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Year Make/Model Repair Trips Per 100 Cars Compared to all models for the same year    
2010 Volvo V70 53
50% 50% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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  35 V70s, 9.6 months of data per V70, average 64100 miles
2009 Volvo V70   Join or sign in to vie  
  19 V70s, 9.5 months of data per V70, average 74900 miles

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2008 Volvo V70 41
20% 20% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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  42 V70s, 10.4 months of data per V70, average 79900 miles

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2007 Volvo V70 75
60% 60% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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  28 V70s, 9.1 months of data per V70, average 88600 miles
2006 Volvo V70 91
70% 70% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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  50 V70s, 9.5 months of data per V70, average 105300 miles
2005 Volvo V70 70
30% 30% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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  35 V70s, 9.9 months of data per V70, average 119100 miles
2004 Volvo V70 83
40% 40% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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  60 V70s, 9.4 months of data per V70, average 139000 miles
2003 Volvo V70   Join or sign in to vie  
  18 V70s, 8.9 months of data per V70, average 150700 miles

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2002 Volvo V70 136
100% 100% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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  35 V70s, 10.1 months of data per V70, average 144700 miles
2001 Volvo V70 84
40% 40% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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  43 V70s, 9.0 months of data per V70, average 149400 miles

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2000 Volvo V70   Join or sign in to vie  
  16 V70s, 7.3 months of data per V70, average 164900 miles

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Volvo V70 Reliability

You won't find Volvo V70 reliability information like this anywhere else. Actual repair frequencies, not just vague dots. So you can tell how much the Volvo V70 truly differs from competing car models in reliability.

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 182hp 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 2.4L I5 Diesel
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
Long lasting engines.
2006 4dr Wagon turbocharged 208hp 2.5L I5
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
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 168-horsepower 2.4L I5
5-speed automatic FWD
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 208hp 2.5L I5
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
60,000 trouble free miles for 4 plus years.
2004 4dr Wagon turbocharged 208hp 2.5L I5
5-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.
2002 4dr Wagon turbocharged 197hp 2.4L I5
5-speed automatic FWD
(Besides the turbo), Volvos are reliable cars if you maint them.
2001 4dr Wagon turbocharged 247hp 2.3L I5
5-speed manual FWD
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 208hp 2.5L I5
5-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 168-horsepower 2.4L I5
5-speed automatic FWD
high cost of parts and repairs
2002 4dr Wagon turbocharged 197hp 2.4L I5
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
It has a reputation of faulty transmissions. We have not owned it long enough to have any problems yet.
2000 4dr Wagon turbocharged 190hp 2.4L I5
4-speed automatic AWD
Have owned many Volvos. hoping this is a 'good year'... Purchased because of low miles and and overall condition.