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Used Volvo V70 Estate 1996 - 2000 review

Category: Estate car

Section: Our recommendations

Volvo V70 Estate (96 - 00)
  • Volvo V70 Estate (96 - 00)
  • Volvo V70 Estate (96 - 00)
Used Volvo V70 Estate 1996 - 2000 review
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Our recommendations

Which used Volvo V70 estate should I buy?

Trying to untangle the huge variety of engines, trims and option packs is trickier than unravelling last year's Christmas tree lights, so we'll cut to the chase: the 140bhp 2.5 TDI turbodiesel comes top of our wish list. Strong and punchy, it's perfect if the car is fully laden or towing.

Other engines include two 2.0-litre petrols (rated at 126bhp and 143bhp), two 2.4-litre petrols (rated at 140bhp and 170bhp) and a 195bhp 2.3-litre turbo with four-wheel drive. There's also a 2.3-litre, 225bhp T5, while fastest of all is the 250bhp 2.3 T5 R.