2001 Volvo V70 Consumer Review: Nearing Perfection

2001 Volvo V70 - Consumer Review

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

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Nearing Perfection
By Volvo Dave on


2001 Volvo V70 T5 Fwd 4dr Wagon (2.3L 5cyl Turbo 5M)


I would argue that no car is perfect... yet the new Volvo wagon is nearing the unattainable. I have been driving my T5 for twenty-one months, and simply adore it.

My recommendations to anyone considering the V70 wagon would be as follows:

1) Get the turbo. I see people in my rear view mirror with their jaw in their lap as I pull away from a red light. This car is fast.

2) Get the 17" Pirelli tires. I'm not one for tricked out cars, but these make the car look HOT and keep you on the road.

That's about it. I can't wait to upgrade to the new wagon, due out in a year or so with an even bigger engine. Someone at Volvo needs a nice pat on the back!!!

Best Features

Engine, seats, dash, cargo. Fabulous.

Worst Features

Get rid of the CD/junk holder on the passenger/front cockpit. Unnecessary, doesn't stay on securely, and gets bumped when the seat is moved up. There is nothing else wrong with this car.
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