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1999 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 @ 5100 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 16/23 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No

Review of the 1999 Volvo V70

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  • Pros

    Superb comfort, plenty of safety equipment, solid construction and amazing braking ability.

  • Cons

    High price, odd control placement.

  • What's New for 1999

    Volvo makes a number of performance, safety and styling upgrades to the V70 line. All cars benefit from a new engine management system and an improved brake system that includes four-channel ABS and Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD). In terms of safety, V70s now include head-protecting side airbags and dual-stage deployment for the front airbags. Stability and traction control is now standard on the T5, and all other front-drive models are equipped with traction control. On the cosmetic side, all V70s receive a new grille emblem and body-color side moldings, mirrors, door handles and bumpers.

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Customer Reviews

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1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Good overall, many small repairs

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Vehicle: 1999 Volvo V70 XC 4dr Wagon AWD

Got mine from my father w/ around 145k miles. Originally a rental. Drove good, handled good, could take it camping, did fine in semi-off road conditions, very comfortable seats, good MPG, somewhat cheap to fill up, roomy. Inside covering for the back hatch came off/apart frequently - had sketchy mounts. Terrible cup holders, couldn't use center compartment when in use. Lots of minor/major? repairs including belts, strut cushions, something to do w/ the heater/ac, speakers on one side stopped working, hose burst once, steering out of alignment - car "rumbled" at 75+ MPH. Over all enjoyed the car. Crashed at almost 160k miles, still going strong. Appreciate it much more now that it's gone.




Love it all but the

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Vehicle: 1999 Volvo V70 XC 4dr Wagon AWD

I adore everything about my Volvo but the price it takes to keep it. Even the dealer admitted it is a lemon. Another reviewer hit the nail when he said "very good or awful." I got the short end of the stick on this one with weird problems (unraveling muffler gumming up exhaust, unexplained smokes inside and out...) and so may trips to the dealer, I know all the service people's kids' names. That being said, I love the way it drives, looks, feels and physically holds up, structure wise, I just picked a lemon. Would buy another one but can't gamble on picking a winner.




Keeping this one!

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Vehicle: 1999 Volvo V70 XC 4dr Wagon AWD

I really enjoy our wagon and the goal is to keep it as long as possible. We recently had to do some work on it but I would consider most of it normal wear and tear for a 10 year old car. We have gone on several 12+ hour car trips and always enjoy the ride and I am six foot tall so I can't say that about most cars.



1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Great ride, poor interior quality

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Vehicle: 1999 Volvo V70 XC 4dr Wagon AWD

I bought this with 40,000 miles. With the exception of the AWD axle blowing ($2200) I have had no serious mechanical problems. Burns oil and the brakes are very expensive ($900 for all 4) to replace. The interior has fallen apart from day one. 3 interior panels keep breaking clips and the back hatch panel has never stayed attached even after replacing the clips. Volvo is a good car mechanically and ergonomically, but it feels like Ford's traditionally poor quality interior. Leather is extremely cracked and many electronic annoyances.




7 years of enjoyment

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Vehicle: 1999 Volvo V70 XC 4dr Wagon AWD

My Volvo V70 AWD XC has been a great car, never any problems - just regular maintenance. It still looks and runs great. I've driven it across the county a couple of times with my 2 kids and we have all enjoyed the ride! I hope my 7 year old will enjoy it as his first car 10 years from now.




Drives like a sports car

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Vehicle: 1999 Volvo V70 XC 4dr Wagon AWD

Fantastic handling. Love how it hugs the road and turns on a dime. Can park it anywhere. Chassis sits 3 inches higher than most cars, and seats can be raised, so I almost have the height of an SUV, with none of their disadvantages.



Full 1999 Volvo V70 Review

What's New for 1999

Volvo makes a number of performance, safety and styling upgrades to the V70 line. All cars benefit from a new engine management system and an improved brake system that includes four-channel ABS and Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD). In terms of safety, V70s now include head-protecting side airbags and dual-stage deployment for the front airbags. Stability and traction control is now standard on the T5, and all other front-drive models are equipped with traction control. On the cosmetic side, all V70s receive a new grille emblem and body-color side moldings, mirrors, door handles and bumpers.

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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 16
  • cty
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  • 23
  • highway
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