Safe and secure -- Maintain to the letter, and you won't be dissatisfied
Eats light bulbs.
A/C compressor bearings worn.
Terrifically comfortable and safe. Like the 850 I owned before it, the S70 will stand up to severe usage and a very heavy foot.
Like most Volvos, it's really at home on the highway, especially at higher speeds. The five-cylinder engine pulls nicely, and sounds great, but does have an appetite for fuel in the city (11.3L/100km).
The overall drive is quieter and more refined than the 850 preceding it, although the front end components are fragile as before, and the five speed automatic transmission's durability is suspect, thanks to an occasional miscommunication with the electronic throttle.
Overall, a luxurious and pleasant vehicle to drive, that lends a real sense of safety and security while behind the wheel.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 12th February, 2011