2003 Volvo XC70 Overview


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4.65 stars

Based on 9 reviews

I Love This Car--it Is My Dream Car And Exceeds My Expectations! by emgem317
 — I purchased this car with 36,000 miles on it--I have wanted a Volvo since I was a child; my opportunity came when I turned the horrible "40" and decided this my my mid-age crisis! I love this car--it... Read More
Awsome Car!! by schoolkid14
 — We bought this car in 2006. We've had it for about 5 months although its a 4 year old car, its great!! The AWD is awsome in the winter, you see all these honda accords and little cars with FWD and the... Read More
Family by Tuition
 — This is a great family vehicle with a safe and smooth ride. It has great handling and always felt in control. Gas mileage is always between 24 to 25 miles per gallon. We highly recommend this vehicle... Read More

2003 Volvo XC70 Overview

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2003 Volvo XC70

The V70 Cross Country got its remaking and renaming in 2003. It was unveiled as the XC70 in conjunction with the release of the XC90, Volvo's first textbook SUV (think height) which debuted this model year.
Aside from the adjustment to the name, other changes were made to this rugged wagon for 2003. For instance, the move to the Swedish-made Haldex All-Wheel Drive, an electronic system, marks an improvement over the previous viscous coupling AWD. The Haldex is also used in the XC90.
Like the Cross Country before it, this car was made with a 5-speed automatic transmission only. With a 2.5-liter, 208-horsepower engine and AWD, the vehicle averages 18 mpg city and 25 highway. Owners of this model sometimes say that their numbers are better than that.
In addition to the many safety features (air bags, side-impact beams, ABS, traction control, and more), air conditioning, and power locks, windows, and seats came as standard equipment. Leather seats, CD player, and sunroof were made available as options, as was the Volvo Navigation System.
User reviews reflected mostly great satisfaction with the car's appearance, comfortable seats, safety, and build quality. They praised it especially for its abilities in poor weather. There were also several complaints of recurring problems found within these anecdotal accounts. A few others complained of limited visibility due to the car's pillars and somewhat small back window, and others wished for more power.


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Diagnostic Code P2177/ecm-261a On '03 Xc70

I understand that this code has something to do with a possible intake leak of some sort. Can anyone explain this code in more detail? Thank you

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Hi,.i Have A 2003 Xc 70,.right Side Parking Lights Fuse Keeps Blowing It ...

the fuse was blowing out if i got on rough roads,.,.but now it blows out when the lights come on,.,.is this a problem u have heard of?,.,.i dont know where to start looking for the short,.,.thanks

75 views with 1 answer (last answer about a year ago)

Extended Warranty

My warranty is almost up--to me it seems reasonable to purchase the extended warranty--seems that is something does go wrong, the repairs can be really expensive. Does anyone have any suggestions abo...

521 views with 4 answers (last answer 7 years ago)

What Are The Best Tires For This Model?

What are the best tires (all-season) for a Volvo XC70 (Cross country) 2003? thank you. Regards, --jh

5,547 views with 1 answer (last answer 7 years ago)

Rear Differential

rear differential got damaged.. need illustration for assembling.tnx

1,155 views with 1 answer (last answer 7 years ago)