What's the used Volvo XC70 like?
The Volvo XC70 is based on the V70 estate, but with extra ground clearance and four-wheel drive, the Volvo XC70 is a halfway house between a conventional estate car and a fully fledged off-roader.
On the plus side, you get the same comfort, practicality and clever use of space as in the V70, as well as the ability to venture a little further afield than your average estate car. The four-wheel-drive system also means the XC70 drives a little better than the V70, because it's less prone to running wide when pushed hard through corners.
However, don't think that the XC70 is a genuine off-roader - it won't manage much more than a rutted track off-road.
Finally, despite the improvements, the XC70 is not that great on Tarmac, either, because of its vague steering and poorly controlled ride.