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2003 Volvo V70

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Information shown for entry-level Wagon.

Fuel Economy:
City 19/Hwy 28/Comb 22 MPG
Max Seating: 5
Engine: 5-Cyl, 2.4 Liter Transmission: Automatic
Country of Origin: Sweden Country of Assembly: Sweden

2003 Volvo V70 Consumer Reviews

Overall Rating
7.7
Out of 10

Based on 280 Ratings for the 2001 - 2007 models.

Review this car
  • Value
    7.8/10
    Quality
    8.0/10
  • Reliability
    7.9/10
    Performance
    8.3/10
  • Comfort
    8.7/10
    Styling
    8.6/10

Great car, safe, good for winter driving

By on Thursday, May 14, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 146,000

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
8/10
Comfort
10/10

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

"New tires, transmission filter and fluid just changed, new spark plugs(platinum) new timing chain, new water pump, new heat exchanger. Paint has a few dings."

3 people out of 6 found this review helpful

one of the best ever driven.

By on Wednesday, May 13, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 153,000

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
10/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "A pleasure to drive, especialy during long trips."

Cons: "Not easy to retrieve things dropped from seats."

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

"Fortunately a new computer was installed before I bought this car. At little over 150k. was time for some major mech. overhaul. Perhaps I should be very impressed that some parts have lasted so long. A great car to get through the bad winter days. Even though nothing is supposed to handle well on ice, very carefully, this car did. Now after $4800. this car is almost like new and still solid w/no creaks to distract. It doesn't exactly bolt forward from a stop but, who needs that sudden speed unless an elephant is chasing behind?..."

2 people out of 3 found this review helpful

Expensive to maintain but what isn't

By on Wednesday, May 06, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 180,000

10 7.0
overall rating 7 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "Knobs swtches buttons don't break"

Cons: "Repairs (parts) cost example $600 alternator"

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

"Stuff breaks down after 150000 so be prepared to spend money if you want to keep it BUT, a compatible new car will run you at least $40,000. I bought it for around $25 grand eleven years ago and have probably put $8000 in repairs in over that time. That said, runs like a charm. No rust no where, paint is still pristine interior like new and it is as sturdy as a tank. I live in Michigan and the roads are brutal on a car so shocks, struts, ball joints, wheel bearings, inner tie rods all replaced. Trans rock solid and have never changed the fluid. Motor rock solid. I use Mobile 1 and change around 5-7 K. Starts to feel like a Volvo after 150K. Runs smooth as silk."

3 people out of 5 found this review helpful

Most fun you can have if you must drive a wagon

By on Friday, April 17, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 90,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "Turbo lets you pass cars decisively"

Cons: "Little plastic exterior trim break off or dry out"

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

"This is my fifth Volvo wagon. My first kept me alive in a T-bone accident that totaled my car. The rest of the Volvos just give me peace of mind."

2 people out of 4 found this review helpful

Truly comfortable and safe feeling

By on Saturday, April 04, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 86,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "Safety, comfort, reliability, understated luxury"

Cons: "Nothing is cheap when you have a Volvo"

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

"We bought this V70T when we knew we'd be moving to NYC. I don't drive it that much, but use it mainly for weekly trips to my other office, and for Sunday shopping, but it has also been good on vacations, and when we had a country house. It's the most comfortable car we've known. It's a teen-ager now, but it still looks nearly new. It has less pick up than it used to, but with all Volvo maintenance over the years (expensive, but thorough) it runs great, and we always feel as safe as one can on these crowded highways."

5 people out of 8 found this review helpful

Well worth dealing with the Volvo quirks -

By on Thursday, March 26, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 86,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "Solid as a collection of tanks"

Cons: "Ho-hum acceleration and mileage from the 2.5"

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

"I'm the first to agree that Volvos of this vintage aren't always the poster-kids for reliability. I am the 2nd owner of my XC70 - and a major reason I purchased it was because owner #1 had recently replaced the bushings and other suspension components that are prone to failure, and are pricey to replace. But given that -- I am a few years in as owner #2 -- and am often amazed how flippin' comfortable and drum-tight this wagon truly is -- even though it's 14 years old. As a freeway runner, it is silent as a bank vault, and soaks everything up without getting unsettled one bit. The comfort and support of the seats put the ones in my much newer Honda to shame. The 2.5 turbo of this vintage struggles a bit with the greenlight derby. But on the other hand, there is enough torque for decent mountain climbing and passing. And the transmission is clicking along just fine, compared some of the horror stories out there. Sure -- there are always bulbs to replace on this thing, thanks to the daytime running lights feature. And there is an electronic bug-a-boo on occasion. A power lock that sticks etc. But good luck finding other vehicles that can remain so inherently solid, pleasant and reassuring after 14 years on the road."

8 people out of 10 found this review helpful

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