by ilovemyvolvo on May 4, 2010 Vehicle: 1998 Volvo V70 Turbo 4dr Wagon AWD
I love this car. Comfortable, safe, reliable and can get me anywhere. My $5000 purchase of a used car has probably now cost me upwards of $10,000 including repairs. I've owned it for 5 years. Not what i was looking for in purchasing a used vehicle. It's been one thing after another- engine mounts, locks, windows, power steering leak, rear drive shaft now the air pump system. This is not a used vehicle you want to buy if you are not willing to put a lot of $$$ into it. Going back I probably would have settled for something cheaper to repair.
by Jay W on Apr 24, 2010 Vehicle: 1998 Volvo V70 Turbo 4dr Wagon AWD
Hands down, this is the best car I've ever owned.
I'm a college student who does his own Preventative Maintenance & turns his own wrenches: Volvos: easy to work on, rugged, simple.
Don't listen to the [non-permissible content removed] get gouged at dealerships.
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by JawzX on Feb 11, 2009 Vehicle: 1998 Volvo V70 Turbo 4dr Wagon AWD
I bought this car from a private seller who had all service records since new, so I knew what I was getting into, which was a very well maintained, if high-miles car. It had a large amount of work done to it prior to my purchase, including the Infamous prop-shaft replacement (still needs a torque-tube bushing and rear shocks), so I knew I wouldn't have to worry about that for another 150K miles... The car is very comfortable, performs reasonably, handles well, holds a huge amount of stuff, is great in the snow, parts prices for repair are high. I have no bad things to say about the interior materials or fit of the car, but mine was assembled in Belgium, maybe that makes a difference?
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