2002 Volvo V70 D5 SE 2.4 turbo diesel from UK and Ireland
The best Volvo so far
My cam belt tensioner bust well before the required time for a cam belt change. Garages were quoting a min of £2000 so am trying to fix it ourselves.. Unfortunately it need a new head and looks like only Volvo can supply this, and a reconditioned head is £1600. Not worth paying that plus all the other parts needed on a car this old, so it is now SORN off road, engine apart whilst I hunt for a damaged /write off to get a head.
Everything else fantastic, best Volvo I have owned yet. Had a V70 before, and it is better than that one. Hopefully Ford will sell Volvo back to the Swedes though!
This V70 manual diesel is as fast as the last petrol turbo version. Sometimes gets 60 to the gallon when I drive carefully.
Miss it really badly at the moment, but fingers crossed that it will be a happy ending for it rather than the scrap yard grave.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 2nd January, 2009