I’m in my first 36/12 new car lease with a 2019 Volvo S60 T5.
I’m at only 8k miles and in need of new front tires, brakes and rotors. This is shocking to me as I wasn’t expecting to need any of the above until near the end of my lease.
I do live in NYC so I do mostly city driving but this still seems to be excessive wear. It’s not like this is the first car I’ve ever owned, and I’ve only ever changed things like brakes and tires at normalish intervals like 30k or every 3 years or so, not 8k…
Is this just a problem with Volvo’s? I’ve read similar things on other forums with Volvos but haven’t seen similar issues with BMW’s or Mercedes.
Volvo is blaming me and saying I’m just driving the car REALLY hard. But it’s not like this is a sports car and my driving habits are the same as they’ve always been. I do have a heavy foot at times, but I can’t even find cases of tires and brakes wearing out this fast on BMW’s with way more power than my car. And I know how BMW drivers drive, they make me look like a grandma (last car was a Prius BTW). I test drove a BMW 540 and that thing knocked my socks off and put my butt in my seat, lol.
Could I really be driving the car that hard? Why isn’t this an issue with BMW’s? I’m starting to feel like I should’ve got a different car. I’m not looking forward to 4 sets of tires, brakes and rotors before my lease is up…