I haven't had the time to attempt it myself. Driving Impressions Depending on model, the S- and V-70 are rapid, very rapid, or downright exhilarating to drive. Lots to be done, but will work on this since I love it so much Primary Use: Commuting to work Excellent Family Car! Faults: Water temperature sender unit failed, £34 genuine part. Most of the steel clips that hold the roof channel strip in place have rotted away; just bought 16 genuine ones to replace them at £4. The 0-60 time is just 6.
I loved the smooth ride and the speed. The V70 T5 has 2. Overall it is a great car. The overall height of the car is low, which doesn't give drivers the comfortable feeling because the car can scrape on certain driveways. Faults: I've had it for exactly 100k miles.
Has heated leather seats and is fairly comfortable to drive long distances for being such a small car. The whole car might have been in a major accident, because I could never get the doors on the driver's side to line up just right and water would drip, drip in in a big rain storm. Said system, in which S denotes a sedan, V a wagon and, perhaps, a rumored sport-utility machine and C a coupe or convertible, is combined with a number that applies to an entire line. The side-impact bag, which is fitted in the side of the front seats, therefore has more time to inflate and protect the occupant from injury. It's a different story if you're looking at a C70. A year and half after purchase, my S70 finally blew up.
Standard features include an eight-way power driver's seat with three memory settings, trip computer, premium sound system with cassette, sunroof, and automatic climate control. And there are pockets on both sides of the cargo hold for small items. I Bought This Car Thinking That We Needed To Have The Safest Car In The World. You can feel that the car has a lot of power. The interior, however, is great. Conversely, the softer suspension settings seem to have had no affect on handling. And it should do that.
Power wise it has sport mode and it will surprise you with how big the car is that it can actually get up and go like it does and with the low pressure turbo and the straight 5 it actually does really well!. Since it was at that lot I didn't know if there was anything wrong with it starting out, but other than having to be jumpstarted from sitting so long, it ran great during the test drive. It lies somewhere between luxurious and economical. We have been to Scotland twice on holiday in this car and it simply eats miles in comfort, doing well over 1500 miles each time, a very well made car which is now 20 years old with a genuine 74000 miles. Finally, crap breaks behind the dash so when you go over a speed bump or a railroad crossing it sounds like someone took a sledge hammer and hit the center of dash with full force. It has been a pleasure to own and has also been very trouble free. I average over 20mpg in city driving.
I get over 26 on the highway. As I was saying I never really had a problem with the used battery or anything else up until the end of the time I was owning the car just shy of 3 yrs. An even more powerful 236 hp edition of the same engine powers the T5 wagons and sedans, as well as the C70. Replaced exhaust manifold, catalytic converter and entire exhaust at 175k. At least that's what the folks at Volvo warned as we headed off for the Alaskan hinterland. A great car, no problems and I am 6ft 6 tall and find it the most comfortable driving position.
The fake leather liner on the inside of the doors has lifted away from the foam it was glued to in a small spot on all doors. It is comfortable to ride in, although it didn't have much headroom. Good gas milage - 26-27 on the highway Has been parked on the steet and the finish is still good. The previous owner was a senile old man who died and did not take great care of the car. Handling was amazing could take sharp turns like nobodies business.
The driver's heated seat went around 200k. I replaced the battery with a proper sized one and had no issues starting it up. And, with all-wheel drive, he's probably going to make it. Primary Use: Family transportation The Body Style I Like A Lot — Very easy maintenance plenty of room to work on very simple and easy'''''''' nice and smooth ride, after you replace struts. A fold out mat is tucked into a hidden compartment under the rear carpet. It is a fantastic car which my wife loves driving; she does less than 4000 miles a year. Starting to need a major tuneup.