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1998 Volvo S70 GLT TurboReview
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17mpg City 30mpg Highway — This is a very nice car, once you go volvo you don't go back. Has the get up and go that a volvo should but i still want to have ipd replace the exhaust and the ecu. for the win

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Comfort

Cons: If you do a lot of city driving

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1998 Volvo S70 T5 TurboReview
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Great — I Loved this car. it may not look like it but it is fast. i ran a 15.12 on the 1/4 mile with a .02 start. the T5 Turbo really kicks ass. Great car would recomend it to anyone. Awsome Go Buy One!!!

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

Pros: Fast and Fun

Cons: None

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1998 Volvo S70 SedanReview
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I Love It ! — This car is very good, engine is powerful but not enough (cause I don't have the turbo ;) ) The pieces worth a lot too , but it dosn't broke all the time like dodge neon lol Driving is really good, very silent inside , great engine noise.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Security

Cons: Repair cost

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1998 Volvo S70 GLT TurboReview
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Love It — well built, pretty quick with the help of the turbo, nice ride, comfy clean interior good car. Expensive to fix and upgrade but i still love it, go with IPD USA and u can really make it a nice car

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

Pros: fast

Cons: repair costs

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1998 Volvo S70 T5 TurboReview
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Excellent All Around Sedan, Inexpemsive To Maintain, 26mpg + Power! —

This and other Volvo's are often looked over as they are assumed to be heavy, slow, expensive to maintain, and boxy in looks. This car weighs jut over 3000 pounds, and is powered by a 2.3L inline five cylinder engine producing near 240 horse power and 270 ft lbs of torque as LOW AS 1250 rpms. 0-60 times are between 5 and 6 seconds, and the stock quarter mile is 14 seconds. Not bad for a 11 year old vehicle, eh? My 1998 S70 T5 currently has 123,000 miles and has only needed a brake caliper and an AC condenser (under $500 in repairs in 11 years!). this S70 has always been a Jersey and New York car, and still has absolutely no on its underside. It is built like a tank! I hit a dear dead on at 50mph and was able to drive home with just a slightly bent hood and shattered headlights. The interior is plain and straightforward, the steering wheel tilts, and telescopes(goes in and out, for those that sit really close or far away from the seat.) And the seats are one of the most comfortable seats you will sit on, a d also contain a whiplash protection system that coddles your body when you are in an accident, and prevents whiplash. The seat belts have explosive tensioners that will snug you into the seat in the event of an accident, the front air bags are almost not even needed. The side airbags are mechanically set off by steel poles in the sides of the seats, when you are hit in the side and one of these poles is hit, the airbag will go off. Between these steel poles is an iron block that turns the seats into part of the car in the event you are hit in the side to avoid the sides of the car from caving in. These cars are still used in Europe today in the police force because of the quickness, reliability, and there durability. I would buy another one in a heartbeat, this has to be one of the best overall vehicles I have ever owned. I am glad I chose this car over The Subaru's, BMW's, and Mercedes I had looked at... the price for parts and maintenance is as cheap as an American car. Try buying a brake rotor for a BMW for less than $60!, Try changing the brake pads on your Mercedes! oh wait you cant do it without hooking it to a Mercedes computer!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Fun to drive, Safe, Reliable, Unique styling, fuel mileage

Cons: None!

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1998 Volvo S70 GTReview
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Loved It Would Have Another One — cheap to fix, it's a very solid car, no rattle whant a nother one like this one but with a turbo. would have another one but stationwagon for more cargo space and a more beautiful body shape. hopefully an "r"

Primary Use: Family transportation

Pros: HOW SOLID IT IS

Cons: it's performance for a car without turbo

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1998 Volvo S70 T5 TurboReview
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Best Car I've Ever Owned — I am the original owner of this now 12-year old car which boasts 277,000 miles. Fit, finish and paint all outstanding. Never owned a car past 80,000 miles or 7 years but this one won't quit -- extremely well built. It is a bit pricey to maintain but I'll hang on to it until the engine or tranny go but I've never had a problem with either so this may take a while. I've heard that these can last for 300,000 miles (which should be no problem for me) or "indefinitely" if they are serviced regularly. I would still like a new car since I need a change of pace (!) but given the quality, I would opt to keep this as a second car since it is a real gem.

Pros: Build quality and mechanicals

Cons: It's a European car and therefore not cheap to maintain

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1998 Volvo S70 GLT TurboReview
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Excellend But Bad Repair History — I loved the car, it was sturdy and never failed to impress me! The car had heated seats in the front and the back, which was very nice to drive. The car was very fun to drive it had good pick up and was very safe.

Pros: Good build, excellent performance, great speakers, very comfortable ride, safe

Cons: poor maintenance record

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1998 Volvo S70 T5 TurboReview
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I Like The Looks — The car is great when I had it, did alot of modifications in it. Performance can be better, but its okay for me. Can beat an WRX on the lights. I loved to speed at my car's maximum speed.

Pros: Very Solid indeed

Cons: too heavy

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1998 Volvo S70Review
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A Beautiful, Reliable, Safe Car —

Though it sounds corny, my 1998 Volvo S70 saved my life. I bought my black 1998 Volvo S70 used in 2005 and would still be driving it now if I hadn't totalled it about a week ago on the highway on the way to work. A mini van in the breakdown lane was on fire, belching out thick black smoke. Blinded, I came through the smoke doing about 45 and smashed directly into the back of a Dodge Ram pick-up that had stopped suddenly. The entire front end of my car was smashed, and I veered into the guardrail, where my car got wedged. The airbags deployed, the windshield cracked, and the hood peeled up and back like an accordian. But I only had a scratch on my leg, some bruises on my arms and knees, and a bruise across my collarbone where the seatbelt held me. Everyone who has seen my car after the wreck can't believe I just walked away from the accident. As for reliability...other than a couple of repairs(front exhaust manifold after 120,000 miles) and the replacement of the fuel pump, which wasn't broken but needed to be replaced to prevent a serious problem down the road, the car was very reliable and ran great. I bought the car with 92,000 miles and it was going strong up until last week with 149,000+ miles. If it weren't for the average age of the S70s and the tendency for a lot of used ones to have high miles, I'd buy another in a snap. However, I just purchased a 2004 S60, so I'll let you know how it goes.

Owner for 2 years, 10 months

Miles Driven per Year:19,000

Pros: stylish, safe, dependable

Cons: pricey repairs (when it breaks), front light bulbs routinely go out

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2000 Volvo S70 Reviews

S70 Glt Se By Josh

5 cylinder 190 horsepower engine is quick! The interior is awesome - leather heated power seats, dual climate control, sunroof...I plan to put tires and some suspension upgrades on it within a ye... Read More

Great Car I Think You Should Check It Out... By Chris

Great car very safe probably the safest car on the road, I really love the handling it handles like a civic or something small. The car has a lot of trunk space and a ton of options. This car is loade... Read More

1999 Volvo S70 Reviews

Love It. By quehymas

This car defiantly has a learning curve for repairs. Handling is superb. Quality is outstanding. Reliability and economy wise is amazing. Safety is outstanding and has lowered my insurance by 50%. I ... Read More

Great Car By Jarrett

Good reliable car, long lasting,mine has 227,000 miles. It has pretty good acceleration for a car of its size. Cost of ownership is expensive because it takes premium gas. Its ok to drive, nothing... Read More

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