Long time listener, first time poster and I need some advice. I’m looking to buy a reliable used car. I’ve done some research on the most reliable used car brands and models. The Volvo S40 and S60 series caught my eye. In my research I discovered that the 2004 and 2005 model years suffered from the “dreaded ETM” issue (Electronic Throttle Module). There were other issues as well but none seemed especially prolific. I keep reading that the Volvos S40 and S60 are among the best (most reliable) cars EVER made. 200K mile plus seems to be common and comments like “the car you can’t kill” are fairly common.
In the Kentucky area there are a few for sale in the 2002 to 2006 model year. The prices range from 9K to almost 15k and most have well over 100k mile on them. That seems a bit pricey for the age and miles even given the reputation. I don’t know though and that’s why I’m here, hoping that someone with some Volvo insight can help me figure out the real value of the S40 and S60.
I appreciate any input, good or bad.
Thanks In Advance,