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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 5-speed Manual
  • Horse Power 168 hp @ 6100 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 17/27 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…

 
What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews

  Average Consumer Rating (4 total reviews)


Car to avoid

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Vehicle: 1998 Volvo S70 GT 4dr Sedan

This Volvo is definitely not one of the better products Volvo has made. My car is always in the shop and has multiple electrical and computer problems (there are 7 computers in it, none of them very reliable). The engine is fairly reliable. Domestic and Japanese cars have better records. I paid about $30,000 for this car and have put in about $25,000 in repairs. So basically, my car has become a $55,000 car over 9 years. I probably should have tried another brand, but with past experience of Volvo's reputation of safety and reliability, I thought this would be good. It was a mistake. Avoid this car if you can. Or buy it cheap since it doesn't really hold value anyway.




Good until 90k

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Vehicle: 1998 Volvo S70 GT 4dr Sedan

The following have required replacement/repair in the last 10k miles. Three AC modules. Power steering harness, ABS module, Struts, Shocks, Power radio antenna, power door locks, Power seat does not work properly. To this point the engine and transmission have been solid. The bottom line is $4,000 worth of repairs for a car that had been reliable but has turned into a money pit of repairs. If you have one sell it before you put too much mileage on it.




Great car

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Vehicle: 1998 Volvo S70 GT 4dr Sedan

This car saved my life last week. Totalled it and I was told I was very lucky to be alive. I wouldn't be here today if I wasn't driving such a safe car. The car had 92000 miles and had never given us a problem. Amazing car.



 
 
 
Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 17
  • cty
/
  • 27
  • highway
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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.

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