2000 VOLVO S70

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$2,995
$806
above average
175,529 Miles
44,962
Miles above average

Vehicle Details

Mileage: 175529
Color: GOLD
Body Style: Sedan
Trim Level: GLT
Transmission: Automatic
Engine Type: 5 Cyl
Drive Train: FWD
Fuel: GAS
Location: Decatur, AL
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Vehicle Rating & Owner Reviews

Overall Rating
4.5
  Based on 54 reviews

Great first car for a highschool kid

5
Swag Boy McGee on 05/12/2016

Performance: 0 Comfort: 0 Fuel Economy: 0 Fun To Drive: 0 Interior Design: 0 Exterior Design: 0 Build Quality: 0 Reliability: 0 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5 Safety Rating: 5 Technology Rating: 4 Value Rating: 5

Before buying this car make sure the alarm is not in the security mode but if it is hope it reads CODE so you dont have to deal with the hassle of waiting for it to read code.

Great Car for the Money

5
s70_owner on 03/29/2016

Performance: 0 Comfort: 0 Fuel Economy: 0 Fun To Drive: 0 Interior Design: 0 Exterior Design: 0 Build Quality: 0 Reliability: 0 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5 Safety Rating: 5 Technology Rating: 5 Value Rating: 5

I bought my car used several months ago with 110,000 miles. So far, I am very impressed with my car given that it is 16 years old. The seats in the car are extremely comfortable. The car rides smooth and handles well in the snow. There is generous interior space for passengers and more than enough trunk space. Not to mention, this car is a great value with plenty of features for the money. The SE trim comes standard with heated seats and an 8 speaker sound system. My car has been reliable with no major mechanical problems. Overall, I highly recommend the 2000 Volvo S70 as a used car. I hope to keep this car as long as possible.

Volvo 2000 s70

4
nurse28 on 02/18/2016

Performance: 0 Comfort: 0 Fuel Economy: 0 Fun To Drive: 0 Interior Design: 0 Exterior Design: 0 Build Quality: 0 Reliability: 0 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4 Safety Rating: 5 Technology Rating: 5 Value Rating: 5

Bought it used...so smooth, sharp interior....awesome engine

If you buy the T5 model, you are in for a SURPRISE

4.6
logan_sully on 05/24/2013

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

I'll say this..when I started looking into buying a Volvo..I wasn't expecting a speedster. Then I found this gem- a 1999 Volvo S70 T5, mother of god..this thing goes. I mean IT GOES. I am completely blown away about how fast this car goes. No one expects it. It's also very luxurious (very nice leather seating, wonderful sound system, heated seats)

Bought for the kids but now I'm keeping this one

4.4
k_in_austin on 09/04/2011

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 3 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

I love this car. I did buy it initially as a safe vehicle for my teens but it drives so much better than my 2004 xc70. This car is a hidden gem--the 2000 model year was the last year this was made, the last year of truly Swedish Volvos, way ahead of it's time with side curtain airbags, also quite luxurious. Waited for a gem and found a base model with less than 100K, well cared for, bought for $4400. Have had it for 1 yr. I like that it is a great size, runs quietly, handles well, steering assist is just right, visibility terrific, seats comfortable.

They don't make 'em like this anymore!

4.9
Anonymous on 11/02/2010

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I've had my 2000 Volvo S70 GLT SE Turbo for 8 years (bought it used at auction) and it's going strong. It has 105K miles and no sign of slowing down. As this car ages, little things need fixing. But the overall build and reliability are fantastic. I stick to the suggested maintenance schedule and am told I can get 250K miles out of it. I love the turbo's torque as much as the top end smoothness. I've never owned a car this long and it's because I simply don't get bored driving it. It's not much to look at, but when you're sitting on the inside who cares. Bottom Line: FUN to drive and it never breaks down. Wish the S80 were a suitable alternative for when I finally trade it in.

I just love my Volvos

4.6
Paradise Boy on 03/28/2010

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I had ordered this 2000 VolvoS70 SE ASR in 1999 and picked it up from the dealer in December 1999. Right from the start my wife and I had loved everything about it the comfort, drive, style and reliability that comes with a volvo. Now 10 years old and still going strong. I have had to do some maintenance nothing major. We loved it so much that and with the addition of children, in November 2008 we had purchased the 2009 Volvo XC90 to the driveway. The volvo S70 got us hooked on volvos and we never even looked at any other make. We love our two Volvos.

Great car S70

4.5
Sean on 05/09/2009

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

I bought this car with just over 100K on it. Being my first Volvo I was unsure how it would hold up. I am pleasantly surprised, what a great car! I've put over 10K miles on it and it just purrs. Went to synthetic oil and min. 91 octane gas my mpg is 25.2 / 34. The 5 speed shfits smooth and likes to shift around 4K on the tac., a very solid car. I'm 6'2" tall and fit easily, but I don't think I'd like to long in the back seat, a bit tight back there.

Great used car value

4.8
coldax on 04/21/2009

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Purchased 3/08 w/122K miles. Now 4/09 and 150K and no major repairs. Previous owner took good care of it, so if you shop for one make sure it was maintained. Mine has non-turbo engine, delivering 28mpg and less maint. issues. Seats are outstanding. Feels very safe inside. Nice blend of luxury and sporty looks. Car does not look 9 years old at all. Huge trunk and fold flat seats. My SE has leather, wood trim, 8 speaker stereo that sounds fantastic, heated mirrors, etc. I added a K&N drop-in air filter ($40-helps with mileage and acceleration), also added strut bar to help w/body roll in corners ($50 on ebay). I recommend for safety, comfort, looks & value: cost $35K new, mine was $3200!

2000 Volvo S70 4 Dr GLT Sedan

4.1
Myprettyawfulcar on 12/24/2008

Performance: 2 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 3 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 2 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 3

This is my dream car. Bought it certified pre-owned. When I purchased it the check engine light was on. The dealership said come back in and we will turn it off for you. No problems passed 125 point inspection--mint condition. I have taken that car for service and one recall after the other and it's even shut down on the highway once. I have had a service bill of $1600, on several occasions and nothing under $700 for the 7 times its needed service in the last 5 years. I love my car and it is pretty to look at but it is a lemon. I just cannot afford the service anymore...which seems to happen every year without fail right around inspection time because that check engine light is on.

"Like a Rock"

4.5
William Wellman on 10/31/2008

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 2 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

My lawyer daughter talked me into my first Volvo for safety resons and I'm glad she did but for other reasons! Non-turbo has plenty of power for all highway situations. Gas economy is 23MPG. I'm happy with this at 150,000 on the odometer. Will go to 250 with this "baby". Very reliable in severe weather, especially snow. Would highly recomend as a used car buy!

The best choice of my life

5
Reuven Alayev on 08/01/2008

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

i bought the Volvo S70 about back in 2002. The Volvo had a great cherry red exterior and a light tan colored interior. I was amazed that the car looked like new after driving 154,000 miles in six years. That made me worried, but I asked many mechanics and they all told me that Volvos don't give any problems, just refill the gas, change the oil every 2000 miles, and refill the water, and the car will be loyal to you. They were so right! My Volvo S70 now has over 174,000 miles and still drives and looks brand new, and it has not given me any mechanical problems ever since I bought it almost 2 years ago. This is a great car that keeps its value over time.

2000 Volvo GLT SE Turbo

4.9
Amy on 07/06/2008

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I bought this car used at 136k miles. This car handles like a dream and the turbo gets you out of situations like people you like to box you in on the highway. The A/C however is intermitant and don't know why. Going to bring it in to get that looked at. I want to feel safe with my new son and don't want a minivan and look like a soccer mom. There is plenty of space in the trunk for the stroller and groceries. I would recommend this car.

Best used car I ever owned

4.4
Irontim on 07/04/2008

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 5

This is my 3rd Volvo and there is a reason that I keep buying them, and that reason is reliability. This S70 T5 is great. It's good on gas, comfortable and fun to drive, and it's fast. I love to hear the turbo kick in. If I buy another car guess what... Volvo.

Can I get Better Gas Mileage?

4.9
1st Volvo Owner on 04/30/2008

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Love this car. Roomy inside,wish it had heaed seats since it has leather. Our volvo is sturdy around corners and handles like a dream minus when you hit a bump. I am used to having an suv and miss having the room in the back for my work supplies, but I had to park my Escalade due to crazy gas prices. That baby gets 17mpg. I ge 23mpg in town and would like to see if I can get alittle better gas mileage out of it. If anyone has any ideas send me and e-mail.

Odd, but comfortable

4.3
techie on 06/21/2007

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

We bought this car for the safety and the incredibly comfortable seats, but we wouldn't buy another one. It has odd quirks, like the junky cupholders in the front and the lack of any trunk light, that are annoying for a car at this price level. The dangerous trouble with the jerky electronic throttle (ETS) really scared us, especially when we got the bill for the repair. Fortunately, Volvo did the right thing and reimbursed us for the repair and, at least at first, warrantied it for life. However the class action suit for this problem seems to indicate a shorter warranty. It's now a recall, so get it fixed before it stops working altogether.

2000 GLT Keep It-Or You Will Miss It!!

5
Ivan Lucas on 12/06/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I "tried" to incorporate a "9" in my ratings of perfect "10s" (to make it more realistic for non-believers). But there was not 1 particular category that I felt I should slight in any way. If anything the performance category it should be an 11, And the comfort a 12! If you own 1 of these cars (especially a Turbo) DO NOT SELL IT to purchase something "More expensive"(like I did). You will find there is NOTHING on the market (regardless how much you will spend) that compares to the comfort and performance this car delivers. The seats feel tailor-made. 0-60 and 1/4 mile times are also in V-8 territory. Dont believe me? -drive one. And as for gas mileage - the turbos RUN ON AIR! I get 28mpg.

Ready for new

4.9
Bill on 10/11/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

Great auto! Reliable and great gas mileage (25/30). Great exterior due to being kept in garage. All repair/inspection records available. I'm ready to buy a 2007 Volvo.

Last Volvo

3.4
Jeff Barnes on 08/25/2006

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 2 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 1

This has been the most expensive car I've ever had to own. I wouldn't say it's very reliable either Warranty service was fair at best. I dread the check engine light going on. That's never less than a $1,000. I like the way the car looks and drives but I can't afford it or can I rely on it.

reliable car

4.3
Bill Wellman on 08/02/2006

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 3 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

purchased used with 50K on odometer.. plenty of power in 5CYL engine...don't really need turbo feature..weakest interior feature is coffee holder built into the armrest. brakes are above average as in body.Very reliable car in all types of climate..great seats for long drives

Volvo S70

4.8
Larry on 07/26/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Great car except for the major problem that Ford inherited with the emission system's Electronic Throttle Assembly. Fortunately, Class Action lawsuit allows owners to have it fixed for free up to 200,000 miles saving you $1,000. Kudos to Ford/Volvo for doing the right thing! Handles well and is great for long drives. Front end rides rough over bumps but maybe because I'm used to SUV tires.

Low Reliability

3.8
n2b on 04/24/2006

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 2 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 2

Good Sturdy car, Safe, However it is difficullt to maintain. While changing oil and filters -- it needs special internal filter and needs special wrench. It forces you to go to a dealer for oil changes. No dip stick for checking transmission fluid. Ease of maintenance always increases a car's reliabilty. Engine hot light comes on occasionally while the temp gauge reads normal and with full antifreeze. The light goes off only after an overnight cooling. The electronic throttle light comes on and the engine stalls. Volvo has not been able to explain the problem. The dealer will clean the throttle butterfly but it might or might not fix the problem. Volvo refuses to issue a recall.

Hold on to it

4.9
jmmcev on 10/30/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I bought the S70 almost 5 years ago and the only problem I have had with it is the battery going dead which I replaced. It has been an extremely good car for me and I plan to keep it and try for 200-300K mileage barring major unforeseen problems. I presently have 70K in to and from work driving.

My S70 is my woman

5
Titus Henley on 10/10/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The S70 is very reliable, comforable and unique. With its new 2000 braking system I can get out of anything.and the slogan "For Life" is true. I and am Only 18 and prayed every night to have an S70 and I finally got it. So theres no reason why a smart car buyer would not consider buying a volvo

Sure and Steady

4.4
Pugsleypie on 03/03/2005

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 2 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I have owned my S70 for 5 years. Its been very reliable, great gas mileage, and very comfortable seats. However, it has severe blind spots making it tough to change lanes. And forget the outside rearview mirrors - no help with the blind spots. The base engine has more than enough power and runs on mid- grade gas. Cloth seats are difficult to keep clean. This is a great car, but watch those blind spots.

Bring back the S70 body style!!!

4.6
Turbomolar on 01/16/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

Most people don't realize how easy it is to customize their Volvos. With a simple ECU change, intake and exhaust upgrade, your S70 GLT SE can easily add another 40hp and 70torque. And upgrading to a lighter 17" aftermarket rims(I recommend the 17.5 lb. SSR-GT1 wheel.) with wider tires transforms this boxy grandpa car into a sexy, agressive, turbobrick! ;) I love my S70. Too bad Volvo stopped making this body style. Guess I'll have to get a XC70 next. Anyways...no real problems have arisen in the past 5 years(except for the turn signal recall that was easily fixed). Let's all email Volvo and tell them to bring the S70 body style back!

Great year round car!

4.9
jomaja on 09/25/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I bought my 2000 S70 used. This is my 6th Volvo. I had 4 740/760 turbo models and they treated me great. I bought a 99 S80 T6 and traded it for this one. The 99 T6 was the worest car I have owned. Lots of problems and outrageous repair costs! The 2000 S70 All wheel drive turbo is a GREAT CAR. Mine now has 108000 miles and runs and looks like new! I will keep it for another 10 years and pass it on to one of my kids as I did with my 7 series. As with any thru winner Volvo ended production in 2000. So buy one when you still can!

Fun Well Built Car

4.3
weavy on 07/14/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The Car is a pleasure to drive everytime I get Behind the Steering Wheel. It's very entertaining to drive, and has a very playful agressive stance. The engine is very smooth as well as the transmission. I would recomed the car to anyone who needs a nice sporty sedan.

Solid, Stable, Good Performer

4.8
ctyndal on 02/09/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

An enjoyment to drive everyday on a long commute. Comfortable, quiet, and solid.

A keeper

4.5
HappyVolvoOwner on 11/17/2003

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 4

Overall a great call, great Value.

generally satisfied

4.6
objective consumer on 07/16/2003

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 4

I've had minimal problems with the car since we've owned it. The biggest problem has been that the security system has malfunctioned three times and does not recognize my key and will not crank. Performance is sufficient--peppy for being less than a 6-cylinder. Comfort is good and the car is a top pick for long trips. Although this is an excellent vehicle, I still long for my heftier '91 740 wagon.

Not as good since Ford influence

4.3
Trader1997 on 07/08/2003

Performance: 3 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 4

The quality not as good as the 95 850 I traded in for this one. Steering looser, pickup not as steady or quick, handling not up to 95 standards. Have had nothing but problems from the day I drove it off the lot. Some major, some minor such as the ever present taillights going out. If I buy another, it will be the older 850 with low miles, its a better vehicle and more dependable.

If they could provide reliable service..

3.9
Shelster on 06/08/2003

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 3 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 3

I am an original owner. I love how the car looks and how it handles, and overall I love the car -- but I have had problems. The blinkers took 5 trips to the dealer to get fixed, then I gave up. Also, bulbs burn out on this car every day it seems. Goes through headlight bulbs every couple of months. Also, I had to replace the fan in the air conditioning. Also the check engine light was coming on, and the dealer told me that hardly ever happens - it was a $900. repair and the car was out of warrantee by 5,000 miles. Thank goodness the dealer ended up fixing it for free. What a blessing. I guess you can say Volvo and I really have a love-hate relationship!

2000 Volvo S70

4.8
J. E. Wheeler on 05/14/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

For the most part, I have really enjoyed my Volvo S70 sedan. It is pretty good on gas (very good on the highway). I experience excellent driving performance on the highway. As far as in the city driving, 98% of the time, I get excellent driving performance; however, there are times when the driving performance is jerky.

Never Again!

2.4
autigergirl on 04/28/2003

Performance: 1 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 3 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 1 Build Quality: 1 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 1 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 1

I had owned a 1992, 940 and absolutely loved it. Now I own a s70 and I am looking for a way to get rid of it. I have had numerous problems, electrical, leaking seals, faulty valves, you name it. Maybe I got a lemon, but my private mechanic tells me I am not alone! The last time I was at the Volvo dealership and complained about the number of problems I was having, the service rep. said, just be glad you don't own a S80! Those people hate their cars more than you do.

I Love It!!

4.9
desi on 04/08/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This is my 2nd Volvo. Before, I had a 1986 Volvo 740 GLE. I got 208,925 miles on that baby. And I would still have it if my son didn't total it in a car accident. The S70 is not as sturdy as the 740 was. There are too many electrical components to the S70 and I believe that is the problem. The mechanics are not fully trained on these new computer circuits and chips. Overall, I love the power of my S70. And, yes, you do tend to hear more highway noise then my previous Volvo 740 GLE. And, I agree the cup holders are a joke for such classy car.

What a nice Swedish ride

5
Volvo Lover on 04/04/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

2000 was the last year for this body style and we love it.

jj

4.8
gdfghdfh on 03/04/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

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Volvo Review

5
J Fields on 02/16/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Dependable and fun to drive. Good fuel economy and no problems so far. I like this car a lot.

There's a sucker born

3.3
jackal11 on 01/22/2003

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 3 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 1 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 1

There is a good reason why this dog is on the Consumer Reports "watch out" list and it's because the car has major defects. In my case the electrical system ran the battery down, six times in one year. Volvo couldn't fix it and kept putting in new batteries, I finally disconnected the nifty after blower and that fixed it...

Great Car

4.3
lorid on 12/26/2002

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

The car has easy to use controls and handles well in the snow. It is a comfortable car. I like the split rear seats and the trunk space. I bought the car for safety and reliability. The only issue I have had is a defective battery. The dealership replaced it at no charge. The dealership has been great to schedule regular maintenance and even found a nail in one of my tires and had it plugged. The customer service and service has been good. I would recommend Volvo

Not The Volvo of Old

4.5
Drewber from Texas on 11/28/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The S70 GLT SE is an excellent car. It possesses very good power, near-luxury comforts, stable ride on the road and good safety features. The sound system is unbelievable with an 8-speaker design. It seems as though Volvo is striving to imitate Japanese quality and apperance. Some of us still want boxy, heavy, classic car designs. Clearly, Ford is having a greater and greater influence on design - too bad.

Boring But Reliable

4.8
GBW on 11/24/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Safe. Solid. Boring. Electrical issues always. Fast enough. Real good in snow. Great local dealer. Expensive to buy. Cheap to own. Will look at Audi A4 in June, 2003. No interest in Volvo's new designs.

love this car

4.6
volvodriver1 on 11/12/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

last of the S70'. The SE model has it all - winter package and turbo engine give it a boost. Love those seats

S70 Best Car I have Driven

5
Ramesh Veerappan on 09/25/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I have owned several Japanese cars but this is the best car I have ever owned. I is solid like a rock and I always feel very safe driving on my volvo. The main reason for changing to a volvo is for my son and maintenance. Life is important and we need a car that protects us. I was involved in a Japanese car accident an suffered bad injuries 5 years ago. The car involved was a volvo and noone was hurt in that car.

Great Driving in the Sunshine State

5
Sunny Volvo on 09/13/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Love my Volvo S70. Traded in my Honda Accord and never looked back. Solid performer, great mileage, comfort, and not a problem after 40k miles. Service has been great locally.

facts

4.9
northland on 08/14/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Comfortable, like wearing old jeans on Saturday morning! No problems after 36k, just oil changes and the 7500 mile visits to the dealership for routine filters, fluid level checks, etc. No squeaks or rattles. This car has the best traction in the snow with winter tires of several 4x4's I've owned. This was my first Volvo, my wife also since converted from a minivan to an XC.

Love my GLT SE

4.9
Joe_Volvo on 08/11/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I have not had any major problems with this car. Have only been to Volvo dealership twice, once for a headlight problem and the other was the power antenna started acting flaky. Private mech. does all the maint. No problems. I wish they still made the S70's the 60's are to small. Can't wait to see the XC90.

Love the design hate the execution.

2.9
MrHorrible on 05/27/2002

Performance: 3 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 3 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 1 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 1

Love the design and ergonomics of this car. Its extremely comfortable and well designed both inside and out. Great sound system stellar handling and suspension feel. Its ONE HELL of a car and the sexiest car "ON THE SIDE OF THE ROAD". Thats where we get to the not so nice part. This is the most unreliable car I have ever owned. Not only does it break often but the dealer is often unable to fix it and often does more damage than good in the repair process. There are a TON of recalls as well. For the record I will NEVER buy another one again.

236 hp on highways; 36 otherwise

4.5
Alibaba on 03/19/2002

Performance: 3 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 4

Car is very luxurious. The interior cannot be more than that. Bugs me that it is slow on picking up in town. Mostly due to its sport suspension which slows it down. Great on saving money; gas and insurance.

good overall car

4.4
cube35 on 03/16/2002

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

So far I have been pleased with my purchase. Very comfortable on long drives and the power is adequate. I expected a more quiet ride for a car in this price range. Overall complaints are few except for road noise (on par with wifes previous Honda Accord) and the cup holders are a joke. Like the distictive looks and comfortable seats. Have not had any service issues.

Third time is a charm

5
Delreybird on 03/14/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This is my third Volvo in 18 years.(I had the first one for 15+ years and 285,000 miles; we're still driving the second one). It's been a great car so far, except for some electronics-related problems, all fixed under warranty. It's comfortable, has plenty of pep and gets excellent mileage.

Great Sports Sedan

5
Shredderman on 03/06/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Only minor problems, and they were fixed under warranty: fauly alarm immobilizer, rattling headrest. Other than that, the car has held up very well. More than adequate power, although I wish the T5 would have been available when I bought the car in 4/00. I will consider an S60R, set to debut sometime in 2002.

Excellent Vehicle

4.9
Merle on 03/04/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

We have been extremely satisfied with our Volvo. It has always performed up to standard for us. The controls are in good positions despite what the "Cons" for this car state. Required intervals are 7500 mi and it has not given us any major problems. The car is completely loaded with all that Volvo had to offer. Smooth yet responsive ride. Volvo has been nothing more than a pleasure to deal with. The AWD is excellent in the snow as are the Anti-lock brakes.


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