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Overall reader verdict 4 out of 5 stars

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

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18 reader reviews for Volvo V70 Estate.
  • 2.4 D5 SE Lux 5dr

    Gary Lawrence , . Date: 29/10/2007
    • Overall verdict
      5 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      5 out of 5 stars

    My car

    This time around took the auto box and with same 185 Bhp D5 Diesel. Improved everything in this new 2008 V70. Did 120.000 km's with my old model and not one problem! Seats are smaller but just as comfortable. I'm getting 8.4l/100km compared with 6.8l/100km for my old manual. This should go down to 7.5. It's a heavier car by 100kg! The I-pod adaptor is handy and bluetooth works quite well with my Palm Treo. Full leather is top notch.The boot is only slightly bigger than the old model and still too shallow. This car suits anyone wanting to do long distances in a safe and relaxed manner. Well done Volvo!

  • 2.4 D5 SE Lux 5dr

    Kim Slowe , Dorset . Date: 15/09/2007
    • Overall verdict
      5 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      5 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I bought the new 2008 V70 2.4 D5 SE LUX Geartronic to replace my well loved three-year old 2004 2.4 D5 SE without having the opportunity to drive the car before it was delivered to me this week.

    The new car has exceeded my expectations. As ever with Volvo, it is supremely comfortable and the quality of the ride is significantly better than it was on the old model. The cabin is very well finished and the turning circle, thanks to the car being a little wider, is much improved. Noise suppression from the D5 engine is also much better than on the old car and the geartronic changes smoothly.

    The optional sat-nav now offers a full postcode facility and I have already found the active cruise control to be much more than a gimmick. It really does work! Be warned that the in-car bluetooth phone system does not work with Blackberrys or many other smart phones.

    Overall, I feel that the V70 is a much easier car to live with than its German rivals for the high mileage driver. It puts comfort/safety at the very top of the list. It may not be quite such a sharp drive but I would rather be free of aches and pains after six hours behind the wheel. Furthermore, if you opt for the Dynaudio premium sound system you can enjoy some of the best sound quality on wheels whilst you eat up the miles.

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