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2003 Volvo XC70 Wagon

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Volvo XC70 Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 2.5 L Inline 5-cylinder
  • Drivetrain All Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 5-speed Automatic
  • Horse Power 208 hp @ 5000 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 16/23 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats Yes

Review of the 2003 Volvo XC70

  • Volvo's XC70 offers space and safety in addition to snow-busting capability.

  • Safety
  • Pros

    Versatile all-wheel drive, superb comfort, plenty of safety equipment, solid construction, amazing braking ability.

  • Cons

    High price, lacks the true off-road capability of an SUV, odd control placement.

  • What's New for 2003

    The psuedo-SUV formerly known as Cross Country gets a new name this year, to align itself more seamlessly with Volvo's revised SUV nomenclature. Now called the XC70, this all-wheel-drive, luxury crossover vehicle can be equipped with dark tinted windows, rain-sensing wipers and a new telematics system named On-Call Plus. Crystal Green is the new color for 2003.

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Customer Reviews

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5 of 12 people found this review helpful

Never again!

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Vehicle: 2003 Volvo XC70 AWD 4dr Wagon (2.5L 5cyl Turbo 5A)

I just purchased a 2003 XC with 130,000 miles. I have loved my 93 volvo wagon but decided it was time for something new. The mechanic checked it out but the fist day I drove it, today, the car wouldn't start. Low Engine Response. I may need a new engine. This is a the mother of all car nightmares. Never again Volvo. I'm done with you!



3 of 4 people found this review helpful

Comfort

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Vehicle: 2003 Volvo XC70 AWD 4dr Wagon (2.5L 5cyl Turbo 5A)

nice to drive it had 63,000.00 mile. since i drove another 50,000.00 mile lovlely at snow . small miner repair here and there. they never more than $400.00 ayear. well if the car more than 5 yr. thats is normal. I will keep the car another 5yr untill is 200,000.00



5 of 5 people found this review helpful

My 03 xc/70

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Vehicle: 2003 Volvo XC70 AWD 4dr Wagon (2.5L 5cyl Turbo 5A)

2nd owner, got the dealer history before I purchased...no major problems to start. Added heavy duty sways & end links (really helps handling), cool-air intake, chipped it, 3" down pipe, race-cat and 3" all the way back. It's now a fast, TURBO, versatile SUV. I can beat most any ricer before it get crazy and ride in style, haul my drums in any weather. SAFE! Flush your trans now, change oil every 3k, change timing belt, pinion gear oil. Do as much schedule maint. as you can yourself. Check underneath for leaks, don't ignore warning lights. Better yet get a code reader. I've had my share of little PIA stuff but nothing I can't learn to handle. Stay away from the stealership!




Just a great car

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Vehicle: 2003 Volvo XC70 AWD 4dr Wagon (2.5L 5cyl Turbo 5A)

It's just a great comfortable and reliable car.I have put 150,000 miles on this car and it has never let me down. Amazing room for three kids and large dog which I bought a Walmart gate to keep him contained in the back.The very best car in snow, I've had jeeps and all others and nothing compares to the xc.



1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Don't leave without extended service

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Vehicle: 2003 Volvo XC70 AWD 4dr Wagon (2.5L 5cyl Turbo 5A)

I bought my used 2003 XC Volvo with thee highest of hopes!! Aaarrrrgh, my bad. Most comfortable car that I have ever driven and great in the snow but.... The ever so slight noise that I didn't recognize was the AC going bad, which of course, went bad just as my used purchase warranty expired! Boo, my bad again, I didn't purchase an extended warranty. Next, my car computer went bad so the cluster wouldn't quite giving me messages. This was a few months later!! I'm up to ~$3000 in repairs and I haven't owned the car for a year yet! I talked with the shop service manager. He talked like this should be common knowledge about Volvos! He said that his the same problem..it was a 2006 XC!



6 of 6 people found this review helpful

253,400 miles and still in

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Vehicle: 2003 Volvo XC70 AWD 4dr Wagon (2.5L 5cyl Turbo 5A)

253,400 miles and still in the passing lane! I love my 2003 XC70. I am almost at 300,000 miles and the engine's performance is that of a young and vibrant one - the car is absolutely safe, an easy to handle vehicle and I Love my Volvo XC 70!



Full 2003 Volvo XC70 Review

What's New for 2003

The psuedo-SUV formerly known as Cross Country gets a new name this year, to align itself more seamlessly with Volvo's revised SUV nomenclature. Now called the XC70, this all-wheel-drive, luxury crossover vehicle can be equipped with dark tinted windows, rain-sensing wipers and a new telematics system named On-Call Plus. Crystal Green is the new color for 2003.

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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 16
  • cty
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  • 23
  • highway
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