1997 Volvo V70 SE 2.5 10v from UK and Ireland
Surprisingly cheap motoring for a luxury car
Door Locks replaced under warranty.
Warped rear discs, replaced under warranty. These caused horrendous vibration above 65 mph and nearly made me sell the car after only 6 months of ownership. Volvo dealer excellent, especially compared to several previous Peugeot dealers. They could not do enough to help.
Electric windows fixed twice under warranty.
Accelerator cable replaced under warranty.
Drive-shaft gaiter failed at 5 years one month (one month out of warranty). Volvo dealer paid all labour costs.
Battery lasted 6 years.
Near side front wheel bearing replaced at 115000 miles.
Front discs replaced at 115000 miles.
An excellent family wagon. Supremely comfortable, reasonably quick, very quiet and massive.
I get 33 mpg most of the time, the lowest ever was 28.5 running at 95 to 105 mph in France. That's fantastic for a 2.5 even if it isn't the best accelerating car.
Early faults were annoying, but warranty covered everything without a quibble. Since then it's been utterly reliable save for the recent wear and tear replacements. It has NEVER failed to complete a journey.
Should last another 120k if I look after it.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 14th January, 2005