1999 Volvo V70 Base 2.4 from North America
Nice smooth car, quick and responsive with plenty of room
- Passenger door won't lock ($100)
- Main window switch went bad, if you use it to roll up any other windows, they will get stuck. ($150)
- Tires ($450)
- Antifreeze smell when heat is on, but core isn't leaking.. strange.
Great car, haven't had it long, but I love it. It's a big step up from my 5 year newer Saturn.
The car is quick and responsive.
Transmission shifts smoothly.
Love the heated seats!! And the leather is so comfortable.
Sound system is good.
The hatch is great and holds a lot.
Backseat passengers have plenty of room.
However, my door doesn't lock, main switch is bad, and tires need replacing.
The gas mileage is okay on the highway, but in the city, it isn't that great.
However, the ride is much better than my Saturn with 90k less and 5 years newer.
Like I said, I haven't had it long though.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 24th March, 2009
I also own a 1999 V70. It was given to me from my parents when I decided to attend college in Florida.
My heat doesn't work and I also get the antifreeze smell through my vents sometimes. I moved from Boston to Florida, so having no heat is not an issue now, where it would have been before. I called my local Volvo dealer and they said that even if the heater core is bad, it won't affect the mechanics of the engine, but just to keep an eye on the coolant level.
Otherwise, I'm at 167,000 miles and I love the car more every day.