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Recently I had my (baby) Volvo 854 written of because some idiot driving a truck was playing with his cell phone instead of watching the road. As a result he hit us so hard there was only approx 8 inches of trunk left on my car, the inpact also shoved our car under the car in front of us, which removed my front end. Anyway, I was soo impressed with the way our Volvo handled the accident, buy the fact my kids and I were able to open all 4 doors and walk away from this distruction.

Now here is were my story begins..... After looking at the Lexus, Infinity, BMW, Mercedes I owed it to myself and my family to get an other Volvo. For the first time in my life I bought a new car, And while it is a beautiful car, I have but 1 complaint and wonder if anyone else is having this same problem.

(From another thread post)

I have just purchased a New 2002 S60, on my first trip I noticed an annoying low frequency hum coming from the left from tire. It was to the point I was getting headaches from this noise. I originally felt that it was possibly due to a seperated tire, as soon as I got back into town I returned the car to the dealership to get the problem fixed.
The next day I went to pick up my car and I was told that there was nothing they could do, that when they tested other S60's on the lot they all made the same noise. After spending $40+K on a car I was pissed (and still had my headache). I knew that the loaner S60 cars that I had taken for Volvo's 24 hour test drive didn't make the noise so why the H%#^ did mine. It turns out that it is due to the tread pattern on the Michelin 195 15R tires (base rim and tires that come with S60). Even a 2001 S60 with the same tires had the same hum.

The test and loaner cars all had the Optional 16 inch rims with 205 16R tires, and these tire were quite. Consequently I got soaked for another $500.00 bucks to upgrade my tires.

If anyone else has had this problem, please let me know, I want to pursue this with Volvo / Ford. I don't feel that owners should have to fork over an additinal $500.00 just to make their cars bearable to drive. Also looking for email of Dan Werbin (CEO Volvo Canada)

Thanks for letting me vent!!
Sincerely
 

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Well just sum advise, I could get good tires for less the a hundred a pop and those would be 225/18R/40. Find a rim place and have them replace the tires, and they usually come with a road hazard warenty good for the life of the tire..... Thats what i did ne ways...
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I have the optional wheels as well and although the Pirelli P6's 235/45/17 aren't the best tires around I could hardly call them noisy on the freeway or the city for that matter. Their servicable all seasons.

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I have had a lot of S60 loaners (while I had my C70 in the shop) I also noticed that the michelins were noisy, I had some cars with the 15s and some with the 16's I'd get a car and like it and then get another and it would be noisy, all the S60 loaners were the same model 2.4T with different alloys and michelins my t5 with the pirellis is way quieter, though the turning radius is poor. In fact its quieter on the freeway than my C70 with the Pirelli P7000ss .
 
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