1998 Volvo V70 User Reviews

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Ingemar writes:
1998 Volvo V70 Review
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5

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The big space

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nothing

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Nice Car — The car is nice for a big family.It goes well on the road.. Lots of space in the back to. well what´s more to say about it? Try it love it keep it thats all i have to say to all my friends who is thinking about buying one volvo v70...

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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.

Cons

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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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

Cons

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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Tor-Ivar writes:
1998 Volvo V70 4 Dr R Turbo AWD Wagon Review
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5

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This Volvo has the best standard seats in the carworld. Drives like a dream, excellent grip and a fabulous engine.

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NONE

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I Love This Car, And I Want To Have Another — My perfect car. 250hp, 0-60 6 sec, i had it for a year and fell in love with it. I made the finish and the quality shine like it was when it was new. I bought 2 new sets of rims, new steeringwheel, completely modernized the front, refurnished the interior, new blue backlight in the dashboard, wing on the back, gave it a paintrefreshment, repainted the hood, new exhaust with rececat and alot more details. It was perfect but I couldn't afford it alone.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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Jake writes:
1998 Volvo V70 4 Dr R Turbo AWD Wagon Review
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5

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This isnt your average Volvo.

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Old enough that I have to search for aftermarket parts.

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This Aint Granny's Volvo... — Best thing about my R is that it looks different than any other Volvo on the road. It is powerful with great handling, easily modifiable, its a great daily driver while still being totally unique. Plus, it looks evil and treacherous. Muahaha!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Jack writes:
1998 Volvo V70 4 Dr T5 Turbo Wagon Review
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everything

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nothing

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Awesome — The performance of my Volvo was amazing for a station wagon that thing had to go from 0 to 60 in 6 seconds! the build quality was, it was the safest car in the world, you could drive it into a tree and it would still work later. the exterior was ugly while the interior was plush and beautiful. the car is the best car to drive it has the space of a big car and the speed of a sports car.

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

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Sturdy, powerful

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Heavy, not fuel efficient

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Very Solid Car — While it has a turbo, and gets 236 brake horse power, it's a Volvo, and there fore very heavy. Performance wise I'd put it above average. You can feel that the car has a lot of power. The weight also means I only get 22 MPG. It had 2 problems I was aware of when I bought it, a broken ABS module and a broken thermostat. The ABS module was mailed to someone who repaired it, and I bought a new thermostat and installed it myself. The only other problem I encountered was a broken engine mount. It caused a terrible rattling sound inside the car, but was a relatively easy fix. The car's look isn't too exciting. It's a Volvo station wagon. The exterior is as average as you can get. The interior, however, is great. It lies somewhere between luxurious and economical.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Eugene22211 writes:
1998 Volvo V70 4 Dr GLT Turbo Wagon Review
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4

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Safe and reliable

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suspension is a bit firm - feel the road too much

Eugene22211
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A- — Have had the car since it was new - 13 years now. Very little trouble - although the radio consol lights have failed recently and it apprears that you will have to repalce the radio if you want the lights back. Good gas milage - 26-27 on the highway Has been parked on the steet and the finish is still good.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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

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This car looks good, drives great and is highly reliable

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Not the best gas mileage (around 19 mpg).

revbradl
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Mafia Staff Car! — Sleek low-profile appearance, very tight construction; feels very safe. Turbo makes the car very quick off the line. The motor requires full synthetic oil so it is more expensive at the point of oil changes. The car has great equipment.

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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2008 Volvo V70 Reviews

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2007 Volvo V70 Reviews

Very Reliable Transportation By Wmhugo48

My Volvo V70 is a lot of fun to drive. It is very reliable. Handles great in snowy conditions. The most comfortable seats of any vehicle that I have owned. It has maintained a great value. The fam... Read More

Volvo Rules. By Bjørn

best new car i ever bought, no problems, reliable, tough, safe. And probably the best standard seats i have ever had i na car, my kids love it. cheap to insure, good fuel economy. Strong diesel engine... Read More

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2006 Volvo V70 Reviews

Best V70 By Martina

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2005 Volvo V70 Reviews

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