Anyone have the Volvo S60? (Military deal)

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Posted 1/30/2013 by sillymae in NSBR Board
 

sillymae
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Posted: 1/30/2013 5:07:47 AM
My love is in the Navy overseas right now and will finally be moving stateside later this year *cheers*

Ok so Volvo is having a deal for the military that gives a really good price on their new line and they offer free delivery to your new destination including delivery overseas. He needs to buy a car when he gets here (we will be moving to the NAS Patuxent River, Maryland) and is debating between buying our first new car through this Volvo deal or just getting a used one when he gets here.

I would just like to get some feedback on the Volvo S60 since it's new to me and he doesn't have a way to test drive it overseas.

Thanks peas!


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Posted: 1/30/2013 5:24:59 AM
We have had two. We've been very happy with them. The one DH is driving currently has about 175,000 miles on it. We had to replace a seatbelt mechanism for $500 but thats been the only significant repair. We use a foreign auto garage but haven't noticed repair costs on regular maintenance to be any higher.

Do you have any specific questions? DH would tell you to make sure to be the turbo! It has a sporty feel to it.

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Posted: 1/30/2013 11:33:33 AM
we have the s80. it's our 2nd one.

this one came with free maintenance for a huge number of miles.

they are comfortable and SAFE cars!

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Posted: 1/30/2013 11:48:36 AM
I have a 2012 S60 T5 which I bought in March 2012. Love my Volvo!

We also have a 1994 Volvo 850 which is still going strong.

DS has it at college. We bought the car new and with the exception of brakes and tires, oil changes, this car cost us nothing in repairs until 2012. Last year we replaced the timing belt in June and in December we put on new tires and did some updating to keep the car running to the tune of $2,000. We want to keep this car running until DS graduates. This car has never broken down or given us any problems. It is the gift that keep on giving.

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Posted: 1/30/2013 11:58:56 AM
Well specifically we were looking into the life quality. We are from California where we don't have winters and since we will be in Maryland for 4-5 years we will be going through winters as well as the car. I've been told that winters are hard for cars and add more years to it because the salt from the streets can cause rust and chains cause wear.

We both grew up with Volvos in CA, my first car was an 1985 Volvo DL and still sits outside my parents house in CA and starts up when you turn the key. His old Volvo unfortunately is no more, it was totaled a while back, but still it lasted a really long time too.

So I know they are good cars and last a long time I guess this would be my main question:
Would this car be good to last through 5 east coasts winters then drive across country back to CA?

Kerri W - Yes hes making it a turbo, thats no question for him haha. It would be manual too if I didn't have to drive it.

Thanks girls for your responses.



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Posted: 1/30/2013 12:49:01 PM
Cars don't really rust anymore, do they? With so much plastic?

You won't use chains unless you are doing mountain driving on unplowed roads. And in MD, everything will shut down if it snows. I live in northern VA and they cancel everything at the hint if a snowflake. We don't get enough snow in this area to justify a lot of snow removal equipment.

Hope that helps a little.


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Posted: 1/30/2013 4:14:00 PM
[/Would this car be good to last through 5 east coasts winters then drive across country back to CA? quote]

Yes, we are on the east coast. With the exception of a few dings my bad, not DS), the 850 still looks good at 19 years old. Just get a good coat of wax on it before the winter.

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Posted: 1/30/2013 4:28:51 PM
Our '89 Volvo made it through 15 winters in the Maritime provinces and another 5 in Ontario before we retired it (at over 500,000 km)Sold it for $500.

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Posted: 1/30/2013 4:36:10 PM

Cars don't really rust anymore, do they? With so much plastic?

Basket1lady the Volvo I had growing up from 1985 was a tank made out of all metal. Thats why it was an issue

Neisey thats awesome you actually sold it! I'm pretty sure we couldn't sell ours for $500 and its only at 200,000 miles.


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