2004 Volvo XC70 Consumer Review: do not buy this car . beware i

2004 Volvo XC70 Wagon - Consumer Review

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do not buy this car . beware it is deadly dangerous.
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2004 Volvo XC70 AWD 4dr Wagon (2.5L 5cyl Turbo 5A)


i own an 850@450,000 km. needed 2nd car, found a 2004 XC70@65,000 from Volvo dealership. thinking this is going to be great. <one year goes . Transmission, ABS, Anit-Skid Control, Speed sensor, ABS sensor. All had problems at best. Sounds expensive to fix .you are right. More than once it scared the crap out of me. ie: in an intersection when the ABS engaged while i was trying to drive. kids were in the car.
got almost nothing on a trade for a Honda . This is a computer on wheels. the computer is in the engine compartment so it overheats. who knows. There were many electrical issues. I once honked the horn with cruise control button. not the same quality as pre 1998.
it almost killed me.

Best Features

lots of leg room , nice leather, before all the electrical problems awesome in bad weather. i was so proud of my car . my dream car was the XC70. i am so sad this happened. when i bought it i thought this is going to be my car forever . i thought i would never have to buy another car. i have never been sad about a car before. i never write reviews. this car almost killed me more than once. i was scared when my wife drove it with the kids in it. i had to get rid of it to have piece of mind.

Worst Features

recycle it.
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By haveblue1
on 03/26/13 23:58 PM (PDT)

You mentioned you experienced electrical problems, but you failed to identify what specific electrical problems? Were you afraid of your wife driving it with the kids because the radio might sporadically stop working and, thus, they'd be left without entertainment? Or was it significantly more serious like the fuel pump or possibly the headlights cutting out at night?

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