by sbe79 on Aug 6, 2013 Vehicle: 2001 Volvo V70 2.4T Fwd 4dr Wagon (2.4L 5cyl Turbo 5A)
I have V70 T5 model.
It has 147K on it.
I have to say that I really, really like the car.
I just don't enjoy the difficulties that come along with it.
It drives, mostly, great.
I like the way it handles.
It may be a station wagon, but it's still an interesting car.
The leather interior is miles better than Volvo was using in the 90s.
However, the transmission had to be rebuilt before I even got it off the used dealership lot.
One year later, it struggles to go from 1st to 2nd gear in the morning.
The driver's side control panel on the door works infrequently (so most of the time, my window won't go down and I can't lock the doors remotely).
Mechanic can't find the issue.
by jbberge on Jul 11, 2013 Vehicle: 2001 Volvo V70 XC AWD 4dr Wagon (2.4L 5cyl Turbo 5A)
I have driven this car in snow, rain, ice, and the deserts of AZ and nothing has slowed it down. I even drove it up a running river (not very deep) on a camping trip once. It holds my mtn bike if I fold the seats down, and I've slept in it a few times too. Yeah, it's a bit expensive to service and I think it's a little funny looking but I couldn't be much happier with a wagon! Just be sure to stay up on your maintenance because it's way cheaper than repairing something once it breaks.
by heather50 on Sep 20, 2012 Vehicle: 2001 Volvo V70 T5 Fwd 4dr Wagon (2.3L 5cyl Turbo 5M)
Everything has systematically broken down, cracked, snapped off or ripped on this car. My mechanic even shakes his head at the ridiculously poor quality of this vehicle.
I spent well over 10,000 on mechanical repairs in the last 6 years, always thinking that each trip to the mechanic would be the last.....Ha! In addition to that expense- the following have happened: glove compartment hinge broken, electrical door locks and windows don't always work, panel by drive shaft cracked, side view mirror adjuster broken off, most speakers are not working, locking system on back hatch doesn't always close, vent panel for defrost fell off, and more burnt out head and tail lights than imaginable.
The Volvo V70 has been redesigned for 2001. Major changes include a new body structure, fresh styling, a revised interior and upgraded feature content. Safety figures prominently with the new V70 (as usual), but it is also more sporting than before, especially in T5 trim.
The car does not start quickly when the engine is cold but starts immediately when the engine is warm. We replaced the spark plugs and ran diagnostics on the starter, alternator and battery - all fin?...