We are the second owner at 13,000 miles, bought it pre-certified with a 100K warranty and now have close to 26,000 miles. The car has not given us any problems at all, it has peformed extremely well in mostly heavy, city, Dallas TX driving; though the Pirelli Scorpion STR tires need to be replaced (don't recommend V-rated tires) at $150 a tire. The A/C is outstanding in 100 degree temps and still get 19 mpg in the city. We compared this vehicle to the Audi All- Road & BMW Wagons, both were over- priced; and the Range Rover which had too many poor maintenance & gas mileage reviews. The light turbo has plenty of kick (210 hp), we're very happy with the overall performance of the Volvo XC70!
The All-Wheel Drive is outstanding as the Volvo sales person said it would be (didn't want all-wheel drive). When it rains in Dallas, streets usually flood quickly and the all-wheel drive cuts right through it!! A great safety feature when driving with the family.
The XC70 could probably use bigger wheels (currently 16"), a 17" wheel with a little more width would enhance the performance of the all-wheel drive (the audi all-road has 17"/18" wheels). Highly recommend a southern package for HOT climates, such as sun shades for passenger windows.