2000 Volvo V70 T-5 SE 2.3 petrol turbo from UK and Ireland
Seriously quick, but very comfortable family car
Five light bulbs (front and rear) have needed replacing.
This is a car weighing nearly 1.5 tonnes and accordingly tyre wear is heavy and expensive.
Central locking system failed (repaired under warranty).
Excessive noise from power steering system (repaired under warranty)
This is a very quick car whether using the auto or manual box (mine has geartronic).
It has plenty of room for big dogs and four adults and is a supreme motorway cruiser - very quiet and comfortable.
It is superbly appointed with high quality materials and every conceivable luxury imaginable (although our American friends may dispute the quality of the cup holders)
I am maybe considered a fairly quick driver so fuel consumption is rather heavy at around 24 mpg.
Two thefts resulted in broken side hatch windows which are very expensive to replace when you include the replacement of the surround trim (£540 each time).
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 20th April, 2004