2001 Volvo V70 Consumer Review: Looks great on paper

2001 Volvo V70 - Consumer Review

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XC Wagon (2.4L 5-cyl. Turbo AWD 5-speed Automatic)

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4 of 5 people found this review helpful
Looks great on paper
By Eric on


2001 Volvo V70 XC AWD 4dr Wagon (2.4L 5cyl Turbo 5A)


... not so great to actually own. We've had this car close to two full years now, and although I did some homework going into it, I had no idea just how annoying this vehicle is with regards to repairs. I like working on cars, but it seemed like every weekend I was out in the garage replacing a bulb, fixing a leak, trouble shooting cryptic error messages. Ugh. Final straw was finding out the transmission is going to need replacing, and the engine can't maintain oil pressure. Least reliable car I've ever owned. I intentionally bought the Volvo to be safe and something our family could rely on, instead it's a crap shoot every time you get in the car.

Best Features

Heated seats, dual climate control, AWD and traction control.

Worst Features

RELIABILITY. This is not a cheap car but it sure feels like it. If nothing else after this car unless you're independently wealthy you won't be able to afford another one. MONEY PIT.
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