1999 Volvo V70 User Reviews

1999 Volvo V70 Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 17 reviews

  • Performance:3.7 out of 5 stars3.7 out of 5 stars3.7 out of 5 stars3.7 out of 5 stars3.7 out of 5 stars 3.7 / 5
  • Appearance:3.7 out of 5 stars3.7 out of 5 stars3.7 out of 5 stars3.7 out of 5 stars3.7 out of 5 stars 3.7 / 5
  • Build Quality: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
  • Overall: 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

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"build quality" 5 reviews
"handling" 5 reviews
"comfortable car" 4 reviews
"ride" 4 reviews
"fuel economy" 4 reviews
CONS
"fuel economy" 3 reviews
"high maintenance" 3 reviews
"park" 2 reviews
"expensive car" 2 reviews

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Displaying 1 - 10 of 17 1999 Volvo V70 reviews.

David writes:
1999 Volvo V70 4 Dr R Turbo AWD Wagon Review
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4

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Boxy, sporty for a wagon, very fast at top end, headlight wipers, good
stereo, perfect height for a roof rack, you can sleep stretched out in
the back, perfect for campers/ cyclists, comfortable for extended
journeys, good in snow, enormous cargo room, quirky, did I mention
it's boxy?

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parking, fuel economy, blind spots, repair bills, sluggish off the line
response, turning radius, divey suspension, electrical gremlins

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It's A Volvo, Not The Best At Anything, But Good At Alot Of Things — Moderately sportier variant on the t5, but slower due to the additional weight of AWD. Also, was only available as a 4 speed automatic. Unfortunately, not as sporty due to the automatic, but the tranny is reliable, so far. Seating is a mix of Volvo's typical High grade leather with Alcantra. This seating is ultimately the most comfortable option available from those years. Handling is a touch crisper for the R package, but by no means sporty. Turbo does have a degree of lag to it, so you definitely notice it when it winds up. Also, Turbo is relatively large, so it's not pushing itself very hard. In general a good car for someone looking for something with a bit more identity than your run of the mill V70. Note, this vehicle is not cheap to repair, not BMW bad, but very pricey. Also, while the gas mileage is better than a full size SUV, the premium requirement for the fuel makes every trip to gas up rather uncomfortable. As I'm sure many other Volvo lovers can say, I have a very love-hate relationship with my car.

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Kevin writes:
1999 Volvo V70 4 Dr R Turbo AWD Wagon Review
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if you like fast cars but have a large family this is for you!

Cons

petrol stations are your freind!

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Fast Comfortable 7 Seated Gas Guzzler — with 265bhp it pulls fairly well for a big estate 150mph with not much hassle the handling is very good for such a large car as it has an independant rear end that i dont think the 2wd has. the build quality is very solid and i cant fault it. the only down side is the price of some of the parts and the fact the tyre wear has to be within 2mm front to back oh and not to mention an average of 21mpg! i never thought i would buy a volvo as i always thoought of them as old man cars but as i needed 7 seats i dont have many options other than 4x4's and people carriers so bought this just for the sake of it and if im honest i am converted! i would deffo consider another volvo!

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Griffin writes:
1999 Volvo V70 4 Dr XC Turbo AWD Wagon Review
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4

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Excellent in bad weather, good build quality, comfortable

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Too much turbo lag, its a bit heavy, and repairs are very expensive.

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1999 Volvo V70 Xc — Performance is not too impressive, but a nice muscular feel with the turbo. The combined lag from the AWD and the turbo can get a bit frustrating. Handling is decent, brakes are decent. But be warned: Its a heavy car, and it shows in both areas. Superb bad weather car. Build quality is typical Volvo: Outstanding. Appearances are pretty modest, but I rather like it. Repairs can be a bit costly, and gas mileage is in the low 20s. Fun factor: 5/10

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Shelly writes:
1999 Volvo V70 Review
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its fast an reliable and handles the road like bosstick to paper

Cons

nothing !

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Volvo For Your Ideal Comfort An Realiablity — weve had it now over a year an its never let us down , its good fuel wise an when cold it soon gets warm by front an rear heated seats :D x grips the road like bostick to paper x

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Nathaniel writes:
1999 Volvo V70 4 Dr XC Turbo AWD Wagon Review
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The turbocharger and the interior.

Cons

The transmission had to get rebuilt.

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1999 Volvo V70 Xc Awd — Got the car without a reverse so had to get the transmission rebuilt. I love the turbocharger. Accelerates nicely. The interior is beautiful with gorgeous black leather. The silver paint keeps it looking clean almost all of the time with no scratches.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Eivind writes:
1999 Volvo V70 4 Dr R Turbo AWD Wagon Review
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5

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Safe sporty family car

Cons

Expenside to drive

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The Coolst Volvo Ever. — *Performance - Acceleration is awsome, top speed is even better. Handling is exelent thanks to the AWD system. *Build Quality - No squeaks or rattles, some repairs have been needed. *Appearance - Quite boring inside, but amazing exterior styling and colour. Lazerblue pearl. *Cost of ownership - poor gas mileage expensive maintenance.

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CCM007 writes:
1999 Volvo V70 4 Dr T5 Turbo Wagon Review
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Great vehicle and fun to drive

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none

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Great Vehicle With Plenty Of Space For Everyone — Very dependable around town vehicle, good on gas mileage and has loots of new parts. This is a great vehicle for anyone who needs the space of a wagon and the style of a Volvo..Has roof racks and fresh tune up complete

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Colin writes:
1999 Volvo V70 4 Dr GLT Turbo Wagon Review
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4

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Cheap easy versatile gets me home everyday

Cons

The original owner parked by brail

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My Beater — For what I paid @ 145K kms and the condition of the car overall I'm happy. So far al lI have done is brakes and 28K a year this thing owes me nothing. No finance payments, no lease no banks. If only I could get it to run on wood alcohol I wouldn't have to pay gasoline tax.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Ben writes:
1999 Volvo V70 4 Dr XC Turbo AWD Wagon Review
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3

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Comfort, Safety, AWD for snow and light off roading, Commuter Car.

Cons

Cost of ownership, Lacks European handling

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Great For The Snow Belt, Yuppie Families, First Car. — Slow off the line, handles better then a truck, accelerates fast after turbo is spooled. However its a bit dowdy looking, but very comfortable. The power trains on Volvos are solid, however many of the ford made accessories are not, over $1000 in repairs in a year from the neglect of the previous owner, runs great now; needed fluids changed, radiator, and brakes and rotors. Therefore costs of ownership are obviously higher, including the sub par gas millage of 24 highway, 19 city. Since the car is lifted and the suspension is stiffened, its about as fun to drive average american sedan. Insurance is just about the cheapest of any car.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Claudine writes:
1999 Volvo V70 4 Dr XC Turbo AWD Wagon Review
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4

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Smooth ride

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a tad expensive on maintenance

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My Volvo — i find the performance is really up there for a family car, braking is great, handling is high average. i love the apperance. Yes its a fun car, better when there is fresh snow and drift around corners with the AWD. gas milage not bad in the city but highway great. Planning to put 18" dual exhaust, tint the rear doors and windows, AND a nice sound system subs amps component speakers. Maybe even a white LED underbodykit. lol ...

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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