1998 Volvo V70 User Reviews

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    1998 Volvo V70 T5 Turbo Review
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    I Bought This Car Thinking That We Needed To Have The Safest Car In The World... — 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 windshield would break, or replace the radiator and the gas tank would leak, this car has a gremlin, but I love both of them the same.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: I loved that this car was a find on craigslist and that I have upgraded it gradually.

    Cons: The car needed to have the upper strut boots replaced on both sides, and the radiator. Leaking gas tank, but other than that it was great!

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    1998 Volvo V70 Turbo AWD Review
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    65

    I Highly Recomend This Car — I bought it for $2,000 off the original owner. So far no issues and have put a 1,000 miles on it with no major issues. Power wise it has sport mode and it will surprise you with how big the car is that it can actually get up and go like it does and with the low pressure turbo and the straight 5 it actually does really well!. It is the ultimate sleeper because kids in Honda's will roll up and act tough and you can blow them off the line and burn em! I have got 24 mpg around town and about 28 mpg on the freeway.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: I love this car for what it is!

    Cons: nothing yet

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    1998 Volvo V70 Turbo AWD Review
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    55

    Love It For What It Is — i love the car, it drives, handle well. Its got the extra power to pass annoying drivers. love the cargo space. over all i would give this car a 8.7 and would recommend it to anyone who is looking for a good station wagon

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: love the leather interior and all the extra bells and whistles the interior comes with

    Cons: its getting older now and its starting to look its age

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    1998 Volvo V70 XC Turbo AWD Review
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    Unpredictable — I love the way the car drives. The space is great for family and pet. Gas is wonderful throughout the week for this car. However, the person that had this car before, did not take care of it and left little problem that may cause huge ones. I believe it can be saved and have many more miles to go. Brakes, and performance of the car made me feel very safe.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Drives smooth and handles the road. The look of the inside and out is meant comdition for year of car and under hood.

    Cons: Starting issues could be a pain. Brought from private owner and was not honest about repairs. So be aware of friends and scams.

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    1998 Volvo V70 GLT Turbo Review
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    45

    Fast Station Wagon — Good engine 2.4L turbo, very fast to be a station wagon, good stability and handling, very secure for all passengers. The bad thing in the US are the cost of the parts but anything else it is fine with this car

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Turbo

    Cons: Gas

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    1998 Volvo V70 XC Turbo AWD Review
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    115

    The Original Crossover — This is a good looking car that drives smoothly and safely around town and on all kinds of roads. It is comfortable to ride, is easy for the kids to climb in and out, and has plenty of power to climb up mountains passes. On more than one occasion the AWD performed perfectly where V8 pickup trucks got stuck. The backseats split in the middle and fold flat to accomodate what you need to carry. It had no problem moving a bunkbed and 2 mattresses after a visit to Ikea, and the kids were in the car too.

    Pros: Stylish and comfortable car that can handle a variety of road conditions. Kids love the pull down armrest for drawing and taking naps. It came with AWD, I would have gone without it, but now wouldn't own a car without the AWD. Many SUVs don't come close to the cargo capacity in this SW. On weekends I don't even think twice about what I want to bring, I know it will fit.

    Cons: Gas mileage is decent but not impressive. Strong engine has never failed. Electronics are not as reliable.

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    1998 Volvo V70 T5 Turbo Review
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    Nope — Turbo lag, quite bumpy suspension, too low for the headroom, enormous boot, you cannot expect much on the appeareance of Volvo, but passenger safety are always the spot on all Volvos, quite high fuel consumption, but still it's a good car

    Primary Use: Family transportation

    Pros: safety

    Cons: don't buy it if you csnnot afford to much on fuel

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    1998 Volvo V70 GLT Turbo Review
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    A- — Have had the car since it was new - 13 years now. Very little trouble - although the radio consol lights have failed recently and it apprears that you will have to repalce the radio if you want the lights back. Good gas milage - 26-27 on the highway Has been parked on the steet and the finish is still good.

    Primary Use: Family transportation

    Pros: Safe and reliable

    Cons: suspension is a bit firm - feel the road too much

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    1998 Volvo V70 GT Review
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    A Family Car — It is quit harmless car, nothing that surprises you, it is a stable family car that works from point A to point B in almost all weathers. My car is a red one a V70 GLT and I hade it from it was 1 year old...until now...

    Primary Use: Family transportation

    Pros: Transportation

    Cons: If you want to have fun

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    1998 Volvo V70 XC Turbo AWD Review
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    Very Solid Car — While it has a turbo, and gets 236 brake horse power, it's a Volvo, and there fore very heavy. Performance wise I'd put it above average. You can feel that the car has a lot of power. The weight also means I only get 22 MPG. It had 2 problems I was aware of when I bought it, a broken ABS module and a broken thermostat. The ABS module was mailed to someone who repaired it, and I bought a new thermostat and installed it myself. The only other problem I encountered was a broken engine mount. It caused a terrible rattling sound inside the car, but was a relatively easy fix. The car's look isn't too exciting. It's a Volvo station wagon. The exterior is as average as you can get. The interior, however, is great. It lies somewhere between luxurious and economical.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Sturdy, powerful

    Cons: Heavy, not fuel efficient

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    2010 Volvo V70 Reviews

    Its The Best By Mikael

    This is not a 2010 Volvo V70 3.2 R-Design. I have a 2011 Volvo V70 T4 R-Design. Thats a fine nice car and the fuel economy is very good, I recomend this car to buy , its perfect. Try this model in you... Read More

    My 2010 Volvo V70 2.0d Summum By Roger

    Performance: It's surprisingly quick for "just" being a 2.0 diesel! This variant is delivered with a tight 6-speed manual transmission only, which suits the engine very well. 136 hp/320 Nm torque. In ... Read More

    2008 Volvo V70 Reviews

    Great Looking Family Wagon By greg

    Back seats have boosters built in. Great feature for a family wagon. Wife gets complements on how great the car looks for a wagon. It is all black with dark but legal tint. Drives great on road tr... Read More

    Professional Style By SteveHeckman

    Very high quality materials and workmanship throughout - low noise, vibration and harshness. Responsive engine and vehicle dynamics without the "boy-racer" look. Seat height is perfect - no climb up ... Read More

    2007 Volvo V70 Reviews

    Very Reliable Transportation By Wmhugo48

    My Volvo V70 is a lot of fun to drive. It is very reliable. Handles great in snowy conditions. The most comfortable seats of any vehicle that I have owned. It has maintained a great value. The fam... Read More

    Volvo Rules. By Bjørn

    best new car i ever bought, no problems, reliable, tough, safe. And probably the best standard seats i have ever had i na car, my kids love it. cheap to insure, good fuel economy. Strong diesel engine... Read More

    2006 Volvo V70 Reviews

    Best V70 By Martina

    This car are very speciell an i like the acceleration. that car was the car that i was take my drivingcard with:) this car are very fun to drive and are very hightecnoligic. so if you are looking for ... Read More

    For The Family By Martin

    Volvo V70 5-cyl 170hp 2006 The perfect familycar. In my perspective problably the best looking estate wagon on the market. Very high comfort and safety. Normal service, no repairs so far. Black inter... Read More

    2005 Volvo V70 Reviews

    Solid Workhorse. By Wmhugo48

    Reliability and an ability to provide a longer life than most vehicles. These cars definitly need a 6 digit odometer. 100K miles is low milage on a Volvo. Great high speed miles per gallon. It has... Read More

    A Real Sports Hold-all By Stephen

    Having penned and led the AT05 programme, it was natural that when i was looking to replace the 806, that i should chose the V70 as my wife still hankered after her Taiwan S60, and i needed a long leg... Read More

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