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1999 Volvo V70 XC Turbo AWDReview
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My Volvo — i find the performance is really up there for a family car, braking is great, handling is high average. i love the apperance. Yes its a fun car, better when there is fresh snow and drift around corners with the AWD. gas milage not bad in the city but highway great. Planning to put 18" dual exhaust, tint the rear doors and windows, AND a nice sound system subs amps component speakers. Maybe even a white LED underbodykit. lol ...

Primary Use: Family transportation

Pros: Smooth ride

Cons: a tad expensive on maintenance

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1999 Volvo V70 XC Turbo AWDReview
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1999 Volvo V70 Xc Awd — Got the car without a reverse so had to get the transmission rebuilt. I love the turbocharger. Accelerates nicely. The interior is beautiful with gorgeous black leather. The silver paint keeps it looking clean almost all of the time with no scratches.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: The turbocharger and the interior.

Cons: The transmission had to get rebuilt.

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1999 Volvo V70 XC Turbo AWDReview
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1999 Volvo V70 Xc — Performance is not too impressive, but a nice muscular feel with the turbo. The combined lag from the AWD and the turbo can get a bit frustrating. Handling is decent, brakes are decent. But be warned: Its a heavy car, and it shows in both areas. Superb bad weather car. Build quality is typical Volvo: Outstanding. Appearances are pretty modest, but I rather like it. Repairs can be a bit costly, and gas mileage is in the low 20s. Fun factor: 5/10

Pros: Excellent in bad weather, good build quality, comfortable

Cons: Too much turbo lag, its a bit heavy, and repairs are very expensive.

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1999 Volvo V70 Turbo AWDReview
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Solid Car — Its a solid car. there are many things I would rather be driving than a Volvo Wagon (cough MK V GTI). But there are also many things I would rather not be driving than a Volvo Wagon that I know wont break down, and will be worth what I payed for it when I sell it later.

Pros: Build quality, Value, Safety

Cons: Boring

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1999 Volvo V70 R Turbo AWDReview
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The Coolst Volvo Ever. — *Performance - Acceleration is awsome, top speed is even better. Handling is exelent thanks to the AWD system. *Build Quality - No squeaks or rattles, some repairs have been needed. *Appearance - Quite boring inside, but amazing exterior styling and colour. Lazerblue pearl. *Cost of ownership - poor gas mileage expensive maintenance.

Pros: Safe sporty family car

Cons: Expenside to drive

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1999 Volvo V70 R Turbo AWDReview
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It's A Volvo, Not The Best At Anything, But Good At Alot Of Things — Moderately sportier variant on the t5, but slower due to the additional weight of AWD. Also, was only available as a 4 speed automatic. Unfortunately, not as sporty due to the automatic, but the tranny is reliable, so far. Seating is a mix of Volvo's typical High grade leather with Alcantra. This seating is ultimately the most comfortable option available from those years. Handling is a touch crisper for the R package, but by no means sporty. Turbo does have a degree of lag to it, so you definitely notice it when it winds up. Also, Turbo is relatively large, so it's not pushing itself very hard. In general a good car for someone looking for something with a bit more identity than your run of the mill V70. Note, this vehicle is not cheap to repair, not BMW bad, but very pricey. Also, while the gas mileage is better than a full size SUV, the premium requirement for the fuel makes every trip to gas up rather uncomfortable. As I'm sure many other Volvo lovers can say, I have a very love-hate relationship with my car.

Pros: Boxy, sporty for a wagon, very fast at top end, headlight wipers, good
stereo, perfect height for a roof rack, you can sleep stretched out in
the back, perfect for campers/ cyclists, comfortable for extended
journeys, good in snow, enormous cargo room, quirky, did I mention
it's boxy?

Cons: parking, fuel economy, blind spots, repair bills, sluggish off the line
response, turning radius, divey suspension, electrical gremlins

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1999 Volvo V70 GLT TurboReview
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Swedish Steel — 192hp, light pressure turbo. Really nice, chip in it and u will have 240hp.

Pros: Nothing really, just another Volvo

Cons: Nuttin

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1999 Volvo V70 R Turbo AWD Review
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Love the look but hated the service and maintenance costs! To be fair, my car had low mileage by sitting in a garage for 4 winters - bad tires, brakes, heater core, AC died, had to go to FWD from AWD due to drivetrain failure. with 120k miles a Volvo dealer wanted $8,000 to fix everything! Sold for $1,500 and bought a Subaru Outback 3.6R
vs2011 Subaru Outback 3.6R Limited
1999 Volvo V70 R Turbo AWD winning categories:
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Back Seats Ranked 2011 Subaru Outback 3.6R Limited better.
"roomier, more leg room"
Family Car Ranked 2011 Subaru Outback 3.6R Limited better.
"total space for family of four with gear"
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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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