Volvo V70 Model Overview

Volvo V70 Questions

Volvo V70 2009 - What Is The Normal Current Draw Off The Battery When The C...

My car draws between 1.00 and 1.14 A continuously when nothing is activated. I suspect a defective circuit or a defective Electronic module.

AC Cuts Out A Few Minutes After Startup.

Have had two sensors replaced at the dealer (hi temp and low temp). Still have light blinking on startup (climate control problem). The problem I am trying to correct is that the AC will work on star...

Rattling Sound Under Battery Stopping The Engine From Turning Over

My 98 Volvo S70 will crank but it seems like a rattling sound from underneath the battery or air filter is stopping it. I started my car 2 days ago to this very loud rattling sound. It died down aft...

What Could Be Making The Thumping Noise From Under The Car When I Turn A Co...

When I'm driving forward there isn't any noise from under the car, but when I turn a corner I'm hearing a thumping noise that sounds like it is from the drive train?


How Do You Diagnose A Master Window Switch That Works Sometimes And Sometim...

Sometimes the master control window switch works and sometimes it does not work. which leads me to believe there is an electrical problem. How doe you diagnose this problem?

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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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