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1998 Volvo V70

   
 
Volvo V70 Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 2.4 L Inline 5-cylinder
  • Drivetrain All Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 4-speed Automatic
  • Horse Power 190 hp @ 5200 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 16/22 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…

 
What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews

  Average Consumer Rating (9 total reviews)


$love it but leave it

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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.



14 of 19 people found this review helpful

Great car!

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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. [non-permissible content removed].




A nice used wagon, shop

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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?



 
 
 
Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 16
  • cty
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  • 22
  • highway
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Full 1998 Volvo V70 Review

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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christopher8
christopher8
02-15-2000
I am very interested in buying a 2000 Volvo V70...


Hello -- I'm new to this group, although a former regular on the Edmunds BMW 5-series boards. We have a 1998 V70 AWD with 135,000 miles that has been pretty good to us, but it's getting time for a ch...


fjdale
fjdale
05-26-2001
Last month my 1998 V70 wagon began to shudder through the steering wheel. The speed at which this happens is inconsistent - I can be going slow, medium or fast. It doesn't happen all the time but wh...



 

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