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Volvo's 7 year maintenance plan

2007-07-24 08:16
Volvo has introduced a 7 year / 140 000 km maintenance plan for its S60 model.

According to Volvo the new maintenance plan programme is to help the consumer to curb the cost of ownership.

Volvo's trusty S60 has also proved its mettle in the past too and outperformed many other competitors in its segment in the Synovate quality survey. The car is also packed with safety and comfort features.

In Synovate's Competitive Customer Satisfaction Index PP100 Report for the period September 2006 to February 2007, the Volvo S60 delivered an overall PP100 score of only 81 - which means on average there were 81 problems for every 100 cars sold.

Regarding dynamic functional aspects, the Volvo S60 ended second in 2006 in its market segment with a PP100 score of only 9. It was beaten only by BMW with a PP100 score of 3. Mercedes-Benz's C-Class scored a PP100 of 19, followed by Toyota's Avensis with 20.

Volvo has sustained the reliability of the S60 since its excellent overall 4th place in Synovate's quality survey for the complete passenger car category in 2005.

With its PP100 score of 69 the Volvo S60 outperformed many other brands, including some of its main competitors such as Audi and Mercedes-Benz. The average PP100 figure for passenger cars in that year was 137.

The Volvo S60 range offers a variety of derivatives with both petrol and diesel engines, all available with 5- or 6-speed manual or automatic and Geartronic gearboxes.


  • S60 2.0T Manual: R268 500
  • S60 2.0T Automatic: R278 500
  • S60 2.5T Manual: R300 000
  • S60 2.5T Geartronic: R314 000
  • S60 T5 Manual: R325 000
  • S60 T5 Geartronic: R336 600
  • S60 D5 Manual: R315 000
  • S60 D5 Geartronic: R325 000

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