2000 Volvo S70 GLT SE 2.3 from North America
A safe, comfortable, high-performance ride
The turn-signal/emergency flasher control failed.
The crash sensor for airbag deployment failed.
The steering column ring antenna (for the encrypted ignition key) started to fail.
A relay for the electric right-rear passenger window failed.
This car has lots of power and gets excellent gas mileage.
The seats are very comfortable and the various instrument controls are well placed.
The electronic climate control system works very well.
I have experienced a few problems, all related to electrical issues, but they have all been fixed under warranty.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 3rd May, 2002
10th Apr 2006, 13:18
I owned a 2000 Volvo S70 GLT for about 2 years. I bought the car through the Army Air Force Forces Exchange Service's Volvo Purchase Program. The program saved me about $6K off the regular sticker price and I paid nothing in taxes to boot. Although I did like the car and still think it's a classy design, the car had so many electrical problems I eventually traded it on a more reliable Toyota. In less than 20K miles I replaced both front headlights, the drivers power seat motor, a rear taillight and had the battery replaced 3 times. Of course the service from Volvo was great and it was all under warranty, but I was concerned about what would happen once the warranty expired and I had to start paying for the $350 headlights.