1998 Volvo XC70 cross country 2.4 turbo from North America
I've enjoyed this car for nearly 10 years/200,000 miles
ABS/Tracs module failed at approx. 80,000 miles. Because of the cost of replacement and having driven 100s of thousands of miles in various vehicles without ABS, I chose not to replace it. At about 188,000 miles the speedometer began to fail intermittently. As it turns out, the ABS module controls the speedometer. I found a link to Victor Rocha who rebuilds the modules for $130.00 and provides detailed photos and instructions for removal and installation (20 minutes with a tool that Victor sells for $5.95)
This car has been reliable, comfortable and enjoyable to own. Many posts list long lists of negatives, even owners of older Volvos. Keep in mind that the the V 70 Cross Country is technologically light years ahead of the last generation (240s, etc.). They didn't have ABS, all wheel drive and numerous other desirable safety and comfort improvements that can require additional maintenance costs.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 21st November, 2007