1998 Volvo V70 User Reviews

1998 Volvo V70 Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 27 reviews

  • Performance:3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars 3.9 / 5
  • Appearance:3.6 out of 5 stars3.6 out of 5 stars3.6 out of 5 stars3.6 out of 5 stars3.6 out of 5 stars 3.6 / 5
  • Build Quality:4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars 4.1 / 5
  • Overall: 4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars 4.4 / 5

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PROS
"ride" 8 reviews
"power" 8 reviews
"handling" 6 reviews
"space" 3 reviews
"comfortable car" 3 reviews
CONS
"fuel economy" 6 reviews
"turbo" 2 reviews

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Displaying 1 - 10 of 27 1998 Volvo V70 reviews.

Helene writes:
1998 Volvo V70 4 Dr XC Turbo AWD Wagon Review
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5

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Stylish and comfortable car that can handle a variety of road conditions. Kids love the pull down armrest for drawing and taking naps. It came with AWD, I would have gone without it, but now wouldn't own a car without the AWD. Many SUVs don't come close to the cargo capacity in this SW. On weekends I don't even think twice about what I want to bring, I know it will fit.

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Gas mileage is decent but not impressive. Strong engine has never failed. Electronics are not as reliable.

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The Original Crossover — This is a good looking car that drives smoothly and safely around town and on all kinds of roads. It is comfortable to ride, is easy for the kids to climb in and out, and has plenty of power to climb up mountains passes. On more than one occasion the AWD performed perfectly where V8 pickup trucks got stuck. The backseats split in the middle and fold flat to accomodate what you need to carry. It had no problem moving a bunkbed and 2 mattresses after a visit to Ikea, and the kids were in the car too.

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Hector writes:
1998 Volvo V70 4 Dr STD Wagon Review
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5

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Its a Volvo

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Your a weaklin

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Absolutely Superb — Built like a tank with loads of room, doesn't know how to break down which is great and is more comfortable than an arm chair. Not too heavy on fuel and although not as quick as a T5 still pretty good.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Sean writes:
1998 Volvo V70 4 Dr R Turbo AWD Wagon Review
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Stereo, acceleration, braking

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turbo lag

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Fast — Very Fast, very fun when the turbo's spun up, but turbo lag is a bit of an annoyance, feels very safe and solid

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Abdul writes:
1998 Volvo V70 4 Dr Turbo AWD Wagon Review
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mpg

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V70 2.5 Turbo All Wheel Drive — Economy is waste of time - I can get better from the Lambo, blows most cars away at traffic lights, excellent load space, can tow an elephant with it, four wheel drive just takes you anywhere, comfortable, handles well, good fun when you want fun and normal when you need it to be.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Kevin writes:
1998 Volvo V70 4 Dr XC Turbo AWD Wagon Review
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4

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Awesome handling, ride at highway speeds

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Breaks down, expensive and tough to fix

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Awesome Sport Wagon, Questionable Build Quality — I'd imagine these cars are NOT for people who drive cars that are 10 years old. Probably best as brand new, dealer-maintained cars. Although I love the acceleration, braking and handling, and overall highway comfort at crusing speeds, this car breaks alot. I've had to do multiple repair jobs on tons of secondary components (A/C, Door Controls, Emmissions Systems) but the drivetrain has been solid. Parts are hard to get, expensive, and difficult to install. Not a great car to work on.

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Rhett writes:
1998 Volvo V70 4 Dr Turbo AWD Wagon Review
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4

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I love this car for what it is!

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nothing yet

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I Highly Recomend This Car — I bought it for $2,000 off the original owner. So far no issues and have put a 1,000 miles on it with no major issues. Power wise it has sport mode and it will surprise you with how big the car is that it can actually get up and go like it does and with the low pressure turbo and the straight 5 it actually does really well!. It is the ultimate sleeper because kids in Honda's will roll up and act tough and you can blow them off the line and burn em! I have got 24 mpg around town and about 28 mpg on the freeway.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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antodye writes:
1998 Volvo V70 4 Dr Turbo AWD Wagon Review
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4

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love the leather interior and all the extra bells and whistles the interior comes with

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its getting older now and its starting to look its age

antodye
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Love It For What It Is — i love the car, it drives, handle well. Its got the extra power to pass annoying drivers. love the cargo space. over all i would give this car a 8.7 and would recommend it to anyone who is looking for a good station wagon

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Fran writes:
1998 Volvo V70 4 Dr GLT Turbo Wagon Review
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Turbo

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Gas

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Fast Station Wagon — Good engine 2.4L turbo, very fast to be a station wagon, good stability and handling, very secure for all passengers. The bad thing in the US are the cost of the parts but anything else it is fine with this car

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Jack writes:
1998 Volvo V70 4 Dr T5 Turbo Wagon Review
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I loved that this car was a find on craigslist and that I have upgraded it gradually.

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The car needed to have the upper strut boots replaced on both sides, and the radiator. Leaking gas tank, but other than that it was great!

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I Bought This Car Thinking That We Needed To Have The Safest Car In The World... — I love that this car is safe but, I love it more due to it having a turbo 5 cylinder that is faster than my wife's V6. I don't like that the more it seemed to me that I fixed up something, my windshield would break, or replace the radiator and the gas tank would leak, this car has a gremlin, but I love both of them the same.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Victor writes:
1998 Volvo V70 4 Dr T5 Turbo Wagon Review
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safety

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don't buy it if you csnnot afford to much on fuel

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Nope — Turbo lag, quite bumpy suspension, too low for the headroom, enormous boot, you cannot expect much on the appeareance of Volvo, but passenger safety are always the spot on all Volvos, quite high fuel consumption, but still it's a good car

Primary Use: Family transportation

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2007 Volvo V70 Reviews

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2006 Volvo V70 Reviews

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2005 Volvo V70 Reviews

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