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

V70 - Just a Wonderful Car

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.


2002 V70 XC

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.


Sad to see it go

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!


Very comfortable and practical

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.


Perfect Car!

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!


You have to drive it to believe it.

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!


Great confort

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