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Great Car!!
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By netguy5000
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2002 Volvo V70 T5 Fwd 4dr Wagon (2.3L 5cyl Turbo 5M)


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This car is fantastic, at 59000 miles with nothing but tires and oil changes, it still runs great. I'd recommend it to anyone. The rear seven for 7 passengers is a great feature too.


Favorite Features

3rd row seat, nice stereo, turbo power.


Suggested Improvements

an end-user-resetable service indicator would be nice for us DIY oil changers.


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works for me
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By wagon lover
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2002 Volvo V70 T5 Fwd 4dr Wagon (2.3L 5cyl Turbo 5M)


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Even with a few glitches, I'd rather drive this sporty European wagon than any of its bland Japanese or American competitors, and none of them can hold five kids. Bought used last winter. Had a few gremlins in front suspension, but local dealership did great job of diagnosing and fixing. No problems since then after 10k miles city driving. No complaints about dealer service, but not cheap. Car is fun to drive; handles beautifully on turns, accelerates quickly, and cruises smoothly at supra-legal highway speeds. Not that I drive like that. Big turning radius hasn't been an issue. Lots of features, marvelous seats, and a kickin' stereo make long drives a pleasure.


Favorite Features

Outruns everything in the school parking lot. Looks butch with 17-inch stock wheels and low-profile tires.


Suggested Improvements

No compass? Interior plastics are a bit hard compared to Japanese competition. Headrests not adjustable. Sunroof a tad noisy. Minor turbo lag. Steering effort somewhat high. All minor issues.


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Why buy an SUV?
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By kiddie car pool dad
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2002 Volvo V70 T5 Fwd 4dr Wagon (2.3L 5cyl Turbo 5M)


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Had to get a 7-seat vehicle for the school car pool, but wife hasn't yet figured out that I didn't get a T5 just for the nice seats. Bought used with 50K miles two weeks ago. This car has great power, but don't punch the accellerator unless you really mean it. Has every safety feature available on any new car and a superb stereo. The gas tank is ridiculously big; driven from Memphis to DC (around 850 miles) on less than two tanks of gas. Lots of thoughtful features on mine: integrated second row child boosters; built-in second row tray table with cup holders; built-in cargo compartment divider; clever rear-facing third row seats that my kids adore; electronic child-proof door locks.


Favorite Features

The twin turbo gives you all the power you could ever ask for in a family car. Feels as safe as Fort Knox and has Swiss Army knife versatility. Better gas mileage and safety ratings than any SUV.


Suggested Improvements

Sport suspension does cause a few rattles here and there. No coin box in the dash?


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Quality is disappointing
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By virginia_dad
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2002 Volvo V70 T5 Fwd 4dr Wagon (2.3L 5cyl Turbo 5M)


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We've had this car for nearly two years and would not buy another. Have had a series of electrical problems -- bulbs constantly shorting out, headlights failing -- and other assorted problems. Service has been mediocre and overpriced. Sport tires are expensive and loud -- not a quiet ride at all. We've owned Volvo's for 10 years now and recently bought an Acura MDX as our "family car" and have been much happier with the quality and performance


Favorite Features

Turbo has lots of pickup, seats are comfortable


Suggested Improvements

Electrical system has been a lemon -- tires are loud, service has been sketchy


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THE PERFECT WAGON
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By T5bruce
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2002 Volvo V70 T5 Fwd 4dr Wagon (2.3L 5cyl Turbo 5M)


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The Volvo V70 T5 wagon is the perfect blend of family hauler and sports/touring vehicle. The V70 is an extremely handsome, well designed vehicle and is significantly more refined than previous generations of Volvo wagons. The seats are the most comfortable I have ever experienced, handling is excellent and acceleration is exhilerating.


Favorite Features

The V70 T5 is anincredible aglile car. The "tiptronic" style adaptive transmission is the perfect compromise for couples who differ in their preference for a stick vs. auto tranny. The sound system and brakes are outstanding as is the overall comfort and quality of this vehicle


Suggested Improvements

In spite of the sport tuned suspension on the T5, it is still sways a little too much on sharp turns. The adaptive transmission would be nice with presets, so that my wife and I don't continually average each others shifting patterns out.


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T5 for practical enjoyment.
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By BioWhiz
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2002 Volvo V70 T5 Fwd 4dr Wagon (2.3L 5cyl Turbo 5M)


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The ability to go from automatic to manual transmission, flawlessly, at any speed has brought enjoyment (fun) back to driving. Although a mid-size wagon, once inside, you are never reminded of that fact. It handles in a very responsive way and if anything, is a bit too peppy. You MUST use the cruise control or you will be driving on a ticket from the local/state police.


Favorite Features

The T-5 transmission for pure enjoyment and the laminated glass all-around for the quiet ride that it provides. Also the one touch down AND UP windows.


Suggested Improvements

Loose the cup holder on the dash near the driver and replace with just the slot for a cell phone or sun glasses.


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Great T5!!
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By jeffandr100
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2002 Volvo V70 T5 Fwd 4dr Wagon (2.3L 5cyl Turbo 5M)


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Sport trimmed seats were definitely appreciated in the T5 as the side bolsters are much better than the standard seats (just take a curve quickly in a v70 with standard seats and compare). 17" rims/tires were a very decent deal for $500 extra (compare to buying this aftermarket). Safety features much appreciated. Dynamic stability control was a must when I made this purchase, great for peace of mind in wet driving. Seemingly very stable, stiff chassis. Wife loves it.


Favorite Features

Really supportive, comfortable seats, great visibility out the front, very good to rear/sides. Acceleration is very good, geartronic shifting is very useful when driving in moutains. Great handling tradeoff between every day non-harshness and crisp, responsive handling/ride.


Suggested Improvements

Non-proprietary CD changer interface, want removeable MP3 (eg iPod), but proprietary changer interface makes it impossible. Would have purchased integrated power window shades. Prefer similar HP/torque V6/V8. Why is 3rd row seat only for kids over 55lbs (why no booster seats)?


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THE BEST VALUE ON THE MARKET
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By daryp
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2002 Volvo V70 T5 Fwd 4dr Wagon (2.3L 5cyl Turbo 5M)


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I NEVER TOUGHT THAT VOLVO WOULD BE SUCH A FUN TO DRIVE. LAST YEAR I BOUGHT A MANUAL T5 AND I LIKED IT SO MUCH THAT THIS YEAR I BOUGHT ANOTHER ONE. THIS TIME AROUND FULLY LOADED. THERE IS ONE THING I REALLY MISS ABOUT THE PREVIUOS ONE; THE STICK SHIFT. IT REALLY ENHANCES THE PERFORMANCE OF THE CAR. ALTHOUGH, NOW I HAVE GEARTRONIC, IT'S NOT THE SAME AS MANUAL. BOTTOM LINE: YOU CAN TAKE THIS CAR ANYWHERE WHITHOUT HAVING TO WARY ABOUT MAKING POSITIVE IMPRESSIONS.


Favorite Features

INTERIOR AIR QUALITY CONTROL, COLD WEATHER PKG.


Suggested Improvements

THE ONLY LEATHER YOU GET IN THE LEATHER PKG IS THE SITTING SURFACES. THAT'S TACKY.


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Who needs an SUV?
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By PJ
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2002 Volvo V70 T5 Fwd 4dr Wagon (2.3L 5cyl Turbo 5M)


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Excellent value. Looks great. Great driving vehicle. Avg. about 22mpg around town. Seats are the most comfortable I have ever owned. High-pressure turbo throws you back in your seat. Holds the whole family (and the dog) in comfort and safety.


Favorite Features

Integrated child booster seats are a huge plus. Step up to the plate and order the Euro-rails; they will come in handy. And, they are expensive to add-on later.


Suggested Improvements

We are not real impressed with the electronics. Stereo could be better, and the computer functions are spread out in different locations. One central screen might be helpful. Throw in a DVD player and monitor for the back, and you will never look at a SUV again.


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My first Volvo
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By W. Horne
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2002 Volvo V70 T5 Fwd 4dr Wagon (2.3L 5cyl Turbo 5M)


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Quality good looking car and for the money very view can compete. Year and a half old and only a couple minor problems. Passenger side shoulder harness did not work and stillhas problems. It is by far the most comfortable car I have ever driven. 500 miles a day in this is OK even with my back. I would definitely buy another.


Favorite Features

Seat comfort, styling, and luggage room with four people in car. Fun to drive and it turns heads due to its fine looks.


Suggested Improvements

Better dealer support. Should not have to return to dealer for maintence.


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