2005 Volvo XC70 Reviews

2005 Volvo XC70 D5 2.5 turbo diesel from Australia and New Zealand

Year of manufacture2005
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2013
Engine and transmission 2.5 turbo diesel Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 2 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.8 / 10
Most recent distance170000 kilometres

Faults:

Transmission failure at 120000 km. So many XC70's with the same problem. Clearly a known issue with these cars. Volvo paid 50% of the $8000 cost to replace.

General Comments:

Lovely car, but transmissions are a problem. Check comments all over the Internet on Volvo's.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 13th March, 2013

2005 Volvo XC70 turbo from North America

Model year2005
Year of manufacture2005
First year of ownership2008
Most recent year of ownership2012
Engine and transmission turbo Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 2 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.4 / 10
Distance when acquired35000 miles
Most recent distance70000 miles
Previous carLand Rover Discovery

Summary:

Excellent Alaska car

Faults:

No problems.

General Comments:

Have a local mechanical shop perform the required maintenance.

Excellent responsive 4-wheel drive. Wide stance gives superior stability. Perfect Alaska car. Not a Subaru. Doesn't ride like a Jaguar, but I'll give up the ride for dependability and winter driving.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 1st July, 2012

2005 Volvo XC70 Cross Country 2.5 T from North America

Model year2005
Year of manufacture2005
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission 2.5 T Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired4 miles
Most recent distance42700 miles
Previous carInfiniti I35

Summary:

Comfortable, attractive and easy to drive, but expensive to maintain

Faults:

Nothing so far. Just typical maintenance items like replacing wiper blades. Brakes will be done soon, but that's expected.

General Comments:

Maintenance was free for first 30K, but it is expensive after that. Extremely comfortable.

Wait to buy until Volvo is offering a large "marketing incentive." You can save a bundle then.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 25th June, 2007

2005 Volvo XC70 from North America

Model year2005
Year of manufacture2005
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired12 miles
Most recent distance22500 miles
Previous carVolvo XC70

Summary:

Capable family wagon

Faults:

Window switch failed, replaced under warranty.

Failed tire at 15k miles.

No other faults have occurred.

General Comments:

Comfortable and capable SUV alternative that performs well in all conditions, especially with New England winters.

Interior offers roomy accommodations for four, and storage for some items in the wagon.

Reasonable running costs.

Vehicle handles well, if a bit noisy, with the AWD, but that trade-off is more than made up in its ability to go through deeper snow than most station wagons.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 20th February, 2007

2005 Volvo XC70 from North America

Model year2005
Year of manufacture2005
First year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission Automatic
Performance marks 4 / 10
Reliability marks 4 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 3 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
4.4 / 10
Distance when acquired11 miles
Most recent distance2000 miles
Previous carHonda Pilot

Summary:

Just an average car or too bad for the price.

Faults:

-Plastic skit plates.

-No vehicle-stability-control

as standard feature.

-Bad GPM.

General Comments:

This is a nice car for driving in the city.

There are some squeaks in the car.

Very bad wind noises on the freeway.

Over 70MPH car vibration visible.

Not very smooth above 65MPH.

Car steering is somewhat sensitive on the freeway, all time response is needed.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 25th August, 2005

25th Aug 2005, 23:27

As far as MPG goes what did you expect in a turbo charged Cross-country? these are very heavy cars not a Honda Civic.

17th Jul 2007, 08:56

I drove all the way to 120 MPH, it was still very smooth. You might want to check tires balance or aligment.

Average review marks: 6.5 / 10, based on 5 reviews