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1998 Volvo V70Review
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Nice Car — The car is nice for a big family.It goes well on the road.. Lots of space in the back to. well what´s more to say about it? Try it love it keep it thats all i have to say to all my friends who is thinking about buying one volvo v70...

Pros: The big space

Cons: nothing

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1998 Volvo V70 WagonReview
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Volvo V70 — It can be put up to anything. I drive the hell out of this car, and it just keeps on truckin'. This car always wins the weekly races to del taco.

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1998 Volvo V70 R Turbo AWDReview
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Fast — Very Fast, very fun when the turbo's spun up, but turbo lag is a bit of an annoyance, feels very safe and solid

Pros: Stereo, acceleration, braking

Cons: turbo lag

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1998 Volvo V70 XC Turbo AWDReview
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Awesome Sport Wagon, Questionable Build Quality — I'd imagine these cars are NOT for people who drive cars that are 10 years old. Probably best as brand new, dealer-maintained cars. Although I love the acceleration, braking and handling, and overall highway comfort at crusing speeds, this car breaks alot. I've had to do multiple repair jobs on tons of secondary components (A/C, Door Controls, Emmissions Systems) but the drivetrain has been solid. Parts are hard to get, expensive, and difficult to install. Not a great car to work on.

Pros: Awesome handling, ride at highway speeds

Cons: Breaks down, expensive and tough to fix

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1998 Volvo V70Review
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Classic Iconic Image Of Soccer Mom Vehicle — The naturally aspirated 5-cylinder engine is the lowest trim line available on the V70s. Standard features include power windows/ door locks, ABS, FWD, keyless entry, and the softest fabric seats ever. The CD player was an add-on option. For a baseline trim vehicle, the V70 has been more pratical and useful than most cars out in the market. With cargo-capacity equal to that of average SUVs and the fuel economy of the average sedan, the V70 makes a wonderful daily driver/grocery getter. The V70 is offered in a variety of trim to suit various life-styles. GLT, T-5, and the R. The GLT is offered with a low-pressure turbo, the T-5 with a high-pressure turbo, and the R; high-pressure turbo along with AWD. There is also the XC70 (a crossover sport utility wagon), which uses the low-pressure varient of the 5-cylinder engines.

Pros: Reliable platform to support just about any kind of life style.

Cons: NA offers little power and no AWD.

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Comfortable And Practical — A very smooth and quiet car, you can fit a whole mass of things in it, or transport 4 or 5 adults in fairly luxurious style! Very nice 5 cylinder engines, but long gear ratios mean relaxed cruising at the expense of acceleration. Brakes are awesome, it's not so keen on the corners especially at low speed, quite stable at high speed cornering though.

Pros: Huge, comfortable, all the toys, 94000 miles and only one fault so far

Cons: A bit sluggish sometimes, less than stellar cornering, common fault with air con means mine has packed up. A little thirsty but good for its size.

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1998 Volvo V70 GLT TurboReview
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After Two Years Of Nagging Repairs Eight Years Of Very Good Transportation — We have a little over 100000 miles now and my wife and I still enjoy the car. Dreading when the time comes to replace it. We have had absolutely no problems in the last eight years. Last month some one ran into our driver side door and did rather minor damage, but this week we can no longer open the gas cap cover. shouldn't there be an emergency fix?

Owner for 10 years, 5 months

Miles Driven per Year:10,000

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1998 Volvo V70 Turbo AWDReview
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Mafia Staff Car! — Sleek low-profile appearance, very tight construction; feels very safe. Turbo makes the car very quick off the line. The motor requires full synthetic oil so it is more expensive at the point of oil changes. The car has great equipment.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: This car looks good, drives great and is highly reliable

Cons: Not the best gas mileage (around 19 mpg).

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1998 Volvo V70 Wagon Review
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You better be able to do repairs if you buy one of these. The non-turbo has very little power around town but does well enough on the highway. That being said, we love ours and use it only for long drives or trips to the lumber yard. Also works great for taking a dog along with you. Good gas mileage on the gighway and has a smooth quiet ride
vs1998 Volvo S70 GT
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Handling Ranked 1998 Volvo S70 GT worse.
"Doubt it does"
Value Ranked 1998 Volvo S70 GT worse.
"more versatile"
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1998 Volvo V70 XC Turbo AWD Review
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Terrible AWD, Great power, Very Comfortable Seats, Not great gas mileage, Costly to repair, reasonably dependable.
vs1995 Volvo 850
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Handling Ranked 1995 Volvo 850 worse.
"Newer and AWD suspension probably have a lot to do with it"
Value Ranked 1995 Volvo 850 worse.
"the 850 runs and runs and runs... and runs some more."
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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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