1998 Volvo S70 Consumer Review: Many issues...no resolution

1998 Volvo S70 Sedan - Consumer Review

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Many issues...no resolution
By Esc5150 on


1998 Volvo S70 GLT Turbo 4dr Sedan


Have had the car for 3+ years and experiencing same issues as others. ABC control replaced ($1000), MAP sensor, lights and more lights, weird shutter/noise from front end and more engine fault codes than I can count. No service available outside dealership which is over-priced, questionable and I am always treated poorly when requesting service. Door panels are starting to peel and waiting for the known transmission issues at 130K. Very disappointed in build quality considering price and reputation from years past. Had planned to keep for 10 years but decided to return to Acura (had my last one 10+ years and it was perfect!). Avoid this car unless you are married to a mechanic!

Best Features

Heated seats and the turbo (it's still works!)

Worst Features

Build quality, address the "known" issues (read the other reviews, we ALL have the same issues)and please, please, please have someone from Volvo corp tell the dealerships we are customers and should be treated well...not as an inconvenience!
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By mhphoto
on 06/23/11 23:14 PM (PDT)

$1,000 for an ABS control unit!? You can get rebuilt ones on ebay for around $120 and swap them out yourself.

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