2005 Volvo V70 2.4i from North America
Nice to drive, but expensive to maintain
The electronics of the car are poorly built. The alarm system, cooling fan, fuel control module, fuel sensor, and fan control module to name only a few have failed.
Front steering and suspension are weak.
Front bearings failed.
The ABS rings corroded and had to be replaced.
Parking brake shoes de-laminated.
Plastic crankcase hoses crumbled.
The alternator regulator had to be replaced.
If you have an AWD, it is even worse because of the increased complexity. Stay away of these cars when they age because they are money pits.
I kept the car because I could fix it myself. The knowledge of the make helped reduce the repair cost. However I can't imagine someone having to pay for the repairs at shop rates.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 25th September, 2016