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2003 Volvo XC70 Wagon - Consumer Reviews

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Base 2.5L 5-cyl. Turbo AWD 5-speed Automatic - (55 reviews )

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My little stylish Swedish utility tank!
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By Justin
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2003 Volvo XC70 Wagon AWD 4dr Wagon (2.5L 5cyl Turbo 5A)


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What an amazing wagon!!! Bought new straight out of Jim fisher Volvo back in 2002 and have absoulutly loved it ever since!!! I bought it for the reason that we wanted an overall safe wagon for the kids, that was awd and still ready for adventure. This thing is an absoulutly tank in the snow!!! Even on some of the steepest and iciest conditions this beast has never let me down getting up and down the mountain constantly going around struggling SUVs and is even better with studs! For being an 03, it is ahead of its time with all the features throughout it. I mean it has rear facing seats in the back!!! I would highly consider picking one of these guys up and you will never turn back!


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160,000 and counting!
1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By Jason
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2003 Volvo XC70 Wagon AWD 4dr Wagon (2.5L 5cyl Turbo 5A)


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Bought new-ish in 2004 with 2600miles, normal up keep and maintenance. No real issues 'till about 94,000miles; some electrical bug hit and took 3 trip to Volvo to get it right. People, change your fluids and do the recommended maintenance on your vehicle and you should have no real issues. I have 164,382 miles as I write this. My wife & I will be getting another XC70 after tax returns, we will keep this one for our daughter's first car.


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Love my XC70, can be expensive though
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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 15 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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