Overall, we are happy with the 2003 V70. The car handles very well, it is esthetically pleasing, gets good gas mileage, and has great storage. The main complaint is with a cold-start problem. The car would not start at temperatures below about 30 - 35F. Frustratingly ironic for a Swedish car. Left us stranded once. Eventually, Volvo tracked the problem down to a faulty engine control module after a few repair attempts. Since then, we've had no complaints. Would probably buy another.
responsive handling, nice acceleration for a family wagon, comfortable on long trips
reliability of the computer control modules evidently needs attention
I have owned this car for about three
months. It spends most of its time in
the city, where it does very well.
Where it really shines, however, is on
the highway. We took a 2,000 mile trip
and it was amazing - comfortable,
smooth, quiet and fun to drive in the
mountains. On the highway, I got 28
mpg. In town, it is closer to 16 mpg
(all stop and go).
The acceleration makes it fun to
drive. The brakes are awesome.
I would recommend this car to anyone
looking for a solid, high-quality and
versatile people and stuff mover (who
doesn't want an SUV or minivan).
I am a first time Volvo owner-
previously I have had Acuras and been
very satisfied. I was in the market
for an SUV..but after looking at the
V70 decided it really had everything I
was looking for-versatility, styling,
safety, and cargo space! Mine has the
integrated booster seats-great idea.
This car has the most comfortable seats
I've ever known in a car-plus heated!!
I can't wait to take it on vacation and
Seats, sound system is incredible, fun
to drive, power when you need it.
Place to store trash...rear window that
would roll down.