Volvo V70 Reviews from Netherlands

2001 Volvo V70

Year of manufacture2001
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.4 / 10
Distance when acquired2000 kilometres
Most recent distance40000 kilometres
Previous carVolvo V70


Comfortable and reliable


There was a squeak in the rear suspension fixed under warranty.

General Comments:

Super comfortable vehicle, especially for long trips. Quiet and effortless.

Reasonable fuel consumption given the size of the car, and especially frugal if you drive economically.

There's plenty of room for the teenagers, as well as loading space in the rear.

Handling and braking are great.

If you want a quick performer then go for the bigger motor or turbo, but be prepared for the fuel bills!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 7th February, 2003

2002 Volvo V70 many lines D5 (2.5 5-cil diesel 163 hp)

Year of manufacture2002
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission D5 (2.5 5-cil diesel 163 hp) Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired0 kilometres
Most recent distance5000 kilometres
Previous carToyota Camry


A comfortable, powerful, not to much exposing executive VOLVO


Nothing yet, although it does not always start on the first attempt.

General Comments:

The diesel (gasoline) engine is a great experience for me. It is very strong, but also responds quick, it's sound is very acceptable, even from the outside, and really silent in the interior. Only when accelerating very fierce, you notice it (its power). It hesitates below 1200 RPM, but above 1500 RPM til max "you feel the force"

The seats are great. These seats are (due to a weak spine) one of the main arguments to buy the car, and I'm not disappointed! The fabric is a little to warm though. The electric chairs (and mirrors) are automatically adjusted, depending on which remote control is used for opening the doors. Funny, and very luxurious.

The road behavior is very safe and accurate! Steering is like natural, and everyone who is driving it, just accommodates very fast to it's behavior (even my girlfriend, who always needs weeks to get used to a different car.

The comfort is very good. Maybe it's a little soft, but it is far better than our '94 Camry It's certainly not as sportive and challenging as our BMW 325 cabrio. I should have considered the dynamic suspension.

I regret paying for the extra and expensive sunroof. It has no aerodynamic aids to prevent a huge noise when opened. Above 70 km/h it has to be closed due to air "whooping" in and out!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 18th June, 2002

Average review marks: 8.7 / 10, based on 2 reviews