I have had several volvo cars and this one is by far the worst _ most problems. The battery needed to be replaced at just under 50,000 miles. The car is currently at the dealer _ it just died in a parking lot and the AC and Lights would not turn off plus I kept getting all types of weird messages on the car. Called the dealer and they said not sure what is wrong and may be battery _ if so it means it only lasted 30,000 miles. Had to have the car towed and when I left the dealer they could not tell me when it would be looked at and the lights were still on and the key was stuck in the car and I would bet money that if I drove past there today the key would still be stuck and the lights if any life left in the car would still be on.
Car was loaded with everything but parking sensors and power liftgate, A cream puff 2010 with 16,000 miles , a day at war with sales staff and a final offer 2 days later I got it for 26 grand. That's one heck of a distance from the 43,000 it stickered for 2 years ago. Car is tight, room for my stuff, quite , has all the power I need and with no turbo takes regular fuel. I can go over 400 mile per tankful . I would have bought an Outback new at 32 grand, but this Volvo is more car. However keep in mind it takes one heck of a hit in its first 2 years. Mileage is what they claim , but hey if you drive a Volvo , you can afford it, right, of course right.
Seat folds flat for storage, the key less feature is cool , it stays in your pocket at all time. Did I say Quite, going down the road, it is quite.
I have had this car for a little bit now, and love every thing about it! i have heard that they have some problems but mine has held up fine. This car is amazing off road and in the snow. i live near Lake Tahoe and wile other cars and trucks were stuck in last years big snow storm my car just kept trucking along like there was no snow at all! heck iI was even able to pull my friend out of the now when all f the roads where absolutely covered in ice. and let me tell you when his car is not small at all. so if you are looking for a car that can get you there safely in any and i mean ANY type of weather this will be he car for you!
I also own a 2002 version of the xc70, what a different when I drive this 2010 version. It's so smooth, quiet, a little bit higher off the ground. Good stability on the freeway, must be due to those nice V-rated Continental Contact tires....so far so good on this new purchase. -Joe
V6, all time 4WD transmission, run flat tires, MP3, Bluetooth, etc. connection, runs on regular fuel!
better pickup (it seem my '02 xc70 more responsive, may be due to the turbo).
Traded in my '02 Land Rover Freelander for the "Premium" Volvo XC70. Here in Canada the 2010 XC70 is sold in three basic trims: Base, Premium and T6. The Premium version includes the full climate package, BLIS, Bluetooth, HomeLink, leather upholstery, safety lock, power tailgate, motorized passenger seat, front seat and other premium features. It does not include the T6 or adaptive suspension. We've had our XC 2010 for 6 months and so far it has performed admirably. Compare to the old Land Rover, this vehicle handles admirably. My only grouse is that the 3.2 sounds gruff and unrefined when climbing hills, otherwise it's pretty smooth.
The most comfortable seats in any car that I have sat in other than a Maybach! Luxurious without the show. Very safe and a ton of features.
Include the 17" alloys in the Premium model. Also improve the engine smoothness when climbing hills.