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2006 Volvo V70 R Review
iiudm says:
I own this car and it is simply amazing you will never ever belive you are driving a station wagon and the look on it is completly different then other wagons. Sleek ghost car and plenty of cargo low center gravity to the ground and with its AWD system, which is impacable, you can most of any turns in a speed of 100mph with full confident. insurance is excellent as it is Volvo and gas is ok for a car with such power. long rides is excellant 23-24mpg easily and seats are amazing.
vs2006 BMW 5 Series
2006 Volvo V70 R winning categories:
  • Power
  • Handling
  • Looks/Style
  • Front Seats
  • Back Seats
  • Cargo Capacity
  • Family Car
  • Value
  • Would Buy
Looks/Style Ranked 2006 BMW 5 Series worse.
"disguissed sleek low to the ground sporty with the rear spolier"
Back Seats Ranked 2006 BMW 5 Series worse.
"much more space much more support as well and very comfortable"
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2006 Volvo V70 R Wagon AWDReview
Griffin writes:
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Great Fun, But Can Be Costly — Performance- stock this car was great, power was always available, no real turbo lag issues off the line but sometimes power was not there in the mod range, with bsr custom ecu and filter 50 more hp was added and made the car 10 times better handling was incredible with the 4-c adjustable suspension, braking was throw you through the window good with the 4 piston brembos in all four corners and upgraded viva performance drilled rotors and pads Build Quality- interior and exterior held up well, no squeaks or rattles, suspension began to ride harder over time though. Engine had a lot of reliabaility issues, turbo pipe constantly cracked, radiator was always dropping out (had to replace three times) and the a/c gave up the ghost. Cost of Ownership- as always with a foreign car, repairs are costly. The car seemed to start having issues after the waranty let up so reapirs were extremely expensive at times. MPG was abou 18, which was good considering the spirited driving Fun Factor- despite the reilability issues, this car was a 10 for fun , had a ball with it

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Performance was crazy fast, a true sleeper that caught more then a few people by suprise

Cons: Maintenance costs were very high

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2006 Volvo V70 R Wagon AWDReview
Pequot writes:

One Of The Best Cars I Have Ever Owned! — What an awesome and good looking wagon. It was available with manual transmission. Mine has been dead reliable. The only drawback is the turning radius --- but, seriously, that's not a big issue for someone looking for a stealth speed wagon.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Acceleration, great looking wagon with a stick.

Cons: Turning radius.

10 of 10 people found this review helpful.
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2006 Volvo V70 R Wagon AWDReview
Bjorn writes:

Volvo V70r - Family Wagon Made Fun — Overall, this is a nice family car. We purchased this car due to Volvo's safety record, but the performance and handling makes this car more than your traditional family Volvo Wagon. In utilizing the Advanced setting, the suspension and transmission are truly responsive, but the car tends to "plow" (under steer) upon entering hard turns. This problem became substantially better after changing from the OEM tires to harder sidewall tires. We have had several minor items come up, but these have been fixed under warranty, although I am not happy with some of the build quality items. (Plastic feeling, not solid.) I like the styling of the car, although the front bottom lip of the spoiler tends to get stuck on parking bumpers, and we once "removed" the entire front bumper cover on one of these parking bumpers. (This has since been fixed by using metal tec screws.) Gas mileage is extremely poor for a family wagon - 16-21 mpg, (City/Highway) but I do have a heavy right foot, so that may help perpetuate that particular problem...... In short, it is a nice family wagon, with some extra pep when you want to have some fun.

Pros: Performance and handling

Cons: Some minor reliability issues

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2006 Volvo V70 R Wagon AWDReview
Graham writes:

Not As Much Fun As I Thought It Would Be! — Not as fast as I thought is what I really mean. Quick don't get me wrong, but not as fast as the R badge makes it sound. Otherwise very practical and solid.

Pros: Roomy

Cons: A lot of money for such a lack of power

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Reviews From Other Years

2005 Volvo V70 R Reviews

V70r - Sports Car Disguised As A Station Wagon By willl24

The 2005 Volvo V70R is ideal for long hauls across the country and runs up into the mountains for skiing. With the Geartronic automatic transmission, city traffic is not a problem except for the larg... Read More

Volvo For Life. By Gabriel

Very nice car, looks like a regular volvo but it's not ! With 300hp under the hood , this car is amazing. Unfortunately the maintenance is expensive but it worth the pleasure. With the AWD and 6 spe... Read More

2004 Volvo V70 R Reviews

Review By Fred

The 2.5 turbo motor is awesome and if taken care of will run for a minimum 300k. The car is one of the most comfortable cars I have ever driven. Of course it is a good looking car also.... Read More

More Fun Than You'd Ever Imagine A Wagon (and A Volvo) To Be! By Gregg

With 300 horsepower and 298 lb-feet of torque standard, the V70R is fun right from the start. Replace some OEM components with higher-spec parts from IPD, upgrade the engine management software, and ... Read More

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