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2003 Volvo XC70 User Reviews

2003 Volvo XC70 Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 9 reviews

  • Performance:4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars 4.3 / 5
  • Appearance:4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars 4.3 / 5
  • Build Quality:4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars 4.7 / 5
  • Overall: 4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars 4.6 / 5

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"reliable car" 3 reviews
"build quality" 2 reviews
"handling" 2 reviews
CONS
"fuel economy" 2 reviews

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schoolkid14 writes:
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Awsome Car!! — 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 they are spinning to gain traction and there we go not even a hesitation! The seats are sooo conferatable and it rides sooo nicely, although i dont get why it has a semi standard transmission,it seems very useless!!

Owner for 0 years, 5 months

Miles Driven per Year:25,000

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Great family vehicle

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nothing

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Family — 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 for any family.

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emgem317 writes:
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Handles well; reliable; every "toy" you could ask for!

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The humming noise that came from the muffler almost drives me to crash into the ditch to get the noise out of my head!  The audio system sucks beyond belief; when you have to replace bulbs, fuses, etc. you can get pretty frustrated with how difficult it is; when I want to change my own oil, the system makes this feat almost impossible (for a woman, anyway!).

emgem317
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I Love This Car--it Is My Dream Car And Exceeds My Expectations! — 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 handles well, I have had NO issues for the past year I have owned the car, and I feel very safe with my children on board--the way it handles on the snow-covered roads is amazing, and I cannot get over the engineering that goes into this car!

Owner for 1 years, 0 months

Miles Driven per Year:15,000

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DatDoOd writes:
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Plenty of Cargo space for passenger or cargo, Very durable body, safety oriented. Reliable

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A little too heavy

DatDoOd
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Like A Tank — Did you know that Volvo paints their car 5 times compared to other auto manufacturer which is only 2 times. Body is so durable. Engine will run almost forever. Transmission just needs close attention like replacing fluid every 30K or 60K miles. Its a little heavy but other than that I have no complains about this car. When I was growing up I enjoyed the third row seats and now I have kids they get to experience the joy of just sitting backwards. I have taken it on every terrain and I must say that it would not back down especially in the snow. The height is perfect for that off road trekking.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Verna writes:
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Beautiful, comfy and very well built!

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AWD system is definitely NOT a Subaru!  

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Volvo Xc... Luxurious City Cruiser; Hardly A Xcountry Safari Wagon — I LOVE the finely appointed interior/exterior luxuries... It's go power everything, leather, and single handedly the MOST COMFORTABLE seats ever and of course they're heated too!This baby's got TONS of space; enough room for two medium dogs, a kid, to adults and five suitcases.... and TURBO! Yea, we're kinda spoiled! However, all this city-living fancy-pants luxury has its downsides too. The sub-par AWD system is really not even close to what it's cracked up to be; my subaru wagon blows it away. My guess i the hawty-tawty people that raved about this AWD system never lived in the snow-belt of Northeast Ohio! "Supposedly" people have taken this car through "18 inches of snow, with no problems." Now I took this to be quite an exageration really, given the ground clearance for this car is only about 11-12 inches; but based on these reviews, i attempted to trek through about 12 inches of snow...... only to find myself stuck within all of maybe 10 seconds. The electronic initiated shifting system absolutely under no circumstances is quick enough to allow the driver to "rock" back and forth out of a situation.... So I did what any good car owner would do: I walked home, grabbed by tow rope and my SUBARU Wagon and dragged this luxurious and anything but rugged sub-par AWD car out of the field :) You should have seen the look and the triple-take of some guy in his big gas guzzling 4x4 truck as he drove by witnessing the event... PRICELESS! WORD OF ADVICE: If you are only XC at heart, not in true driving, this car is great. If you're looking for rugged performance, great AWD, and something you'd feel safe taking a safari in.... get a Subaru Outback!

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Alex writes:
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good car, great sound quality, safe.

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had some trouble starting in extremely cold weather but was fine once it warmed up a bit.

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2002 Volvo V70 Cross Country 2.4t — good car, first year of production some flaws appearent but nothing major. few repairs but were taken care of by volvo free of charge.

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Mike writes:
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well built, doesnt send alot of gas, well designed......

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Great Reliable Car — this car great, well priced and it also a great and powerful engine which has never let me down

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Peter writes:
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It only gets 24 MPG on the highway, which for a 4000+ LB car with AWD isn't so bad.

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The Station Wagon That Can Go Where A Truck Can Go And Where Some Can't.... — I've done my best to get it stuck in snow, ice, slush and mud and have yet to do so. It's the quietest, smoothest and yet, rugged enough to handle bad weather and roads.

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jafar1978 writes:
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This Is A Very Saft Car — I have been driving this car for the past few years. A very comfortable car which performs great in snow or rain. While it a big car yet, it handles with ease.

Owner for 3 years, 0 months

Miles Driven per Year:82,000

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Reviews From Other Years

2008 Volvo XC70 Reviews

Great Family Car. Lots Of Space For Trips. By Kavacookie

I have kids in lots of sports- this car was great for getting kids here and there and loading lots of gear in the back. For family trips, luggage and the dog could fit comfortably in the back. We coul... Read More

Perfect Family Car By Pelle

Love it!!! The V6 3.2 liter engine is smooth and drives nicely. Great safety features. The two built in booster seats are perfect. No car seats needed for kids (about 5 years old and above). Driv... Read More

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2007 Volvo XC70 Reviews

Very Good Family Transporter By markwoodlief

Volvo is an excellent brand. They really build their cars to last. We've put over 100k on this car with zero repair bills at this time. The only downside is the keyfobs are cheaply made and if you ... Read More

Great Car For The Money! By TeresaS12

Nothing to dislike about this car. It's the first car I've driven for over 5 years and never wanted to trade. I keep looking at newer vehicles on the road and haven't found one yet that I really p... Read More

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2006 Volvo XC70 Reviews

Volvo Xc70 Cross Country Joy By run4it

There have been absolutely no maintenance or mechanical issues with this car. It drives like a dream and is a smooth, quiet ride. The stereo system is nice and the seats are comfortable. It is fantast... Read More

My Second Xc70 By Bruno

Great power with de 5cyl Turbo. This model as a confort / sport switch for the suspension (Active Four C System) Looks great with the Thule box on top. Really a safe car to drive in winter time. Four ... Read More

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2005 Volvo XC70 Reviews

Perhaps The Best Family Vehicle On The Road By LonghornBoarder

Even though the 2005 Volvo XC70 is a sibling to the V70, it comes with an enhanced suspension and SUV-like characteristics that give it a sportier, more aggressive appearance with sure footing from th... Read More

I Wouldn't Buy It Again. Too Many Costly Repairs By rflowers

The car drives very well and I never felt tired, even after long trips. My main problem with this car was the high cost of repairs and maintenance. By 60k miles, I had already replaced numerous part... Read More

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2004 Volvo XC70 Reviews

Is It A Truck That Drive Like A Car Or A Car That Goes Where Trucks Goes By Guillaume

goes everywere, don't cost a lot to repair, handles like a charm, not like my 850 turbo but it'll go up any road in snow, in mud and with a lot of confort and class, plus the enormous trunk that could... Read More

Sporty And Practical. By courtbiz

See above. Car has really handsome interior, good brakes, good steering, very good power for a "wagon"...for the money, this is a great car. Enough space for a trip, road trip or outting...find a go... Read More

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