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1998 Volvo V70

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Vehicle Highlights

Information shown for entry-level Wagon.

Fuel Economy:
City 18/Hwy 26/Comb 21 MPG
Max Seating: 7
Engine: 5-Cyl, 2.4 Liter Transmission: Automatic
Country of Origin: Sweden Country of Assembly: Sweden

1998 Volvo V70 Consumer Reviews

Overall Rating
7.0
Out of 10

Based on 184 Ratings for the 1998 - 2000 models.

Review this car
  • Value
    7.3/10
    Quality
    7.3/10
  • Reliability
    7.3/10
    Performance
    7.7/10
  • Comfort
    8.3/10
    Styling
    8.0/10

Best car ever

By on Friday, October 24, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 214,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "Octavia is the best car ever!"

Cons: "I should have got her sooner."

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

"I bought my 1998 Volvo V70 GLT a few months ago.17 yr old car that drives like new. I bought it from the original owners and they maintained it at Volvo dealer up until the last few years. The only things I have had to do to it was normal maintenance that the previous owner had let go ie. brakes, replacing timing belt, water pump etc. I did these as preventative measures because I believe it's a keeper. Need to replace 1 front fender because of a rust hole but that's the only spot on the car that has rusted. The car has 214 000m/344 000km and works like a dream. I can hardly wait to try her in the snow. I have taken it on many road trips and the gas mileage is much better than the Dodge van I had owned and it's much more comfortable on long trips. The turbo makes passing a dream..I'd really like to know how fast it will go...lol I LOVE THIS CAR! :)"

3 people out of 5 found this review helpful

Very safe Vehicle - will survive extreme crash

By on Wednesday, March 26, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 200,000

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
8/10
Value
8/10
Reliability
8/10
Quality
8/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "Safe - solid construction"

Cons: "My wife had this car so long she got tired of it."

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 7

1998 Volvo V70 GLT

"Its just too expensive to build them like this anymore. Volvo's built before Ford (like this one) are renowned for long life and being built like a tank. Leather and power everything this car is dependable and in very good shape. Front wheel drive, traction control, anti-lock brakes, rear seats that fold down completely flat for transport of large or bulky things. Will throw in roof rack."

16 people out of 18 found this review helpful

1998 Volvo V70 GLT

99 XC V70 Wagon

By on Wednesday, March 19, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 200,000

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
8/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
7/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "Fun, comfortable, safe, sturdy, easy to work on"

Cons: "part cost, strange tools"

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

"I purchased this car as at least the 2nd owner at over 170k miles. At this point little gremlins started popping up that apparently are very common for this car. Mass AFS (of which I've replaced 3 times in 25k miles) ABS module, and have since removed the drive shaft (again very common) due to the bad joint. It currently drives in front wheel just fine, although you pay for the AWD, thats what you want, right? Even with these problems I LOVE THIS CAR! It handles the the rally car its roots are set in. The engine has a pretty snarl. It has all the feel of luxury you could hope for in a car this age. Ergo seats are as nice as the brand new ones. Heated seats, defrosting mirrors, rain wiper sensors, this car has not really had anywhere to improve in 15 years (writing in 2014)! Great when you just want to cruise, satisfying when you want to show some spirit- for someone who has owned sports and luxury cars, this is a very comfortable middle ground."

7 people out of 8 found this review helpful

V70 "R" = Rocket

By on Sunday, December 08, 2013

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 155,000

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
8/10
Value
8/10
Reliability
8/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Really Fun to drive. Seats. Stereo"

Cons: "MPG 17 City, 22 Highway."

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

"My 16 year old daughter hates the way this car looks! She calls it the hearse. But I love my daily driver. I am the second owner of this car but have had it for 14 years. Every year I plan the the car will cost about $750.00 in maintenance, but when I consider something newer, I enjoy the extra money I can save. People forget this car stickered new for $42,000 in 1998! The things I love about the car are the comfortable front seats. A great sounding audio system and a high pressure turbo charged engine that makes this car a rocket on the highway. Like all mechanical things, my Volvo has had some things wear out over time. Most expensive has been the new condenser for the air conditioning about 7 years ago ($1800). I replaced the steering rack about two years ago. ($1500.00) This year I replaced the tires. For the first time I went away from a V rated tire and put a set of Firestone touring tires. I really love the nice soft ride. I know I've given up performance but I don't drive the car aggressivly.In the snow, the AWD feature allows me to bypass all those soccer moms in their Honda Odesseys and big SUV's. The V 70 just motors on past. I never have any reservations driving this wagon in any weather condition. My only complaint is that backing out of parking spaces is touch n go. Since the car is so low to the ground compared to more modern vehicles, it is difficult to see other traffic."

15 people out of 16 found this review helpful

Never a problem, Dealer expensive

By on Saturday, October 26, 2013

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 154,000

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
8/10
Value
8/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
5/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "The turbo is very fast, good gas mileage."

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9

"The only complaint that I have is the leather interior. Volvo mechanics are too expensive. I have a friendly mechanic; he is fair."

3 people out of 4 found this review helpful

Love this car! Great in the snow!

By on Wednesday, October 23, 2013

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 190,000

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: "Love this car."

Cons: "Replacement parts can be expensive on all volvos."

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

"Would so recommend a volvo wagon. Even though I look like a soccer mom while driving this thing, I wouldn't trade it for anything. Gets great gas mileage and is glued to the road in snowy/icy conditions. She's a serious work horse."

3 people out of 4 found this review helpful

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