Written on: 02/10/2012
My V70 D5 is a 2005 special order version with double glazing, satnav, telephone pack, full leather and wood etc etc. I use it for combined motorway and urban driving on a daily basis and it returns around 40mpg overall - unless I put my foot down and then it flies but at around 34mpg. Its easily the most comfortable car I've owned with electrically operated and heated deep leather seats. The wheel mounted controls for everything are very intuitive although the satnav controls need some... (read more)
Written on: 11/09/2011 by whisky1947 (1 review written)
I first bought a Volvo a 144 in 1974. I am on my ninth. I currently have two at the moment an S70 petrol and a V70 D5 auto diesel. The S70 I use everyday as a runabout returning over 30 mpg; it has now done over 130,000 miles and it still drives like new. It still on the original exhaust even at 12 years old. Apart from a track rod end and a wheel bearing it has not required any repair other than routine servicing The V70 we use for longer runs and continental cruising, went to Switzerland... (read more)
Written on: 05/03/2008 by ivan hackman (1 review written)
An excellent long distance cruiser, cruise control and comfort combine to make long journeys a good experience- the D5 makes you forget that it is a diesel it is so quiet and refined, and the ability to travel over 600 miles before considering refuelling is a new experience for holiday touring! After owning three 240 models, one 740 and one 850, I am well acquainted with Volvo cars, this is my first diesel engined model. Strangely enough I find it better than any previously owned car when it... (read more)
Written on: 04/06/2006 by jazzRS360 (15 reviews written)
My Mercedes E320 V6 Avantgarde estate had some pretty dismal engine problems and went for a repair, and so I was kindly given a dark blue 2006 Volvo V70 D5 Diesel for the meantime. Another executive estate was useful as I could draw some comparisons.
Design wise the V70 is a handsome beast, and on this top Executive model, it came with decent alloys and a classy-looking interior. There is nothing radical to the Volvo's cabin, but everything is laid out pleasantly, with the centre console... (read more)
Written on: 24/08/2005 by award (6 reviews written)
Volvo V70 D5 2.5 TD SE
This is my second Volvo after having the 850 TD Estate (now my wife's). I will never buy another make of car! These machines provide a unique mix of understated style, luxury, versatility and practicality. The load space needs no further discussion, except the speed of conversion (putting the seats down etc...). If only someone very clever in Sweden could come up with an idea of where to stow the load space cover!
The D5 versions sacrifice nothing to... (read more)
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