2002 Volvo V70 Consumer Reviews

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2002 Volvo V 70
4.1
Average based on 12 reviews
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Reliable but Electrical Problems

by from The passing lane on August 25, 2010

I drive 40,000 miles a year and drove a 2002 V70XC for 4 years. The car was so dependable that I named it "Cal" after Cal Ripkin. Great highway MPGs at around 28. Comfortable ride that owns the snow. ...
I drive 40,000 miles a year and drove a 2002 V70XC for 4 years. The car was so dependable that I named it "Cal" after Cal Ripkin. Great highway MPGs at around 28. Comfortable ride that owns the snow. The only problem is electrical. I had several electrical issues that didnt affect the way the car drove but told me that something wasn;t right. Any time I mentioned it to a mechanic, they said that the wiring in Volvos is shotty at best but the engine block was great. Relatively expensive for repairs but repairs are minimal. I would recommend this car and will rpobably own another Volvo in the future.
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V70 - Just a Wonderful Car

by from Portland, ME on April 8, 2010

I love this 2002 V70! Have owned it for 5 years and now has 99k miles. As much fun now as the day I bought it. Wonderful seats, a very solid feel and always predictable handling. 30 mpg highway week a...
I love this 2002 V70! Have owned it for 5 years and now has 99k miles. As much fun now as the day I bought it. Wonderful seats, a very solid feel and always predictable handling. 30 mpg highway week after week with the non-turbo engine. Volvo's are designed for gas prices at $4 per gallon throughout Europe. Power is very adequate but it is not a rocket. Two problems fixed under warranty. One small oil leak that has been hard to pinpoint. Maintenance costs are reasonable ONLY if you find an independent garage you can trust. Dealer maintenance costs are very high !! Just changed the exhaust system from the Cat back for $340. The owner whose review said he was charged $1200 just got ripped off. Seating position is low compared to all these large SUV's. Will gladly buy another V70 when this one wears out.
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Love this car

by from TX on September 1, 2012

For a 10 y/o car, this one is great. One owner, 120K miles. Drives like a dream, has plenty of space, and most importantly, I feel safe driving it. The bad: Dash cup holder won't retract, had to velcr...
For a 10 y/o car, this one is great. One owner, 120K miles. Drives like a dream, has plenty of space, and most importantly, I feel safe driving it. The bad: Dash cup holder won't retract, had to velcro right reflector back on the side of the car and the lid to the compartment between the seats was designed to break and the volume knob stripped out (luckily, I can use the steering wheel controls). I look forward to getting at least 100K miles out of this car.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Just getting around

Does recommend this car

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so far so good

by from North Carolina on October 26, 2010

I bought a V70T5 used without knowing very much about the car other than it had 98,000 miles on it. The seller had already changed out the timing belt and had taken care of the car. It runs smoothly a...
I bought a V70T5 used without knowing very much about the car other than it had 98,000 miles on it. The seller had already changed out the timing belt and had taken care of the car. It runs smoothly and is very comfortable and dependable so far. It will get up and go when needed for passing. No complaints!xxx
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Most comfortable car ever owned!

by from Easley, SC on December 30, 2011

Volvo's are for people that do not mind paying a little for maintenance to own a car that is fun to drive and own for years. There are maintenance cost with these cars but I will enjoy driving where e...
Volvo's are for people that do not mind paying a little for maintenance to own a car that is fun to drive and own for years. There are maintenance cost with these cars but I will enjoy driving where ever I go. Get a good mechanic to properly maintain the car when needed and it will last for many years. Plan on flushing the transmission every 30,000 miles. Plan on 1000-1500 every 100,000 to properly maintain the car. Brakes, tires, etc on top of that. Make sure that it is maintained by a Volvo specialist. Not any mechanic knows the particulars of these cars and how to maintain them correctly.
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Perfect Car!

by from Los Angeles on June 2, 2007

Very reliable, great mpg and performance for a wagon; beats the Mercedes E320 wagon for value. Safe as any Volvo on the road, great for long trips!
Very reliable, great mpg and performance for a wagon; beats the Mercedes E320 wagon for value. Safe as any Volvo on the road, great for long trips!
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Very comfortable and practical

by from Chicago, IL on September 13, 2007

This car for me was an alternative to a minivan and as someone who lives in a large city it fits perfectly. It's far more manageable than a minivan with nearly as much space. The seats are among the m...
This car for me was an alternative to a minivan and as someone who lives in a large city it fits perfectly. It's far more manageable than a minivan with nearly as much space. The seats are among the most comfortable on the market and the car drives and handles very well. I of course wish it would be a little faster but the decent mileage makes up for it. The AWD of the V70 XC model is a huge plus in winter as the car is completely stable and snow or slippery roads are nearly a non-issue. I also love the space in the back. I just wish the roof line in the back was just a little taller as there have been a couple times where something I wanted to carry would just not fit by about an inch.
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You have to drive it to believe it.

by from Kernersville, NC on August 17, 2006

This is my first Volvo and I LOVE it. I have always owned Toyota but needed a family car and I have not been disappointed. Unbelievable ride, incredible acceleration and handling. As far as reliabili...
This is my first Volvo and I LOVE it. I have always owned Toyota but needed a family car and I have not been disappointed. Unbelievable ride, incredible acceleration and handling. As far as reliability is concerned, mine has 45,000 miles with no problems. My boss owns 2 Volvos, one with 286,000 and the other with 80,000 and NO PROBLEMS! The only downside is that the black moulding tends to fade, but that is hardly a deterrent from all the benefits you get from owing this car. WILL DEFINTELY BUY ANOTHER VOLVO!
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Great confort

by from Rochester, New York on August 2, 2006

This automobile has been trouble free rides like a cadillac and drives like a sport car. I would definetly recommend this car to my best friend and my neighbor. I has given me the trust, safety and re...
This automobile has been trouble free rides like a cadillac and drives like a sport car. I would definetly recommend this car to my best friend and my neighbor. I has given me the trust, safety and reliability i need in a great name to volvo. I highly rate this Car
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Sad to see it go

by from North of Boston, MA on July 12, 2008

I have had my XC70 for two years, but during that time, it was my dream "mommy" car. I always felt extremely safe in this wagon and felt I could trust my Volvo if I ever (God forbid) got into an accid...
I have had my XC70 for two years, but during that time, it was my dream "mommy" car. I always felt extremely safe in this wagon and felt I could trust my Volvo if I ever (God forbid) got into an accident. The styling of this vehicle is modern, yet classic Volvo. Never once did I get stuck in it when winter driving, due to its awesome features like AWD, traction control, ABS, and winter driving setting where it doesn't allow you to accelerate too fast. The interior is well-laid out and friendly, and seats are supportive, yet supple and comfortable. Unfortunately, my family grew, but my Volvo could not...so we must sell. I would, in a heartbeat, buy another Volvo...too bad we can't hang onto this one!
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