Estate cars have always been Volvo's specialist subject and the V70 is a state of the art load carrier with plenty of clever details. As you would expect, there is masses of room in the load area and it also has lots of nets and hooks and straps to keep everything in place.
A waste bin and an umbrella holder are neat and useful touches while at the back the centre of the seat has a useful pop-up worktop. In service, owners will mostly complain about electrical niggles and there are sometimes engine issues concerning rough running.
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Tested: Volvo V70
I have owned three volvo's the first being my favourite the good old 240, armchair comfort and the only concession to luxury was it was automatic, plus it only cost me £300 to buy, next came the 360 a 2 ltr workhorse, which did me well but the gearchange was like 'well whichever one it goes in. and the third was a fast comfortable but troublesome 480 which forever had electrical problems.
Volvos of old were way better than volvo's of new but that can be said for most cars theses days.