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Do people even know how to maintain a vehicle anymore, love my volvo
23 of 30 people found this review helpful
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By derove
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2001 Volvo V70 2.4T Fwd 4dr Wagon (2.4L 5cyl Turbo 5A)


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so i bought my volvo new in 2001 and i am currently at 400,000 miles, what did i do, i changed the oil every 4k miles, changed the timing belt every 105k miles, i did have to fix the gas gauge cause the bobber in the fuel tank was stuck, and let me think what else oh i needed to put a new cd player in it bought it a stock one from ebay for 50 bucks, people are just stupid you cant just drive a car and expect it to last without normal matanice, you guys complain ill be back when mine reaches a million miles and thats my word.


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everything


Worst Features

gas mileage


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Drives like a car, totes like a UTE
14 of 14 people found this review helpful
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By polyas1st
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2001 Volvo V70 XC AWD 4dr Wagon (2.4L 5cyl Turbo 5A)


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Volvo's are, like most European cars for people who like to drive.
Despite being needlessly burdened with a 4wd system, riding 3" too high , and having 300lbs of extra weight, this car actually handles competently.
I do my own work on the car so repair costs aren't really an issue but if you had to have it worked on it would be pretty expensive to maintain properly.
It is certainly more expensive to run than a Kia Sorento which is because it is not a Kia Sorento.

I like the fact that everything is heavy duty, even the leather on the seats is surprisingly thick.


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The interior is super rugged. with extra fasteners all over the place for secure connections. The engine / driveline is easy to work on. I put a heater core in at 150000 and it was the easiest heater core I ever replaced. The car drives great, but the xc has lighter steering than the regular v70 which is poor. The controls are well layed out and big enough to use which is a refreshing change. The seats are firm and supportive. The wagon has a ton of space and easy access. The rear seats are real seats. The car has great visibility. The mileage is outstanding for what it is (too bad you can't give manual diesel estates away in America)


Worst Features

The window control buttons were covered with some kind rubber that decayed and became sticky residue. Alcohol easily dissolves the goo, but no need for that in the first place. The car has no rust anywhere, except... the center bearing support is completely rusted through and corrupt. Never seen anything like it. The viscus coupling for 4wd is a nonsense design that requires careful wheel placement based on diameter. Pop a tire and replace two??? Not a good idea. The upper engine mount does a great job isolating the passengers from the engine vibration, but fails on a regular basis. A car like this should have a 110v outlet especially being a rugged kind of car.


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Biggest Mistake I Ever Made When Buying A Car
3 of 31 people found this review helpful
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By steadybeat
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2001 Volvo V70 XC AWD 4dr Wagon (2.4L 5cyl Turbo 5A)


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I thought when I bought a Volvo I was getting a quality vehicle. While it does have the most comfortable seats , a decent enough stereo system, and other interior features that are very appealing it has become a glorified enclosed couch sitting in my driveway. How I wish I had read the reviews here before purchasing because I would have changed my mind. I went with it because of the reputation of the company that I knew of in the mid-80's. It lasted a total of 6 days from purchase from a private seller. I noticed that the heater wasn't putting out and checked fluid levels and topped off the radiator. It came home on a rollback: overheated+blown head gasket. Never,ever, again. What a waste!!!


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01 V70 T5 Geartronic/ Auto
23 of 39 people found this review helpful
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By cub740
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2001 Volvo V70 T5 Fwd 4dr Wagon (2.3L 5cyl Turbo 5M)


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Bought my V70 T5 Automatic 2 years ago not knowing the bad rep the car has. No wonder the price is pretty low.
In 2 years, i put in 50K miles with total support from Volvo specialist for a routine maintenance and to tackle to 'usual' problem. It has been maintained with full synthetic at the specialist (NOT JIFFY LUBE) who knows this car in and out.
Car has been served me well but it does cost a lot to maintain this car.
But when you compare this wagon to a BMW / AUDI/ Mercedes wagon, then volvo still cheaper than those germans. Don't compare these cars with your HONDA or TOYOTA. Compare Euro to Euro not to the Japs. Your idea of cheap maintenance, get a honda/toyota. Problems below*


Best Features

Totally love the seat, functionality , total luxury without being flashy as BMW/ Benz. Great MPG as I get Max 32 MPG on total interstate driving. Combined City/Highway 24MPG. Dynamic stability traction control is great on ice/ snow and emergency maneuver. Fold down seat to a cavernous space.


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*problems/Maintenance (at Volvo specialist) : on my 2 yrs of ownership, Driver door module (parts/labor $600) / Engine mounts top,bottom (common probs / parts/labor) $400, Required Transmission service every 20K miles to prolong the transmission life $100/ service. Oxigen sensor/ emission issues roughly $300 for some various parts. Key point : Take good care of the car, it ll take care of you. Don't just take it to a lube job, take it to a specialist who knows the car in/out. Auto trans, be gentle, let the trans engage then accelarate. Let turbo engine spool down after a long drive before turn off the car. I love my V70 T5 so will you.


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What a disappointment
3 of 5 people found this review helpful
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By makanani2
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2001 Volvo V70 XC AWD 4dr Wagon (2.4L 5cyl Turbo 5A)


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I'm thinking the only reason why this car comes up with 4-stars is for the comfort and interior and exterior design, which are excellent.
Tell any Volvo mechanic that you own a 2001 Volvo V70 XC and after they stop laughing hysterically, they'll weep for you.
The transmission is going to fail, if it hasn't already. Mine had an oil leak so bad, we named the car "The Valdez".
Three weeks after being told that it would cost more to replace the transmission and fix the oil leaks than the car was worth, it blew up on a mountain pass.
If you want a Volvo, find an older 740 (non -turbo).


Best Features

Most comfortable seats ever!


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