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1999 Volvo S70

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I <3 my volvo
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By l8ydrgn
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1999 Volvo S70 T5 Turbo 4dr Sedan


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This is my first volvo and I'm never going back! The car is comfortable on long drives, is reliable and has great performance in all weather conditions.


Best Features

In dash CD changer and computerized traction control


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Overall I got what i hoped I was getting
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By dean koppenhaver
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1999 Volvo S70 4dr Sedan


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Having only owned this vehicle for a month a guess I should have had the opportunity to say N/A for the reliability. But being on the road five days a week and driving approximately 2000 miles a month, I think I can fairly assess everything else. Performance wise, the spunky little 2.4 5L has plenty of pep (no,not as performance based as an Audi or VW) and handles corners cleanly. Ergonomically, in some regards Volvo needs to be more intuitive with small things like better front cupholders. On a plus, this car is the simplest vehicle there is when it comes to changing a brake or tail light. Build quality is where I got what I hoped for, a solid, safe, fun to drive, car!


Best Features

My wife would say the heated leather seats while I like the dashboard information center.


Worst Features

Snapped a headlight wiper arm the first time I tried to replace the headlight wipers.


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Light bulb of the month club
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By JIM
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1999 Volvo S70 T5 Turbo 4dr Sedan


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Blows lights all the time; constantly replacing. Master cylinder replaced at 61k!!! T5 eats tires (3 sets in 70k, z rated tires are very soft). Also on 3rd battery (1 covered by firestone warranty). Power seats do not always operate. However, sound system is very good. Uses 93 octane gasoline.


Best Features

Sound system. Large trunk.


Worst Features

Obviously has electrical problems that need to be cured. Cup holders are flimsy. Too expensive a car for the problems i have experienced.


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Maintenance Cost Way to Much!!!
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By Scott
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1999 Volvo S70 4dr Sedan


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Seems there was always something wrong with this car. If you are looking to buy this car it is a MUST to have an Extended Warranty. If you don't you will go broke very quickly!!


Best Features

The front seats!


Worst Features

Just buy a S60 or S80.


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Love it Love it Love it
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By cpk_178
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1999 Volvo S70 T5 Turbo 4dr Sedan


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Bought my T5 on ebay, Love the visual
lines, lack of blind spots, overall
performance is incredible. Slight
hesitation in the turbo boost is
forgotten once the apparent endless
flow of HP kicks in! I prefer my 5
spd to auto trans as the control over
the HP makes the car a real trip to
drive. Volvo also makes the most
comfortable seats of any manufacturer
I have experienced. The ride is solid
and my upgraded Michelins have
resulted in a ride that would rival
most new cars. I love my T5 (my wife
will confirm) and will drive it for
many years to come... Only
improvements are flimsy cupholders and
that my turbo eats gas at an alarming
rate (that's the tradeoff)


Best Features

Turbo boost, Swoosh wheels, seats, dual temp zones, road feel, 5 speed trans


Worst Features

Cup holder reliability


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