2000 Volvo S 70
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Best I've ever owned.

by from new york on September 2, 2009

I've had this car for 5 years. The only thing I've had to replace was the timing belt (at 105000) which was scheduled mantenance and a fuel pump relay switch. The only thing that I can complain about ...
I've had this car for 5 years. The only thing I've had to replace was the timing belt (at 105000) which was scheduled mantenance and a fuel pump relay switch. The only thing that I can complain about is that the door panels have come unglued wich I've heard is common. Love this car and wish they were still made this way.
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Great value vehicle

by from Maryland on June 18, 2012

I purchased this vehicle new and watched my kids grow up in it, my son is 15, and my daughter is 11. The only thing I have done to this vehicle since I purchased it is faithful oil changes (only synth...
I purchased this vehicle new and watched my kids grow up in it, my son is 15, and my daughter is 11. The only thing I have done to this vehicle since I purchased it is faithful oil changes (only synthetic oil), brake job, a battery, and new tires. I have accumulated over 170,000.00 miles and the vehicle still drives like the first day I acquired it. I have other vehicles in the household, but this one is the reliable one. Long distance trips may get a bit tiring, but I like to see my instant MPG while on cruise control fluctuate between 38-42 MPG. I get around 450 miles from a full tank. Great vehicle.
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Classic Volvo, Solid As Rock

by from Durham, NH on January 20, 2007

I owned a Volvo 850, and most recently, a S70 GLT which was without a doubt, the best car I've ever owned. While it's not quite as stylish as BMW, Lexus or Mercedes-Benz, it's just as safe, just as co...
I owned a Volvo 850, and most recently, a S70 GLT which was without a doubt, the best car I've ever owned. While it's not quite as stylish as BMW, Lexus or Mercedes-Benz, it's just as safe, just as comfortable, and dead reliable. My only word of caution is to buyers looking at an example with over 100,000 miles. The S70 starts to need brakes, suspension bits, and other expensive things at around 120,000 miles. But overall, great solid and most of all, safe cars. I can vouch for the safety, my 850 saved my life in a crash. That same day I bought my S70. Do you need a better reason?
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Best all around car I've owned

by from bristol VA on September 11, 2012

I bought my 2000 Volvo S70 GLT SE in March 2012 with 125k on it. I have put nearly 17K miles on it so far and have only had to replace a tail light (3$) and a coil pack for cylinder 1 (50$). The car c...
I bought my 2000 Volvo S70 GLT SE in March 2012 with 125k on it. I have put nearly 17K miles on it so far and have only had to replace a tail light (3$) and a coil pack for cylinder 1 (50$). The car cleans up almost like new minus a few dings and scratches . Most people think it is a much newer model than a 2000. The interior is in great shape for a 5 year old car much less a 12 year old car . I get around 22MPG city and around 32 MPG HWY. Uses premium only , will have spark knock with regular. Oil changes are a dealership only affair since a special wrench is required to remove internal filter cap and the wrench costs 100$. However the oil change is surprisingly cheap for a Volvo dealership at 40$. Super smooth ride on the highway great trip car with a great sound system . Smooth shifting auto tranny even with turbo engaged. A/C has refrigerant leak and was informed it would be a pricy fix . I can get a can of freon for 30$ and will last nearly a month . I was surprised how some things on this car are very simple fixes , more so than any domestic . Engine compartment is clean neat and roomy compared to other sedans. At first I was intimidated by all the plastic covers which gave it a spaceship feel but once removed its a very practical layout. 5CYL engine has surprising pep w/o turbo and passing on the highway with turbo is down right addictive as my two speeding tickets in it will attest lol.I have owned several American sedans and the occasional Toyota or Honda but will never again buy anything but a Volvo . The total package of safety luxury performance value fun and looks cannot be beat for the price . Yes some repairs are costly but they will be few and far between with a responsible owner and regular maintenance. I would recommend this car to anyone .
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Most dependable car I ever owned!!

by from New York on October 21, 2012

Iam a proud original owner of a 2000 S70. I have 255,000 miles on her and she is still going strong. I am thankful for all of the Volvo service centers that have helped me keep my car in great running...
Iam a proud original owner of a 2000 S70. I have 255,000 miles on her and she is still going strong. I am thankful for all of the Volvo service centers that have helped me keep my car in great running condition over the years. I have never broke down on the road and never had a flat tire in the twelve years that I have owned this car. The only thing wrong is some of the door panels have become un glued over time. And the driver seat has a busted seam. Everything else is perfect. I will never trade her in....She gets to stay in the family for life.
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Reliable and Economical

by from Santa Cruz, CA on April 3, 2008

Talk about Faster than expected. Also pretty good gas mileage for a car with a turbo. But above and beyond everything, it's nice to know you are in a Tank.
Talk about Faster than expected. Also pretty good gas mileage for a car with a turbo. But above and beyond everything, it's nice to know you are in a Tank.
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Great Buy!

by from Reading, PA on November 20, 2011

Purchased one owner with 53,000 miles on it. Love it! Love it! Love it! We have had 11 Volvos. Even though my wife has a 2011 S40, I prefer this S70. Not the greatest gas mileage but the performance m...
Purchased one owner with 53,000 miles on it. Love it! Love it! Love it! We have had 11 Volvos. Even though my wife has a 2011 S40, I prefer this S70. Not the greatest gas mileage but the performance makes up for it. Had to replace the ECM becasue the prior owner did not take advantage of the free recall. Other than that, perfect.
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Volvo S70 2000

by from Phoenix on August 7, 2011

I love this car. It drives great and feels safe which is a selling point for Volvo. The only problem I have is that here in Arizona when it gets really hot the remote door locks get a lithe sticky.
I love this car. It drives great and feels safe which is a selling point for Volvo. The only problem I have is that here in Arizona when it gets really hot the remote door locks get a lithe sticky.
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Solid car

by from on November 20, 2008

Purchased the car used with 82K miles, have had very few reliability problems with it in the 30K miles I have driven it since purchase. Turbo motor has surprisingly good passing power, and the 4-spee...
Purchased the car used with 82K miles, have had very few reliability problems with it in the 30K miles I have driven it since purchase. Turbo motor has surprisingly good passing power, and the 4-speed transmission is decent for a 4-speed. Handling isn't really sporty, but it's fun enough on back roads if you're not trying to kill someone. Interior design is good, seats are awesome, and it has a great 8-speaker sound system with strong bass. I have gotten about 29-30 MPG highway (around 70 mph) and 21-23 around town. The turbo definitely sucks gas, but the mileage is decent for a sedan with this level of performance. It also has side airbags, unlike most cars produced around this time. Definitely a recommended car - not the sportiest, but a great highway cruiser.
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Best Car I have ever owned

by from Lexington, KY on November 22, 2010

I love my car. I have never considered getting a Volvo before because I felt that the routine maintenance would be too costly. It is probably a little higher, but with it being a used car it has been ...
I love my car. I have never considered getting a Volvo before because I felt that the routine maintenance would be too costly. It is probably a little higher, but with it being a used car it has been so dependable. Other than the scheduled maintenance, I have not had to do a thing. I am sold out on Volvos. I will never have another car other than a Volvo.
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