We bought our Volvo XC70 a few weeks ago and we are beyond happy with the car, the brand and performance.
Solid Wagon but Not for Everyone
2010 Volvo XC70Samsungman - , 08/12/2013
Researched heavily prior to purchase, so I knew what I was getting into. Recently got into a big accident (my '10 Cadillac SRX got tatalled), so safety was definitely a priority.
PROS: 1. Great cabin. Most comfortable car seats I've ever experienced and very quiet. Lots of glass give more airy atmosphere. 2. Simple yet high quality interior fittings (some may think "outdated") 3. Sooo much room. Went 2 campings and my 5'5" wife slept in the flat rear comfortably. 4. Solid performance at high RMP (freeway)...AWD big plus going camping.
CONS: 1. Drinks gas (AWD; good thing no premium fuel required). Avg. 18 MPG overall. 2. Drives heavy. Sluggish during stop N go (still trying to get used to it) 3. Weak AC. Front passengers are okay, but rear passengers have to deal with hot air from the cargo space. 4. My driver side seat is warmer (maybe something wrong w/ seat warmer) 5. Navigation is controlled with a remode. Really? 6. It's a wagon...not the sexiest thing (no one thinks it's a off-roading capable X-Country vehicle.)
Conclusion: If you are family oriented and goes on lots of trips w/ kids and not your commuter, buy it. Don't need luxury brand (quieter, plusher) and want to save money? Buy Subaru Outback AWD.
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