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Smooth ride, but becareful of the steering mechanisms. by An MSN Autos Consumer on 01/03/2008. Trim: 2003 Volvo V70 2.4, Owned 4 years.
Pros: Smooth ride, but engine should be bigger for the weight of this car. The car does move well at high speeds, like when passing on the highway. The styling is good and the car is fun to drive on long trips. The front seats are very comfortable and the back seats are adequate. Plenty of room for the family.
Cons: The first couple years were good, but we had to have a control arm repeatedly tightened and eventually replaced. Next the plastic bushings on the rack broke and then damaged the power steering pump. The power steering pump was easily replaced, but a little pricey. The big problem is repairing the rack. Volvo has gone through several revisions of the rack, indicating that they recognize there is a problem, but no voluntary or mandatory recall has been made. Seems like a big safety risk if you can't turn the steering wheel correctly. Also, the cost is very high to replace the rack and the other parts that need to be replaced due to the redesign. Thanks alot Volvo!
Overall review: Overall we like the car and the way it rides, but lately we have had some higher than expected expenses. We feel very safe in the car with its structural design, but the steering issue is making us wonder. Apparently, Volvo has known about the issue, recognizes that the initial rack design has problems, and is now passing the cost along to us. Shouldn't a safety issue of this magnitude be recognized in a recall of some sort? What would happen if some driver or an animal jumps out in front of the car and the first option is to turn the steering wheel to avoid the object, but it won't turn.
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Reliable Wagon by An MSN Autos Consumer on 05/16/2006. Trim: 2003 Volvo V70 2.4T, Owned 3 years.
Pros: The feeling of stable and safe, good looking car
Cons: The "Check engine" light is always on despite taking back to the dealer for check up. Nothing is wrong with the car but the light keeps coming back.
Overall review: I like the car.
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Family Hauler by russ on 05/08/2005. Trim: 2003 Volvo V70 2.4T, Owned 2 years.
Pros: Best seats in the world. Can drive 14 hours without any discomfort which I can't do in any of the German makes I've owned. Have 35K on the car and have had no mechanical problems just routine service.
Cons: Wish 2nd row seats would go completely flat. Not that excited about the rain sensor wipers.
Overall review: Defintely like the car and the fuel economy is very good.
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Comments from the heart by An MSN Autos Consumer on 11/06/2004. Trim: 2003 Volvo V70 T5, Owned 1 year.
Pros: Unique styling:stands out in crowd Amazing Acceleration Extremely comfortable front seats/especially in the sports edition Fun to drive Safe
Cons: Back seat can be more comfortable Back leg rooms may be larger Sound system is short from perfect even with 12 speakers:sound distribution may need improvement
Overall review: I bought this car after a careless destroyed my volvo 850 wagon...and I am proud to say that I do not regret my decision...VOLVO ALL THE WAY!
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Get this by An MSN Autos Consumer on 08/29/2004. Trim: 2003 Volvo V70 T5, Owned 1 year.
Pros: The acceleration of this car is amazing (the T5 especially) Styling is extremely attractive Safe inexpansive
Cons: u tell me
Overall review: Has everything a car needs
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