Volvo XC70 Review from Netherlands

2003 Volvo XC70 XC 70 D5 AWD 5 cylinder diesel 20 valve cdi

Year of manufacture2003
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 5 cylinder diesel 20 valve cdi Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.4 / 10
Distance when acquired0 kilometres
Most recent distance41000 kilometres
Previous carVolvo 240

Summary:

A good and reliable car, with nice features and a high level of safety

Faults:

Almost nothing. Well, one little seal of a door came loose and that's it.

General Comments:

The cars drives very good. The build quality is also very high.

The engine runs smooth, but it is noticeable that it is a Diesel. The car uses about 7 liters per 100 km. The power of the engine is very good. Standard it has 163 Hp and 340 Nm, which is more than enough, but not really fast. Therefore I chiptuned the car. Now, the car goes much faster. It pulls very good, even at 140 km/h.

The road holding is very good. The car has very little body roll and the all wheel drive system helps a lot (when accelerating) in corners. The bumps of the road are noticeable though.

The seats are really very good. The instrument panel is very easy to use. The interior is very useful and the space is good.

The car goes through difficult terrain, but it isn't a real jeep. That's why this car can drive 215 km/h, has a road holding and has much safety features and it uses much less fuel than a jeep.

When it has snowed, it is very much fun to drive this car through hairpin bends and over parking lots. Great slides!

A good car for someone who needs to be on the road mostly, and needs a vehicle that will go through most terrain at ease.

The car is also very safe.

It is practical to use.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 21st August, 2004

5th Feb 2006, 12:59

Thanks very much for the reviews on the volvo XC70. I planned on purchasing a 2001 from a dealer, but now after reading the reviews definitely will not. While I was test driving it the signal light went out, and I just read that the lights have been a real problem with this car. Also, the wipers were extremely noisy (another comment someone else made). I am so disappointed, perhaps the newer years are better??? I am interested if anyone has had transmission or drive-train problems???

Average review marks: 8.4 / 10, based on 1 review