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1998 Volvo S70 Sedan

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Volvo S70 Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 2.4 L Inline 5-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 4-speed Automatic
  • Horse Power 190 hp @ 5100 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 17/24 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No

Review of the 1998 Volvo S70

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  • Safety
  • Pros

    Superb comfort. Plenty of safety equipment. Solid construction. Amazing braking ability.

  • Cons

    High price. Odd control placement. No all-speed traction control.

  • What's New for 1998

    Volvo's 850 sedan gets a new name, new nose, body-color trim, stronger side-impact protection, more powerful turbo engines, redesigned interior and revised suspension.

Full 1998 Volvo S70 Review

What's New for 1998

Volvo's 850 sedan gets a new name, new nose, body-color trim, stronger side-impact protection, more powerful turbo engines, redesigned interior and revised suspension.

What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews


2 of 5 people found this review helpful

Horrible, totally unreliable, prone to

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Vehicle: 1998 Volvo S70 4dr Sedan

Steering failed, developed an oil & radiator leak past 100k. ABS/TRACS failed immediately. The door hinges on driver and passenger both failed. One pangs loudly at every catch, the other swings like a household door with no catch. The hydraulics in the trunk have failed completely. Speakers were wired poorly- all flicker on and off (not blown out). The stereo has you change CD's in the *trunk* (of all places) 0-60 time is longer than 11 seconds on the base model, but still gets terrible MPG (21 average for the automatic, even when babying it) Three star safety rating in the '90s, so it's not even very safe e-brake broken Good interior storage space, nice leather, good seats



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rmiddlesworth
rmiddlesworth
02-24-2009
I have a 1998 s-70 that my wife drives with our children and have been recently told that the brakes and rotors need to be replaced. I am handy and capable of doing the work (I think) but lack the t?...


s70awdowner
s70awdowner
08-08-2005
I read in different web sites that the problems with Electronic Throttle Body in S70...


joe162
joe162
01-02-2008
Model: S70, 1998, 2.4 engine....



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