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1998 Volvo S70 - Consumer Reviews

1998 Volvo S70

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Car to Avoid
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By Jack
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Vehicle

1998 Volvo S70 GT 4dr Sedan


Review

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.


Best Features

The seats are very comfortable. Not too soft like some American car makers and not too hard like the German cars.


Worst Features

It has a stiff and jiggly ride and exhibits mild torque steer. The ride is extremely uncomfortable while the seats are perfect.


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Good until 90k
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By Glen
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1998 Volvo S70 GT 4dr Sedan


Review

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.


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Great Car
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By LinkinGlory
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1998 Volvo S70 GT 4dr Sedan


Review

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.


Best Features

Extremely reliable. Engine sounds wonderful.


Worst Features

Paint quality, front brakes, rides too high


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You Get what you pay for ( AMEN!)
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By JRuss
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Vehicle

1998 Volvo S70 GT 4dr Sedan


Review

After a horrendous bout
of "Dodgeitis",or the non-latin
transcripton, blown head gasket at
65,000 highway miles, I decided to take
the unchartered foreign car route. I
read of the legendary durability of the
Steel Viking road vessels known as
VOLVO and, immediatly decided
to "Invest" in a vehicle that could
stand the rigors of every day wear and
tear. The "Investment",after 4 years
and 88,000 miles,is still serving
dividends in a civilized fashion.The
S70 carries the durability that the
price sticker suggests, thus showig
that one truly does get what one pays
for!


Best Features

Most noteworthy is the electric driver side seating memory mode that automatically adjusts the seating position of the current operator with just the push of a button.


Worst Features

Although they serve as critical saftey mechanism, the driver and passenger head rests pose a true visability hinderance. One logical solution would be the "slotting" or "perfing" of the existing style.


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