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2002 Volvo V70 Wagon - Consumer Reviews

2002 Volvo V70 Wagon

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Great Car!!
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By netguy5000
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2002 Volvo V70 Wagon 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.


Best Features

3rd row seat, nice stereo, turbo power.


Worst Features

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 Wagon 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.


Best Features

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


Worst Features

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 Wagon 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.


Best 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.


Worst Features

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 Wagon 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


Best Features

Turbo has lots of pickup, seats are comfortable


Worst Features

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 Wagon 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.


Best 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


Worst Features

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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