The V70R is an extremely quick and
agile wagon. Combining comfort and
athleticism in one package. In
addition, Volvo's world renown
attention to safety is unsurpassed.
This car is awesome, it has world class
acceleration and braking that make it
hard to beat.
Awd, 2.5 5-cylinder Turbo, Safety
Systems and build quality of a Swede.
Front Cup Holder placement. But then
again, this car's for drivers only.
This car has the turning radius ofthe
Queen Mary. Also there should be a
warning BEFORE the purchase that winter
tires are necessary, a $700 surprise.
The dash clock is difficult to read in
most day light hours. The door lock
system does not differentaite locking
from unlocking. But great handling and
performance in sheep's clothing.
Handling and performance
Turning radius; back lighting of dash;
locking system sound both interior and
Leased this Silver R, automatic, in
August, '03 as my '99 T5 lease was
coming due, after looking at Avant
Wagon, Toureg, and lots of others.
Had All-Season tires put on as a
condition of lease and the car is
fantastic. It sticks to the road in
all weather and at all speeds. Never
any wheel spin -- it just digs in and
goes like a bat out of hell. 15k so
far and no service issues.
Performance, 4 disk CD, steering wheel
radio controls, integrated cell phone,
Turning radius is a big
disappointment. Gas mileage is
marginally acceptable I get 20+ on
the highway but only 15+ in the city.
Cabin storage is also just marginal --
no room for my CB.