Dragula - she's a tank
Drove the car during extreme west Michigan winters. I now drive the hills of West Virginia. She has 285,000 miles on her. One small rust spot on the driver door. Interior and engine are clean. I have the oil changed every 5,000- 7,000 miles, tires rotated, and am back to using premium gas. Parts can be expensive, but have been fortunate with mechanics that have been honest in telling me what needs to be done and what can wait to be done. So glad my youngest son chose to take the other car off to college.
Think of a reliable tank
The Volvo wagons I have owned have been the best built vehicles I have ever seen.Sorry MB,Audi,BMW.I love German cars,but they have more small bugs than any Volvo I?ve owned.My current 2006 V70r is one of the fastest,most comfortable,well built cars ever.300hp 300ft.lbs torque all wheel drive,6 speed auto.All with a 2.5 litre engine.Volvo seats are the absolute best in the industry.Super comfort and support.The car handles great,despite some critics opinion,and has huge Brembo brakes that will stop you like you can?t believe.I tow a small trailer,commute with it,and explore it?s limits one some of the nice highways near by.I now have 226,000 k on it,just broken in nicely.I will park it and do some maintenance this winter.New struts all around for the active suspension,also works well.These cars just don?t seem to break down.As long as you Maintain them.I had a old 740 turbo wagon for 8 years.The car had 325000 k on it when some xxxxx plowed into me and I had to retire it.Both cars were totaled and I walked away unhurt.It also never broke down.Ever.I call Volvo?s the Toyota?s of European cars,but a lot more comfortable.
comfort speed and lots of room
the Volvo v70 2.5t has been very reliable and it has plenty of speed and very good acceleration Plus it has plenty of room it will swallow up large items (furniture) And it is very safe
a very good 11 yr old car
this is what I was looking for in a used car. it appears to be well taken care of and the price was good. low miles.
GREAT CAR IN EXCELLNT CONDITION I HAD A LIST FOR MY MECHANIC HE SAID MOST OF ITEMS NOT NEEDED VERY PLEASED WITH PURCHASE
Spacious and efficient
We have had our Volvo for a month and are very happy with it. The size is a major upgrade without having had to get a minivan and SUV. With a second baby on the way 2 car seats will fit generously. Parking in Brooklyn has so far not been an issue despite being a bit longer than we were. The interior is functional and intuitive and feels very luxorious. Tons of cup holders and storage and great little details throughout. The driving performance is solid. The way back is super spacious and we love having the cover to pull over so our stuff isnt exposed. We will use this car mostly for road trips and local errand running and it so far has met all of our needs/wants. Only complaint is that it came with only one key and it is very expensive to get another
Nothing like it in the Volvo lineup today. If you want comfort, a stylish footprint for a wagon then the R is for you. Very satisfying to have a sleeper looking car then use those impressive 300 ponies to get you from 0-60 in under 6 seconds! Awesome performing car.
My dream car
I have owned this car for 4 years and love it. It drives like a dream. I must admit that since I bring it back to Volvo for it's annual checkups, I do find them expensive. By and large it has been a reliable comfortable car. I commute every day back and forth to work and we have taken it on long drive holidays. My only wish is that it took regular gas, not high grade gas. But it is a luxury car...!
Excellent ar if you are rich or are a mechanic
The Volvo V70 is a fine car in every way, but like all cars, it sometimes needs repair. Volvo repair costs at a dealer are way, way, way too expensive. $360 to change tranny fluid? $400 for new front pads and rotors? It's a fine car, but be ready to get bent over by Volvo dealer service charges.
The Volvo V70 - One Capable Car
This car is a 4 star vehicle. It has nice V6 engine with good power and decent gas mileage. The performance is less than outstanding without the turbo engine. The best part of the V70 is the capability. It has generous cargo room, especially when the 2nd row is folded down. It has some nice available seating options, such as leather upholstery, heated front seats, child booster seat, and backwards-facing 3rd row seat in case the kids bring some friends. Along with the 3rd row, comes a convienent door handle on the tailgate that allows the passenger to leave without someone else opening the tailgate. It also comes with standard traction control and ABS. You can trust this information, because it is coming from the owner of the only manual transmission V70 with the luxury package in the USA.