Best Year For A Used S60 ?
Posted 24 April 2012 - 06:37 AM
What is the best year for that car ?
- Gearbox, I understand all S60 Auto's are AWTF-80 ? Is that a reliable transmission? What fluid does it take ?
- What did Volvo do to the S60 mechanically between 01-04 ? Anything important or are they all the same cars.
- Most common Volvo design related faults ? In my S40, it's the VVT.. It goes to everyone. Anything similar in S60's ?
-Hows the milage for that engine ? (2.4 naturally aspirated)
Posted 24 April 2012 - 12:31 PM
Also why an N/A and not a turbo? The turbo has much better drivability then the pokey N/A.
Posted 24 April 2012 - 02:26 PM
I have an S40 2.0T now and the turbo has blown once, and now the return line is leaking... It's just a mess !
Posted 24 April 2012 - 05:45 PM
As for the turbo, they are VERY VERY rare to fail on the S60/V70/XC series. easy 300K-400K units.
Also the return line, that's a 15min repair, about as easy as changing the oil (unless AWD). You will be very sad if you drive a N/A after coming from a turbo.
Posted 24 April 2012 - 05:57 PM
Excellent, so a 2003+ S60 Turbo Auto
Now, did they change anything to the exterior in 04' ?
Posted 24 April 2012 - 07:59 PM
As was said, stay away from any 01-02 (automatic) and, of course, the newest you can afford the better.
You won't find many 2003's in general, it was a very short model year