My V70R has been an absolute pleasure to own. This is a drivers car! My last two cars were the XCV70 and V70T5. The R puts these two cars to shame. With a one hour commute each way I am enjoying the car more each day. From seat support and comfort to sheer power the V70R for the money is the best performance and value on the market today.
The Atacama Natural Leather interior with the Black Sapphire Metalic paint makes this one of the best looking cars on the road. This striking combination will make even the most enthusiastic BMW or Benz owners envious.
The factory installed Sirius radio and iPod adapters are limited and do not allow full feature access to these technologies.
We bought our red stick shift V70 last summer, and are very pleased with it. If you want a 7 passenger vehicle (we got the rear rumble seat) without having to drive a huge SUV or minivan, this is it. It's not tremendously sporty, but has adequate pickup and corners well. It's also very comfortable for long drives. Service and parts are very expensive.
Front seats, integrated child seats, rear rumble seats, safety equipment, park assist, integrated electronics.
Reduce part prices. $60 for dealer-only wiper blades are an affront to customers. Make the 2.5 turbo available with stick shift.
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.
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.
wheel wells intrude into front foot space. turning circle should be smaller.
Can't be beat; it took a long time to find the manual transmission I wanted, but it was worth the wait. . I've got a big dog and love to have a little fun while driving her around: the Volvo simply wins by default!
Acceleration, front seats, premium stereo w/ sub-woofer, Atacama leather, volume for critters and cargo...
high beams not up to snuff; turning radius poor, but not as poor as nissans I have owned.