valuable to me, because I am blind in my left eye and it really helps with the left hand side blind spots. The technology package is invaluable to me as well. The adaptive cruise control is addictive and something I would not want to go with out on any future car. It works flawlessly following safely in traffic, braking gently if someone cuts in in front of you, and will go in bumper to bumper traffic safely without you ever touching the accelerator or brakes. The lane departure warning is an OK addition.
  • jmaxejmaxe Posts: 198

    My 2013 S60 makes a groaning sound only when I make a fairly hard right turn. It sounds like it's coming from under the console area. Any thoughts?

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