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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"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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Larry writes:
2001 Volvo V70 XC Review
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Comfortable, good place ofr stuff; stylish in its own way; very reliable

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Gas mielage; backseat room (small children only); some FWD oversteer

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Volvo - 2001 Xc70 - Reliable And Different From The Crowd — It is a very useful care that has some style and the ability to haul my junk if I need it. I thandles pretty well and I really like the AWD for Iowa winters. Gas Mileage is not so good, but I can get around 22 on the road. Turbo is great when you need to pass and for a wagon, it is pretty sporty.

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T Martin writes:
2001 Volvo V70 XC Review
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Sporty, comforatble for road trips, versatile

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Expensive "dealer only" repairs

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Don't Buy One - Just Borrow Mine — I love my Cross Country, it's fun to drive for a practical wagon and it's a billy goat in the show and rain, but maintenance is ridiculously expensive! Still, I'm rolling happily along at 130K and plan to drive it at least two more years!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Kevin writes:
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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vikes740 writes:
2001 Volvo V70 T5 Review
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4

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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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7246KM writes:
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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Jonathan writes:
2001 Volvo V70 2.4T Review
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Space and its not bad looking for a station wagon

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Engine light was on almost all the time.  It could be a problem with the engine but i found it to be way harder to maintain a constant speed then any other car i have ever driven

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Problems Galore — My mom bought one used and it was a good vacation vehicle, its got plenty of space in the back for a family of fours luggage and is plenty spacious.

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

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Nothing

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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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crpaddock writes:
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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RyanMorig writes:
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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carnett77 writes:
2001 Volvo V70 T5 Review
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5

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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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1998 Volvo V70 Reviews

Mafia Staff Car! By revbradl

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 ... Read More

I Bought This Car Thinking That We Needed To Have The Safest Car In The World... By Jack

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 windshie... Read More

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1999 Volvo V70 Reviews

The Wagon That Is Built Like A Tank But Thinks It's A Sports Car. By 2nd_Sacker

This car thinks it's a tank. Sturdy frame has absorbed collisions from front and back with little damage. Other vehicles towed away while the Volvo drives off. Handles well on both dry and wet road... Read More

Great Family/first Car, Avoid The N/a. By AsaHerring

Performance: 4/10 Not much to work with on the N/A. Needs some major upgrades: Intake, exhaust, turbo, injectors, ECU, etc... Build Quality: 6/10 I've spent more on maintenance in 4 years than wha... Read More

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2000 Volvo V70 Reviews

Very Good Car, Just Working Out The Bugs , Lol By mperry723

Way to many electrical issues. Otherwise , Love It !!! I've owed it for 2 years now and I guess I'm the lucky one to fix everything . Next job is the fuel pump been having starting problems for a whi... Read More

Great Utilitarian Cruiser With Style. By Franky_Gee_3

Parts can be high and, when you do have to go to the dealer, they make you pay dearly. A good independent mechanic can cut maintenance costs by 30% or more. Luckily, they're quite reliable and not muc... Read More

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2002 Volvo V70 Reviews

It's A Great Family Car. By PaulsCars

It's a great and safe car for my family. It's a good long distance car. The Third seat, the back row seat, was a real plus so we could give a ride to our kids friends. I recommend this car to any fami... Read More

The Wagon By Andre

This car is awesome, the only issue I've is the cost of a replacement key. Performance is good from the 2.4 turbo. Downside of the car; a few of the plastic trim pieces are very fragile. Build q... Read More

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2003 Volvo V70 Reviews

Great Family Car. By Alois

Our 2003 Volvo V70 is a great looking car thar has held up extremely well over the years. It is still tight - no rattles, creaks, noises, etc. We find it very comfortable for long family trips to our ... Read More

Great Car With A Few Glitches. By Richard

Love the car. Hate repairing it. I have electrical problems and I had a previous owner treat her badly (few oil changes) other than that, I love the car. AWD is tremendous. I would recommend this car ... Read More

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