Volvo XC60 - 2012ish

Volvo XC60 - 2012ish

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Skylinecrazy

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13,815 posts

158 months

Sunday 28th February
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Hi all, looking at getting one of these as a dog wagon in the near future. Anything to look out for specifically? Reliable?

Thanks smile

Timmos1974

98 posts

19 months

Friday 5th March
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I had one, it was the worst car I ever owned.

Got rid of it in under 3 months

Skylinecrazy

Original Poster:

13,815 posts

158 months

Friday 5th March
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Timmos1974 said:
I had one, it was the worst car I ever owned.

Got rid of it in under 3 months
Cars to elaborate?

djone101

889 posts

248 months

Monday 8th March
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I had a D5 AWD R Design in 2013 - my first Volvo experience and it was flawless. Never missed a beat - nothing went wrong.
Replaced it with another one in 2013 which also was great - again nothing went wrong.

Took both skiing each year - with winter tyres on they were perfect for the job.

Replaced the second XC60 in 2018 with an XC90 due to expanding children and subsequent University deliveries and collections.

Maracus

3,621 posts

132 months

Monday 22nd March
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Had a 2014 2.0 D4 for two years, sold it in March last year as I joined the company lease scheme.

Faultless, comfortable and a relaxing commute.

It was an R Design Lux Nav Auto.

Murph7355

28,820 posts

220 months

Tuesday 23rd March
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I haven't had an XC60, only 2x XC90s. I think the key thing is to set your expectations properly.

Volvos of that era are pretty utilitarian. Our XC90 was a 2010 and was a great family wagon, but pretty agricultural in some respects and not exciting at all. But what it did do is cement our love for the brand as safe family transport. The Volvo Owners forum is a great source of help and recommended.

Our 2016 XC90 is a league ahead of the old one. A real step change from Volvo in adding luxury to the utilitarian angle. We looked at all 7 seat options when buying it and the XC90 was head and shoulders the best overall buy in our opinion.

I think the later XC60 does the same for that model - friends of ours just bought one and love it.

Go into an earlier model expecting rough edges and a pretty beige steer and its virtues will likely shine through. Expect something different and you may be disappointed.

DennisTheMenace

15,599 posts

232 months

Tuesday 6th April
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We have had ours for 3 and a bit years now, it’s brilliant, other than a clutch at 105k it’s needed just routine servicing. It’s a rare beast too being Rebel Blue, it’s also an ex Volvo press hack so more kit than curry’s,



ollyh1988

720 posts

164 months

Tuesday 6th April
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DennisTheMenace said:
We have had ours for 3 and a bit years now, it’s brilliant, other than a clutch at 105k it’s needed just routine servicing. It’s a rare beast too being Rebel Blue, it’s also an ex Volvo press hack so more kit than curry’s,


That looks fantastic - we have been looking at the new shape xc60 and one of the disappointments is the really boring colours available. If you don’t go for an R-design they are pretty much all silver, grey or black!

DennisTheMenace

15,599 posts

232 months

We are discovering the same. You can get a nice blue still, but only on R-Design, car colours have become greyscale!

Vibrant copper was another colour Volvo did that looked good, but this Rebel Blue, I haven’t lost it yet in a car park!