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Volvo S70 Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 2.4 L Inline 5-cylinder
  • Drivetrain All Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 4-speed Automatic
  • Horse Power 190 hp @ 5100 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 16/23 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No

Review of the 1999 Volvo S70

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  • Safety
  • Pros

    Superb comfort, plenty of safety equipment, solid construction and amazing braking ability.

  • Cons

    High price, odd control placement.

  • What's New for 1999

    Volvo adds an all-wheel-drive model (S70 AWD) to the lineup and makes a number of performance, safety and styling upgrades. All cars benefit from a new engine management system and an improved brake system that includes four-channel ABS and Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD). In terms of safety, S70s now include head-protecting side airbags and dual-stage deployment for the front airbags. Stability and traction control is now standard on the T5, and all other front-drive models are equipped with traction control. On the cosmetic side, all S70s receive a new grille emblem and body-color side moldings, mirrors, door handles and bumpers.

What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews

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Last of the originals

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Vehicle: 1999 Volvo S70 Turbo 4dr Sedan AWD

This is the last of the all-Swedish Volvo, and the turbo and AWD make for an impressive package. I believe this car got lost in the confusion over Ford sale. Agree with many of the past reviews, but the turbo really does give impressive performance to what is a somewhat heavy car. Handling is sure no sports car but not bad either. I bought the car new, then transferred to my mom, who still has it, so we have a good perspective, and the car runs well at 80k miles. On the other hand, the car is noisier than it should be at highway speeds and engine vibration is noticible.




First impressions

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Vehicle: 1999 Volvo S70 Turbo 4dr Sedan AWD

Just bought the car last week. Very fun to drive. My only disappointment is the cup holders. They are too small and being located in the console lid make the console usless when they are full. That having been said, the car is a kick, very comfortable, sporty ride, luxurious interior.




Very solid car

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Vehicle: 1999 Volvo S70 Turbo 4dr Sedan AWD

This is my first volvo. We purchased in PA and live in MN, so we had a great introduction to its quality on the ride home. Mechanically - this car is a very solid purchase. It performs extremely well, the suspension is very fun, and the brakes are great. You can really tell that it is very high quality car. It's not without the quirks you usually find in European cars and it is more expensive to maintain. Service lights come on fairly often, but you soon learn that life has not stopped if check engine comes on. It's just how the car works. It eventually goes off (and there's plenty of info online from other volvo owners).




Mechanical nightmare

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Vehicle: 1999 Volvo S70 Turbo 4dr Sedan AWD

Do not buy a Volvo! It is a racket on getting repair if warranty is up. No places do repair b/c of the cost for them to get software, therefore usually there is only 1 dealer in town that can do repairs and the take advantage of that. My S70 has so many electrical problems it is a joke and what is worse is the cost to fix. Really do your homework before you buy a volvo. I have owned many cars and it is by far the most unrealiable car I have ever had. good luck




Safe, reliable, high performance

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Vehicle: 1999 Volvo S70 Turbo 4dr Sedan AWD

This is a great car for long trips. Comfortable seats (wife loves seat heaters). Everyone praises rear seat room. AWD is great in snow, and has good gas mileage unlike SUV (approx 18/25 city/hwy). Car is fast, handles great, stops great. 60,000 mi service is $1000, other service is every 7,500 mi and cost $100-200. We have done maintenance only. Our car is well used and has a hard life, it is completely reliable and feels more solid than new cars of other makes.



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Be careful

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Vehicle: 1999 Volvo S70 Turbo 4dr Sedan AWD

Had it for 3.5 yrs.Problems initially- generally not taken care of to satisfaction first time.Note somesort of a silent recall for ignition sensor problem-2weeks in shopfor parts- suspension problem had to get worse before experts figured it out ,never mind the mis alignment wear("mntnc") item-bulbs burn out far too quickly ("not engnr problem-bright lights for safety is the cause")-steerig wheeel "paint runs under hot" midwest" sun replaced once now again but no warranty.



Full 1999 Volvo S70 Review

What's New for 1999

Volvo adds an all-wheel-drive model (S70 AWD) to the lineup and makes a number of performance, safety and styling upgrades. All cars benefit from a new engine management system and an improved brake system that includes four-channel ABS and Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD). In terms of safety, S70s now include head-protecting side airbags and dual-stage deployment for the front airbags. Stability and traction control is now standard on the T5, and all other front-drive models are equipped with traction control. On the cosmetic side, all S70s receive a new grille emblem and body-color side moldings, mirrors, door handles and bumpers.

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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 16
  • cty
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  • 23
  • highway
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