It is a stylish, good-looking tank with reliability
It eats light bulbs.
Timing belt is expected at 105,000 miles.
It is safe, comfortable and reliable. My wife loves the way it sits up a little higher. The wagon's storage access is great for professionals with lots of materials, and soccer Moms alike!
I love its effortless ability in the foot-high snow of New England on a steep incline. The AWD is something with which I will not part.
I bought my XC70 "certified" used from the dealer. I recommend that; however, the car, garaged, has been terrific. I realize that unhappy owners are more likely perhaps to post things about their experiences. However, this happy owner would buy a 2001 model in 2010 without hesitation. The timing belt is $600-$800 at 105,000 miles, however. Be ready for that with any XC70, and some small noises in the suspension that are not too costly to fix.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 7th March, 2010