Cons: "Low to the ground (can bottom out), not too roomy"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10
"My husband and I bought our '98 S70 GLT as the second owners and fell in love immediately. It was our first car together and could not have been happier! It was so comfortable, quiet, and SAFE. If you are good to the car, it will be good to you. It also helped that my husband can work on just about any vehicle so we saved a lot of money but we gave it whatever it asked of us and it's been reliable. We have since purchased a new Mercedes E 320 wagon for the family and can honestly say that, for us, nothing beats the Volv! It's well over 100,000 miles now and still going. I wish I knew it would last forever."
"I purchased this car a few years ago from a college kid in Boston. He and his wife never took care of the car so I got it for under $1k knowing Id have to put money into the car (which I did a few thousand but that's because I maintain my cars). All I can say is that its never left me stranded in over 2 years and 20k + miles. I will stress after owning classic Volvo's i.e. rear wheel drive 740/760/240's this car doesn't drive or feel like any of them(its a FWD vs RWD but better in the snow) and its a higher maintenance vehicle. If you do decide to keep up with regular maintenance its a long distance voyager if you neglect to do reg maintenance and replace parts you will feel slightly let down. The Pros: plenty of passing power(I have the LP turbo GLE), heavy nice ride even with 5 passengers, good paint (even after 12+ years in New England's winters), durable smooth shifting quiet engine.
Cons: plastic coating on many of the interior switches(Volvo went Green or something?), replacing the ABS module(never had this issue with my 760T), steering rack replacement(again never EVER had to do this with any classic Volvo), gas mileage(a common gripe but I mean 22mpg isn't acceptable).
All in all the last in Volvo's then classic boxy look which gave the cars distinction in the world of vanilla looking cars which today ALL look the same. Reliable, safe and purely European feel on the road. One last thing everyone complaints on the coffee cup holders. They are fine for my Starbucks cup and btw did you buy the car for the drink holder or for its safety..."