Used Volvo V70 Estate 2000 - 2007 review

Category: Estate car

Section: What is it like?

2000 - 2007 review
Volvo V70 Estate (00 - 07)
  • Volvo V70 Estate (00 - 07)
  • Volvo V70 Estate (00 - 07)
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What's the used Volvo V70 estate like?

If life is one endless motorway drag, then the superb interior of the second-generation Volvo V70 estate can help take the sting out of it. The front seats are first rate and the dashboard is clearly laid out and easy to understand.

Tall passengers may struggle a bit for leg room in the back, but a growing family will have no problem, and there's plenty of space for all their clobber. The loadbay is huge, too, but take care not to bang your head on the tailgate when you're loading, because it doesn't open high enough.

As well as all this space, there's plenty of safety kit and equipment levels are reasonably generous. Whats more, most engines are turbocharged, give strong performance and, in the case of the five-cylinder units, sound good.

The Volvo V70 is pretty good to drive, too. While the ride can occasionally be firm, for the most part the V70 is comfortable and easy to live with. For a big estate, it handles well, too, even if it does roll more than an Audi A6 Avant or BMW 5 Series Touring.