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2006 Volvo V70 Wagon

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06 V70 2.5T
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By Mr Vette
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Vehicle

2006 Volvo V70 Wagon 2.5T 4dr Wagon (2.5L 5cyl Turbo 5A)


Review

I purchased this car used in March. The fuel economy is not too bad compairable to my 97 Honda Accord. Interior comfort is a little lacking. Performace is good. May buy a used 08 next year if it is more comfortable inside. Car has nav system. I hate it, gets on my nerves! 3rd row seat is also useless


Favorite Features

Comfort on highway. Performance,


Suggested Improvements

More positons for drivers seat. My 96 Dodge Ram had more adjustments!


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Unhappy Volvo V70
Performance
Comfort
Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
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By JMK
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2006 Volvo V70 Wagon 2.5T 4dr Wagon (2.5L 5cyl Turbo 5A)


Review

An ok car. Minor rattle from dash vent, should not be in a car costing over 40K. Also lacks some comfort features and storage spaces. Rear leg room is poor. If you buy this car be prepared to give up some nifty stuff .


Favorite Features

Seats, power and utility.


Suggested Improvements

More toys for the driver to play with. More handy storage.


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Worth the Money for the Seats
Performance
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By David
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2006 Volvo V70 Wagon 2.5T 4dr Wagon (2.5L 5cyl Turbo 5A)


Review

My wife had decided she wanted more than a Japanese car, one that will go over 200K (like all our other cars). We looked at Outback, Camry, Accord, and Passat. Camry and Accord no longer come in wagons, and we didn't like the Subaru. Saab, BMW and Audi were overpriced. We were so impressed with the seats and the Volvo reputation for safety we bought it. Absolutely no problems, 25 MPG city, 31 MPG highway. Not too shabby for a turbo. The 5 cylinder is a little rough compared to a V6, but the car has a smooth ride.


Favorite Features

Seats. Excellent build quality, no squeaks or rattles. Good acceleration.


Suggested Improvements

Upgrade "packages" don't combine real world features.


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Safety, Features, Comfort & Performance
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Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
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Exterior Design
Build Quality
Reliability
By DO
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2006 Volvo V70 Wagon 2.5T 4dr Wagon (2.5L 5cyl Turbo 5A)


Review

After 12 months, still impressed. Purchased after extensive research and test drives of several brands in a quest for a wagon-- closest competitors were Mazda6, Audi and BMW 3 series wagons. (BMW 3 series wagons impossible to find, plus dealers not helpful.) Gas mileage has actually improved over time to about 22 mpg around town-- dealer recommended using Chevron regular grade and it has performed well. Brake check valve and outside mirror glass replaced under warranty right after delivery. Otherwise trouble-free. Dealer/service has been great.


Favorite Features

Safety engineered in. BOTH front seats have a wide range of adjustments. Wife and I both have back issues, yet find the seats wonderful-- able to enjoy long days driving on a trip to Texas. Controls and instruments clear and well laid out. Small details show careful engineering.


Suggested Improvements

wheel wells intrude into front foot space. turning circle should be smaller.


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Gas Hog! Like an SUV
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Fuel Economy
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By AndyH
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2006 Volvo V70 Wagon 2.5T 4dr Wagon (2.5L 5cyl Turbo 5A)


Review

This is a solid, quality and well appointed car. Feels like it is worth the money and is comfortable to drive. Great capacity and a steady family hauler. However, the real world fuel economy is far worse than claimed by Volvo. If you care about emissions and fuel economy you should not buy this car. I am not sure how Volvo manages to fool EPA ratings but the real world fuel consumption is more like an SUV than a sedan or wagon. I would not buy again due to this.


Favorite Features

Exterior looks, comfort and solid build.


Suggested Improvements

Improve fuel economy or advertise realistic numbers so consumers can make educated choices. The Volvo mechanics know that these things suck gas, so marketing has missed the message.


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