1999 Volvo XC70 from North America
It is a piece of junk... a waste of money
I thought maybe I had gotten a "lemon" as well, but after reading all the reviews, I think Volvo just blew it on this car.
I just had my car in for another "Check Engine" light. They had to replace the timing belt (understandable with 100K+ miles on it), water pump, a tie rod end and numerous other items. The "CE" light is more of a nuisance, though it seems to be a $$ light for any dealership/auto repair establishment. Every time I have brought in my V70 XC into a dealership (even for just an oil change), my bill was at least $1000 out the door. I had my car for 1 year (the car was 4 years old) and they had to replace at least 1 engine mounting bracket (NOT under warranty, by the way). I just picked up my car 2 days ago from a local import car repair garage ($1600 later), and within 3 hours, the "CE" light came back on. I refuse to take it to a dealership anymore.
I don't know if the problems have just started since under "Ford," but who knows.
Volvo could not give me another car. I never had problems with my BMW. Volvo makes a very comfortable, safe car, and it has more storage space than my friend's Mazda (mini SUV), but that is all I can say positive about it.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 27th January, 2008
28th Jan 2008, 09:07
"I don't know if the problems have just started since under "Ford," but who knows."
Ford acquired Volvo in late 98/99 so I doubt your Volvo was part of those affected.
Frankly, Ford has done more good for Volvo than they ever were before, especially the Euro division who builds cars that are far superior to any N/American car.