By Tim on
2002 Volvo V70 2.4 Fwd 4dr Wagon (2.4L 5cyl 5M)
We bought this car with 32k miles on it in 2004. We bought a certified pre- owned Volvo which extended the warranty to 100,000 miles. It cost $1,500 extra (at least that's what the dealer said). I'm glad that we got the extended warranty because we needed it approximately 12-15 times in 3 years of ownership for major repairs. I've never had so many problems with any car that I've ever owned. Most of the problems were related to vaious sensors on the car and the car went into sort of a limp mode on 2 or 3 occasions which reallty caused a lot of worry about getting stranded on the side of the road. We got rid of it and bought a new Toyota Sienna. Volvo is by far the worst car I've ever owned.
When it did run right, it handled fairly smooth.
Reliability...Reliability...Reliability. This is a family car and I always worried that my wife and kids would get stranded somewhere. The interior has too much plastic. Buyer Beware. If you do buy one, make sure that you get the extended warranty because you WILL need it.