1998 Volvo V70 Consumer Review: Keep the engine, ditch the car

1998 Volvo V70 Wagon - Consumer Review

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Keep the engine, ditch the car
By nancy c on


1998 Volvo V70 GLT Turbo 4dr Wagon


The engine in this car has been pretty reliable. And the first five years of owning it were great. Since then it's just been a money pit. The air conditioner has needed major repairs twice. There has seldom been a time when all four power windows functioned; fix one, another breaks. Same with the power locks. ABS very temperamental. Turns off for no reason. Now radio won't work. Inside trim on tailgate is falling off because the cheesy plastic tabs that hold it on broke. Too much money to fix. Every time it needs anything it seems like the bill is at least $1500. The 70,000 mile service was going to be close to $5000 so I'm selling this car. Maybe a mechanic will buy it.

Best Features

Safety. Decent radio, when/if it works.

Worst Features

Some quality control would be nice.
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