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Year Make/Model Repair Frequencysuccessful repair trips per 100 cars per year Compared to all models for the same year  
2010 Volvo V70 / XC70 37 V70 / XC70s, 9.6 months of data per V70 / XC70, average 57600 miles61
60% 60% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2009 Volvo V70 / XC70   22 V70 / XC70s, 8.9 months of data per V70 / XC70, average 71100 miles

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2008 Volvo V70 / XC70 46 V70 / XC70s, 11.0 months of data per V70 / XC70, average 74200 miles

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40% 40% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2007 Volvo V70 / XC70 29 V70 / XC70s, 9.3 months of data per V70 / XC70, average 87800 miles71
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2006 Volvo V70 / XC70 54 V70 / XC70s, 9.9 months of data per V70 / XC70, average 99200 miles81
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2005 Volvo V70 / XC70 42 V70 / XC70s, 9.5 months of data per V70 / XC70, average 115100 miles93
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2004 Volvo V70 / XC70 57 V70 / XC70s, 9.7 months of data per V70 / XC70, average 131500 miles87
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2004 Volvo V70 R   11 V70 Rs, 8.5 months of data per V70 R, average 112000 miles

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2003 Volvo V70 / XC70   20 V70 / XC70s, 8.4 months of data per V70 / XC70, average 141500 miles

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2002 Volvo V70 / XC70 39 V70 / XC70s, 9.2 months of data per V70 / XC70, average 139000 miles117
70% 70% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2001 Volvo V70 / XC70 47 V70 / XC70s, 8.9 months of data per V70 / XC70, average 150900 miles

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30% 30% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2000 Volvo V70 / XC70   19 V70 / XC70s, 8.6 months of data per V70 / XC70, average 163600 miles

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1999 Volvo V70 / XC70   17 V70 / XC70s, 3.7 months of data per V70 / XC70, average 158600 miles

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Volvo V70 Reliability

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These stats are promptly updated four times a year, to much more closely track Volvo V70 reliability as the cars age. Others tell you how reliable the Volvo V70 was a year ago, when the cars were a year younger and had 12,000 fewer miles on them. Only TrueDelta tells you how reliable the Volvo V70 has been recently.

What People Are Saying about Reliability and the Volvo V70

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What Our Members Are Saying about the Reliability and Durability of the Volvo V70

Volvo V70 Reliability and Durability: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2009 4dr Wagon turbocharged 212hp 2.4L I5 Diesel
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
This car can easily go for 300.000 km, without problems, if the maintenance is done properly.
2007 4dr Wagon turbocharged 161hp 2.0L I5 Diesel
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
Long lasting engines.
2006 4dr Wagon Not a single issue with this vehicle!!! I actually wrote this review as my perfect history with this car is not showing up in the True Delta ratings.
2005 4dr Wagon More the durability than reliability. I fully expect the car to go at least 200K, or more. On the reliability end, I have not had any problems whatsoever at 40K, though have heard some repair horror stories about earlier models of this vehicle
2004 4dr Wagon turbocharged 250hp 2.5L I5
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
My wife and I are just about to roll 100k miles on our 2004 XC70 and it has been very reliable. Nothing but scheduled maintenance to report, and even the cost of said maintenance has been very reasonable—on par with Hondas that we've owned. The key to Volvo ownership is finding a reputable and reliable independent repair shop. In my area I have a guy who loves, lives and breathes Volvo. If I only had the dealer, I'd own another make.
2004 4dr Wagon 60,000 trouble free miles for 4 plus years.
2002 4dr Wagon (Besides the turbo), Volvos are reliable cars if you maint them.
2001 4dr Wagon The only unreliable Volvo I've ever owned (this is number 6). Preposterously complex, interconnected, networked componentry can create nightmarish, difficult to solve problems - but this is not unique to Volvo.
Volvo V70 Reliability and Durability: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2005 4dr Wagon turbocharged 250hp 2.5L I5
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
Warranty repairs have been more than expected. Worse than a BMW, much better than a Mercedes. Question on long term durability of transmission which is bad for a car with reputation for 250K + miles.
2003 4dr Wagon high cost of parts and repairs
2002 4dr Wagon It has a reputation of faulty transmissions. We have not owned it long enough to have any problems yet.
2000 4dr Wagon turbocharged 250hp 2.5L I5
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
Have owned many Volvos. hoping this is a 'good year'... Purchased because of low miles and and overall condition.