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2001 Volvo V70 Wagon

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XC is a big improvement over SUV
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By ericj
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2001 Volvo V70 Wagon XC AWD 4dr Wagon (2.4L 5cyl Turbo 5A)


Review

After 2 small SUV's I bought the XC. With the interior capacity, roof rack with cross rails and roof storage container, I can carry more than when I had an SUV. The ride is much smoother and the power of the turbo helps getting on the highway. I get about 18mpg around town and 28mpg on the highway. I have kept up with maintenance and only had a problem with a leaky angle drive. I have to drive farther for work, so I am putting more highway mileage on it. Very comfortable to drive long distance.


Favorite Features

Driving visibility, ride, storage capacity, 2-stage heated seats, memory seat/ mirror positions


Suggested Improvements

Less expensive additional/ replacement keys, rear seat legroom with front seats back, greatly improved owner light replacement


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Were Do I Start?
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By art
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2001 Volvo V70 Wagon T5 Fwd 4dr Wagon (2.3L 5cyl Turbo 5M)


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I am 59 years old and I have owned about 8-10 volvos during my life. Most recently I purchased a used off of a lease v-70 T-5 with 47000 miles on it. It had a full service till 100K. If it did not have that I would have gone broke. Here is a list. 2 radiators, one ac unit, one transmission, numerous electrical problems, 2 replaced sunroofs. Most recently I have to stuff rags and paper into the sunroof area to keep the sunroof from rattling. Numerous rattles in the car, rough ride and the list goes on. My previous car was an acura which give up the ghost at 225,000 miles. This volvo is a piece of junk. I would stay away like a bad cold. Never again. Then I found out that most of the


Favorite Features

None


Suggested Improvements

If the swedes starting building the car again perhaps give it a second chance. Otherwise Ford and italian electrical system( low bidder I am sure) has destroyed a once great name plate.


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European Disappointment
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By sailon
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2001 Volvo V70 Wagon T5 Fwd 4dr Wagon (2.3L 5cyl Turbo 5M)


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Expected Volvo lifetime, got Ford reliability. Well known transmission problem as listed on web, tailgate lift springs both shot, replaced top torque motormount after I could see daylight thru it, all rubber bushings in the suspension replaced after 85000 miles. Might be sophisticated European engineering, but LOUSY execution and parts quality. I will probably take the seats out and use them to watch TV in in my living room, and scrap the car. STAY away from this pile of junk.


Favorite Features

Gas mileage, great ride, carrying capacity


Suggested Improvements

Volvo MUST improve reliability / and design for ease of repair. The mechanics salivate when I bring it in,the labor is their kids to school It was my first and last Volvo.


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WHAT A LEMON!
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By v70owner
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2001 Volvo V70 Wagon 2.4T Fwd 4dr Wagon (2.4L 5cyl Turbo 5A)


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Bought this car in Sept of 2005 with 50K miles on it. We have had nothing but problems. Full transmission replacement in 08' under warranty, locks failed, seatbelts in back all failed had to be replaced, throttle control module, battery issues. You name it, we've had it with this one. As soon as we're able, we are getting rid of this car!


Favorite Features

Looks nice. Sits comfortably while waiting for tow trucks to arrive.


Suggested Improvements

What's not to improve. This car is terrible!


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Transmission Troubles
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By Julie
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2001 Volvo V70 Wagon 2.4M Fwd 4dr Wagon (2.4L 5cyl 5M)


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I love the car but am very disappointed that after only 85k we are getting rid of it quickly due to alleged transmission problems and fuel pump problems. This car has been babied - all services, all maintenance, all done at the dealership. We just cannot justify a new transmission at a cost of over $4k. I really thought the volvo brand would take me much farther than 100k miles. I hate that we are in such a disposable society that we sacrifice quality for profitability. Volvo will not get any more of my money.


Favorite Features

Great looking car. Easy to drive. Great visibility. Good gas mileage. Plenty of room.


Suggested Improvements

Better warranty to suggest that the car is worth the payment and the company stands behind their product.


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