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Base 2.4L 5-cyl. Turbo AWD 5-speed Automatic - (56 reviews )
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By dwaters1
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2002 Volvo XC AWD 4dr Wagon (2.4L 5cyl Turbo 5A)


Review

I bought this 2002 wagon in 2007 and it now has over 150k. A year after getting it the trans started acting up, I was advised to keep driving it till it failed then replace as opposed to repairing it, since the problem would come back. It has some good days and some bad. The instrument panel does not work right, trip odometer randomly changes as well as the clock. The auto-diming mirror is now always dim. The alarm system is defunct because the sensor in the mirror is out, which also prevents me from using the keyless entry. There is an occasional werning noise that sounds like trans but comes and goes, randomly. Because that its a nice car, smooth ride with not bucking. Nice look to, parked


Favorite Features

Very comfortable, nice leather, handles well, looks very nice.


Suggested Improvements

This is a Ford made Volvo and apparently has the Ford repair issues. As of 3/2010 Volvo is now owned by a Chinese company. I don't know if that is better or worse, will have to wait and see. But either way better electronics, and better transmissions are needed.


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Great!! Don't take to Auto shops!!
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By 1randall
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2002 Volvo XC AWD 4dr Wagon (2.4L 5cyl Turbo 5A)


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This is a really great car. It is very comfortable on long drives and has great performance. I have upgraded some things with parts from IPDUSA and has made it even better. If you research the work yourself and do the required maintenance you will have little issues. You can get better parts at a cheaper price if you look for them and don't go to the dealership. If you are lazy then no matter what car you own it will start to fail!! Ignore haters that do not know what they are doing!!


Favorite Features

Drivability of the car is awesome and the 5 cyl turbo is more than enough power for this car.


Suggested Improvements

none


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Worst car ever
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By jerrellw1
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2002 Volvo XC AWD 4dr Wagon (2.4L 5cyl Turbo 5A)


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Bought the car with about 120K miles. Have spent $1,000 to $3,500 in repairs EVERY YEAR since then. WORST. CAR. EVER. FORDS (yes, Volvo is a Ford) ARE HORRIBLE.


Favorite Features

The joy of spending money on my car rather than my kids college fund or groceries.


Suggested Improvements

Don't use union workers to build the car. Don't build it in america.


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Worst vehicle I have ever owned.
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By supra727
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2002 Volvo XC AWD 4dr Wagon (2.4L 5cyl Turbo 5A)


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My parents and I have all have this model Volvo. We have all had to put thousands of dollars into them since we bought them. My parents bought theirs brand new. I purchased mine used. Everything from transmission problems to cosmetic and computer issues. We have had it all. The only thing I will give this car is that its good in the snow with a great pair of winter tires. I will never ever buy another Volvo. Trading this car in next week for a Lexus is 250 awd :) Can't wait for this money pit to be out of my driveway.


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>150,000 mi & going strong
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By jkwong
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2002 Volvo XC AWD 4dr Wagon (2.4L 5cyl Turbo 5A)


Review

I've bought this car new & pretty much happy with it's service so far. Got around 23 mpg overall, that's pretty good on a heavy car. Love Volvo's safety - had a head-on collision in our '83 240 wagon @30k mi. & it got fixed & last till 300k mi & still able to drive it to the junk yard :-) 2002 XC70: Yes, I do have following issues (did all the service myself) after new car warranty: - front driver side coil spring (@ 100K) - rear emergency parking brake pad - tie-rod (inner + outter) - #3 ignition coil - lower control arm bushing - upper engine torgue mount bushing - Transmission lock up (ODB2 code: 700 & 740) this issue can be cleared with ODB2 & the car back to normal


Favorite Features

Safety Comfort Style


Suggested Improvements

Purchased a 2011 XC70 last year got all the improvement implemented: - HD radio - MP3 (iphone) hook up - V6 engine - quieter & smoother ride - tire pressure monitor - no charge maintenance


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