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Volvo V70 Reliability

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Results are for year ending December 31, 2015. Only successfully completed repairs are currently included in the analysis. Routine maintenance, most wear items, recalls, and problems fixed with just a reflash or warning light reset are not included.
Year Make/Model Repair Trips Per 100 Cars Compared to all models for the same year    
2010 Volvo V70 55
70% 70% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  32 V70s, 11.0 months of data per V70, average 70200 miles
2009 Volvo V70   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  16 V70s, 10.9 months of data per V70, average 77200 miles

* Small sample, members only.
2008 Volvo V70 44
30% 30% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  41 V70s, 9.9 months of data per V70, average 82400 miles

Redesigned.
2007 Volvo V70 60
40% 40% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  27 V70s, 10.4 months of data per V70, average 87200 miles
2006 Volvo V70 97
80% 80% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  48 V70s, 10.3 months of data per V70, average 110600 miles
2005 Volvo V70 75
50% 50% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  38 V70s, 10.1 months of data per V70, average 122800 miles
2004 Volvo V70 91
60% 60% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  62 V70s, 9.8 months of data per V70, average 142500 miles
2003 Volvo V70   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  20 V70s, 8.9 months of data per V70, average 156700 miles

* Small sample, members only.
2002 Volvo V70 119
70% 70% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  39 V70s, 9.8 months of data per V70, average 149500 miles
2001 Volvo V70 86
40% 40% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  38 V70s, 9.5 months of data per V70, average 151200 miles

Redesigned.
2000 Volvo V70   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  13 V70s, 6.7 months of data per V70, average 169800 miles

* Very small sample, members only.

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Volvo V70 Reliability

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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.