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2004 Volvo XC70 Wagon - Consumer Reviews

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Base 2.5L 5-cyl. Turbo AWD 5-speed Automatic - (75 reviews )

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Excellent Value, great performance
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By Catherine
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2004 Volvo XC70 Wagon AWD 4dr Wagon (2.5L 5cyl Turbo 5A)


Review

We live in Germany and regularly drive on the Autobahns in the XC70. We've even had it up to 122 MPH while late for a flight and it is rock solid. Vehicle noise is pretty low compared to our old Tahoe and Jeep Grand Cherokee. Been skiing in the Alps and had no trouble manuevering in snow, the Winter feature works great. Pirelli Scorpion STR tires are worth the money. The only thing I really don't like after all is the rain sensing intermittent wipers-- it never seems to be the right amount of wiping for lower speeds and light drizzle. I've been hit by a motorcycle and I've backed into a post and the repairs were expensive, but car was not totaled, unlike my friends cars.


Best Features

The seats are really comfortable and I love being able to actually wear nice clothes and not climb up into an SUV.


Worst Features

Speed sensitive volume control, autodimming side view mirror, radio settings controlled by driver settings for key fobs, flip up rear glass and auto locking doors.


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2004 XC 70 six -month review
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By Gregg Corey
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2004 Volvo XC70 Wagon AWD 4dr Wagon (2.5L 5cyl Turbo 5A)


Review

Went to Volvo in August 2004 after very unpleasant ownership regarding a Jeep Grand Cherokee LTD. The Volvo has good styling, interior appointments are good- exceptional (leather quality), with the seat comfort exceptional. Fair to good performance, with handling very good. There does appear to be certain "blind spots" when turning sharply or backing up. Interior noise levels are minimal.


Best Features

Looks, reported reliability (no warrnty claims as yet), comfort, safety, dealer support and attention to service (best I have ever experienced!. Haven't used it yet, but the "W" (i.e. Winter) traction option control is slick.


Worst Features

Lack of "creature comfort" features that are standard with competition (i.e. full roof rack, tow hitch, passanger storage "what not" bins) driver interior "spare change" holder


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My04
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By XC70Geo
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2004 Volvo XC70 Wagon AWD 4dr Wagon (2.5L 5cyl Turbo 5A)


Review

Well done Volvo. I'm very satisfied, it's fun to own this car. BSR PPC Tuning is the best choice.


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GERMAN GONE SWEDE
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By NATURAL JOCK
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2004 Volvo XC70 Wagon AWD 4dr Wagon (2.5L 5cyl Turbo 5A)


Review

We've been looking for a good-looking SUVs but without the unnecessary bulk of most major SUVs. We traded one of our cars (AUDI A4 Quattro) for this new XC70 Volvo. We also considered the Lexus R330 and Volvo XC90. We found these latter two SUVs to be too tall/high for our "rescued" South Russian Sheepdog to jump in and out of the vehicle. We chose the XC70 because he is able to recline comfortably while in the car. The XC70's safety features also made us choose it over the Lexus R330. We would have chosen the XC90 but besides the "height" situation, we also found it a little "too feminine" looking :) Although I've seen quite a few women driving the XC70 here in the LA area.


Best Features

SAFETY, EXTERIOR FINISH, COMFORT, INTERIOR SPACE, AND IT'S REMARKABLE EASE OF DRIVE DESPITE OF IT'S SIZE---I actually prefer the driving quality on our new Volvo XC70 over our AUDI A4 quattro.


Worst Features

FUEL ECONOMY, Automatic locking door, ease of use of the entertainment/music controls/functions, parking voice/warning assistance especially when parallel parking-should be a standard feature considering the length of this vehicle


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lower front seats
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By Kirbart
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2004 Volvo XC70 Wagon AWD 4dr Wagon (2.5L 5cyl Turbo 5A)


Review

Great vehicle BUT the front seats r up to high and not much leg room in back. A/C not that cold.


Best Features

turbo & handling. Height of vehicle, so it's easy to get in & out of.


Worst Features

LOWER the front seats mounting points!! More leg room in rear. Stronger A/C.


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