Wife's car - has 25K miles. Bought new in early '03 before baby arrived (needed safer vehicle w/more cargo space); got great deal w/yr end clearance - chose over preowned '01 V70 for same price, 13K miles, & less options. Premium & Touring packages - Leather, sunroof, 16"alloys, 3rd seat, laminated glass . . . great car overall. Looks like the NHTSA finally crash tested the V70 for frontal and side impacts - 5 stars all the way around! Only problem thus far has been a burned out power lock motor in rear door (under warranty) and a burned out headlight (replaced myself). Will look at an XC90 next for more space . . . but will wait until the bugs are worked out from the first few yr
Decent handling for a heavy car. Adequate power w/base engine. Extremely comfy seats w/ very supportive headrests (great when in rear end collision). Sporty looks for a wagon (especially w/16" wheels). Very sturdy at hi spds. Great brakes. Safety features - curtain bags, WHIPS, SIPS.
More room in the rear seats - with baby seat in the middle, passengers have tough time getting their seat belts latched. Could use more leg room too. Only problem we've had thus far is a burned out power lock motor in rear door (under warranty) and a burned out headlight (replaced myself).
I have to say that I loved the car the moment I bought it. However once the warranty ran out the problems began. We now have to replace the radiator which has a slow leak. We have to now replace the steering rods and bushings.I have never had to replace steering rods at 57K miles on any of my past cars. There are a few other things that happened from day one that were never properly taken care of. I believe that Volvo should at least offer to help cover the expenses. Our local dealership has not been helpful at all.The Volvo cars of America has not been helpful as well.I bought the Volvo thinking that I would drive it forever but now I don't believe that will be the case!
The car is incredibly comfortable on short and long trips. The design is really nice. The 2.4T has great power.
Improve the customer service. Improve the horsepower. Do not let Ford have any say in the design or safety issues.
This car has surpassed my expectations! Whenever I have to rent a car, whether it is a new SUV, minivan, or luxury sedan, I am always delighted to return home to my Volvo V70. It drives smoothly, yet you can still feel the road to assist with driving decisions. It handles beautifully in all types of weather. And it has an extremely comfortable interior--especially the leather seats! I will definitley be a repeat Volvo owner!
Seating, sunroof, spacious "way back" area (wagon), comfort of ride on highway, especially
Purchased this wagon with 3rd row
seat. A dream to drive on a 2500
cross country trip - no driver fatigue
as seats are very comfy. No repair
issues to date. My one complaint as a
mother of young children is the
difficulty in installing a third
carseat or booster. GET THE
integrated booster seats. Back seat
has little leg room - no a biggie for
hauling kids, but seating and seatbelt
spacing in middle position is narrow
making it just about impossible to fit
a 3rd carseat in back seat. You
cannot use child restraint in 3rd
seat. We did not opt for the
integrated booster seats - and found
they area VERY expensive to add in
Front Seats very comfortable, safe,
Back seat leg room - middle seat belt
positioning makes it nearly impossible
to fit a 3rd car seat or booster,
carpoolers beware. OPT FOR INTEGRATED
Outstanding overall quality. Only
required one minor warranty service in
first 18 months. Suprising fuel
economy for full sized vehicle. Neat
interior features for hauling dogs,
camping gear, etc. Integrated roof
rack makes it easy to customize to
carry toys. Highly recommended!!!
Could use a few more horses under the
hood, but not a dog by any means.