by ginia on Jan 31, 2010 Vehicle: 2003 Volvo V70 T5 Fwd 4dr Wagon (2.3L 5cyl Turbo 5M)
What an auto! Have regular maintenance performed, put in gas, and away you go. Replacing the sport type tires was expensive but other than that, there has not been one equipment failure or maintenance problem in almost 7 years. People who don't know Volvos think the wagon is new and are careful not to slam car doors into it. It gets 25 mpg in town and 31 on the highway - better than my 2009 S80.
by Arne Fagerli on Apr 18, 2008 Vehicle: 2003 Volvo V70 T5 Fwd 4dr Wagon (2.3L 5cyl Turbo 5M)
We bought this car almost a year ago and have driven 10,000 miles with it. 1,000 miles into the ownership the automatic transmission had to be replaced. I am so happy that we bought warranty on the car, so all we had to pay was the $250 deductable. We love the practicality of the Volvo V70. We have a baby, so space is very important and this car has enough space for the 3, the stroller and then some. The interior is nice, super comfortable seats and very good sound from the premium sound system. It is also a big plus to have the original navigation system, which is hard to find on used Volvo's. My only complaint is the quality. It is far from the level of Honda. Other than that it is great
by matncal on Feb 23, 2003 Vehicle: 2003 Volvo V70 T5 Fwd 4dr Wagon (2.3L 5cyl Turbo 5M)
Ok, its been only two weeks since Ive
had this car, but I really am enjoying
it. Previous car was a 00' BMW 328, so
my standards are high.
The interior is nicely laid out with a
feel of quality and quiteness to the
cabin. Like one of my friends said "
its like driving a pillow".
Unfortunately, the cabin is
so "airtight" that when you do open
the moonroof it does make a vibrating
One compliant: When shifting the
automatic transmission, its wishy
washy...you have to be sure that its
really in reverse rather than neutral.
A new high-performance model, the V70R, making 300 horsepower, will be available later in the year. A leather-wrapped steering wheel and an audio unit with a CD and cassette player grace the interior of the 2.4 and 2.4T. The latter also gets real wood trim. For the all-wheel-drive version, the 2.4 turbocharged engine receives a small bump in displacement and horsepower. Rain-sensing wipers and OnCall Plus (the telematics system) are available, and two new colors, Titanium Grey and Ruby Red, brighten the exterior.