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Overall reader verdict 4 out of 5 stars

  • What's it like to drive
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Running costs
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Quality, practicality and equipment
    4 out of 5 stars

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75 reader reviews for Volvo V70 Estate.
  • 2.4 170 SE 5dr

    Stephen Hodgson Date: 22/03/2005
    • Overall verdict
      5 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      5 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I have owned several different cars including 5-series BMWs. I can safely say that this Volvo V70 is the best car that I have ever owned. The drive is fantastic, it is very comfy and hugely practical. Great car.

  • T5 SE 5dr

    hugh gatenby Date: 21/02/2005
    • Overall verdict
      1 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      1 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      1 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      1 out of 5 stars

    My car

    It's a bad car.

  • 2.5T S 5dr

    mark caldwell , lanarkshire . Date: 07/02/2005
    • Overall verdict
      3 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      3 out of 5 stars

    My car

    These cars are used at my work along with BMW 5-series and Merc C-classes. I think the Volvo is by far the worst out of the three. I find its fuel economy is terrible and the turning circle is even worse.

    Its build quality is not much better. Reliablity has also been a problem - particularly with the auto boxes, which have given problems since new.

  • D5 SE 5dr

    Gary Lloyd , KENT . Date: 11/01/2005
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      2 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I purchased my V70 D5 SE AUTO 2 years ago and have now done 70,000 miles. Good features are the excellent seats, air-con, sat-nav/tv and a very good cabin layout. Long-distance motorway driving is a pleasure. Sadly the car is not without its problems. The turning circle is a joke and the rear legroom is only for children. Although build quality is generally good, the body panels tend to dent with only slight pressure. Hoses blow on a regular basis leading to loss of power and clouds of black smoke being given off. My cylinder head was leaking oil badly at 30,000 miles and a major stripdown meant it was off the road for a month. Nevertheless, when I replace my V70 later this year it will be for another one. That is unless the Audi A6 estate proves to be better than the old one.

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