1998 Volvo S70 User Reviews

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    1998 Volvo S70 T5 Turbo Review
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    35

    Fun! — The car's are very safe and everything is very user friendly. Seats are comfortable and has alot of room. Handles excellent. Has plenty of power for daily driving.

    Pros: Mitsubishi turbo
    Comfortable
    Good Gas Mileage

    Cons: Somewhat heavy....
    Expensive to mod.

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    1998 Volvo S70 Sedan Review
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    45

    Awesome — It was never the prettiest car on the block. And certainly wasn't the fastest with a little V5 engine, although in sport driving mode that thing could accelerate pretty good for a late 90's 4 dr sedan. 0-60 in about 8.9 seconds. This car has excellent handling and braking performance. You do need to step a little harder on the brakes than with other vehicles. The Volvo S70 is very low to the ground and I have successfully taken it around sharp turns at speeds of 35 mph. I developed the skills I have today in this car and it has been reliable, although had frequent mechanical problems that were very costly to fix.

    Pros: Low to the ground
    Sport driving mode
    Fast acceleration
    Can carry 4 passengers
    Excellent handling
    Not very heavy
    Interesting and still cool design

    Cons: Brakes do no perform well when they are slammed on
    Not very many upgrades can be done to it

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    1998 Volvo S70 GLT Turbo Review
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    35

    I Love This Car. — we used to have one of these...but due to ford's association with volvo it started going to hell.

    Pros: amazing handling, acceleration, speakers

    Cons: leather interior made it too hot sometimes

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    1998 Volvo S70 T5 Turbo Review
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    0-60 In 6.1, Almost 500 00km... Built Strong And Solid — fast, and solid... did 400 000km before replacing suspension, still havent replace exaust...clitch is original and so is the Turbo

    Pros: fast, solid, confort, luxury

    Cons: expensive when it breaks

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    1998 Volvo S70 T5 Turbo Review
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    25

    Needs Attention, But Love It To Death. — The car just really meets my concept of design perfection. It's almost 10 years old already (only had it for one) and I still admire it despite all new models on the road. Love to drive it. All the sophistication, however, lends itself to a need for maintenance. The ABS light is frequently on, the tranny and turbo fall out of synch, and some interior part is always frayed. I would only recommend this car to people who are in love with it -- it ain't practical.

    Owner for 1 years, 0 months

    Miles Driven per Year:15,000

    Pros: Great visual design, fun to drive

    Cons: Its needy

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    1998 Volvo S70 GLT Turbo Review
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    65

    Most Surprising Vehicle In Both Performance And Cost Of Operation — What a fooler...the mom station wagon...HA!!!!! This car handles the corners at very high speed, tremendous acceleration, comfort interior and it averages (and I am not a slagger driver) about 23.5 miles to the gallon. It does use premium fuel (I do cheat and get mid grade octane) but the car just plain is a runner. Volvo's are pricey to repair so do your regular maintenance and you should not have ANY issues until the 65,000 mile mark when you need to check tires, brakes and have a general check up. I traded out my run of the mill radio/cd player for a Panasonic top line with GPS -this slipped right into the same hole as the old radio and could be taken with you if you choose when you sell this car. This little sleeper is a sport vehicle in a Safe Soccer Mom shell. Sticker for this car was in the high 20's but it's resale value is high also. A little care and you have a 5 year vehicle (the styling has no major changes - a little rounding of the top) and a big resale or just keep it and run. My other Volvo ( a 1985 240 GL is still alive and well-although it sits outside in the Texas sun so there is the fading and dash crack effect, but runs like a top, a/c goes down and frosts the inside of the windshield and it has over 200,000 miles. All I can say is go VOLVO!

    Owner for 8 years, 3 months

    Miles Driven per Year:15,000

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    1998 Volvo S70 Sedan Review
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    65

    Very Reliable And Comfortable Car. — I love the ride that my Volvo provides, and fairly decent performance coming from the 168-hp 5 cylinder engine, not as much performance as i would like though. Turbo model would've been better. The build quality is outstanding, only thing I've had to repair is the AC compressor, along with standard maintenance. Gas mileage is a little bad, but considering it's a 4400lb car it's reasonable. Going back to what I said about performance, it's fun to drive, but if it had a turbo it would be so much better.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Great ride, very low road noise, great leather heated seats, amazing stock stereo, very reliable car.

    Cons: Non-turbo acceleration is lacking, specialized repair shops are expensive. At 26mpg currently, it's not super efficient.  

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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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