Hello Forum ...
I am considering getting a used XC60 for my son - who is a new driver. I am considering the XC60 because of the following:
1 - Safety / accident ratings
2 - Safety / Assistive braking - blind spot detection - etc
3 - Rear cargo storage
4 - AWD
5 - Styling & Features
My questions for you forum world are:
1 - Would you recommend the XC60 for a young driver? Why or why not?
2 - I have primarily been looking at 2010 - 2013 models - due to cost / market value. Is there a year or mileage point that you would avoid for a young driver?
3 - One 2010 model I test drove with 100k miles had the following issues ... have you seen either?
a - Deeply grooved front rotors - actually more rippled than grooved ... smooth rolling ripples.
b - Broken engine mount --- or so I was told --- strange sound, primarily at idle and when rolling to a stop.
4 - Are there any inherent / common problems on the XC60 - suspension? electrical systems? engines? I've yet to find the perfect car ... ever ... they are complex machines ... just looking for cautionary things that I should be checking.
5 - In the Volvo world ... what qualifies for 'high miles' on a properly maintained car?
Any other words of wisdom?