2004 Volvo XC70 Consumer Review: A Solid Performer

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A Solid Performer
By Virginia George on


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


I bought our 2004 XC70 as a used car with 10,000 miles on the odometer. Over three years of daily driving it, I've become a fan. The car is surprisingly peppy and agile for a station wagon. It maneuvers easily in high-speed rush hour traffic on D.C.'s Beltway. It's an excellent long- distance cruiser. Front seats are exceptionally comfortable for a long- legged driver like me. Auto AC works great, year-round. Overall, the car has been very solid and reliable. However, I've replaced more front headlight bulbs on this car than in my prior five cars combined. Only significant defects -- radio controls, lack of foot space in rear seat, lack of storage in passenger compartment.

Best Features

Ride and handling, front seats, automatic climate control.

Worst Features

More reliable and longer-lasting headlight bulbs; more storage space in passenger compartment; Michelins instead of Pirelli tires (replaced original tires at 30K miles); simpler, more traditional radio controls; more rear-seat leg room
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