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2004 Volvo V70 AWD vs. XC70

pappap Posts: 1
Hello -- I'm new to this group, although a former regular on the Edmunds BMW 5-series boards. We have a 1998 V70 AWD with 135,000 miles that has been pretty good to us, but it's getting time for a change. I have a line on a local dealer CPO 2004 AWD, loaded, 45,xxx miles. My question is how different is this car from the '04 XC70? I thought they were essentially the same mechanically, with only differences in ride height and cosmetics. However, Consumers Reports lumps the XC70 with the V70 in their reliability ratings, and gives them good marks for '04. It rates the AWD (available in '04 only) as a separate, less reliable model. Can anyone familiar with the '04 AWD shed any light on this? Couldn't find anything relevant in "search." Thanks.



  • patpat Posts: 10,421
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    Why did you buy it then?
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