1998 Volvo V70 XC 2.4 litre petrol from UK and Ireland
An outstanding all rounder, if a bit juicy!
At the most recent inter-galactic service.
The passenger side front CV joint needed replacing.
The shocks were shot and cost a small fortune to replace.
Front discs needed replacing.
The above having been said, at 161,000 miles, I would expect some major bits to need replacing on any car.
Without a doubt, this is the most comfortable car I've ever sat in, let alone owned and I have a damaged pelvis, so I know what I'm talking about.
Quick...I think so, many a boy racer has been blown off the lights in this two tonne Tessy!
Hills, fully loaded, what are they?
Handling...For a big heavy car, it handles like a teen aged Japanese Gymnast and goes round corners like it's on rails.
Carrying capacity: One six man frame tent with all the camping gear, cloths and equipment needed for a fortnight's holiday, plus wife, two kids and two dogs.
We needed the roof rack, oh, and the bike rack too.
Music: Albert hall. Fantastic.
Towing: If towing a stranded recovery vehicle, which was carrying another car at the time, up hill, in the snow, counts as good, then I guess it tows well.
Parking: very easy as visibility is excellent. The only problem is that the car is very long and so finding an air field big enough can present a problem.
Economy: stay off the right boot and it's not three bad. 20ish around town and thirty something on a cruise. Give it a large dose of right foot though and you'll see kuwait dry up real quick!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 12th February, 2008