I’ve learned that Volvos may have issues with rings and pistons after about 100K miles. My 2014 S60 hasn’t bitten the dust yet but my mechanic tells me that high oil consumption could be an indication that this is in the cards. The mechanic said that more frequent oil changes and topping off the oil frequently could keep it going for awhile.
So now I need to decide if I want to invest a bundle to get it fixed. If spending 4 or 5 grand on the ring and piston issue will get me another few years out of the car, I’d probably go for that. The car’s only 7 years old and has just 125K miles, which should not be a big deal for a Volvo.
But if there are other issues that are common with this make or model, I probably wouldn’t want to keep it.
Can the Volvo crowd offer any insight? I bought the car new and have had all service and preventative maintenance done as scheduled. It’s been a great car. I just need to decide if it still has a bit of life left or if I should start looking for my next vehicle.