1998 Volvo S70 Consumer Review: Excellent reliability, perform

1998 Volvo S70 - Consumer Review

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T5 Sedan (2.3L 5-cyl. Turbo 5-speed Manual)

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27 of 27 people found this review helpful
Excellent reliability, performance and comfort.
By chris_svedka on


1998 Volvo S70 T5 Turbo 4dr Sedan


I have owned the V70 and S70 line of vehicles for many years.
My 1998 S70 T5 is hands down the best vehicle I have ever owned.
After owning one, and wanting a second T5, I drove over 400 miles, round trip to pick up
another one.
These cars are built exceptionally well.
I have never had one leave me stranded.
Every vehicle requires maintenance and an occasional part.
Parts are cheap if you know where to look.
Any mechanic should be able to work on these EASILY. They do not cost more to work on than anything else.
If you insist on taking them to dealers out of warranty, then expect to pay.
Knowledge and a little legwork will make these one of the most economical cars you can own.

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SAFETY! My very first T5 probably saved my life in a front impact collision. Very nice interior. Leather holds up very well after 13 years. Solid ride. I live in the snowbelt and our state uses Salt to treat the roads. All of my cars look like new, inclduing the undercarriage, after 13 years of salt spray and potholes.
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