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1998 Volvo S70 Reviews and Owner Comments

 
1998 Volvo S70
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1998 Volvo S70 Owner Reviews (9 reviews)
  • 1998 Volvo S70
    Visitor, Barrington, IL, October 14, 2012 05:35
    2nd owner. Have had it 12 years, 100k+ miles driven by me. All the usual problems of other s70s. 4 time volvo owner, but this is the last. Expensive parts as the car ages. $1000 every time I take it to the shop. Front wheel drive just not the same on the newer volvo cars and sadly nothing special. Not bad for a european car but others are better.
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  • 1998 Volvo S70
    Visitor, Madison, MS, January 14, 2012 11:21
    I am second owner, bought from medical supply salesman. Had 46,000 miles on it when I got it 12 years ago, Has 189,000 now. Have loved loved loved this car since the minute I laid eyes on it and drove it. Normal upkeep, except for those infamous Volvo brakes of course. Black, turbo, with rear spoiler, leather seats, sunroof. Oh my. Breaks my heart, but gonna have to give it up. Gigantic buck ran into me this week, caved the driver's side in. Raised two girls in that car. Just doesn't make economic sense to have it repaired. Can't afford another Volvo. Will always remain my favorite car ever.
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  • 1998 Volvo S70
    Visitor, Chicago, IL, November 13, 2011 15:23
    The coolant fan comes on automatically once I turn the ignition and the engine is cold. I replaced the thermostat. Whatelse could be wrong?
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  • 1998 Volvo S70
    Visitor, Castle Rock, CO, August 28, 2011 19:43
    Sadly we note with passing our beloved 1998 S70 T5! After 270,000 miles. Something about burning a valve. Up to this point, with the exception of burning through tires and replacing the AC once; it has fun flawlessly. We are the only owner. We bought it in Colorado, lived in Seattle, then Birmingham AL now back to Denver. It has seen everything from snow, heat, humidity, and lots of long road trips. Completely reliable. Now looking for an S80. Great car. Served us well. And yes we are experts at changing lights, front and back. No big deal, not a technical event. Good luck
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  • 1998 Volvo S70
    Visitor, Hartford, CT, January 30, 2011 05:27
    Many problems over the years. Now has 125K with multiple failures. Have pumped almost $4,000 into it. Waiting for the Optima hybrid to be released this spring. Never going Volvo again.
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  • 1998 Volvo S70
    BigJohn1947, Katy, TX, August 12, 2009 07:46
     Enthusiast
    We have owned Volvo since new. Ongoing problems with tail light bulbs (since new). We just learn to live with it. Fixed a/c once ($2100 to remove dash). Love the passing power of GLT (turbo). Tons of war stories about great mileage. Once average +27 MPG over 3100 mile trip to AZ and back to TX. Most at TX freeway speeds +80. Just returned from WI pulling medium sized UHaul trailer. Plenty of power to tow. We are in process of buying different car (hate to see Volvo go) but it's getting long in the tooth. We're looking at Infiniti M35, Cadillac CTS and Genesis. JCP
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  • 1998 Volvo S70
    volvodude, Los Angeles, CA, January 04, 2009 17:10
     Rookie
    I am the owner of this car. I have had no major problems keeping up with regular servicing. The brake lights seem to go out more than other cars but the replacement is cheap and easy to do myself.
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  • 1998 Volvo S70
    ejholloway, Los Angeles, CA, September 30, 2008 21:39
     Enthusiast
    I'm the only owner on this car. It's safe, reliable, solid. It's never once broken down on me. However, I've had ongoing problems with the electrical system and AC. There are always dashboard lights on despite it being in tip top shape. And I have to get the AC charged once every couple years.
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  • 1998 Volvo S70
    drumstick, Daphne, AL, September 01, 2008 06:34
     Enthusiast
    Despite problems, I love this car. After 160k, it's still tight as day one. I bought it when my daughter was 6, and now she's driving it, just as I planned. Just find a good tech. who knows his Volvos. They're different.
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