The 2004 V70 (2.4L) is
our third Volvo wagon (following a 1990 240 and a
Exterior styling, cabin ventillation and the center
console are all improved. The ride is smoother,
more comfortable. Front legroom gains about an
inch. Fuel economy is slightly better. And Volvo
finally got cupholders right.
However, the turning circle gains about 6 feet.
Some interior dimensions are smaller. Window
rollers are on a hair-trigger. And the
decent-sounding stereo has absurdly difficult
The car continues to offer exceptional comfort and
safety design, but Volvo needs to fix a few more
Comfortable seats, ample cargo room, safety
features (lots of airbags, anti-
whiplash seats, superior head restraints,
relatively short braking distance). Easy rear seat
Make DSTC (skid protection) standard. Add radio
station preset buttons (and offer that wonderful
HU-803 stereo in ALL cars). Bring back the 2000-
style fan control (with AUTO setting). Offer a diesel
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