1999 Volvo S70 Consumer Review: Quality Car w/Qwerky Electroni

1999 Volvo S70 - Consumer Review

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71 Total Reviews

Base Sedan (2.4L 5-cyl. 5-speed Manual)

Build Quality
Reliability Value
Quality Car w/Qwerky Electronics
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1999 Volvo S70 4dr Sedan


I'm very happy with how the car has
performed except for a few very minor
electrical problems. The engine
coolant level sensor failed. A false
warning light is illuminated on the
dash. A fragile gear in power mirror
broke. I was disappointed to find out
the gear can only be ordered with the
mirror motor for several hundred
dollars. I put the battery
on a charger, which caused the climate
control system to generate a fault.
Everything reset itself after I
restarted the car. No one makes repair
manuals for this year Volvo. This is
not the car for the DIY'er. Electronic
manuals are sold by Volvo on an annual
subscription basis at an exorbitant

Best Features

Comfortable seats, strong brakes, intuitive instrument layout, adequate power, firm ride quality, excellent sound insulation, decent stereo system

Worst Features

Simplify the electrical system to ensure reliability. The P1800 is in the Guiness Book for longevity -- let's see how well the modern Volvos fare.
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