2001 Volvo V70 User Reviews

2001 Volvo V70 Review Ratings

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  • 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:4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars 4 / 5
  • Build Quality:4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars 4.2 / 5
  • Overall: 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

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PROS
"ride" 8 reviews
"comfortable car" 7 reviews
"power" 7 reviews
"reliable car" 5 reviews
"fuel economy" 4 reviews
CONS
"fuel economy" 2 reviews
"ride" 2 reviews
"drivetrain" 2 reviews
"transmission" 2 reviews
"seat" 2 reviews

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2001 Volvo V70 T5 Review
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The look is elegant and sporty.

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May get those characteristic 2001 Volvo transmission problems.

7246KM
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Silver Bullet. Fast, Safe, Sleek, And It's 'me'. — haven't had long; like it lots so far. Rides very nice for being on 17 inch rims and 45 series rubber. Most everything still works at 177k. body and interior have held up well for the mileage over 13 years.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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2001 Volvo V70 XC Review
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Comfortable, looked good, drove well (at first)

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not reliable at all, we bought it as a family car with a good safety reputation, but major drivetrain components gave out without warning, not safe in my book

alhb1
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Negative — Lemon, the all wheel drive failed in a ball of flames. The viscous coupling siezed and caused the bevel gear to overheat and catch fire, luckily there was snow on the ground to put it out with and my toddler was not in the car at the time. Replaced both the viscous coupling and the bevel gear only to discover that the driveshaft was bad. Volvo driveshafts are not serviceable, need a new or remanufactured replacement. Or turn the car into a front wheel drive only as we did. Latest crisis, the engine missing on one cylinder. The piston or rings aren't functioning and means an engine tear down. Lesson learned and driven home, will never buy another Volvo...

Primary Use: Family transportation

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2001 Volvo V70 2.4T Review
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Great in the snow and great for cramming tons of crap into the 15 foot long beast.

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Little pricy to fix. Not the BEST gas mileage, but pretty good.

RyanMorig
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I Love This Car, I Wish They Made This Trim (2.4t) Manual Trans. — I like the room and comfort and sound system. I dislike the expenses and the electrical problems, although very small, its a pain to have some switches not working properly. Overall i think it is a great, safe car. I would keep it if it was manual.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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2001 Volvo V70 T5 Review
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Best of both worlds; performance meets family practicality

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Transmission to complex

crpaddock
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Manwagon — 4 out of 5 stars, car has been a work horse. I've used it at times like a truck and hours later after a clean up drove it to the opera. Versatility is almost equal to any four door crew cab truck- Seriously. The T5's 257hp loaded up with coolers, kids and dogs can out run a Porsche Boxster!

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Awesome Turbo power (T5), great handling, great MPG (26 Avg), Styling , safety features , low insurance cost

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Expensive Parts and maintenance, Modern computer modules glitches

vikes740
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My 01 V70 T5 (geartronic 5 Speed) — Bought it 3 years ago and served me very well. Love the driver position and all the control within reach/ simple luxurious wagon. I am confident the car will protect me with all the safety features (it has so many different Airbags, Dynamic Stability and Traction Control works well in the slippery/ snowy condition). Great MPG as I am getting 26 MPG combined highway and a bit city driving. If I took it on a long trip all highway, it gotten up to 32 MPG (constant speed at 75 MPG) And boy, it is expensive to maintain ! Then I checked Audi / BMW / SAAB owners, they're in the same boat if not more expensive maintaining their cars. But it is worth every pennies as the car is so comfortable. Transmission problem in earlier years can be costly *as volvo claimed no maintenance required*. I ve been changing my trans oil on an interval basis to prolong my transmission.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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2001 Volvo V70 T5 Review
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Absolutely LOVE my 11 yr old white V70 T5. Beautiful bulldog rear stance & clean Scandinavian interior that is a mixture of all you can want- luxury, utility, awesome concert hall like sound system. Incredibly comfortable & I'm a fanatic so Lexol leather treatment 2x mo & the leather is like new and soft. Continental extremes make the car even a bit better in varied weather conditions. I follow maintenance religiously and all genuine parts. I have over 137,000 miles & can't imagine being happy with any other car.

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I don't know if it's the safety/soccer mom image, but for some reason I singnal for every little turn & sit very upright with both hands on the wheel at all times. It almost feels like it's not right if I'm driving like a typical 34 yr old single male-with many distractions

carnett77
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In Love With My Non-pretentious, Sporty Yet Luxurious Wagon — Pretty much LOVE everything about this wagon. The sport wheels add so much to the look, unassuming when speeding, low insurance rates & generally laid back, smart fellow drivers at the dealership when it needs servicing, unlike the typical Louis Vuitton, wanting to be noticed newer MBZ crowd that is utterly annoying

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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most everything

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need a decent job to maintain properly

brucemc
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Fun-ctional V70 — I love my car and only worry as the miles pile up. Great performance (it's a manual), luxury, handling, capacity, looks and highly functional - I chauffeur my 3 dogs and lots of art supplies, ladders, etc. Fun-ctional and almost invisible to police. But yes, pricey to maintain.

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

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2001 Volvo V70 2.4T Review
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Great familycar with good acc.

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Maybe The Gas Milage... — Good acceleration for being a family car. The best seats in it´s class and good overall comfort. Good locking with 18" wheels and spoilerwing. A little bit expansive MPG in city traffic, average in motorway. Big trunk and a great car for pulling trailers.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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got it cheap.safe car driving.

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old mans car.

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Usecar. — nice car to drive. not the wildest car i know but a very useful car for everydays use. you sit comfortly in the volvo seats. nice for long an nice drives with my small family. and that would bee all words.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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2001 Volvo V70 XC Review
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it is comfy and fastish as a road car.

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leather seats (hard to clean spills out of).

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Great Car. — quick acceleration (its got a turbo) and quick braking. the handling is good but not super great. it doesn't need much repairs . it is cheap to own and it is fun to drive. it has great gas mileage. great interior and exterior.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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2008 Volvo V70 Reviews

Great Looking Family Wagon By VxTrout

Back seats have boosters built in. Great feature for a family wagon. Wife gets complements on how great the car looks for a wagon. It is all black with dark but legal tint. Drives great on road tr... Read More

Professional Style By SteveHeckman

Very high quality materials and workmanship throughout - low noise, vibration and harshness. Responsive engine and vehicle dynamics without the "boy-racer" look. Seat height is perfect - no climb up ... Read More

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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

This car are very speciell an i like the acceleration. that car was the car that i was take my drivingcard with:) this car are very fun to drive and are very hightecnoligic. so if you are looking for ... Read More

For The Family By Martin

Volvo V70 5-cyl 170hp 2006 The perfect familycar. In my perspective problably the best looking estate wagon on the market. Very high comfort and safety. Normal service, no repairs so far. Black inter... Read More

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2005 Volvo V70 Reviews

Solid Workhorse. By Wmhugo48

Reliability and an ability to provide a longer life than most vehicles. These cars definitly need a 6 digit odometer. 100K miles is low milage on a Volvo. Great high speed miles per gallon. It has... Read More

A Real Sports Hold-all By Stephen

Having penned and led the AT05 programme, it was natural that when i was looking to replace the 806, that i should chose the V70 as my wife still hankered after her Taiwan S60, and i needed a long leg... Read More

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