1998 Volvo V70 Consumer Review: Mechanical Cascade Failure

1998 Volvo V70 - Consumer Review

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

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Mechanical Cascade Failure
By Plantiful on


1998 Volvo V70 4dr Wagon


Bought this car, used, and it was fine until it was maintenance time. Once you need a clutch and/or timing belt replacement, it is downhill from there: Since April, we have replaced the braking system, a leaking drive boot/seal, heating core and 2 window motors (did myself), a seat belt that would not release, a power steering rack 2 weeks ago, and this week, we are featuring a mysterious motor-oil leak of some significance. Most of the interior plastic is broken, as it is some cheap junk Ford must have introduced, paint has been off of the bumpers for some time. After 120,000 miles, just say "No".

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Besides my visits to the garage, the space, the third seat in the back.

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Re-introduce quality into the vehicles.
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