Tried and True Workhorse
By Bob on
Vehicle2005 Volvo XC70 AWD 4dr Wagon (2.5L 5cyl Turbo 5A)
ReviewI purchased a 2005 Volvo XC 70 to replace
my 2002 XC70 CC. It is virtually same car,
but with smoother performance and ride.
The transmission on my 2002 broke down
at around 28,000 miles, but I purchased
another one anyway. This is a great wagon. It is
very dependable and fun do drive.
The outside visability problems that I
expereiced with my 2002 have
been corrected to a degree. This model's response,
including turbo, is smoother than in 2002 was
and the transmission definitely works
better. It has great pickup and hugs the
road. Its perfect for snowy weather. I can
drive with no problem in weather that forces other
4WD off the road. Overall, this is a good car even for
the slightly lofty price.
Best FeaturesTurbo; traction control; interior
Worst FeaturesNot sure how you would remove them but there are serious and dangerous blind spots remaining - e.g., backing (although the park assist helps), merging onto a 45-degree angle road, behind the auto-dim rv mirror, etc.
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