2001 Volvo V70 XC T5 from North America
After a brief hiatus, I purchased another one... enough said?
Power steering pump.
Drove this car for years.
Great in the snow.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 1st February, 2016
7th Feb 2016, 01:58
How did the transmission do? It was very fragile on these 2001-2002. How about the flawed throttle body? The AWD angle gear was expensive to repair?
7th Feb 2016, 18:57
Contrary to common belief, these don't fail on every one! On that basis, everyone who owns a Lexus RX will be broken down with a broken gearbox and everyone who ever owned a Ford Explorer would be dead because their tyres would have blown and killed them, and every Mercedes would have rusted away. No point in generalising... remember most people go on these sites to complain not praise. Yes, those items DO go wrong on these cars, but not on a majority, only a minority. To prove this, find out how many were sold in this period. I know many XC70 owners with high mileage examples with no serious problems.
8th Feb 2016, 03:21
You mentioned the Lexus RX - over here in NZ, they are called Toyota Harriers, and my electrician had one. Now, Japanese used cars sold here in New Zealand tend to generally be pretty good with the odd problem as expected, but this being sold as a Lexus, I was in disbelief when he sold it because of the transmission too. On many Toyotas here, automatic transmission problems are not very common, but what he was told was that the drivetrain was designed for a car and not up for what the heavier Harrier needed. He replaced it with a Toyota Prado, an SUV whose drivetrain was designed to be more robust.