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VOLVO V70 2.4D SE 5dr (Review date: 18th November '12)
Having owned my latest Volvo now for 12 months it's finally starting to impress me as my old v70 did although it's not been without its problems along the way.The negatives first,the air compressor for the air on failed on mine and although Volvo agreed to pay for the parts I was still left with the labour bill which wasn't cheap so I did wonder whether I'd done the right thing however that was 9 months ago and I'm pleased to say that since then it has returned excellent service.Fuel economy isn't great but then it is a heavy car,comfort is excellent,build quality is very good,looks classy,interior is spacious and manoeuvrability is a lot better than its predecessor.All in all I would recommend this car 100%
I cannot think of a better car to own
VOLVO V70 D5  SE 5dr Geartronic (Review date: 27th October '12)
I like the cars build quality, I like its style, I like the impression/statement I feel this car makes (and the ones it possibly avoids too). I like the gutsy performance, very reasonable handling, ride quality, passenger comfort, load area. I like the fact that I think this car will be worth running and maintaining to 2000,000 to 250,000 miles. I like the way the tows - (single car transporter and boat trailer). I like it that my very tall dog fits into the load area. I like the interior's ambiance.
I am a little disappointed with poor fuel consumption.
I do not like the SatNav although my car has the old system (with the silly old screen that rises from the dash like something off Star-Trek). The problem is with the software which selects poor routes and is just 10 years off the beat from systems available on the market. I do not know if the new system has improved on the V70.
I feel the V70 lacks in rear leg room. with my son 6ft3.
There has been a very slight flat-spot it the car's power delivery but it has been imposable to verify on the diagnostic machine. It did have a sensor fail and the resistance I can detect is similar to how that fault manifested.
I would buy a new model and did buy a XC70 as a second car
FAB Sporty estate
VOLVO V70 D5 SE Sport 5dr Geartronic (Review date: 14th September '12)
This Volvo V70 still has the best seats in the business total comfort.. cabin is roomy and well layed out and visibility is excellent.
The ride is better than I expected absorbs the bumps very well for a big car. I still love it, and it looks superb, in styling inside and out. the R design makes a real diference..
The D5 diesel has plenty of poke without doubt no lacking there, but very throaty and growls when you accellerate hard, but I like that.. it will cruise all day at good speeds and eats up motorways.
Now economy.. thats the sticking point..book says 52mpg, not a chance... if you want 52mpg buy the 2.0L the only way that you will get anywher the mid 40s is to remap this one.. i'm pushing to get mid 30s and I dont batter it at all. mines an 09 plate.. £450 gets a top spec remap with volvo software.. lots of extra bhp, and mpg, but still not book 52mpg.. i can live with that though awsome performance.
Dont get me wrong I love this car it ticks all the boxes, but economy go for the 2.0L pre latest model or 10/11 plate models as they've changed the engine specs and they return better mpg.. top 50s..
The sound system is spot on as is int. telephone and bluetooth etc..
If you are looking for a classy drive great space with a some reliable power this is pefect.
VOLVO V70 D5 SE 5dr Geartronic (Review date: 30th June '12)
This car is a good all rounder practical, comfortable, with reasonable running costs and reliable. I have owned the car from almost new when it had done 7k I have now done over one hundred thousand
Miles ,and it runs like new.
The only down side, During the four years of ownership,has been a replacement rear suspension,due to worn rubber bushes making a squeaking noise, which cost £900.00 due to being out of warranty.
Other than front brake discs,tyres and servicing there has been no other issues.
I will probably have another V70 next year.
The best car I have ever owned
VOLVO V70 D5 SE Lux 5dr Geartronic (Review date: 4th June '12)
I was lucky enough to be given this car by my mother (I could never have afforded it myself) and it is easily the best car I have ever owned. It has the yearly service from the volvo garage and that sees it through to the next year. The ride is wonderful and it is so comfortable to drive. Once again volve comes up trumps!
Reliable and comfortable workhorse
VOLVO V70 2.0D SE 5dr (Review date: 26th February '12)
This is an excellent allrounder for an active family of four that cover a lot of milage. Having previously had two cars we had to downscale to one and after much research chose the V70 against the more expensive BMW 5 series tourer. Its style is timeless and is full of character meaning we will probably run it into the ground rather than upgrade regularly. Running costs are reasonable, it is thoroughly reliable and as practical as they come. It is a big car though which is great when its space is being utilised but with only the driver in, it can feel large and cumbersome. Overall it is a one size fits all practical and comfortable stalwart of a car and would recommend it unreservedly.
comfortable practical load lugger
VOLVO V70 2.4D  SE 5dr Geartronic (Review date: 19th January '12)
This Volvo V70 auto has the most comfortable seating I have experienced and good cabin ergonomics - everything important comes to hand easily and visibility is excellent. The ride is fine ; firm but absorbs most road imperfections.
The D5 diesel has good torque and feels brisk for a heavy car, but is growly compared to some - though not intrusively so. I get about 38 mpg which is acceptable but poor by the most recent diesel standards. Steering is light- too much so at times when it lacks feel and road feedback.
The radio has an irritating habit of cutting out very briefly on FM when, presumably , picking up different transmitters on a journey.
If you are looking for an easy to drive, practical spacious estate with a some pulling power this is ideal. If you want a dynamic drive, look elsewhere.
Does what it says on the tin
VOLVO V70 D5 SE 5dr Geartronic (Review date: 19th January '12)
This is my third V70, the last two being ex police T5s. Although this one is not as fast as the T5 it is more economical, returning over 35 mpg over the last 5,000 miles of mainly A & B road motoring.
The Volvo does all I want a car to do. I pull a twin axle caravan and this is one of only a few 'normal' estate cars which will pull the 1800 kg weight of the caravan. I does this with ease and is quite comfortable with that even if the speed limit is exceeded!!!
Driving long distances is no problem. I feel just as relaxed after a 400mile run as I do after a 5 mile trip to the supermarket. The aircon, dual heating (which allows driver and passenger to have completely different temperatures) and the heated seats make for a really pleasant environment. The interior of the car is very understated. There is a nice quality feel without going over the top or at all flash.
For a quite large estate car it is fairly nippy and even with the caravan on board it can still stick to the speed limits with ease. it does not get 'pushed around' by the caravan.
All in all one of the best estate cars around. My next car will be a V70
Stylish, Practical and great for Towing
VOLVO V70 D5  R DESIGN SE 5dr Geartronic (Review date: 17th August '11)
Having completed almost 3000 miles in 6 weeks I am deligfhted with the car albeit its early days. The R-Design is certainly very stylish for an estate car both inside and out. The fit and finish is a real plus and most certainly better than some of the reviews I have read.
As a practical towcar it is very impressive with plenty of "grunt" when needed. The car is also quiet on most road surfaces despite it's wide low profile tyres. However under a heavy foot the engine can sound a bit "boomy".
At the moment I am averaging 41mpg which is better than I expected at this mileage. 26mpg when towing 1300kg caravan.
The ride is very good with the car handling well in all of the conditions I have experienced so far. It is certainly not "jittery" around town as has been suggested by some of the reviews but you do get some feed back on uneven surfaces with the sports suspension of the R-Design model.
Overall early impessions very positive and pleasing.