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This car has been superseded by a newer model, click here to go to the latest Volvo V70 (07-16) review.

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Parkers overall rating: 3 out of 5 3.0
Volvo V70 (96-01) - rated 3 out of 5
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PROS

Stylish; durable; few cars of this age are safer

CONS

Expensive; bewildering chioce of equipment packages

PROS

Stylish; durable; few cars of this age are safer

CONS

Expensive; bewildering chioce of equipment packages

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The V70 estate is effectively the second generation 850 model, restyled and rebadged in keeping with the softer lines and new model designations that Volvo adopted for the late '90s. Beneath the smoothly sculpted bodies there were hundreds of minor revisions, but the chassis and engines from the 850 were not changed much, so the driving characteristics remain pleasing.

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