By Hawaii on
1998 Volvo S70 T5 Turbo 4dr Sedan
I chose this car over a BMW 5 series
for the price to value ratio. The 236
HP from the turbo-intercooled motor
works well except for a sometimes hair-
raising turbo lag. More than once my
butt was pinching the T5's comfortable,
power and heated leather seat when I
had to merge into traffic from a dead
stop. There have been some minor
disappointments: poor button visibility
behind the steering column, driving
lights that do absolutely nothing, poor
rear visibilty when backing up into a
parking stall. But overall it's minor
stuff. I feel my T5 was a deal.
Big comforable leather seats. Plus the
rear seats have lots of leg and head
room. And the heated front seats are a
joy when my lower back hurts. The car
does not lack interior lighting at
night with six well placed lights.
Good usuable trunk.
Be prepared to clean brake dust from
your front rims every three days.
Downsize the turbo for better low end
acceleration. And my pet peeve --
muddy rain water collects on the lower
door sill so slacks get dirty upon
exiting the vehicle. Nit picking
complaints -- I still love my T5.