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Parkers overall rating: 3.5 out of 5 3.5
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Volvo V70 (00-07) - rated 3.5 out of 5
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PROS

Comfort

CONS

There are bigger and safer rivals

PROS

Comfort

CONS

There are bigger and safer rivals

Verdict

The V70 may be a large, comfortable estate, but it may surprise you that it's neither the safest nor the most spacious around - it's been surpassed by newer designs from rival manufacturers. But there's plenty of choice. It's available with a wide range of engines and trim levels that includes four-wheel drive versions, a high-performance R model and even Bi-Fuel power for those that want to run on alternative fuels.

Another eco-friendly touch is the option of a catalytic coating on the radiator that converts ground-level ozone into oxygen as it passes through. The V70 is expensive, but that hasn't deterred buyers and for many it is the default choice when considering a big estate. You'll need sturdy pockets though - the key fob is bigger than that of any other car we've seen.

The range was simplified in 2007 with a number of models discontinued.

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