Very disappointed with the reliability of this car. Have owned 4 Honda's - never a problem. Splurged on this used Volvo (same price as a new Accrord). I have had numerous bulbs go out, lic plate still out - too expensive to fix. Throttle body, sensor, trip computer switch, electric window and remote for key. THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS on repairs in one year. Brakes pulsate sometimes when braking and I have had to stand on them twice to stop. SCARY. My next trip to service to deal with. But...I feel safe and that is why I put up with this expense. I commute 60 miles a day down "Blood Alley." It has not left me stranded, I've been able to limp to the shop.
Trip computer a love. Awesome head rest, so comfortable. The get up and go on my turbo - it moves! Smoothe ride, feels solid.
A lot of wasted space in front under dash area. Hate the cup holders!! Needs to be quieter, can hear the wind. Better communication for tech on reoccuring probelms for easier and cheaper repair!!
One professional review states that the
V70 feels like it's carved out of a
solid block of iron. Good, but a solid
block of silk is what comes to mind,
not iron. This is as true as ever
after two years of driving it.
Comfort, ride quality, road manners,
reliability, and sedan-like convenience
are all tens. Performance and handling
are everything they need to be, no
more, no less. And the brakes are
Seats. HVAC system. Turning radius.
Just take the S80 and make it into a
wagon. Done. TA-DAA.