2002 Volvo V70 2.4T 2.4 5 cilinder low-pressure turbo
I like it, hope to love it
I bought this car with only 38.000km with two years full warranty.
It's way too early to say anything about it: nothing wrong happened yet, and I hope it stays that way. I'll post some additional information when something "interesting" happens. I'm very curious about it's durability.
In comparison with the older bricks:
- They still have the amazing seats, I have never encountered seats this good (and this good-looking for that matter) ;
- The automatic gearbox is smooth (when warmed up) and yet responsive (i didn't like the vague shifting from the 2001 BMW 5-series, the 2001 Lexus GS300 and the 2004 Honda Accord I was looking at). So it's a great and luxurious drive, that's what convinced me to buy this car;
- Great torque and a fair gas mileage: between 8,5l and 10,5l/100 km of petrol, depending on how and where you drive... and I plan to convert it to run on LPG;
- The integrated child seats in the back are an excellent idea;
- As you should find in a Volvo-estate: loads of space.
- 200 bhp on the front wheels, not an ideal combination... but I don't intend to race it. I'm very curious about driving it in the snow though;
- A transversal mounted engine: supposedly for safety reasons, but together with the front wheel drive resulting in an absolutely terrible (sometimes dangerous) turning radius... now I park this car as poor as a granny.
Still debating about:
- A cassette-player in a 2002 Volvo?
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 5th September, 2006
9th Oct 2006, 09:45
I have Volvo v70 2002year 2.4T (193hp) too, but it eats 12.5l/100km if you drive like a pensioner. So, I think you made a mistake :)
27th Oct 2006, 02:22
Thank you for your comment.
However, I check the petrol consumption continuously. In the best conditions - which is driving between 70 and 90km/h on flat roads without too many stopping and accelerating - I get 8,5l/100km. With medium conditions (highway cruising speed and 'pro-active' driving) : 10,5l/100km. Lot's of city driving, traffic jams and hard accelerating takes about 15l/100km, but that means consuming tires as well. Anyway, I think it strongly depends on how the car is driven, even more so than with other cars.
By the way, it's not unimportant to know that this is fuel consumption without leaving the headlights on in broad daylight and just a minor usage of the airco. And I use the cruise control whenever possible.
Now I drive on LPG, and I get about 12 to 13,5l/100km.