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  • volvomaxvolvomax Posts: 5,274
    Well, Urban legends aside, the turbo isn't a maintenance issue.

    The S60 turbos simply sell better than the non turbos do.
  • lweisslweiss Posts: 342
    I guess that Volvo wants to position the S-60 as a reasonable cut above the S-40, is that why it's Turbo only now? Not that I have anything against a turbo equipped car, it's just that 99% of my driving is either in city traffic where it's not needed or highway cruising, where's it's also not needed. And my non-turbo 1998 S-70 is rated at 0-60 in just about 9.0 seconds- not bad. I bought a Volvo for it's safety, features, and quality of build- not for incredible acceleration. Maybe I was in the minority or not their targeted market. Plus I also have the attitude that a turbo adds a measure of complexity to an engine that I don't need. Maybe I should consider the S-40 as my next Volvo? But somehow I don't like the styling as much as the S-60 and it seems a little small.
  • I have'nt purchased as yet....I am stuck between an Acura TL and the S60. I thought the S60 would win based on safety features however the TL has all the same features.

    So I face a difficult decision in the next 24hrs as I want to purchase in the next few days.
  • qbrozenqbrozen Posts: 17,148
    Between the TL and 2.5T? As much as I like volvo, I gotta go with the TL in that comparison. Resale alone makes the decision easy for me. HOWEVER, if it were between the TL and S60R.... that's a whole different story. Resale be damned, 300 hp AWD and adjustable suspension wins the day for me. :)

    '13 Stang GT; '86 Benz 300E; '98 Volvo S70; '12 Leaf; '14 Town&Country

  • volvomaxvolvomax Posts: 5,274
    What is complex about a spinning impeller?
    There is a world of difference in city driving between a non turbo S60 and a turbo one.
    Alot more passing power w/ the turbo. The 2.4T was designed w/ low speed power in mind. Full boost occurs @ 1800 rpm.
  • A friend of mine just bought a 2001 S60. This vehicle has a few minor problems,strut pads, motor mount, etc. I'd like to save her some money by doing the repairs myself. What I'm looking for is a volvo tech discussion forum for tips and any tricks for a shadetree mechanic. Any sites or businesses with good deals on parts would also be greatly appreciated. Thanks for your responses and time. :)
  • patpat Posts: 10,421
    We have a lot of knowledgeable folks hanging out in lots of helpful discussions on our Maintenance & Repair board - you should check it out!
  • I looked at the Acura and frankly it doesnt compare with an S60. Do you really think Ross Perot or Bill Gates would drive an Acura? :) :)
  • Some one on this thread wrote" I bought a Volvo for it's safety, features, and quality of build- not for incredible acceleration. Maybe I was in the minority or not their targeted market. Plus I also have the attitude that a turbo adds a measure of complexity to an engine that I don't need. "

    Thats why I think there will always be buyers for my S60 (non-T), especially with the extended warranty I have! And there appears to be little difference in resale prices when you get to a 6 or 7 year old Volvo.
  • Thank you very much. This is just what Iwas looking for.
  • Hi,

    Volvo claims that the AWD S60 gives 20/28 MPG for city/hwy....can anyone vouch for that? what has been your experience? Does the AWD have any problems?
  • volvomaxvolvomax Posts: 5,274
    I drive an S60R AWD. No problems at all.

    I average @23mpg combined.
  • xmf314xmf314 Posts: 154
    I looked at the Acura and frankly it doesnt compare with an S60. Do you really think Ross Perot or Bill Gates would drive an Acura?

    When Ross Perot was campaigning for President, he drove an old Oldsmobile 98. Ross wasn't interested in cars.
  • jrosasmcjrosasmc Posts: 1,704
    If I am correct this model year will be the last for the current S60 generation right?

    When would you expect the new generation here in America?
  • volvomaxvolvomax Posts: 5,274
    The current S60 will continue for the 2007 model year.
    The S60R will be dropped after the 2006 model year.
    The new S60 won't be here until the 2008 model year.
  • dfc3dfc3 Posts: 87
    I'd take a Volvo over an Acura any day - but if we're going for prestige - neither holds a candle to MB or BMW.
  • The point about Bill Gates and his Volvo is that it isnt about prestige, its about practicality and safety.
  • I am having the same issue with stalling and hesitation when I slow down. The dealer did the same BS attempt to download new software and then attempted to get me to commit to cleaning my fuel injectors. My father was a mechanic for most of my life so I know something about cars. I asked if they had checked the fuel line, fuel filter and other parts of the fuel system and they stated that I needed to bring the vehicle back in for those items. I have no faith that they know how to proceed or that they are trying to hose me for more money. Its my wife's car and she has lost faith in Volvo. This is the third that we have owned. Did you get your issue resolved with the hesitation? If so, what caused it? Thank you.
  • Hi everyone! First post here, so I hope you can help me out. I am in need of a vehicle, mine is about ready to kick it (94 Dodge Spirit with 185k miles on it).

    I will be driving around 35000 miles per year and am looking for something that gets good gas mileage and will not require maintenance work over and above the regularly recommended stuff and will last long enough to get my money's worth out of it or else hold it's value well enough that I can sell it after a good deal of miles and still have something to show. I absolutely love the S60, drove the 2.4 (non-T) version for a week as a rental and got 27 mpg mixed. I would say the back seat room is lacking for adults, but that is not a huge concern for me as I don't have kids yet.

    I am looking for advice from others who drive as many miles as I will and what they have done for vehicles in the past. I am thinking of buying used, something at around the 40-50000 mile mark, maybe off lease or rentals. New price is just too much $$$ and I feel I would lose too much in depreciation from new. I like the
    Volvo for it's looks and how it holds it's value in higher mileage. The Accord for its high mileage potential and fuel economy but not for it's looks. Jetta TDI is a thought but there are alot of conflicting posts on high maintenance costs and reliability issues with the diesel so I think I will stay away for now. BMW would be sweet, but too pricey for me starting out. From what I can see the Accord will go 200k+ miles, but I like the look of the S60 so much better, and I have been told that the Volvo will stay the course along with the Accord. That line from tip to tail is just heavenly!

    Cruiser27: How is your T5 working out for you after a few more months ? I am also in SE Michigan.

    Any advice you or others can provide would be greatly appreciated.

    Also if there are other areas in other forums where I can find info please help me find them.

    Thanks! :)
  • How long can I reasonable expect to keep driving an S60 ? Providing I keep up the regular mainenance the sales girl said it would make 500,000 km (300,000 miles) easy! I find this really hard to beleive and am looking for some real world experience from actual owners.
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