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By Joe
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2000 Volvo V70 XC 4dr Wagon AWD


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Bought this car in January 2009 with just over 100K on it. After disregarding Consumer Reports and many horror stories on this site, I am paying the price now. In just two months, over $2000 put into it, and the check engine light came on couple of days ago, with codes for an oxygen sensor and catalytic converter. The interior is cheap and noisy, crazy squeaks and rattles. Alternator died, leaving me stranded on the highway. $700 to fix. Vibration in the engine, drivetrain issue the mechanic says. Stay away from the '98-'00 XC, great look and feel, but 90% chance it will cost you a boatload to keep running. I was hoping to be that 1 out of 10, but no such luck.


Best Features

Great seats and sound system. Great in bad weather, snow or rain. Super ride and good performance, just not nearly as sturdy as Volvo used to be, had an '86 740GLE for 6.5 years, that think was a tank, this thing is delicate and afraid something will break every time you touch it.


Worst Features

Too late now.


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Few comments about the v70 xc awd
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By Bongo
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2000 Volvo V70 XC SE Turbo 4dr Wagon AWD


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Luv the car. Snapped it up from a private seller. Few comments: Good: great get up and go with the turbo, cozy seats, great paint, durable car. The car growls with the reminder of "I am a 2.5L Turbo but i want to sound like a 5.5L... so shove off"! Bad: check for rust on the interior side of the retractable sun roof (bad design), somewhat of a strange leak.. oil? antifreeze? turbo? (oh oh),.


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My 3rd and thankfully LAST Volvo
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By ds
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2000 Volvo V70 XC 4dr Wagon AWD


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This car year was a lemon from the get-go and under no circumstance buy this car. Something was always wrong-at first it was the electrical system, then the headlights, then the gas cap not opening so that the entire rear interior panel had to be removed twice and on long trips. In 7 years of ownership we paid more in time and money for repairs than for the original purchase price. The seats are so uncomfortable and scrunch the driver that I had a painful hip and drove sitting on a pillow the last year of ownership. Volvo service and parts are super expensive and the Volvo dealers in my area are arrogant. It is nice not having to throw away money! Returned to Toyota-much more satisfied.


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Money pit
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By depressed
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2000 Volvo V70 XC SE Turbo 4dr Wagon AWD


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We bought this car 3 months ago and it's already in the shop with a blown head gasket (the major problem) and a leaking AWD box, total cost to get our car back is $3,100.00 if they don't find anything else wrong. None of the local import mehcanics could fix the head gasket so we had to have it towed to the nearest Volvo dealership 90 miles away. As soon as we get the car back it's getting traded in. Apparently when they get near 100,000 they are no longer dependable and I've been told to expect between 1,500.00 and 2,500.00 for every repair. It's not worth it. Our passenger side window doesn't work either.


Best Features

Very comfortable seats, loved the sunroof and cargo net for keeping our dog in the back.


Worst Features

Better cup holders, they are very cheesy. Very sluggish under 30mph. Try making a car that has some longevity like the Japanese.


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Great snow car, solid, fairly reliable
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By Seattle Driver
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2000 Volvo V70 XC SE Turbo 4dr Wagon AWD


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Bought my car about 4 months ago. Had an ABS issue which dealer replaced ($1,600), shortly after that, Catalytic converter went out ($1,300), haven't fixed yet since it isn't a major issue. Car is GREAT in the snow, TONS of room, peppy, comfortable, etc. Would have liked some of these issues NOT to have happened but with the handling of the AWD in the snow, rain, etc., and the safety features, this car is great!


Best Features

Roominess, Safety features, AWD system


Worst Features

Wish Volvo would still honor the outstanding warranty on the Catalytic converter. A little cheap if you ask me...a lot of problems with this? maybe you should fix them Volvo...good one...Whose fault is that on the faulty catalytic converter issues? Thank you...


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