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Used 2003 Volvo V70 Consumer Reviews

4.7 out of 5 stars
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4.5 out of 5 stars

OK, but Not Like the Good Old Days

VolvoGrl, 02/17/2006
2003 Volvo V70 2.4 Fwd 4dr Wagon (2.4L 5cyl 5M)
12 of 12 people found this review helpful

I bought the V70 after owning a 240 wagon. The V70 is OK, but it's not like the old days. The car is comfortable and gas mileage is great for something this size. I am, however, disappointed in Volvo's apparent decline in quality. I've had to return to the dealer about 5 times in the first two and a half years to replace shoddy parts, including the steering wheel which just sort of crumbled and the power steering reservoir which cracked. Brakes went at 40k. After owning only Volvos in my adult life, will I buy another? Sadly, no. I think Volvo now delivers American quality with a European price tag.

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4.75 out of 5 stars

Fabulous and Fun V70

MaineTrees, 01/08/2009
2002 Volvo V70 2.4 Fwd 4dr Wagon (2.4L 5cyl 5M)
19 of 20 people found this review helpful

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!

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4.88 out of 5 stars

Station Wagon Fever

Nicole, 02/02/2009
2003 Volvo V70 2.5T AWD 4dr Wagon (2.5L 5cyl Turbo 5A)
10 of 10 people found this review helpful

Great car! I wanted a car that would provide me comfort, safety, space, and so much more. This car does everything! When I go shop, I actually have a place to put my items. The leather seats are A+ I couldn't ask for a better made car. The craftsmanship is excellent for the price. We bought our V70 used, so we didn't lose a lot of money. We also paid like 11k in the end and had equity in the car. Just shop around!

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4.63 out of 5 stars

Fantastic Car

James Epstein, 11/11/2010
2003 Volvo V70 2.4 Fwd 4dr Wagon (2.4L 5cyl 5M)
15 of 16 people found this review helpful

With 110,000 miles on the odometer, the car feels solid and remains extremely reliable. It has handled many Maine winters well. Seats are very comfortable, and the standard sound system is superb. Paint still shines! Love this carn and highly recommend.

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4.38 out of 5 stars

Eats Wheel Bearings

run4fun12, 11/04/2008
2002 Volvo V70 2.4T AWD 4dr Wagon (2.4L 5cyl Turbo 5A)
15 of 16 people found this review helpful

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.

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