Volvo V70 Model Overview

Volvo V70 Questions

Aur Conditioner Disfunction That Causes The Complete Engine Crash

My Volvo V70 has 140000 km and I recently changed the transmission and accessory belts. One week later I heard a big noise in the engine and had to stop. The expert told me that the air- conditioner...

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Hood Latch Broke

How hard would it be if I tackled it myself?

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How Many Years/miles Left On A 1999 V70 Wagon With 130k Miles?

It's got a T5 engine. Suburban driving mostly. I seem to be putting a lot of dollars into the car now - suspension, pumps, exhaust, completely new air conditioning. $3k to the dealer a few months ag...

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My Car Starts Just Fine But Won't Stay Running

the first time this happened it started and ran for about 10min. After that it only runs for less than a min.

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My Volvo V70 2.4 Turbo Radiator Went Out Recently And It Didnt Overheat Sho...

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Volvo V70 Overview

The Volvo V70, formerly the 850 Wagon, received its new name in 1998, paralleling its sedan counterpart, the S70. As with the sedan it was available in all-wheel drive, making it the perfect vehicle for the active family's winter-fun weekends.

With the SUV boom undeniably huge in the new milennium, Volvo introduced the Cross Country trim in 2001. Sure, it was still a wagon, but a darned versatile one (after all, that's the word that put the V in V70), so it fit the bill nicely for those seeking SUV qualities without the imposing height. It sold so well in its debut that it returned in 2002 not as a trim but as its own separate model.

All of the trusty Volvo traits remained after the name change, foremost the manufacturer's commitment to safety. Those safeguarding attributes were only improved upon, as the patented Side Impact Protection System received an upgrade, as did the seat belt pretensioners and aspects of the vehicle's handling. As Volvos will, it scored at the top in safety tests, earning the maximum 5 stars from NHTSA in the Frontal Crash Test as well as the Front and Rear Side Tests; it also scored 4 stars in the Rollover test.

What went away was some of the squareness, in the car's shape as well as its personality. This car was determined not to be your father's station wagon. Its more modern and aerodynamic appearance pleased young, active singles, especially those prone to taking off for ski country every winter weekend. Growing families found it perfect for accommodating their brood and the requisite cargo, plus a Labrador or two.

Standard equipment includes AC, power windows and door locks, ABS, traction control, stability control, driver and passenger air bags (with an off switch on the latter for smaller passengers), and a CD player.

The S70 may not have survived, but the very popular, tried-and-true V70 lives on, as it well deserves to.

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