2000 Volvo S70 SE 2.5i from North America
It's pretty much everything I need in a car!
Bulb failures (super cheap & easy to replace though)
Parking brake is acting up... sometimes doesn't disengage completely at first, when cold. More of an annoyance than anything really.
Rear brake discs have become slightly warped and scored, though within acceptable limits.
Some rattling in the dash sometimes... grr...
Overall, pretty good!
Sometimes I wish it had more power, but chances are I'd just end up getting a lot of speeding tickets. So, I guess the power could be called "adequate".
I was hoping to get a rear drive car, but this is pretty good as far as front drives go-- It handles solidly, without torque steer or any weird stuff. It's fabulous in the snow, though!
If there's one piece of advice I can give on this car, it's to keep it maintained. Change the fluids (brake, coolant, oil, etc) regularly, and have it serviced and inspected by a good indie mechanic. This is true of any car, but with a Volvo, you'll be able to keep it for years and years...
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 13th November, 2006
12th Jun 2014, 11:08
I've been driving Volvo cars since 1979. The number one reason is safety, of my passengers and myself. These cars, just like others, have issues as well. I've driven a 940SE (year 1991) up to 280k km. Enjoyed this car, but it needed an expensive Nivomat leveling system. Engine and body, interior and outside, were still in great shape.
I recently purchased an S70 SE non turbo engine with 129k km only. So far it's a great car. The only thing lacking is turbo power, but the basic engine is great for what I paid ($2,500) on June 11, 2014. Hopefully I can keep the car for another 15 years, just like my Volvo 940SE; still a great car when I purchased it back in 1992.