Volvo XC70 Review from UK and Ireland

2001 Volvo XC70 SE 2.4T

Model year2001
Year of manufacture2001
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2008
Engine and transmission 2.4T Automatic
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired64000 miles
Most recent distance100000 miles
Previous carVolvo S80


Ideal for a two Mastiff family!


Front suspension spring failed, you could see where manufacturing fault was (90k).

Wheel bearings - need a new hub (80k).

General Comments:

As nearly as comfortable as our S80 T6. Not as fast though :(

Have driven 36k in less than 3 years and have enjoyed every minute. It lacks sparkling acceleration, but boy can you carry a whole load of kit, including two very large dogs!

Our dealer has been great (can be a bit expensive though).

Racking up the miles at present, but have experienced no real problems thus far!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 18th August, 2008

Average review marks: 7.8 / 10, based on 1 review