Volvo XC70 Review from Lebanon

2001 Volvo XC70 2.5 turbo

Model year2001
Year of manufacture2001
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission 2.5 turbo Automatic
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 3 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 4 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.0 / 10
Distance when acquired0 kilometres
Most recent distance48000 kilometres
Previous carMitsubishi Pajero

Summary:

A real lemon

Faults:

Radiator had to be replaced at 15000 kilometers.

Engine Cooling Fan Had to be replaced at 25000 kilometers.

Suspensions had to be replaced at 40000 kilometers.

Transmission gave up at 48000 kilometers and has to be replaced.

Rear seat belts stopped functioning and had to be fixed.

Two years after it was bought, rust accumulated under the roof racks.

General Comments:

The Volvo XC70 is the most luxurious and comfortable car I have ever had. Its 2.5 Turbo engine is powerful enough and the car handles well on the road, even though on slippery surfaces, the ABS still needs some improvements. Mechanically speaking, the car is a lemon and I will definitely never buy any Volvo again. For about the same price you could get a much more reliable Lexus or Audi.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 28th May, 2006

4th Feb 2010, 21:03

Careful with those Audi's, they all have electrical problems. I know this, and I have never even owned one. Read reviews first.

Average review marks: 6.0 / 10, based on 1 review