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Very solid car
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By Zach
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1999 Volvo S70 Sedan Turbo 4dr Sedan AWD


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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).


Best Features

The car is quick for its weight (it's a volvo and it's safe, so it's also heavy). The brakes / suspension /interior comfort are from another world if you're used to US/Japanesse cars. It's just a different style of building a car. AWD is very nice in MN.


Worst Features

Quirky electronics / computer system could be improved. Cost of maintenance is higher than domestic cars.


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Volvo: solid with exceptions
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By bilbyjg
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1999 Volvo S70 Sedan 4dr Sedan


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Adequate power. Pleasing engine sound. 30 mpg highway, 24 city. Very comfortable. Chintzy cupholders. Bottom of dash beginning to tear off; did a DIY with some tape and glue. Otherwise fairly solid interior. Leather seats remain in beautiful shape. Good storage space with seats forward. Beautiful styling, reminds me of the better VWs. Outstanding handling, good in emergencies. Multiple sensor malfunctions - ABS, TRACs, BRAKE light, Check Engine, Transmission, ETS (accompanied with revving engine @ idle). Have learned to ignore the less dangerous (e.g. the amber ones), as it is an older car. Very happy if you're willing to see past some of the quirks.


Best Features

Seats. Mileage and power. Handling. Safety features.


Worst Features

Electrical system.


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Great Car Fantastic Durabilty
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By Chris
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1999 Volvo S70 Sedan GLT Turbo 4dr Sedan


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This car is one of the best for reliabitly. Can be an annoying problem with electrical warning lights sometimes going off for no reason. Everyone seems to have that check engine problem. Car still looks and runs great.


Best Features

Stereo, Seats, Leather, fit and finish, the visor controls for community gate and personal garage


Worst Features

need to inprove electronic problems. suspension could be softer and could be a tad quiter in the cabin


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Last Good Year
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By josh
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1999 Volvo S70 Sedan 4dr Sedan


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All and all I love my Volvo. I would not buy a newer one as Ford has ruined Volvo. My only complaint is the rattles. The vibration of the engine when the brake is on makes the whole car rattle and buzz. Also, over nearly any bump the suspension jars you, not rides like a tank (as old volvos do).


Best Features

Comfortable and roomy. The stereo is excellent and the safety features.


Worst Features

A more cushy suspension. The car is unusually harsh over pavement with any imperfections.


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Dashboard problems
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By Disappointed
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1999 Volvo S70 Sedan 4dr Sedan


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The dashboard began making loud noises. Dealership informed me that dash has come loose from firewall and needs to be replaced because when screws came loose it broke the clips holding it on. New dash is $2k w/o labor. Volvo has this same issue in 1997 and 1998 models and will not do anything about it. Volvo told me that if it happened within the manufacturer warranty (4yrs) they would have covered it. Extended warranty does not cover it because it is a structural defect. I purchased a Volvo for safety and for the long term. They don't make them like they used to.


Best Features

Inside of the car is very roomy. Only downside is the two very small cupholders.


Worst Features

Stand behind your mistakes. I have lost all confidence in Volvo if they could not learn from their mistakes in 1997 and 1998. Are they really looking out for the customer or their bottom line?


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