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1999 Volvo V70 Wagon Review
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Over 200k Miles, Looks Great And Runs Great... — This is my seventh volvo, only one died of natural causes (a '69, 142 with 348,000 miles) pulling a trailer from Florida to New England. Approaching 300K, youngest has this V70 at college. Parts are cheap, but I do all my own work...

Owner for 3 years, 0 months

Primary Use: Family transportation

Miles Driven per Year:23,000

Pros: Built well, last long...

Cons: You need to be mechanically inclined, because most places charge a lot for labor.

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1999 Volvo V70 GLT Turbo Review
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It's Not My Dream Car — I like the acceleration,it's surprisingly comfortable on long trips.It's starting to nickel and dime me I just got the radiator fixed and now the head light switch is out.Hopefully I can find a used one or it's going to be the bus.

Primary Use: Family transportation

Pros: Gets fair gas mileage,runs good,fun to drive

Cons: The cost of parts and repairs,hard to work on.

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1999 Volvo V70 XC Turbo AWD Review
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The Wagon That Is Built Like A Tank But Thinks It's A Sports Car. — This car thinks it's a tank. Sturdy frame has absorbed collisions from front and back with little damage. Other vehicles towed away while the Volvo drives off. Handles well on both dry and wet roads. Loves to play in the snow. Quirky electronics required far too many new bulbs and fuses when first bought. Transmission replaced before car reached 75,000 miles. Had much better results with an independent mechanic rather than the local dealership.

Primary Use: Family transportation

Pros: Built strong.  Handles well.  Hauls plenty of small children or gear.

Cons: Too many warning lights and not enough gauges.  Tailgate on this year's model is poorly made.

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1999 Volvo V70 T5 Turbo Review
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Great Family/first Car, Avoid The N/a. — Performance: 4/10 Not much to work with on the N/A. Needs some major upgrades: Intake, exhaust, turbo, injectors, ECU, etc... Build Quality: 6/10 I've spent more on maintenance in 4 years than what I payed for the car. Appearance: 5/10 Actually an attractive Estate. I would rate mine 7/10. Cost of Ownership: More than a sports car. You will pay out the but for maintenance, it's a Volvo. Insurance is cheap, regular gas, 25mpg Highway. Fun Factor: Easy car to drive fast, no chance if you're in a race though.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Great every day driver and has plenty of room.

Cons: Maintenance

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1999 Volvo V70 GLT Turbo Review
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My Beater — For what I paid @ 145K kms and the condition of the car overall I'm happy. So far al lI have done is brakes and 28K a year this thing owes me nothing. No finance payments, no lease no banks. If only I could get it to run on wood alcohol I wouldn't have to pay gasoline tax.

Primary Use: Family transportation

Pros: Cheap easy versatile gets me home everyday

Cons: The original owner parked by brail

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1999 Volvo V70 Review
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Volvo For Your Ideal Comfort An Realiablity — weve had it now over a year an its never let us down , its good fuel wise an when cold it soon gets warm by front an rear heated seats :D x grips the road like bostick to paper x

Primary Use: Family transportation

Pros: its fast an reliable and handles the road like bosstick to paper

Cons: nothing !

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1999 Volvo V70 XC Turbo AWD Review
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Great For The Snow Belt, Yuppie Families, First Car. — Slow off the line, handles better then a truck, accelerates fast after turbo is spooled. However its a bit dowdy looking, but very comfortable. The power trains on Volvos are solid, however many of the ford made accessories are not, over $1000 in repairs in a year from the neglect of the previous owner, runs great now; needed fluids changed, radiator, and brakes and rotors. Therefore costs of ownership are obviously higher, including the sub par gas millage of 24 highway, 19 city. Since the car is lifted and the suspension is stiffened, its about as fun to drive average american sedan. Insurance is just about the cheapest of any car.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Comfort, Safety, AWD for snow and light off roading, Commuter Car.

Cons: Cost of ownership, Lacks European handling

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1999 Volvo V70 R Turbo AWD Review
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Fast Comfortable 7 Seated Gas Guzzler — with 265bhp it pulls fairly well for a big estate 150mph with not much hassle the handling is very good for such a large car as it has an independant rear end that i dont think the 2wd has. the build quality is very solid and i cant fault it. the only down side is the price of some of the parts and the fact the tyre wear has to be within 2mm front to back oh and not to mention an average of 21mpg! i never thought i would buy a volvo as i always thoought of them as old man cars but as i needed 7 seats i dont have many options other than 4x4's and people carriers so bought this just for the sake of it and if im honest i am converted! i would deffo consider another volvo!

Primary Use: Family transportation

Pros: if you like fast cars but have a large family this is for you!

Cons: petrol stations are your freind!

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1999 Volvo V70 XC Turbo AWD Review
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A Great All Around Car For People In The North, Or That Live Or Travel On Dirt Roads. — ---DO NOT SERVICE CARS AT DEALERS, $$--- Its a great suv alternative, and great for us that live in the snow belt. repairs are like any other European import. 17 city/26 HWY. drives like great, enough power. Would buy it anyday over a new kia/ford focus. 170k on my car, the big repairs so far: ball bearing, rear self leveling shocks, and now a bent brake rotor. Also various small maintenance, timing belt, brakes, plugs and wire, burnt out electronics, ect.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Seats, Looks,  interioir, AWD, good gas millage, timeless

Cons: repairs, electrical gremlins,

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1999 Volvo V70 T5 Turbo Review
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Not Very Fond Of It...it Gets You From Point A To Point B...but Its Not Such A Fun Ride... — not very fast but its a staion wagon so what do u expect?... it was a very nice car at the time we first got it but its 10 yrs old now and starting to fall apart. the a/c doesnt work but the fuel efficiency is up because of it...obvcourse i dont plan on driving long distances or spending long periods of time in a car with no a/c...although it is really nice in the winter. the one thing in the car that works too well is the seat warmers...they burn ur ass. the interior is actually custom from sweden...we had to custom order it to hav a leather/cloth trim which does add a nice touch but im still not a huge fan of the car...

Primary Use: Family transportation

Pros: pretty good gas mileage and comfortable seats

Cons: not cool...in more than one way...the air conditioning doesnt work and its a 10yr old volvo... brakes sqeal like a dying baby and very loud exterior sound.

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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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