So little needed to make much better
By rrscott on
Vehicle2004 Volvo XC70 AWD 4dr Wagon (2.5L 5cyl Turbo 5A)
ReviewA good practical car with much improved
exterior design from earlier models.
The lack of standard transmission is a
serious mistake. The geartronic works
but the lag in shifting and the
difficulty in knowing what gear you are
in is disorienting and limits
Driving is very civilized and secure,
but suffers from lack of feedback to
driver. The feeling is of a refined
car being driven in accord with your
commands by someone else, rather than a
sense of the car being an extension of
Best FeaturesThe small intelligent things like exceptional booster seats and the clear priority attached to safety.
Worst FeaturesStandard transmission, and giving more choice on expensive options like leather and sunroof which many of us do not want. Pricing in Canada appears to be out of line when compared to other Euro imports.
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