by jschwaber on Jan 25, 2014 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
Good interior storage space, nice leather, good seats
by jayandally on Aug 3, 2013 Vehicle: 1998 Volvo S70 4dr Sedan
I bought my Volvo S70 in 2000 with 24,000 miles on it, but sadly had to say goodbye to it this week.
While it didn't get me to 300K, it did get me to 286,000.
The only work I ever had done was sparks plugs & wires, fuel filter, radiator hoses and alternator.
The car was rock solid and reliable.
I was so impressed with the car, I bought another S70 - hopefully this one gets me over 200K also.
by mulchie on Apr 19, 2012 Vehicle: 1998 Volvo S70 4dr Sedan
Bought this car used, mint w/ 40k in 2005. Now, at 170k I am having my very first problems but they are minor. Replacement headlamp (deer) went rusty. Replacement radio antenna (car wash got the 1st) busted. All mechanics have been mint. Only time she's left me stranded was when a simple $40 item broke in the accelerator cable. Limped into a gas station and she was back on the road in an hour. Also the clutch got rough (5-speed manual). Replaced & now drives like a dream. Body remains mint despite New England winters. No rust anywhere. Drive is smooth.
30mph highway. 25 combined. Sticky buttons -yes- as others have said. I smeared brown paper napkins on them and that dried it out.
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?...