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 mrsimpson on Jul 29, 2012 Vehicle: 2001 Volvo V70 2.4T Fwd 4dr Wagon (2.4L 5cyl Turbo 5A)
First, after much review perhaps the XC models have far more problems than the 2.4T V70.
I am at 124,000 and this car is the most comfortable, reliable and all around best car to drive. I also own a 2008 Audi A4, and although the Audi is the prize, I lean more toward driving the Volvo ALL THE TIME! The only issue I had was the radiator modulator going bad, which ran me about 575 dollars and only because my friend is a mechanic! Volvo would have easily been a 1000 plus job! But you know the parts are pricey, find a trusting local guy or do the regular maintenence yourself, it pays!
That said I commute just shy of 90 miles a day and this car runs so smooth it is a pure joy. Also good on gas!
by derove on Jun 26, 2012 Vehicle: 2001 Volvo V70 2.4T Fwd 4dr Wagon (2.4L 5cyl Turbo 5A)
so i bought my volvo new in 2001 and i am currently at 400,000 miles, what did i do, i changed the oil every 4k miles, changed the timing belt every 105k miles, i did have to fix the gas gauge cause the bobber in the fuel tank was stuck, and let me think what else oh i needed to put a new cd player in it bought it a stock one from ebay for 50 bucks, people are just stupid you cant just drive a car and expect it to last without normal matanice, you guys complain ill be back when mine reaches a million miles and thats my word.
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.