Review 5 of 18
, from Houston, TX|
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The best looking wagon out there.
Has plenty of room.
Seats are very comfortable.
Good passing power on the highway.
It's comforting to know that you are riding in one of the safest automobiles on the road.
The stereo sounds wonderful.
Outward vision is good.
Has a number of very annoying rattles. The moonroof, the front passenger seat, the rear fold down arm rest, the front and rear passenger side seat belt anchors.... they all vibrate and rattle at different speeds.
The automatic shift from 1 to 2 and 2 to 1 sometimes is very rough, got it checked by the dealer, they could not find anything wrong with the computer codes. I wonder if they even tested it out on the roads at different speeds.
Air conditioner takes forever to get to acceptable levels.
12V DC outlet has so far fried a couple of devices.
One of the best looking wagons out there. People that I have talked to admire the design and coworkers love to go to lunch in it as it's both comfortable and spacious.
The sunroof rattle was fixed by DeMontrond ( Volvo ) of Houston under warranty, but they failed to acknowledge any other problem. Morevorer they gave me a loaner with a dent on it and when I returned it wanted to blame the dent on me. So if you are in Houston and are interested in buying a V70 please look elsewhere. The service attendent himself confessed to me that the techs. they have know little about this car.
If you are looking for the prestige of a European wagon it costs much less than a BMW or Mercedes, even Saab. If possible wait for the next year model so that the minor kinks are worked out by Volvo.
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