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Volvo V70 Reliability by Model Generation

Results are for year ending June 30, 2017. 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 and Model % of Average Repair Frequency  
2008 - 2010 Volvo V70 Reliability by Generation2008 - 2010 Volvo V70
77.4285714286% Best 173% Worst
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2001 - 2007 Volvo V70 Reliability by Generation2001 - 2007 Volvo V70
64.8571428571% Best 151% Worst
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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. full 2009 Volvo V70 review
2007 4dr Wagon turbocharged 161hp 2.4L I5 Diesel
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
Long lasting engines. full 2007 Volvo V70 review
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. full 2006 Volvo V70 review
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 full 2005 Volvo V70 review
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. full 2004 Volvo V70 review
2004 4dr Wagon turbocharged 208hp 2.5L I5
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
60,000 trouble free miles for 4 plus years. full 2004 Volvo V70 review
2002 4dr Wagon turbocharged 197hp 2.4L I5
5-speed automatic FWD
(Besides the turbo), Volvos are reliable cars if you maint them. full 2002 Volvo V70 review
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. full 2005 Volvo V70 review
2003 4dr Wagon 168-horsepower 2.4L I5
5-speed automatic FWD
high cost of parts and repairs full 2003 Volvo V70 review
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. full 2002 Volvo V70 review
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. full 2000 Volvo V70 review