This is one incredible vehicle. Indiana
to British Columbia via the Northwest
and back through the Southwest; to
Florida via North Carolina's Outer
Banks and back; then round trip to
Canada's Martitme Provinces and all
this within 14 months; not a single
problem 12,000 foot mountains and 118
degree deserts did not budge the engine
heat indicator off of normal; gets 29.4
mpg @ 65 mph; superb seats; the turbo 5
more than matches any V8 ever owned
(including the 60's powerhouses); it's
like driving a Bradley Fighting Vehicle
with agility and comfort.
Seat comfort, pep and versatility.
More intuitive radio controls; 1/2 inch
more space between the gas and brake
pedals; door lock button at the rear
like Explorer; quicker operating
electronic door locks like Mercedes.
I purchased a new 2003 Volvo. Had
problems within months of owning it.
First it was the keyless entry, then
the emissions light, then the dome
light when on when driving over a bump
in the road. The last straw was an oil
pan leak and engine problems. For
spending $40K, this car was a piece of
junk. I traded it for what I have
always know to be reliable a Honda!
I like the way it drives, the handling
and ergonomics. Do bad it wasn't out
of the shop long enough to enjoy. And
the service at the service dept. stinks!
This is the third Volvo that we have
owned and is by far the favorite of all
three. I don't think I will ever buy
anything else but a Volvo, if for
nothing else the safety features. I
drive a very crazy, interstate highway
everyday and it's nice to know that
should I be involved in a serious
accident, there is a high probability
that I will survive it.
Although not a "luxury car" there are
enough really nice features on the
V70XC to make it comfortable and a
dream to drive.
I average around 22 mpg and use ONLY 93
octane fuel. So far, we have
experienced absolutley no problems with
this car and couldn't be happier with
our purchase. 5 stars for Volvo!
I love the whole car, what more can I
say? But I guess the one feature I love
the most would have to be the heated
seats on a cold winter morning!