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2006 V70 R
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By LP
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2006 Volvo V70 R 4dr Wagon AWD (2.5L 5cyl Turbo 6M)


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This is a great car and is comparable and better than cars costing much more. Very smooth 6 speed Automatic transmission and lots and lots of power. This is a high performance car in sheep’s clothing.


Best Features

295 horse power 295 ft pounds of torque and comfortable and great for everyday family use


Worst Features

Improve iPod interface so that you see the song that is playing and play more than just play lists


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Great car, great buy!
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By Iowaman
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2006 Volvo V70 2.4 4dr Wagon (2.4L 5cyl 5M)


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Bought this "last year" model at considerable savings, really not much more than "non premium" cars we considered. I now understand why people buy luxury automobiles. This car is incredibly smooth, quiet, and comfortable. The leather seating is superb and the vehicle feels very solid in its construction. Cars and trucks passing by produce hardly any noise in the cabin, unlike the SUV we traded in, where we had to shout to be heard. The Volvo safety features also make it a great purchase.


Best Features

Leather seating, multi-position seat memory, real wood on dashboard, attractive styling, Titanium color.


Worst Features

Find a way to make the Sirius radio installation more affordable.


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The Real Deal Rocket
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By drcjj
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2006 Volvo V70 R 4dr Wagon AWD (2.5L 5cyl Turbo 6M)


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Wow, I've had this car for 5 mos. and over 8K miles and it's only been in the shop for the 7.5k service, tire balance and a headlight aiming (set way too low for mountain driving). My previous car was a Porsche Cayenne S, always in the shop for visits, now I'm free to just drive, YAAY! My friends were curious why, well it's way faster, better gas mileage, equal brakes (Brembo) and the controls for HVAC and audio actually make sense at a glance. As for driving, I've enjoyed the glaring looks from hot rod sounding mustangs etc. I stay with them as they grind and wail along attempting to show off a bit. My V70R just makes this humming sound, not very impressive I guess. I Love it!


Best Features

Love the nearly unlimited torque and power fantastic for mountain driving! Great Brembo brakes at the cost of turning radius. Quick handling, excellent dash layout, seats and ergonomics. Getting 26 mpg on high speed mountain road trips while blowing by all the Winnebago's and SUV's


Worst Features

Headlights and fog lights need an upgrade, turning circle too large, stock Pirelli tires are noisy and out of round half the time, worse if the car sits for more than 72 hrs. I'd like to see a heads up display and better road noise control, a darker standard window tint would be nice too.


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Great choice for my wife.
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By Robert
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2006 Volvo V70 2.4 4dr Wagon (2.4L 5cyl 5M)


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My wife wanted to consider a Volvo V70 wagon as her next choice in an updated auto. She also wanted to get-out of her SUV as well as improved fuel economy. She likes the style and comfort of the interior a lot as well as the established safety record. We both have been very happy with this new car.


Best Features

Plenty of room for shopping, carrying family and pets. Very nice interior and quite comfortable seating & leg room.


Worst Features

Fuel fill ports on both sides of the car. This would ease the jockying around in fuel fill-up lines at COSTCO and other gas stations. Why not add duel gas fill sites on the car for convenience?


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Gas Hog! Like an SUV
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By AndyH
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2006 Volvo V70 2.5T 4dr Wagon (2.5L 5cyl Turbo 5A)


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This is a solid, quality and well appointed car. Feels like it is worth the money and is comfortable to drive. Great capacity and a steady family hauler. However, the real world fuel economy is far worse than claimed by Volvo. If you care about emissions and fuel economy you should not buy this car. I am not sure how Volvo manages to fool EPA ratings but the real world fuel consumption is more like an SUV than a sedan or wagon. I would not buy again due to this.


Best Features

Exterior looks, comfort and solid build.


Worst Features

Improve fuel economy or advertise realistic numbers so consumers can make educated choices. The Volvo mechanics know that these things suck gas, so marketing has missed the message.


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