Volvo has lost a customer!
By goodleto on
1998 Volvo S70 4dr Sedan
When took delivery, one door wouldn't
open because the door lock was broken.
Since then, the car has had numerous
headlight replacements; the headlight
on/off switch has failed; the ashtray
retaining clip broke (neither of us are
smokers and don't use the ashtray); the
heating coil cracked, spilling coolant
inside the car; all of the door gaskets
have been removed, reinstalled, and
finally glued in; the taillight
assembly has been repaired twice and
replaced; the cruise control has
failed; the retaining clips for the
under dash trim panel have broken; the
steering column trim clips have broken
and separated; and the air conditioner
We purchased this car the same day as a
BMW Z3. This car is my spouse's
primary vehicle and we bought this car
over several other choices, for the
My spouse loves the ride (she has a
surgically repaired back injury), the
handling, and stereo.
Abandon this model and build cars with
a reasonable degree of reliability.
Oops, I forgot Volvo already gave up on
I think this presents a pretty complete
picture of the reliability of a car
that is less than 4 years old and will
not be in our garage to reach 4.