1999 Volvo V70 XC 2.5T from North America
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Mass airflow sensor failed.
Upper engine mount bushing failed.
Headlight bulbs replaced twice, both left and right.
Front turn signal lights failed twice.
Passenger door makes a loud cracking sound when opened fully - dealer adjusted twice.
Knocking noise coming from the front wheels - dealer flushed the transmission fluid - did not fix.
Check engine light came on numerous times.
The XC has a very comfortable interior, great useable space and AWD works great in the snow.
Overall I find this car to be a nice car to have when everything is working in good order.
Compared to my 850 GLT, my 850 is less troublesome. If it were not for the little things that I have to deal with in this car I would give it a high recommendation, but as you can see, for a car at this price level I have had too many problems that wasted my time at the dealership for repairs. This car is only 20k miles old..!! I would hate to see this car and its problems after the warranty runs out.
In San Francisco, the dealership does not provide loaner cars when your car is being serviced, I really never thought that this would be a factor, but if I need to bring the car in 3-4 times a year, I would expect a loaner for my inconvience.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 28th November, 2000
12th Jun 2001, 17:02
I think you might have gotten a bad car, because I have a Volvo 98 V70 XC and have never had the problems you have had. I'm sorry for your unfortunate problems, but this is a great car!
19th Jun 2002, 10:24
I have the same problems with a 1998 Cross Country XC. I am spending $1500.00 today on the ABS and emissions.