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2004 Volvo XC70

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Base 2.5L 5-cyl. Turbo AWD 5-speed Automatic - (77 reviews )

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Not an Audi
4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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By WT
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2004 Volvo XC70 AWD 4dr Wagon (2.5L 5cyl Turbo 5A)


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My previous car was an Audi 200 quattro avant and on paper this car is very close. In reality it not even a contest. It does nothing as well as the almost 15 year older car. Big delay from start, bad handling, lighter modern brakes - yuk! The controls are cheap and all work backwards. And then there is the seat which always wants to move away from the last driver when you get in. They even blew the armrests. Blows light bulbs for some strange reason. Gas mileage OK though. Going back to a real european car and getting rid of this Ford!


Best Features

For an all wheel drive wagon, the gas mileage is good - 23 mpg.


Worst Features

Too many to list!


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2/3 the way through my Volvo lease
1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By d. from denver
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2004 Volvo XC70 AWD 4dr Wagon (2.5L 5cyl Turbo 5A)


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This car is very stealth; it performs way better than the image it projects. If you get into the turbo, it will leave most everyone else sitting at the stoplight. Very solid build quality so far (at 30k miles). Maintenance not too bad because the major ones covered under warranty, which they no longer do (cheaped out). Run synthetic oil most the time in it.


Best Features

I probably would have bought it for the seats alone. volvo could do a good business selling them for use in family rooms! Love the turbo. Like the express down and express up on two front windows. Size is about ideal.


Worst Features

I'd like it all: better performance AND better gas mileage. How about a Volvo hybrid? I think it should have more luxury for the sticker price. Instead they put a 40k sticker on them and routinely discount them 6-8k. At 33k they are a good buy. At 40k, maybe no.


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Brillant Wagon
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By TM
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2004 Volvo XC70 AWD 4dr Wagon (2.5L 5cyl Turbo 5A)


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This is by far, the best car I've ever owned. Great performance, great utilization for a family of four and great style. My family is big in water sports - surf, kayak, etc - the Volvo XC70 is PERFECT.


Best Features

GPS system and seats.


Worst Features

Extend the back leg room a couple of inches. It's a bit tight.


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Best Car I've driven
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By Herbal90
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2004 Volvo XC70 AWD 4dr Wagon (2.5L 5cyl Turbo 5A)


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Bought the car in Germany after direct comparisons to Mercedes and Audi wagons. Best car I've ever driven and also best value for the features. Military pricing and home shipment was great! Smooth autobahn car, solid as a rock and quiet through 120 mph. Starts to float above 125 mph, but holds a straight line without drift. Very comfortable seats, huge interior space, great controls. Love the rain sensor, heated mirrors (needed both in Germany). My first Volvo and I'm very pleased. My next car (10+ years from now) will also be a Volvo. Since the kids will be bigger, I'll be eyeing the S60R.


Best Features

Top o-line Volvo stereo. ROCKS!


Worst Features

Forward-facing third row seat.


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Best of the Breed
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By J.R.
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2004 Volvo XC70 AWD 4dr Wagon (2.5L 5cyl Turbo 5A)


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With the exeption of mediocre service from the dealer, this is an excellent car. Lots of Winter driving on back roads; good control; comfortable; more interior carrying space that all of the mid-sized SUV's we've driven; no comparison to the XC90 which is tinny and poorly assembled. I've had Jeeps (dumped two before they had 30k), Subaru's (not bad, but just not as good), Pathfinders (the '94 was the bes); Saabs (100 mph up the hill in my drive, standing still); Recommend this car.


Best Features

Totally comfortable interior Good handling in all conditions Turbo gives me good boost when I need it


Worst Features

Stop putting low mileage "high end" tires on as standard equipment. Wearing out at 30k is ridiculous.


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