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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 interior and revised suspension. All-wheel-drive versions arrive to battle luxury SUVs.

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Customer Reviews

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$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?




Mixed bag

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Vehicle: 1998 Volvo V70 Turbo 4dr Wagon AWD

This car is an engineering marvel as far as the fit, finish and drive are concerned. Before buying ensure there are no oil leaks a the oil return line is often trouble. The part online is $90 ($120 at dealer), and an easy do it yourself. The traction control module is notorously flaky. Test by slamming on breaks and then gas on gravel or sand before buying. If the TRACS or ABS lights come on, run. Part alone is $800, though you can trade your old one in online and get a rebuilt one for about $150 (see www.swedespeed.com forum). Check out Internet Volvo forums before heading in for repair as many high $ repairs are actually a $40 sensor gone bad.




Volvo98v70awd

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Vehicle: 1998 Volvo V70 Turbo 4dr Wagon AWD

The AWD is wonderful! It will go anywhere in bad weather. Have had to make some major repairs that I did not believe would be needed on a Volvo.




Love it!

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Vehicle: 1998 Volvo V70 Turbo 4dr Wagon AWD

I have always wanted one and finally I got one. I absolutely love it! There are a few things that I don't care for. The cup holders suck and the rattling I could do without. It also drives a little bumpy but other than that heaven. A buddy of mine even took it off roading out in the sticks and it did surprising fabulous.



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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

  • 16
  • cty
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  • 22
  • highway
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