2003 Volvo V70 User Reviews

2003 Volvo V70 Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 9 reviews

  • Performance:3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars 3.8 / 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:4.2 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
"reliable car" 4 reviews
"comfortable car" 3 reviews
"space" 2 reviews
"handling" 2 reviews
"brakes" 2 reviews
CONS
"fuel economy" 3 reviews

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Displaying all 9 2003 Volvo V70 reviews.

Petro writes:
2003 Volvo V70 2.4 Review
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Utility, Milage, fuel economy

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Electric components

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Best Choice For Most... — Best Choice for most... Safe and reliable. Comfort that is hard to beat, a real looker too. Don;t be fooled by spotty reviews this car is much better then the average grocery getter. Doesn't retain its value very well, advantage to the used car buyer.

Primary Use: Utility (towing boats, transporting cargo, etc.)

4 of 4 people found this review helpful.
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Christian writes:
2003 Volvo V70 Review
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3

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Solid, reliable good loading space

Cons

Performance unless u get T5 or above

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Solid Swedish Stationwagon — Good loading, quite nice lookin both inside and outside. For Performance get the T5 or R series, otherwise its a quite plain car to drive, but on the other hand this is a family car thats famous for reliability and the possibility to load

4 of 5 people found this review helpful.
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Alois writes:
2003 Volvo V70 2.4 Review
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5

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Best car I have ever owned, reliable, comfortable, greart mileage, 10 years old and still look great, lots of cago space for those trips to our vacation home.

Cons

Confusing door lock system, head lamp bulb life low.

Alois
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Great Family Car. — 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 vacation home in Canada. It averages 30 mpg at highway speeds.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Rye1 writes:
2003 Volvo V70 Review
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4

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Leather, drive (smooth), handling, brakes, reliability, very easy to use car

Cons

Gas mileage (around 20 mpg, which is ok, but not the greatest), acceleration can be sluggish, worth getting a manual

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Well, It's A Stationwagon, But Not Terrible — My Volvo V70 is pretty good. If you do get one, get the luxuary package, totally worth it. But overall, great car, not a car for acceleration, but good for people and carrying stuff.

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Rye writes:
2003 Volvo V70 Review
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4

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Space, drive, sunroof.

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Size, mpg (around 20)

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Good Car, Even Though It's A Stationwagon — I have the totally basic version (no AWD, T5, or anything), but it's a good car. Can haul hella people and stuff, and drives nice. Get the luxuary package, the leather iss worth it.

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Stephen writes:
2003 Volvo V70 2.4T Review
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5

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Comfort, Performance, and Safety

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Scheduled Maintenance Cost, Gas Mileage, Insurance.

45

Fun Family Hauler — The seats are the most comfortable I have sat in. The car is big (to haul kids) but still has good performance with fast acceleration and good passing ability. It corners well but I upgrades the tires to Yokohama YK420s. The car looks good. Oh, and safe, safe, safe.

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Richard writes:
2003 Volvo V70 AWD Review
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4

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AWD is a savior in the snow.

Cons

Expenses

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Great Car With A Few Glitches. — 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 to anyone who will take care of it. No car killers.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Kenneth writes:
2003 Volvo V70 Review
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4

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Overall performance, reliability, comfort etc

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TURNING CIRCLE!

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If You Want A Diesel Estate, Consider This, Don't Be Put Off By The Volvo Badge! — For a Diesel powered estate car (with an automitic gearbox), the performance is phenominal, handling is great, turning circle is embarassing in car parks! Now has 128000 miles behind it, no squeaks/rattles worth mentioning, does about 35MPG locally, over 40MPG on a decent length journey. Heated seats are great in winter!

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Andy writes:
2003 Volvo V70 2.4 Review
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4

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stereo, accel, brakes

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looks (station wagon), hp (160 some) too low to the ground

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Big But Not Big Enough — gets 20 mpg k&n air filter tow package lots of stickers great sound system quick accel and great brakes

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Reviews From Other Years

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

Read all 16 1999 Volvo V70 reviews

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

Read all 8 2000 Volvo V70 reviews

2001 Volvo V70 Reviews

Silver Bullet. Fast, Safe, Sleek, And It's 'me'. By 7246KM

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 ... Read More

Negative By alhb1

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 ... 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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