2005 Volvo XC70 turbo
Excellent Alaska car
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