Love driving this car - in any weather. Seats are terrific and adjust to any
position. Performance - esp. handling - is very good (and I have had Audis
and a Porsche before). Just drove 3500 miles on vacation and was rarely
uncomfortable. Echoing some other reviews, trips to Volvo repair are WAY
too frequent and very expensive. Eats brakes ($1k for all 4) and turn signal
bulbs. Front susp supports replaced on both sides ($750 per side),
generator, air pump, weld a door hinge ($500 each), it's endless. Fuel usage
around 17mpg in city but about 28 on hwy.
Seats, control placement, stereo, a/c, exterior finish.
Eliminate gas cap -> check engine light. Add heavy duty brakes to AWD.
Longer life for bulbs. Make 3rd gear revs lower to raise city gas mileage.
Better cup holders (don't Swedes drink coffee in their cars?).
I can't believe there are so many others that have had the same problems...power window, leaking oil, check light always coming on, brakes, tires/alignment, abs, control arm, shift console and now the engine and valves! Some problems couldn't be resolved because every service station (including the dealership) diagnosed it differently. And when the diagnosis was a recalled throttle, Volvo disagreed! Too much money into this car. We justified each repair by reminding ourselves it was a Volvo but no more because they are not what they used to be. The name no longer means anything. (Doesn't Ford own Volvo now anyway?) I'll be buying a Honda or Toyota next. Too bad Volvo isn't what they used to be.
Heated seats, pet screen, fold down seats, sunroof
Purchased vehicle to get safest car for
my family. Found multiple areas of poor
reliability: oxygen sensors, brakes,
turbo oil-line return seal- and now at
80K the ABS/Traction control computer is
out ($700). Maint. costs in 7 yrs=
$6500. Selling vehicle because I can't
take it anymore.
Got this v70glt for my wife new. From
the start it was a nightmare. I cant
tell you how many times its been in
the shop. But I know all the service
managers by their first names. It is
getting worse over time. I'm out at
75K with thousands spent in repairs.
Run dont walk.
we have carefully serviced this car from the start. while it is reliable (starts every time) its fit and finish from the very first day showed a lack of workmanship and good design. It is very costly to replace ordinary parts such as oxygen sensors, mufflers and pipes and to repair interior problems like interior lights, shoddy plastic interior molding, etc. I will not buy another Volvo.
sturdy and spacious and sense of safety. Finally a Volvo with front wheel drive.
Where do I start: fix the interior molding - it loosened within a few months of ownership. Wiring harness had to be replaced after I paid for several headlights. CD player has never worked, even after replacement from dealer.
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