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2004 Volvo XC70 Wagon

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

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Can't go wrong
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By Blake
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2004 Volvo XC70 Wagon AWD 4dr Wagon (2.5L 5cyl Turbo 5A)


Review

Easily the best car Volvo builds, and that's saying a lot. When it comes to value for the dollar, the "Cross Country" can't be beat. There are certainly more expensive and less expensive options out there, but factoring the whole package, it's easy to see why this is such a popular car among middle-class and more affluent buyers. And there is no snobbery that goes with it, like some of those Bavarian makes. You can't go wrong choosing a Volvo "Cross Country".


Best Features

Turbo-charged 5 cylinder - good performance with decent fuel economy. Rain Sensor Windshield Wipers - reduce driving distraction. GearTronic Transmission - Automatic convenience with manual control. Dual setting seat warmers - Need I explain?


Worst Features

Everything I would have liked to improve on my 2004, was effected in 2005. My loss, but the cosmetic changes were a positive.


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Great Cross Country
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By mary
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2004 Volvo XC70 Wagon AWD 4dr Wagon (2.5L 5cyl Turbo 5A)


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Waited a very long time to buy a Volvo. Bought the CX in 2004 and wish I had bought one sooner.... really love the ride and the comfort! Just wish the windows were tinted a little darker or the sun visor was a little longer or had an extension like the Audi. Otherwise am very happy and plan on getting another, but now I know about the Sweden trip and will be flying to pick up the new one...


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Excellent Value, great performance
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By Catherine
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2004 Volvo XC70 Wagon AWD 4dr Wagon (2.5L 5cyl Turbo 5A)


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We live in Germany and regularly drive on the Autobahns in the XC70. We've even had it up to 122 MPH while late for a flight and it is rock solid. Vehicle noise is pretty low compared to our old Tahoe and Jeep Grand Cherokee. Been skiing in the Alps and had no trouble manuevering in snow, the Winter feature works great. Pirelli Scorpion STR tires are worth the money. The only thing I really don't like after all is the rain sensing intermittent wipers-- it never seems to be the right amount of wiping for lower speeds and light drizzle. I've been hit by a motorcycle and I've backed into a post and the repairs were expensive, but car was not totaled, unlike my friends cars.


Best Features

The seats are really comfortable and I love being able to actually wear nice clothes and not climb up into an SUV.


Worst Features

Speed sensitive volume control, autodimming side view mirror, radio settings controlled by driver settings for key fobs, flip up rear glass and auto locking doors.


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2004 XC 70 six -month review
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By Gregg Corey
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2004 Volvo XC70 Wagon AWD 4dr Wagon (2.5L 5cyl Turbo 5A)


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Went to Volvo in August 2004 after very unpleasant ownership regarding a Jeep Grand Cherokee LTD. The Volvo has good styling, interior appointments are good- exceptional (leather quality), with the seat comfort exceptional. Fair to good performance, with handling very good. There does appear to be certain "blind spots" when turning sharply or backing up. Interior noise levels are minimal.


Best Features

Looks, reported reliability (no warrnty claims as yet), comfort, safety, dealer support and attention to service (best I have ever experienced!. Haven't used it yet, but the "W" (i.e. Winter) traction option control is slick.


Worst Features

Lack of "creature comfort" features that are standard with competition (i.e. full roof rack, tow hitch, passanger storage "what not" bins) driver interior "spare change" holder


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My04
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By XC70Geo
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2004 Volvo XC70 Wagon AWD 4dr Wagon (2.5L 5cyl Turbo 5A)


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Well done Volvo. I'm very satisfied,
it's fun to own this car.
BSR PPC Tuning is the best choice.


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