1997 Volvo V70 Review from North America

1997 Volvo V70 Cross Country 2.4 low pressure turbo

Year of manufacture1997
First year of ownership1998
Most recent year of ownership2009
Engine and transmission 2.4 low pressure turbo Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 2 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.6 / 10
Distance when acquired24 kilometres
Most recent distance317000 kilometres
Previous carMercedes-Benz E-Class


Indestructible (when maintained)


I replaced the rear shocks, driver's window switch, rear wiper motor, one wheel bearing... That's it! Outside of regular maintenance, including:

Oil and filter

Timing belt

Upper motor mount

Radiator flush

Transmission flush

Brake pads, rotors and hoses


Exhaust flange

One inner tie rod end (because I couldn't grease it regularly)

General Comments:

317,000 and still runs like the day I bought this car.

This car is unbelievable, and is one of the toughest cars I have ever owned! I am confident I will put another 100-200k or more km on this car!

This car runs like a charm, and my interior shows almost NO signs of wear!!!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 13th November, 2009

Average review marks: 7.6 / 10, based on 1 review