An excellent European sports wagon
Nothing too serious, except for a few light bulb failures in the past four years - typical of Volvo.
The V70's performance has always impressed us. Its acceleration time from 80km/h to 100 km/h is especially staggering. Passing on highways is easy, and at middle to high-revolutions (when the high pressure turbo's on), power is just raging like a beast. Its heavy weight makes it a bit weary to drive in normal city settings, but the powerful engine makes long trips very rewarding.
Ride comfort is excellent largely due to the comfortable seats and roomy interior. Ergonomics are generally satisfying and the wagon's convenience/versatility is extraordinary.
The only complaint I have is the reliability of Volvo's electrical systems, as we had a few light bulb failures in the past.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 21st May, 2004