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1999 Volvo S70

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Information shown for entry-level Sedan.

Fuel Economy:
City 18/Hwy 26/Comb 21 MPG
Max Seating: 5
Engine: 5-Cyl, 2.4 Liter Transmission: Automatic
Country of Origin: Sweden Country of Assembly: Sweden

1999 Volvo S70 Consumer Reviews

Overall Rating
8.4
Out of 10

Based on 211 Ratings for the 1998 - 2000 models.

Review this car
  • Value
    8.6/10
    Quality
    8.7/10
  • Reliability
    8.6/10
    Performance
    8.8/10
  • Comfort
    9.0/10
    Styling
    8.7/10

AMAZING CAR!!!

By on Saturday, June 11, 2016

I don't own this car

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
Not Rated
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Reliable, speed, handling, comfort, safe"

Cons: "Lots of miles, was involved in a crash, brakes"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

Still runs like a champ!!!

"Words cannot describe how much I love this car. Handling is SUPER responsive, and the acceleration is amazing, especially on the trims with turbocharged engines. It is an older car so don't expect features like Sirius XM or Bluetooth connectivity, but there is a wonderful sound system in the car. It does have a tape deck, and some even have CD changers. The one we have does not have the CD changer. Another thing that you really want to consider when you're looking for one of these is that they have lots of miles on them. Check the carfax; You could get something that was involved in a horrible collision, and just get the car checked out by a professional. The brakes in this car are not the best in the world; they aren't real sensitive enough for my liking, but they do stop the car, and hey, that's all that matters. Other than that, if you can find one of these that is in good condition, then get it. I would buy another one if there was one with low miles."

Still runs like a champ!!!

My first European Car.

By on Sunday, May 1, 2016

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 202,900

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Comfort, ride, great in bad weather, solid."

Cons: "turning radius, front suspension, throttle body."

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"I bought my S70 from the original owner and it was always dealer serviced. Mine is a basic, entry level model. I have always owned GM or Honda's but I have to admit that this car has a very unique feel to it. It's easy to drive. Smooth and comfortable and everything just seems to be in the right place. Mine has 200k but the paint looks great. The interior is like new. Drives wonderful! The I5 engine has just the right amount of power and is good on gas. It's never seen snow but it performs incredible in heavy rain. Wet driving mode, traction control and ABS work like a charm. The seats are the most comfortable I have ever sat in. Trunk is big. Seats fold flat. I can probably say the only things to look for on a used one would be throttle body service, power locks and the front suspension. These cars are known for those issues. My TB was replaced by the previous owner. They also have a wider then normal turning radius. The I5 engine is one of the best out there. If you can find a nice, well maintained used S70, grab it. I think like any other upper end European car, If it has a solid maintenance record. That's important!"

3 people out of 4 found this review helpful

Exceeds My Expectations

By on Tuesday, March 29, 2016

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 117,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Great value, comfortable, good in snow, reliable"

Cons: "Cheap cup holders"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"I purchased my S70 used with incredibly low mileage - 110,000 miles! This car exceeds my expectations! The seats in the car are extremely comfortable. The car rides smooth and conquers the snow with ease. There is voluminous interior space for passengers and generous trunk space. This car is an unbelievable value with plenty of features for the money. The SE trim comes standard with heated seats and an 8 speaker sound system. My car has been very reliable with no major mechanical problems. Overall, I highly recommend the Volvo S70 as a used car. I hope to keep this car as long as I can."

4 people out of 8 found this review helpful

Wonderful ride

By on Sunday, February 14, 2016

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 160,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Easy maintenance, reliable, powerful, fast"

Cons: "radio antenna is motorized"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"I bought mine used with 86k miles - i've since doubled it's mileage. This car is powerful, responsive and allegedly safe - haven't tested that yet. Easy to work on by design of Volvo's philosophy. When my car ultimately dies (if ever) i'm taking the bucket seats with me and making furniture - they will live on. They're the most comfortable seat (of any kind) i've ever sat on. All cars have their share of problems - with these the issues are known and relatively inexpensive to repair (heater core will go around 150k miles/15 years = $100 and 30" labor - very easy repair. It helps that there's a strong online community of shadetree's willing to share their repair secrets - makes maintenance cheaper."

4 people out of 4 found this review helpful

Best Car in its Class

By on Thursday, April 2, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 219,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "solid condition, pickup, fun to drive."

Cons: "mileage."

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 8

"I owned the volvo s70 for a year and half. Bought it in 2013 and used till march 2015. Having 219k miles on the car. Runs solid. I love this car because it never gave up on me. Its start immediately even in worst climate. only disadvantage is with the mileage. only 15M / galon."

13 people out of 24 found this review helpful

Love this car. Just time to move on.

By on Wednesday, March 4, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 99,500

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Rides and handles like a dream"

Cons: "Too old - starting to have issues - not the engine"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 3

"Great work/family car for mechanic. No engine issues, well maintained. At this age the problems are plastic, rubber, and electrical."

9 people out of 11 found this review helpful

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