Last post on May 05, 2012 at 3:45 PM
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Volvo XC70, Wagon
#5 of 14 Re: Buying a 2004 Volvo XC70 [ghands]
Jun 30, 2008 (8:45 am)
I don't know if this post is too late to be of use to you but I wanted to comment on the 3rd seats in a volvo.... or any other wagon for that matter. I have had 4 volvos. I have had the misfortune to have 3 crash. The car holds up amazingly well for the passengers in the first and second seats. BUT... if you are hit from the back (which I was once) teh entire back collapses. If anyone had been sitting there at the time they would have been killed - no question. I obviously have total faith in Volvo - it has saved my family's life on more than one occasion. Bur I would NEVER use a third seat - EVER!
#6 of 14 volvo xc70 2001/2003
Oct 26, 2008 (12:48 pm)
looking to buy a used volvo xc70 ,is this a good car and is the 5 cylinder a good motor ,mike
#8 of 14 Re: Make sense to buy used Volvo as commuter car? [jayfram]
Nov 07, 2008 (5:59 am)
dont get it if its a 2001, transmission issues all the way, get newer with less milage but is totally worth it to spend more, good luck, oh take it to an idependant mechanic that specializes in volvos to get it checked out, DO NOT take to the volvo dealer... trust me on this one
#9 of 14 Are repair costs on Volvos still astronomical?
Jul 08, 2009 (5:01 pm)
Hi everyone, I'm just starting to look around at what's "out there" as my lease will run out early next year. I really hadn't considered Volvos since they are completely out of my price range new. However, I've been reading about their certified pre-owned program and it sounds really good. (Almost too good, hence the caution flag...). I am particularly interested in this vehicle or one of the other wagons -- have not done enough research to understand all the differences. I have heard from so many people over the years that they will never drive anything else again, and I know of at least one person who walked away from a hideous accident with barely a scratch though her Volvo looked like a blackened pretzel. These things have all left a good impression over the years, enough to make me consider stretching my budget to buy a several year old one.
Big concern -- astronomical repair costs. My brother in law had a Volvo sedan that he dearly loved, which I think he owned from about 1982-2003 and put well over 200K miles on it. However, I know when things needed replaced, he would end up spending multiple times what it cost to replace the same thing on an American car. I remember him telling me about paying multiple thousands of dollars to replace various things, and not transmissions or engines - smaller stuff. There's no way I could budget for that no matter how much I liked a car. For Volvo owners out there - is that still a big issue? I'd like to know before I go drive one and fall in love with it.
#10 of 14 Re: Tips on Buying a Pre-Owned XC70 [smagers]
Jun 07, 2010 (10:44 pm)
dont get 2001 or 2002
#11 of 14 Re: Make sense to buy used Volvo as commuter car? [jayfram]
Jun 07, 2010 (10:49 pm)
Volvos break down alot...And they are super expensive to fix. I would def look for less mileage or consider a lease or an extended warranty for sure. I bought my 2001 XC70 3 years ago with 40k miles and it has been a money pit since I got it including a new tranie...and when I got it it looked mint! Beware!!!
#13 of 14 Thinking about buying a Volvo V70XC Cross Country Turbo
Dec 25, 2010 (6:28 am)
I have found what appears to be, at least from photos, a 2001 Volvo V70XC Cross Country Turbo wagon. Inside and out the pictures reveal what SEEMS to be a very remarkable car. It's at a small used car lot about 50 miles from me, and in a few weeks when I have some money, I'd like to take a look at it if it is still available. The dealer wants $5495.00 for it and it has about 133K on it. I called my local Volvo dealer and spoke to a service advisor for quite some time. He sang the praises of these cars and told me he has people asking about them all the time that if one comes to the dealer on a trade to give them a call. He told of one person who faithfully has this dealer do everything by the book, and this car has over 300K on it with NO major problems so far! I find that totally amazing. He told me to ask for any paperwork that could tell how this car was maintained over the years. His biggest concern was whether the timing belt had been replaced near the MFR'S suggested time to do it(105K) He said that if you cannot know this for sure, and you do buy this car, it would behoove me to have the belt done at a cost of $550. He says it's labor intensive to do this, something like a 3+ hour job. But I gotta tell you, folks, this Volvo wagon really looks clean. Now I know no one or I can see inside the engine or transmission, so I guess I'll just have to rely on my own judgement if this is gonna happen.
Sorry for being so long-winded. Any suggestions any of you may have on this model, good or bad, what to look out for, etc. would be greatly appreciated. Have yourselves a Merry Little Christmas!
#14 of 14 2003 volvo 120,00 thousand miles
May 05, 2012 (3:45 pm)
my husband and I currently own a Jeep that has reached the end of road.
The countless hours my husband has spent fixing the Jeep has reached its end
however we dont want to jump out of the frying pan into the fire with a bad decision.
While looking around at cars today we found a 2003 Volvo cross country wagon
and fell in love with it.
The car seems to be in perfect condition,120,000 miles and drives like a dream however the dealer
doesn't have any maintenance history etc.
We were told the car blue books at 9000.00 and the asking price is 7500.00
Of course this raised questions as to why?
Can anyone suggest any recommendations as to what to check for prior
to buying this car???
Maybe taking it to a Volvo dealership to have it looked over first
or just forget the car all together?