1998 Volvo V70 Consumer Review: sweet ride, but expensive to m

1998 Volvo V70 - Consumer Review

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T5 Wagon (2.3L 5-cyl. Turbo 5-speed Manual)

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sweet ride, but expensive to maintain
By MarkyD on


1998 Volvo V70 T5 Turbo 4dr Wagon


Bought 4-yrs old and have owned for 4 years. The good: great performance, very comfortable, safe. Holds a lot of cargo, but is really a 4-seater, not 5. With two car seats in the back, only a child can squeeze between them. The bad: parts are very expensive and it is prone to electrical problems. We've replaced the stereo and power window switches, but both problems recurred within 6 months. Also had to replace ABS computer which cost $440 just for the part, plus labor. Now the power locks are on the fritz. Never had a breakdown or failed to start, just annoying/expensive repairs. Overall, a good car, but we are trading in on a Honda Odessey soon, which is a better bang for the buck.

Best Features

Turbo, manual shifter, comfy front seats, cargo area.
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