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2008 Volvo V70 Wagon

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3.2 3.2L 6-cyl. 6-speed Automatic - (14 reviews )

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A great alternative to an SUV
4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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By John
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2008 Volvo V70 Wagon 3.2 4dr Wagon (3.2L 6cyl 6A)


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I've put 6,500 miles on this car over the past 6 months and have been very pleased. It replaced a Lexus LS430 and an older Volvo V70. The ride quality is smooth and quiet. While I really enjoyed the super-quiet ride and precise handling of the Lexus, I am also enjoying the sportier driving experience of this Volvo. I much prefer this car to the roughness and sway of the SUV's I have owned. Based on the car's computer readout, fuel mileage is considerably better than the EPA numbers (30 - 32 MPG at 60 MPH). Build quality seems good with no significant problems so far.


Best Features

Personal Car Communicator/keyless start, power lift gate, blind spot information system, Volvo towing package (expensive but worth it)


Worst Features

Rubber bumpers between body and lift gate tend to squeak (occasional WD-40 stops it), Sirius radio loses signal in wooded areas


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A classic wagon (with great seats)
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By Peter
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2008 Volvo V70 Wagon 3.2 4dr Wagon (3.2L 6cyl 6A)


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This isn't necessarily a "fun" car, but it is comfortable, quiet and practical. I think it makes a lot of sense for a family that needs something big enough for kids and gear, but isn't interested in a minivan or SUV. The interior is beautifully designed and assembled. It is one of those cars where almost every design decision appears to have been driven by a lot of thought about ergonomics. Materials are generally high quality. While the base price might be 32K, it is difficult to find one without a lot of options (and a much higher MSRP). However, I was able to get a "left- over" 2008 at a bit over 25 percent off. I have had this car for only two weeks, so ignore my reliability score.


Best Features

The seats, blind spot information system (an option), smooth and quiet driving, the incredibly well thought- out trunk compartment


Worst Features

It's a station wagon, but gas mileage is only marginally better than a mini- van. While the base engine (3.2 6 cyl.) is adequate and very smooth, it generally doesn't feel powerful. I would like to know where the extra gas is going... FM reception isn't great.


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Great Automobile
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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By Wally
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2008 Volvo V70 Wagon 3.2 4dr Wagon (3.2L 6cyl 6A)


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A lot of fun to drive. Great handling. Excellent braking. Beautiful interior - very comfortable. This is my 7th Volvo and I'm not disappointed. Very classy exterior styling. With freeway driving I'm getting between 27 and 30.5 mpg.


Best Features

Handing, comfort and styling. Very pleased with the gas mileage.


Worst Features

Center console is difficult to close when driving. The GPS system would be better if it had a touch screen.


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V70 Just Arriving from Europe
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By Randall S Over, P.E.
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2008 Volvo V70 Wagon 3.2 4dr Wagon (3.2L 6cyl 6A)


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Picked up the car in Gothenburg, Sweden and drove 1800 miles through Europe. Very easy to handle, beautiful interior, typical great seats and well laid out dash, switches, gauges, etc. Evolutionary update to the design of my S60. If anyone is thinking of the European delivery program, do it, well worth it even with the current value of the US dollar vs the Euro and SEK.


Best Features

Roominess, interior and exterior looks and ease of parking and steering given the size. Very comfortable and easy to drive.


Worst Features

Smaller engine with turbo, better mileage. However, we got between 24-25 miles/gallon going well, fast on the highways in Europe, with 4 people and gear. I expect similar mileage here in the states.


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Well pleased
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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By Mike
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2008 Volvo V70 Wagon 3.2 4dr Wagon (3.2L 6cyl 6A)


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This car is what you would expect from Volvo. Understated performance, design with good handling. This is my second Volvo wagon, previous 240. I love the wagon for the car ride with the hauling of a suv. Pleased with fuel economy. I commute 70 miles round trip daily on interstates and average 26 mpg.


Best Features

Seats are outstanding. Lift gate gives great access to rear.


Worst Features

Some annoying road noise.


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