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Volvo V70 owner reviews

“While it’s no longer in production, the Volvo V70 remains one of the more relaxing and comfortable large estate cars around.”

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3.1 out of 5

Owners Rating

4.2 out of 5

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Review 1 of 94

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

2-3 litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year

2007

Avg annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

34
Tell us what you think about your car?
NO PROBLEMS
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year

2010

Avg annual mileage

15,000 – 19,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

53
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

2-3 litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year

2007

Avg annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

More than 5 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

42
Tell us what you think about your car?
never had any problems todate,its very reliable
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

2-3 litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year

2010

Avg annual mileage

More than 20,000

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

34.5
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

2-3 litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year

2007

Avg annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

37
Tell us what you think about your car?
new aircon compressor at 50000 miles
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year

2010

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

2-3 litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year

2007

Avg annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

36.5
Tell us what you think about your car?
I have had this car for about 18 months and it that time there has been only one service requirement beyond the routine, this being replacement at circa 70,000 miles of th F/N/S wheel bearing.
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

2-3 litre, Diesel

Year

2006

Avg annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

36
Tell us what you think about your car?
Excellent
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

2-3 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year

2010

Avg annual mileage

More than 20,000

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

41
Tell us what you think about your car?
Very reliable and has never let me down
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year

2009

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

45
Tell us what you think about your car?
Very reliable
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

1.5-2 litre, Diesel

Year

2011

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

46
Tell us what you think about your car?
I have owned and driven this car for 10 months with no issues or problems.
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

>3 litre, Petrol, Automatic

Year

2007

Avg annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

25
Tell us what you think about your car?
Faults with both aircon and satnav.
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

SE, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year

2009

Avg annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New
Tell us what you think about your car?
A very nice car to drive and live with, also very practical
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

3 out of 5

Car Details

Model

SE, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year

2008

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New
Tell us what you think about your car?
The car replaced my s80 d5 (2004) model and is in many ways a retrograde step. It uses more fuel despite being supposedly more economical and in a lower vehicle tax bracket. The "floating dash" concept is a bit of a con as all of the functioning parts for the incar entertainment are in the boot. My s80 had dolby surround sound as standard, the v70 has not got this feature. Also, the s80 had a 4 cd player whereas the v70 accepts only single cds. It has a 3mm jack to connect an mp3 player but no usb socket so that mp3 players cannot be controlled from the cars onboard stereo system (other than volume and tone controls). There is also a stunning lack of instrumentation e.g no engine temperature gauge. Furthermore, the onboard computer gives a digital readout for km per hour, meaning that, on the continent, no other readouts are available if the obd is showing kph. Having said that, the cars seats are the most comfortable of any cay and the ergonomics are second to none. I don't know whether any of the failings described above have been corrected on the 2010 model year vehicle, but as someone who has been driving volvos for 35 years (bought my first in january 1976) - volvo had better watch out if they expect people to be happy with these cars.
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

SE LUX, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year

2008

Avg annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New
Tell us what you think about your car?
Very comfortable motorway cruiser and great tow car
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

SE Lux, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Petrol, Automatic

Year

2008

Avg annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New
Tell us what you think about your car?
In future i would only buy volvo.the car had surpassed my expectations in every way.i might get a diesel next time as it's very thirsty.
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

SE Premium, 1.6-litre to 1.9-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year

2009

Avg annual mileage

More than 20,000

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used
Tell us what you think about your car?
It's a bit slow but otherwise excellent.
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

T6 SE SPORT, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Petrol, Automatic

Year

2008

Avg annual mileage

0 – 4,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New
Tell us what you think about your car?
The volvo v70 t6 is a great car, practical and supremly comfortable with its smooth, quiet and powerful 6-cylinder twin turbo engine. The 4-wheel drive provides great traction in wintry conditions but it is a heavy, powerful petrol car and in combination with its 4-wheel drive and automatic gearbox it is not very economical.
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

3 out of 5

Car Details

Model

D5 SE Lux

Year

2008

Avg annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

32
Tell us what you think about your car?
First Volvo after buying people carriers. Good boot, very long when seats folded. Folding cover for boot a bit hard to reach when folded if you are shorter. Apart from 2 new reversing sensors (v expensive), totally reliable. MPG not as good as manufacturer's figures, but made better by fitting Goodyear Efficient Grip Performance tyres - low rolling resistance and v quiet, so little road noise. I achieve 32mpg in mixed driving, 40-42 on a gentle motorway run at 70mph, and about 26mpg in urban driving. This is the penalty for 185bhp and autobox. Car seats very comfortable, makes long journey easy, but leg room in back a bit tight, and very mean compared to a Skoda Superb. Car is heavy and feels very solid, doors shut with a thunk. Tows 1400kg easily, with a little bouncing from the rear end. Very smooth and quiet on motorways and A roads, handling is not as good on bends or B roads, this is no sports car, a BMW will handle much better. Auto box is fine, seems to change up too early when accelerating hard, and changes not seamless unless on very light throttle. Parts costs from Volvo very high if you need them, servicing costs at independent garage similar to previous people carriers. Some switchgear cannot be seen from the driving seat (fogs/display illumination level), but CD/radio has best sound heard in many cars, lots of power and bass. Overall, an expensive car to buy and run with tax at £285 (2008 D5) fuel, insurance and parts. Depreciation high too at around £2,000pa. But if you really want a solid comfy cruiser with plenty of room for goods, this could be an option.
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

2-3 litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year

2010

Avg annual mileage

More than 20,000

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

45
Tell us what you think about your car?
This Volvo V70 has been absolutely faultless. I have had 8 Volvos in the past, and covered 100s of thousands of miles and never had a single fault or problem, they are pretty much bombproof!
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year

2011

Avg annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

40
Tell us what you think about your car?
Faultless in 18 months
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

2-3 litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year

2007

Avg annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

32
Tell us what you think about your car?
EGR Valve failed requiring replacement, other than that it's been reliable.
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year

2010

Avg annual mileage

More than 20,000

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

45
Tell us what you think about your car?
Brilliant apart from the Peugeot derived engine
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year

2011

Avg annual mileage

15,000 – 19,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

42.08
Tell us what you think about your car?
in the time I have owned the car it has not let me down once, it has been perfect.
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

2-3 litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year

2008

Avg annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

39
Tell us what you think about your car?
Very good
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

2-3 litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year

2007

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

32
Tell us what you think about your car?
I have run Volvo's for many years, and none of them have ever let me down, ever.
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

SE, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year

2008

Avg annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used
Tell us what you think about your car?
I'm impressed the car is good quality and feels comfortable and reliable. I am intending to upgrade to an xc70 in 8 mths
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

SE, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year

2007

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New
Tell us what you think about your car?
Practical - excellent tow car
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

r design, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year

2010

Avg annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used
Tell us what you think about your car?
Superbly comfortable, reasonable drive, practical
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

SE, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year

2010

Avg annual mileage

15,000 – 19,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used
Tell us what you think about your car?
Practical, safe and economical but less reliable
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

SE, 1.6-litre to 1.9-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year

2010

Avg annual mileage

More than 20,000

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used
Tell us what you think about your car?
Superb economy, and great comfort. Fantastic practicality
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

R Design, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year

2009

Avg annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New
Tell us what you think about your car?
It is great doies exatly what i expect some minor quirks with messages ans switch positions and its hopeless in the snow but overall i'm happy
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

se, 1.6-litre to 1.9-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year

2009

Avg annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used
Tell us what you think about your car?
Superb comfort and safety
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

SE, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year

2007

Avg annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New
Tell us what you think about your car?
Brilliant
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

SE, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year

2010

Avg annual mileage

0 – 4,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used
Tell us what you think about your car?
A little underpowered but ok for my type of driving.
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

3 out of 5

Car Details

Model

V70 d3 auto

Year

2015

Avg annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

2 - 3 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

58
Tell us what you think about your car?
Mine has been reliable mechanically but it was a brand new car. The headlights are rubbish and make night driving difficult, but the dealership say thats how they are I. My seats are uncomfortable, too, Volvo seem to have made them on the cheap. The start-stop system is very unreliable, it just does not function. Again, the dealership say its fine. No manual came with the car, you have to download it. The steering is too light, too, it wanders on the road. It's fast on acceleration, though. The first V70 I had in 2009 was brilliant, this facelift version is not good. I can't wait to get rid of it.
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

1 out of 5

Car Details

Year

2010

Avg annual mileage

More than 20,000

Owned

More than 5 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

40
Tell us what you think about your car?
Present issue is the Electronic Management Unit and VOLVO UK refusing to own up to replacing it. - The patronising girl at VCUK explaining slowly to me that things do wear out and VCUK cannot be expected to pay for this etc etc From the written and verbal contact I have had with VCUK in Maidenhead it now seems to be standard policy to decline and deny any component reliability issues where possible rather than retain goodwill and recommendation. And refer the consumer back to the dealer. When it is really a manufacturing issue! Techie input from an independent man with a masters degree in automotive electronics is that the odds of three major components going down at the same time is zero. It’s not chance or 'wear and tear'. EMU is solid state anyway. Where are the moving parts? Why don’t they own up and pay for it? This EMU has been identified too, as knocking out the fuel pump and the EGR - exhaust gas recycler or some such - total cost £710 plus £720 labour. And identifying that the ROOT cause of the problem as the EMU and its replacement will add another £1400. Total with all the frills and sundries - nearly £3500 with VAT. And I now realise that it is likely that this EMU thing was also probably responsible for the windows going up and down of their own accord after being received back from the early service at the local dealer. I calculate I have spent north of £166,000 on VOLVO. My brothers have similarly bought new - having seen how my earlier models went. So my purchases have given Volvo somewhere between £200k and £250k. Really, where is the common sense loyalty? I guess it must be the new ‘belt-tightening’ policy of the new owners. But it seems an interesting way to maintaining the lofty reputation of Volvo. How long before the Maidenhead dealer wises up? I am really appalled at the calibre of people on the 'help' desk and the corporate approach in dealing with what seems to be an original duff component. And so short sighted. Why buy again? Recomm: Until they declare some changes in their attitude to pretty mundane problems, then steer clear of a new vehicle. You won't get the service you thought you were paying for.
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

2 out of 5

Car Details

Model

V70 RDesign D5 SE Geartronic

Year

2010

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

30
Tell us what you think about your car?
I was very attracted by the idea of a powerful Volvo based on the Ford Mondeo chassis (which in my opinion is one of the very best out there). What I was hoping for was a good looking, fast, practical, economical, comfortable family wagon which would make our family journeys full of calm and relaxation. Alas... what I actually bought was... well, terrible. From the outside and inside the car looks great. Sporty, comfortable and fairly practical. The seats are typically comfortable as you'd expect and the equipment levels are pretty high with electric heated leather seats, cruise control and an electric boot all standard. However that's about where the good stuff ends because there are 4 significant problems in the driving department. The first is that the ride is RUBBISH, particularly around town. Gone is all the suppleness of the Mondeo chassis and instead you get a hard, choppy, never settled car that feels always heavy and cumbersome. The second is that the combination of numb, slow steering and all or nothing low speed throttle response makes around town progress about as fun as hitting yourself in the face with a frying pan. Things are particularly painful when pulling out of a junction because you either end up as a stereotypical sedate Volvo driver or a wheel spinning boy racer. Once you get going things are fairly quiet but there's absolutely no feel through the steering or pedals which means that if you're not careful you will find yourself hurtling along, much faster than you want to and because there's pretty much no engine braking you'll need to use the left pedal regularly and hard to bring the considerable weight to a stop. It should be noted that the gearbox and steering are better once you're up to speed and grip levels are good but for anyone who spends a lot of time in town... forget it. The third problem is the around town fuel economy. Granted, this is a big heavy car and I would't expect to get to the 48mpg claimed but whereas I can get low 40s out of my diesel Smax on local journeys, I've been lucky to get 30mpg from the Volvo. Again, things are fine on long distance motorway journeys but nothing short or slow. The final problem is parking. If you've ever tried to park a large Volvo you will know the problem. A turning circle just marginally better than the Titanic. Say no more... So... although this car looks good and is fairly practical it's just terrible to drive around town and so you'd be much better to buy a Mondeo and save a LOT of money.
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

SE

Year

2013

Avg annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

48
Tell us what you think about your car?
I've now had 19 various Volvos and never had any major concerns with any. My V70 SE is one of the best Volvos I've owned. Exceptional fuel consumption for a heavy car. The loading capacity is huge very versatile. The electric handbrake is so much better than other manufactures vehicles I've driven. As a retired technical/auto electrical I can only sing Volvos praise for this vehicle!!
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

2.4 diesel se.sport

Year

2007

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

50
Tell us what you think about your car?
This is my 5th Volvo and I must say I have never had a problem with them. One of the finer points of Volvo is the comfort when driving over long distances. The one and only drawback is the turning circle, I have driven 12 metre Volvo buses with better steering.
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

2-3 litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year

2007

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

33
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

2-3 litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year

2010

Avg annual mileage

15,000 – 19,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

44
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

2-3 litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year

2007

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

30
Tell us what you think about your car?
Always starts
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year

2009

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

40
Tell us what you think about your car?
door lock malfunctioned within two weeks of purchase.door flew open whilst driving! Could not believe that a Volvo could do this and that the franchise had not corrected it during the pre-delivery check. Had a volvo for last 10 years with no issues what soever
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

2-3 litre, Petrol, Automatic

Year

2007

Avg annual mileage

0 – 4,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

25
Tell us what you think about your car?
TO MANY ELECTRONIC PARTS TO GO WRONG
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

2-3 litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year

2008

Avg annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

34
Tell us what you think about your car?
Computer problems and leaking windscreen
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

2-3 litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year

2007

Avg annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

More than 5 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

36
Tell us what you think about your car?
no problems to date
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

3 out of 5

Car Details

Model

2-3 litre, Petrol, Manual

Year

2008

Avg annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

21
Tell us what you think about your car?
Some electrical and suspension faults fixed under warranty
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

2-3 litre, Diesel

Year

2009

Avg annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

35
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

2-3 litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year

2011

Avg annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

32
Tell us what you think about your car?
no problems yet
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

2 out of 5

Car Details

Model

D5 SE Geartronic

Year

2008

Avg annual mileage

More than 20,000

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

32
Tell us what you think about your car?
This is the 3rd and last Volvo I have personally used, after the family business owning 18 over the past 40 years or so. A very comfortable and spacious car let down by high fuel consumption and abysmal Dealership servicing and a "couldn't care less attitude" from Volvo. Dealer overfilled engine oil by 2 litres which caused EGR valve to stick. I had to pay for repairs - even though car was still under warranty. Dealer failed to find ANY faults reported until warranty had run out, and then wanted to charge. Things improved dramatically once I used independent workshop and got faults fixed though fuel consumption is still 25% higher than previous model.
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

se lux, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year

2008

Avg annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used
Tell us what you think about your car?
Practical, comfortable, easy to drive, superb build quality, reliable, fast enough, great towing car. A fantastic all round family car that would be five star all round if the costs were a bit lower.
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

SE, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year

2009

Avg annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used
Tell us what you think about your car?
Refrigerator - just sits there and does what it is supposed to; worthy but boring.
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

R design, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year

2008

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used
Tell us what you think about your car?
Brillant
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

SE, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Petrol, Automatic

Avg annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

More than 5 years

Bought Car

New
Tell us what you think about your car?
Good car but now showing its age
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

SE, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year

2008

Avg annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New
Tell us what you think about your car?
A very good vehicle and most interested in future rid of ford but now in chinese hands. What will it hold?
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

2 out of 5

Car Details

Model

SE, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year

2007

Avg annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New
Tell us what you think about your car?
Truly dreadful electrical gremlins - dealer not fully able to fix a problem with the car cutting out whilst driving. Trim rattles from the tail gate. Am radio didn't work - required a £700 printed circuit board replacement. Economy not so good for a 2.0d engine driven sensibly. Lovely car, but the design was probably not fully signed off before production started so always felt only 90% finished. Even the dealer, whilst pleasant, seemed fed up with fixing the same niggling problems on these cars. Oh and also sticky door handles needed fixing, remapping of the engine software, new throttle body. Far too many visits to the dealer for a premium car under warranty. Got rid and swapped for a hyundai - dead simple to fix and five year warranty. Yes i felt that strongly after my last volvo experience ever!!
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

SE, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year

2009

Avg annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New
Tell us what you think about your car?
One of the best diesel engines on the market. Safe, strong, powerfull - and underated by journolists.
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

SE, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year

2009

Avg annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New
Tell us what you think about your car?
Suits me very well.
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

D5

Year

2008

Avg annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

2 - 3 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

42
Tell us what you think about your car?
Quiet and smooth. These are the main qualities. So little cabin noise, especially on the motorway cruising at 70mph. Reliable. Good acceleration with D5.
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

3 out of 5

Car Details

Model

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year

2009

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

43.5
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

2-3 litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year

2009

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

35
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

2-3 litre, Petrol, Manual

Year

2007

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

30
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

>3 litre, Petrol, Automatic

Year

2007

Avg annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

28
Tell us what you think about your car?
Haven't had any problems so far
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year

2011

Avg annual mileage

More than 20,000

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

46
Tell us what you think about your car?
Stop Start Failed
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

1.5-2 litre, Diesel

Year

2011

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

46
Tell us what you think about your car?
During my six months of ownership I have no issues or problems
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

drive, 1.6-litre to 1.9-litre, Petrol, Manual

Year

2010

Avg annual mileage

15,000 – 19,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

SE, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year

2008

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New
Tell us what you think about your car?
This has been the most successful car owned so far - the previous style v70's (owned two) were not a patch on the latest model. Apart from reliability (which is faultless) the turning circle is vastly improved. Just completed a 1000 mile journey without any tiredness. The top of the range volvo 960's (owned two) were a great joy at the time but would very outmoded now.
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

3 out of 5

Car Details

Model

SE, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year

2008

Avg annual mileage

More than 20,000

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used
Tell us what you think about your car?
My car is classed as a executive/premium car, however its not as good as the manufacturer suggests or would have you believe and could be improved in many areas. The volvo engines and automatic gearbox are very poor with the following issues, noisy engine, jerky gearbox wanting to downshift often, very poor fuel economy and co2 emissions. The build quality should be better on a £32,000 car with too many squeeks, rattles and trim becoming loose. Low speed ride is slightly jerky and unsettled. Good points include very spacious and well laid out cabin, exceptionally comfortable seats. All switches feels solid, good load bearer. Munches through miles with great comfort.
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

SE Lux, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Petrol, Automatic

Year

2007

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New
Tell us what you think about your car?
Brilliant, as usual. Have driven volvos for 15 years, just getting better.
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

SE, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year

2009

Avg annual mileage

15,000 – 19,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used
Tell us what you think about your car?
The v70 is my third volvo and i love it because it is probably the safest car on teh road
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

SE, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year

2010

Avg annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used
Tell us what you think about your car?
Very comfortable safe & practical however most important is its"neutral" image when i go to visit customers. Would definately buy another - after running audis for many years
Would you recommend the car to a friend?