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1998 Volvo V70

Volvo V70 Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 2.3 L Inline 5-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 5-speed Manual
  • Horse Power 236 hp @ 5100 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 17/23 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No

Review of the 1998 Volvo V70

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  • Safety
  • Pros

    Front and side airbags. Excellent side-impact protection. Superb seats. Solid construction. More cargo volume than many sport-utilities. Available all-wheel drive.

  • Cons

    Oddly placed controls. No all-speed traction control system available.

  • What's New for 1998

    Volvo's 850 wagon gets a new name, new nose, body-color trim, stronger side-impact protection, more powerful turbo engines, redesigned interior and revised suspension. All-wheel-drive versions arrive to battle luxury SUVs.

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Customer Reviews

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Great wagon

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Vehicle: 1998 Volvo V70 T5 Turbo 4dr Wagon

Just bought this baby with 150k on her, and she runs GREAT!! I checked everything out, suspension, timing belt, etc. Nothing wrong at all. And this wagon is fun to drive!! I would recommend these vehicles to anyone.




Good car for volvo savvy

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Vehicle: 1998 Volvo V70 T5 Turbo 4dr Wagon

Purchased at repo auction and obtained service recs from selling dealer. In time owned, did upgrade to ceramic brake pads and top of the line rotors at minimum cost as a DIY job (I'm a woman!). ABS module out per usual paid $150 to get it fixed - now perfect. Oil changes using Mobil 1 and mann filters. That's it. Now finally a tune up for less than $100 in parts again DIY. This car rocks. Mine is loaded and other than very routine maintenance, knock on wood, it's been good. This year must recharge the Freon.




Sweet ride, but expensive to

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Vehicle: 1998 Volvo V70 T5 Turbo 4dr Wagon

Bought 4-yrs old and have owned for 4 years. The good: great performance, very comfortable, safe. Holds a lot of cargo, but is really a 4-seater, not 5. With two car seats in the back, only a child can squeeze between them. The bad: parts are very expensive and it is prone to electrical problems. We've replaced the stereo and power window switches, but both problems recurred within 6 months. Also had to replace ABS computer which cost $440 just for the part, plus labor. Now the power locks are on the fritz. Never had a breakdown or failed to start, just annoying/expensive repairs. Overall, a good car, but we are trading in on a Honda Odessey soon, which is a better bang for the buck.



2 of 2 people found this review helpful

Great family hauler 4 the

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Vehicle: 1998 Volvo V70 T5 Turbo 4dr Wagon

Great alternative to the mini van, especially for those who want sports car performance.



1 of 1 people found this review helpful

V70 t5

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Vehicle: 1998 Volvo V70 T5 Turbo 4dr Wagon

This car is a sleeper.. very fast and handles very well. I just accumulates milage too fast!



3 of 3 people found this review helpful

Volvo = bliss

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Vehicle: 1998 Volvo V70 T5 Turbo 4dr Wagon

In November of 2001 I sold my SUV and took the keys to my very first Volvo. My partner and I purchased a 1998 T5 wagon - we love it! The seats are amazing the sound system rocks, and the fuel economy is way better than the SUV. Like many other people we've had the ABS Control Module and Speed Senors replaced, however both were covered under our extended warranty.



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What's New for 1998

Volvo's 850 wagon gets a new name, new nose, body-color trim, stronger side-impact protection, more powerful turbo engines, redesigned interior and revised suspension. All-wheel-drive versions arrive to battle luxury SUVs.

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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 17
  • cty
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  • 23
  • highway
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