2002 Volvo V 70
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My "runaround"

by from San Diego ca on August 16, 2017

Bought this used,as a run around/ errand car. great car ultra reliable, comfortable, and not bad on mileage ( average in town 30 mpg.
Bought this used,as a run around/ errand car. great car ultra reliable, comfortable, and not bad on mileage ( average in town 30 mpg.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Havingfun

Does recommend this car!!

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Very reliable car

by from Chicago , IL on August 11, 2017

Very good performance , smooth ride , spacious , recommneded for getaways and long rides , equiped with reliable features such as AC and sunroof
Very good performance , smooth ride , spacious , recommneded for getaways and long rides , equiped with reliable features such as AC and sunroof
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Transportingfamily

Does recommend this car!!

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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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Terrible transmission

by from Wichita on August 2, 2012

This would be an awesome car if they fixed the transmission problems that are inherent in these cars. Mine was starting to go out at 80,000 miles. It is not cheap to fix iether. Also the rear seats ar...
This would be an awesome car if they fixed the transmission problems that are inherent in these cars. Mine was starting to go out at 80,000 miles. It is not cheap to fix iether. Also the rear seats are not child seat friendly.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Transporting family

Does not recommend this car

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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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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Commuting

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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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Just getting around

Does recommend this car!!

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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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Uses car for Work

Does recommend this car!!

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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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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Transporting family

Does recommend this car!!

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2002 V70 XC

by from Virginia on November 2, 2009

I have never had so many problems with any car in my life and I have had many different cars from BMW, Porsche and Mercedes Benz to Ford and GM cars. At 105 k miles on my Volvo, I had to replace muffl...
I have never had so many problems with any car in my life and I have had many different cars from BMW, Porsche and Mercedes Benz to Ford and GM cars. At 105 k miles on my Volvo, I had to replace muffler system at $1200, CD/Radio system at $750, Ventilation Fan and control system at $750, Turbo charger oil line at $400, front suspension at $1100 and many more. It seems 2.4 liter engine is too small for the weight of this car and the car is lazy to move from stop. I suggest buying a new or used BMW X5 instead of Volvo XC or SUV. X5 is a safe car with high performance and AWD.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Transporting family

Does not recommend 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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Does recommend this car!!

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