2002 Volvo V70 consumer reviews

$30,025 starting MSRP
side view of 2002 V70 Volvo
88% of drivers recommend this car
Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.6
  • Interior design 4.5
  • Performance 4.3
  • Value for the money 4.2
  • Exterior styling 4.6
  • Reliability 4.4
Explore the 2002 Volvo V70

Very reliable sturdy car

The Volvo v70 has 7 seats in total: it has 2 extra seats in the trunk, very reliable, drives well, feels well on the road


fantastic car

Comfortable great car for trips. The 2002 Volvo V70XC drives like a luxury car. The Automatic transmission with standard option makes it fun to drive as well as lots of room. The leather seats hold-up very well.


Very dependable and the leather interior Great!

When my wife was pregnant with our first child I researched and found that Volvo cross-country V 70 XE was one of the safest vehicles on the road plus it was a wagon which gave us extra space. This is why I purchased it


My "runaround"

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


Very reliable car

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


Love this car

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.


Terrible transmission

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.


Most comfortable car ever owned!

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.


so far so good

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


Reliable but Electrical Problems

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.