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2004 Volvo XC70Review
Timothy writes:
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I am still exploring and reviewing the milage in relation to the value ask.

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2004 Volvo XC70Review
Denny writes:
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Its the best handling car ever! Goes over ice and snow when other makes cant! I was hit by someone coming out of a side street and felt very safe! Turbo is excellent when on crowded highway! Hats off to the designers and engineers ******

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2004 Volvo XC70 Cross CountryReview
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2004 Volvo Xc70 Good Winter And Family Car! — Great car. Base model comes with roof rails, so all you need is to buy the universal Thule racks for your favorite sports to be able to lug around your gear! I have the Thule snowboard rack (universal) and it fits perfectly. Love the car for its space and multi-purpose uses (i.e. moving furniture, weekends away, trips to ski/snowboard, etc.).

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Cargo space, driving through heavy snow and icy/snowy roads in the winter to the mountain or anywhere for that matter.

Cons: Gas mileage is not the best, but not bad for a car it's size. About 20mpg on average.

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2004 Volvo XC70 Cross CountryReview
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Is It A Truck That Drive Like A Car Or A Car That Goes Where Trucks Goes — goes everywere, don't cost a lot to repair, handles like a charm, not like my 850 turbo but it'll go up any road in snow, in mud and with a lot of confort and class, plus the enormous trunk that could almost take a fridge.

Pros: the off-road capability

Cons: the too calm attitude of the transmission

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2004 Volvo XC70 Cross CountryReview
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Sporty And Practical. — See above. Car has really handsome interior, good brakes, good steering, very good power for a "wagon"...for the money, this is a great car. Enough space for a trip, road trip or outting...find a good buy, it will fit in the back.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Responsive power and safe handeling in bad road situations.  With the cross-over, you have great space for hobby equipment or road trips.

Cons: Could use a little less gas, but it is all wheel drive.

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Give It A Try - You Will Be Surprised At Just How Versatile This Car Is. — For a really great all around car, this is it. The XC70 really combines the best of all worlds, such as winter driving, safety, performance, comfort and style. It handles flawlessly in a foot and a half of snow, while also maneuvering quite nicely at triple digit speeds on the highway. It will hold a weeks worth of camping gear and five adults nicely, and mine still drives like new after 80,000 miles and being 6+ years old. For a car that still looks stylish whether freshly waxed, or covered in mud, the Volvo XC70 meets and exceeds most expectations on and off road; standing still, or cruising down the road.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Comfort, surprising acceleration, style, and quality craftsmanship all around

Cons: Requires premium (91+) octane fuel, synthetic oil, and constant detailing to look clean.  Brakes stop the car on a dime, but cause excessive amounts of brake dust.

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2004 Volvo XC70 Cross CountryReview
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Good Car — very good highway car, but a bit bulky for the city, safe, and efficient for its size. comfortable and cozy. very good performance in general, this car is fun to drive, because it is a smooth drive and very enjoyable.

Primary Use: Family transportation

Pros: because it is comfortable, safe, and efficient

Cons: slightly bulky

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2004 Volvo XC70 Cross CountryReview
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Vovlos — good car while built the sweds know what there doing . the is an inline 5 which is odd but it gives good power and the car seems to take corners good. the xc 70 is actually and good looking car for a station wagon

Primary Use: Family transportation

Pros: power handling

Cons: its a station wagon

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2004 Volvo XC70 Cross CountryReview
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Practical Volvo Wagon. — Very practical, spacious, comfortable wagon. AWD works quite well. 2.5L Turbo adequate but not quite exciting.

Pros: Well built, useful all wheel drive, comfortable

Cons: a bit tall, floaty handling.

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This Thing Is A Freaking Tank —

I bought my '04 XC70 used with 200,000 miles on it for $3,000, and it runs like an absolute top. And here's the kicker - the transmission is the only thing that's been replaced, and that was 100,000 miles ago. The first time I drove this car, the first thing I noticed was how loaded and comfortable it was. The front seats felt like leather recliners. On top of this, I found that the car had power/heated front seats, dual climate control, and built-in child booster seats in the back, just to name a few of the features. I'm kinda a snob when it comes to cars, so one of the first things I do to check the build quality is mess with the buttons. I messed with almost all of them, and they all felt amazing and well-made; none of them felt cheap or plasticky. When it comes to the exterior, everything feels bulletproof - The doors, back hatch, and hood are super heavy. I get the sense that if I were to hit an 18-wheeler head-on, I'd be perfectly fine. The second thing I noticed was how the car handled. Though this is a wagon, I learned that it weighs almost 4,000lbs, and that definitely shows in the handling. The car may be AWD, but the heaviness of this car will definitely limit how fast you can go around curves. I can't tell you how many times I've almost spun going around sharp curves (I'm a pretty aggressive driver, though)! I let my dad drive this car, and he told me that the handling reminded him of his Land Rover. A few days after I bought this car, I decided to take it off road. I was pleasantly surprised, as it managed to pull off going through some decently-deep mud and puddles. Super impressive, and I never got stuck. I scraped the bottom a few times though when going through the mud, so it definitely can't compete with a Jeep or 'Rover (unless you got a lift kit, but that would look really dumb), but for a wagon, it's still really impressive. When it comes to the car's power and engine, the car has Volvo's signature turbocharged 5-cylinder engine, which supplies an adequate amount of power. However, because of the car's heaviness, it's definitely not a sleeper - you can go from 0-62 in about 9 seconds. But that's alright - you don't buy this car for speed. Now, let's talk about the downsides. Is the car reliable? For the most part, yes. But what about when it's not? When something goes, expect to pay. A few days after I bought this car, the check engine light came on. I took it to Autozone, and they told me it was a faulty catalytic converter. When I called my local Volvo dealer to get a quote on replacing it, they told me that it was going to be around $2,000. Luckily, however, I found out that the issue was just a faulty gas cap, which was like $30 to replace. But I definitely now have money set aside if something truly does go wrong. Another thing I'm not a huge fan of is the car's fuel economy. The gas tank is huge, but on average, I get anywhere between 15-18mpg, and I fill it up once a week for around $35. I have a feeling it'll be worse if gas prices go back up, though. In a nutshell, I absolutely love my car, and I honestly don't want anything else. It's a perfect family car, carries a ton, has decent off-road capabilities, very luxurious, practical, extremely comfortable, very safe, and you can definitely expect it to last. In addition, you can get one for $3-8,000. On the flip-side, this car can be very, very expensive when something goes wrong, and the gas mileage is sub-par. But if you have the money to maintain it when necessary, and the fuel economy doesn't bother you, I highly recommend this car, because it's kinda amazing.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Crazy comfortable
Built like a tank
Decently capable off road
Amazing build quality
Reliable

Cons: Fuel economy
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