My first v70 was a 2001, the new model year for this generation. beautiful comfortable auto but electrical problems. Replaced bulbs every other month. HAd to replace right front strut (warranty) at 35K. It is true what they say about buying the first model year generation. Avoid if possible. Purchased a new 2005 xc 70 same color. Love it! It has been all tweaked out. Seems to have all glitches worked out over the past four years. No problems with it. All wheel is the way to go. Sound steady ride and taunt feel.
all wheel, dstc, semi manual shift option, great tires.
Volvo needs to upgrade radios to full size graphic digital read out screens. Needs to have voice recognition features. More textured seat surfaces. Offer non leather like seating surfaces as options.