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2003 Volvo XC70 Wagon - Consumer Reviews

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Base 2.5L 5-cyl. Turbo AWD 5-speed Automatic - (53 reviews )
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Love my XC70, can be expensive though
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By James Kaufman
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2003 Volvo XC70 Wagon AWD 4dr Wagon (2.5L 5cyl Turbo 5A)


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My father bought the car in 2007 for about $18000 with 60,000 miles on it. Personally, I love the car; it starts every key turn and is great in the snow. If you give it enough gas she will really get moving too! clocked about 0-60 in 8 seconds, not bad for 190,000 miles that it has today. the car is also super comfortable, leather seats and heating makes any drive awesome. The issues I have with the car are that we bought it used and the repairs. The previous owner towed with the car so we needed to replace odd things like the bevel gear. Since it is so old, it needs repairs quite often which are usually several hundred dollars. In conclusion, the car is really fun to drive, safe, can be $$$


Best Features

Leather seats, Gear select mode, Heated seats, Hatchback, Tire in trunk, the engine :), leather searing wheel, sound system, really strong frame, AWD, overall handling and much more


Worst Features

The car should have a more fuel efficient engine, but keep the build quality top notch. Larger transmission than 5 gears. Better AC, Volvo AC always breaks. Less expensive to repair and overall less repairs.


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NEVER AGAIN!
5 of 13 people found this review helpful
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By NYArtist
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2003 Volvo XC70 Wagon AWD 4dr Wagon (2.5L 5cyl Turbo 5A)


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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!


Best Features

There are no favorite features. I get pain behind my knees driving this car and now a bulb that was just fixed broke again and the engine is no good. This car stinks.


Worst Features

Don't buy Volvo anymore. They are sliding on past reputation.


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comfort
3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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By saad
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2003 Volvo XC70 Wagon AWD 4dr Wagon (2.5L 5cyl Turbo 5A)


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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


Best Features

mpg it does 26 mpg heating coolng Interior Design


Worst Features

better bulub I change 4 bulb


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My 03 XC/70
5 of 6 people found this review helpful
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By VersitileTransport
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2003 Volvo XC70 Wagon AWD 4dr Wagon (2.5L 5cyl Turbo 5A)


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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!


Best Features

Sunroof and Stock Stereo (add an iPod kit) Mostly a well built car but some components wear out to quickly. Mostly suspension-related stuff. Flush your Trans Now!


Worst Features

Software is tool critical to even simplest of systems. You/Dealers are slaves to the Mother Ship/Volvo. Did I say FLUSH YOUR TRANS NOW YET!


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Just a great car
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By Jim
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2003 Volvo XC70 Wagon AWD 4dr Wagon (2.5L 5cyl Turbo 5A)


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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.


Best Features

All wheel drive system incredible. I now love the driving on snowy days in the safest and fastest available car in snow.


Worst Features

Acceleration from 0 to 60 mph


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