1998 Volvo V70 Consumer Review: Safe AND Sorry

1998 Volvo V70 Wagon - Consumer Review

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Safe AND Sorry
By dbw on


1998 Volvo V70 XC 4dr Wagon AWD


We replaced our first used Volvo, an
850 Wagon, with this newer(and better?)
model only to find that it is an over-
engineered tempermental computer with
4WD. It's performance is very good. I
love being able to accelerate rapidly
from 70 mph around a semi with no
problem, and wet/snow performance is
great. BUT...I am constantly starring
at that @#*& 'check engine' light. It
can illuminate for anything from not
replacing the gas cap securely, to an
emission control sensor, wire,
computer, to who knows what. Cruise
control failed after one year and
minimal use, and it took 3 trips to
dealer to get it fixed. Once the
warranty expires, watch out!

Best Features

Safety Features Performance and handling

Worst Features

De-sensitize the 'check-engine' light. A real tilt feature on the steering column. Link the seats, mirrors and radio to remote entry memory.
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