2003 Volvo XC70 Consumer Review: Elegance Meets Common Sense

2003 Volvo XC70 - Consumer Review

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Base Wagon (2.5L 5-cyl. Turbo AWD 5-speed Automatic)

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Elegance Meets Common Sense
By S. Baker on


2003 Volvo XC70 AWD 4dr Wagon (2.5L 5cyl Turbo 5A)


For the price of admission, one gets
some of the finest automotive
engineering available on the planet.
The vehicle handles extremely well in
all situations, visibility is
excellent, performance is more than
adequate and does it with an eye
towards fuel economy. Seating comfort
is excellent even for my large 6'2"
frame. Controls are easy to see and
logically placed for access. Yes, the
radio controls are "quirky" and take
some getting used to, especially as it
relates to changing stations. Using
the steering wheel mounted controls
simplifies this task once you have
preset the stations.

Best Features

The styling of the car stll catches my eye, while the solid feel makes it a joy to drive. The green color used for window tint is refreshing. Dark enough for those sunny days, yet not too dark for manuevering at night. The overall understated elegance is sheer joy.

Worst Features

The cup holders up front are fine, but the rear ones could be improved upon to a great degree. For some reason Volvo has a hard time with the cup holder philosphy.
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