Practical good looks
By Michigan Fats on
1998 Volvo V70 XC 4dr Wagon AWD
I really like this car. It is solid and
practical. Great cargo room, long and
lower than SUVs. With my Thule roof
rack I can carry kayaks, bicycles, or
lumber on top without help getting it
on the load bars.
However, since 100K miles I'm
putting quite a bit of money into
repairs. Maybe that's normal, but my
wife's 1994 Accura Legend with
164K miles has needed fewer
repairs (per her). Wonderful winter
The AWD, the driver's information
computer, the exterior height (lower
than SUVs), and the cargo capacity.
Oh, the car looks great and is solid
and tight still!
Fix the headlight problem of burning
Cruise controls on this year are old
fashioned, but have been updated on
Water runs onto the front seats off
the roof when wet!
My repair man tells me the AC units
are known to spring leaks behind the