The best car for this price?
The window started to split because it got hit by a small stone, a common problem with cars, and it was fixed with a drill. No real problems with this Volvo.
S70, the 2.4L 125kw model, is a very good car on the road and in towns. Suspension is a bit firm, but comfortable - the car doesn't swing through corners. It gets to 100 km/h in below 10 seconds, and that is fast enough for a car with an automatic gearbox. You don't really need a faster car in Finland or the U.S. The car is close to perfect to drive in this price class.
We've got a Classic model which means that we got leather seats and automatic gearbox for free (the last S70 series). The car's cheaper than most of its rivals, so you can call it a good bargain.
Still, a car like this cost £22000 in Finland, because we've got a 70% car tax :(, and gas costs close to £1 per litre. But I'm not complaining. Back to the subject, it's a very good car, buy it if you can!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 25th August, 2001