Used 2002 Volvo V70

2002 Volvo V70
List price
$1,999

Pros

  • Superb comfort, plenty of safety equipment, solid construction, amazing braking ability.

Cons

  • Gets expensive when you start adding options, cheap interior materials, odd control placement.

Used 2002 Volvo V70 for Sale

Volvo V70 2002 2.4 Fwd 4dr Wagon (2.4L 5cyl 5M)
217,381 miles
Used 2002
Volvo V70
2.4
Auto Land Inc.
48.1 mi away
List$1,999
Est.Loan: $41/mo
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Volvo V70 2002 2.4T Fwd 4dr Wagon (2.4L 5cyl Turbo 5A)
62,478 miles
Used 2002
Volvo V70
2.4T
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Edmunds' Expert Review

Volvo's V70 offers space and safety -- in addition to speed in T5 guise.

vehicle overview

Ask your neighbor to name a sensible family wagon with a reputation for safety, and most likely he or she will name Volvo. But when the second-generation V70 wagon arrived in 2001, Volvo was hoping to stir your emotions, as well.

In an effort to distance it from the boxy Volvos of the last decade, the V70 carries itself more aggressively, borrowing curves and character lines from its platform mates, the S60 and S80 sedans. Engineered to offer more passenger room than its predecessor, today's V70 does, indeed, offer wonderfully comfortable accommodations for front passengers, though its shorter length makes legroom tight for rear passengers. Fold the rear seats down, and there is 71.4 cubic feet of cargo space at your disposal -- this is slightly more capacity than a Subaru Outback provides. As an added bonus, the Volvo's front-passenger seat folds flat, as well. If you have more bodies than cargo, you can purchase the optional rear-facing third-row bench, which seats two children (preferably diminutive ones).

The V70 comes in four trim levels. The base 2.4 wagon comes with a 2.4-liter inline five that makes 168 horsepower. Midlevel 2.4T wagons get a turbocharged version of that engine that develops 197 horsepower. And the upscale T5 has a 2.3-liter inline five equipped with a high-pressure turbocharger; output on this model reaches 247 horsepower and 243 pound-feet of torque. We expect that the 2.4T powerplant will satisfy most buyers, and a long options list ensures that you won't miss out on any of the T5's additional features. Both the 2.4 and the T5 are available with either a manual or automatic transmission, while the 2.4T only comes with an automatic. Finally, the V70 AWD uses the 2.4T model's powertrain and comes with the Cross Country's viscous-coupling AWD system. Under normal traction conditions, this system directs most of the engine's power to the front wheels; when slippage is detected, nearly all power can be redirected to the rear. Volvo's TRACS system enhances the package by permitting side-to-side transfers of torque when needed.

All V70s have a MacPherson-strut front suspension and multilink rear suspension to give the wagon a level of performance and confidence not normally associated with, well, a wagon. On twisty roads, the V70 feels planted and predictable on fast sweepers and quick transitions. And the ride is smooth on all but the harshest pavement. The steering isn't overly communicative, but its quick ratio makes the V70 easy to maneuver. For added peace of mind, Volvo's STC traction control system is optional for 2.4 and 2.4T wagons. Also optional for the 2.4T and standard on the T5 is the more advanced Dynamic Stability and Traction Control (DSTC) system, which provides both traction and stability control. Later this model year, the V70 AWD model is expected to receive an electronically controlled all-wheel-drive system similar to what is offered on the S60 AWD sedan -- this more advanced unit would be compatible with DSTC.The V70 boasts a long list of safety and convenience features perfect for hauling the brood and associated gear. Safety features include side airbags for front passengers, head curtain airbags for front and rear passengers, whiplash-reducing front headrests and ISO-FIX child-seat attachment points. Available options include leather upholstery, heated seats, a DVD-based navigation system, an Audio Max premium sound system, 17-inch wheels, a foldable rear table and a shopping-bag holder for the cargo area. The navigation system's 6.5-inch screen is normally hidden inside the dashboard, and rises upward when the driver hits a button on the back of the steering wheel. This feature makes it easier to look at the screen without taking your eyes off the road.

The V70 wagon is an impressive vehicle, and it offers an excellent combination of utility, performance, safety and luxury content. Pricing starts around 30 grand, which should help Volvo maintain its lead in the luxury wagon segment. A fully loaded T5 can get expensive, however, so it's best to limit the optional equipment, if you are on a budget.

Top consumer reviews

Read what other owners think about the 2002 Volvo V70.

Totally expected
sadvolvoowner, 12/22/2015
Owner of this car for four years now. Little over 80k on the car when purchased. Around 120k, 130 k the instrument cluster failed. I bought the part, but Volvo & the mechanic seem to have an excuse everytime we try to get the car in to replace it. The car has a new timing belt and steering column -and other parts too numerous to name. The car is in the shop 2 -3 times a year. Although this is a very safe car and I feel safe in it, it is a money pit. Do not buy a Volvo unless you enjoy throwing your money away! All the electronic components will fail. Your best option if you want a Volvo is to buy a really old one with no digital components. Good luck!!!
Fabulous and Fun V70
MaineTrees, 1/7/2009
After 4 years and 50K+ miles I still love this car. It is a joy to drive. Seat comfort is superb. I can drive for hours with no back ache. Braking system is superb. This is the non-turbo model and has plenty of pep with the 5 speed auto transmission. 32 MPG highway at 70 mph. About 22-23 in the city. Repairs and scheduled maint are expensive at the dealer!! Find a good independent garage and stick to the maintenance schedule. You will save lots of $$. Change the trans fluid every 40K miles, the claimed lifetime trans fluid interval is baloney. The cost of a new tranny will make you cry!
Eats Wheel Bearings
run4fun12, 11/4/2008
This car has had 6 wheel bearing replacements in 130,000 miles. Spoke of record with an engineer at bearing supplier. Said the bearings are not adequate for parts of North American market. Inner wheels fill with mud and harden creating vibration when driving. I don't recommend this car if you live or travel on dirt roads.
Buyer Beware!!!
Tim, 9/9/2007
We bought this car with 32k miles on it in 2004. We bought a certified pre- owned Volvo which extended the warranty to 100,000 miles. It cost $1,500 extra (at least that's what the dealer said). I'm glad that we got the extended warranty because we needed it approximately 12-15 times in 3 years of ownership for major repairs. I've never had so many problems with any car that I've ever owned. Most of the problems were related to vaious sensors on the car and the car went into sort of a limp mode on 2 or 3 occasions which reallty caused a lot of worry about getting stranded on the side of the road. We got rid of it and bought a new Toyota Sienna. Volvo is by far the worst car I've ever owned.
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Features & Specs

MPG
19 city / 25 hwy
Seats 5
5-speed manual
Gas
168 hp @ 5900 rpm
MPG
18 city / 25 hwy
Seats 5
5-speed automatic
Gas
197 hp @ 5000 rpm
MPG
17 city / 24 hwy
Seats 5
5-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
197 hp @ 5000 rpm
MPG
18 city / 25 hwy
Seats 5
5-speed manual
Gas
247 hp @ 5200 rpm
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Used 2002 Volvo V70 Overview

The Used 2002 Volvo V70 is offered in the following submodels: . Available styles include 2.4 Fwd 4dr Wagon (2.4L 5cyl 5M), 2.4T Fwd 4dr Wagon (2.4L 5cyl Turbo 5A), 2.4T AWD 4dr Wagon (2.4L 5cyl Turbo 5A), and T5 Fwd 4dr Wagon (2.3L 5cyl Turbo 5M).

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  • The Used 2002 Volvo V70 2.4 is priced between $1,999 and$1,999 with odometer readings between 217381 and217381 miles.

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