2005 Volvo XC70 turbo


Excellent Alaska car


No problems.

General Comments:

Have a local mechanical shop perform the required maintenance.

Excellent responsive 4-wheel drive. Wide stance gives superior stability. Perfect Alaska car. Not a Subaru. Doesn't ride like a Jaguar, but I'll give up the ride for dependability and winter driving.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 1st July, 2012

30th Apr 2015, 18:36

As an owner of an 01 Subaru Outback, I've always admired Volvo wagons for their take on luxury, safety, and practicality. I'm a big fan of the 2.5T inline five cylinder. It's so much easier to work on than my brother's Audi A4 1.8T. Also, I appreciate the Volvo standard 3300lb of towing for a car; it's very European in their thinking, whereas here in the U.S. you have to buy a truck.

My question is do you think the XC70 would be able to compete with the Subarus in the 2016 Alcan Winter Rally? You can check it out at www.alcan5000.com

2005 Volvo XC70 Cross Country 2.5 T


Comfortable, attractive and easy to drive, but expensive to maintain


Nothing so far. Just typical maintenance items like replacing wiper blades. Brakes will be done soon, but that's expected.

General Comments:

Maintenance was free for first 30K, but it is expensive after that. Extremely comfortable.

Wait to buy until Volvo is offering a large "marketing incentive." You can save a bundle then.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 25th June, 2007

2005 Volvo XC70


Capable family wagon


Window switch failed, replaced under warranty.

Failed tire at 15k miles.

No other faults have occurred.

General Comments:

Comfortable and capable SUV alternative that performs well in all conditions, especially with New England winters.

Interior offers roomy accommodations for four, and storage for some items in the wagon.

Reasonable running costs.

Vehicle handles well, if a bit noisy, with the AWD, but that trade-off is more than made up in its ability to go through deeper snow than most station wagons.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 20th February, 2007

2005 Volvo XC70


Just an average car or too bad for the price.


-Plastic skit plates.

-No vehicle-stability-control

as standard feature.

-Bad GPM.

General Comments:

This is a nice car for driving in the city.

There are some squeaks in the car.

Very bad wind noises on the freeway.

Over 70MPH car vibration visible.

Not very smooth above 65MPH.

Car steering is somewhat sensitive on the freeway, all time response is needed.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 25th August, 2005

25th Aug 2005, 23:27

As far as MPG goes what did you expect in a turbo charged Cross-country? these are very heavy cars not a Honda Civic.

17th Jul 2007, 08:56

I drove all the way to 120 MPH, it was still very smooth. You might want to check tires balance or aligment.