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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.

Volvo V70 Reliability:
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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 32 V70 / XC70s, 8.8 months of data per V70 / XC70, average 50600 miles55
60% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2009 Volvo V70 / XC70   16 V70 / XC70s, 11.6 months of data per V70 / XC70, average 68800 miles

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2008 Volvo V70 / XC70 46 V70 / XC70s, 10.3 months of data per V70 / XC70, average 69000 miles

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50% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2007 Volvo V70 / XC70 30 V70 / XC70s, 8.9 months of data per V70 / XC70, average 82400 miles54
40% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2006 Volvo V70 / XC70 48 V70 / XC70s, 9.9 months of data per V70 / XC70, average 95800 miles99
80% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2005 Volvo V70 / XC70 44 V70 / XC70s, 9.1 months of data per V70 / XC70, average 113400 miles87
60% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2004 Volvo V70 / XC70 60 V70 / XC70s, 9.6 months of data per V70 / XC70, average 124800 miles100
70% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2004 Volvo V70 R   10 V70 Rs, 10.3 months of data per V70 R, average 107800 miles

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2003 Volvo V70 / XC70   22 V70 / XC70s, 8.3 months of data per V70 / XC70, average 144200 miles

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2002 Volvo V70 / XC70 40 V70 / XC70s, 7.4 months of data per V70 / XC70, average 139500 miles114
70% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2001 Volvo V70 / XC70 47 V70 / XC70s, 8.4 months of data per V70 / XC70, average 146100 miles

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40% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2000 Volvo V70 / XC70   14 V70 / XC70s, 8.0 months of data per V70 / XC70, average 165500 miles

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1999 Volvo V70 / XC70   24 V70 / XC70s, 6.7 months of data per V70 / XC70, average 170900 miles

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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.
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.