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2008 Volvo V70 Wagon

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  • $32,465 original MSRP
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2008 Volvo V70 Wagon

Benefits of Driving a 2008 Volvo V70 Wagon

The new 2008 Volvo V70 and XC70 stand out for their roomy interior, ride comfort, and innovative child booster-seat system, with integrated, adjustable cushions. The XC70, additionally, is for many families an ideal alternative to a large sport utility vehicle. The new incorporation of several active safety systems also reinforces Volvo's reputation for producing some of the safest vehicles on the road.

What's new for 2008?

The Volvo V70 wagon and its more rugged counterpart, the XC70, have been completely redesigned for 2008. Both feature a new shape and a more contemporary appearance similar to that of the S80, and both are built on the same platform as the S80. The V70 and XC70 also get a smooth new six-cylinder engine in place of the former five-cylinder. For now, the sporty 'R' version is discontinued.

Model Strengths

  • Safety features
  • roomy interior and cargo space
  • terrific ride.

Model Review

Both the Volvo V70 and XC70 come only with a 3.2L in-line six-cylinder engine for 2008, making 235 horsepower and hooked up to a six-speed automatic transmission with Geartronic manual selection.

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2008 Volvo V70

Source: New Car Test Drive

On Sale: Early 2008
Expected Pricing: $35,000

An all-new 2008 Volvo V70 wagon goes on sale early in 2008 offering improved safety for young children along with advancements in interior design and powertrain.

The next Volvo V70 will offer dual built-in child booster cushions that can be height adjusted in two stages to put young children in the proper position to be protected while also having a better view out the side windows. One setting is designed for children 42-55 inches in height and between 48 and 79 pounds in weight. The other is for children between 33 and 55 pounds and 37-47 inches.

The side-curtain airbags have been extended by more than two inches to provide enhanced protection in the event of a collision.

Collision protection will be enhanced in the 2008 V70 through the use of a stronger body structure, says Volvo. The V70 will come with the new side-impact airbags introduced on the latest generation of the company's S80 luxury sedan. These new airbags have two chambers: one for the hip area and the other for the chest.

The V70 will also benefit from the second generation of Volvo's WHIPS (WHIPlash Protection System) designed to diminish injuries when the vehicle is struck from behind.

The redesigned interior gets new seats, a larger rear seat, new instrumentation, Volvo's slim-line center console, and an upgraded audio system. A sliding rear cargo floor and a storage compartment under the luggage area that locks when the tailgate closes will be available, along with a power tailgate.

The 3.2-liter inline six-cylinder engine is rated at 235 horsepower and is also used in the Volvo S80 luxury sedan and XC90 sport utility vehicle.

Adaptive cruise control with a collision warning system will be available, as well as technology that will warn drivers when a vehicle is in the driver's blind spot. Hydraulic Brake Assist will be used to help the driver stop in the shortest possible distance.

The 2008 V70 features a new exterior design with vertical chrome bars on the black egg-crate grille, a climbing waistline that gives the car a more dynamic appearance in profile and a tailgate with a deeper backlight to give the driver better rearward visibility and with more pronounced VOLVO lettering and high-mounted vertical stoplights.

The exterior features a raised hood with a honeycomb internal structure designed to better protect pedestrians or bicycle riders who might collide with the vehicle.

Indeed, drivers who want a safe wagon should watch for the upcoming V70. Volvo notes that since launching its first station wagon, the PV 445, back in 1953, it has put in more than five decades of refinement and improvement in station wagon design and engineering. All that experience and expertise, it says, will be showcased in the 2008 Volvo V70.


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Safety Features & Equipment

Braking & Traction

4-Wheel ABS Std
Traction/Stability Control Std
Tire Pressure Monitoring System Std

Passenger Restraint

Driver Air Bag Std
Passenger Air Bag Std
Side Air Bag Std
Side Head Air Bag Std
Rear Head side Air Bag Std
Child Safety Locks Std

Road Visibility

HID Headlights Opt
Daytime Running Lights Std
Fog Lamps Opt
Electrochromic Rearview Mirror Std
Intermittent Wipers Std
Variable Inter. Wipers Std

Accident Prevention

Rear Parking Aid Opt


Alarm Std
Anti-theft System Std
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Original Warranty  help
Original Warranty
An original warranty is the warranty associated with a vehicle when it is brand new. In addition to the original warranty, select items, like tires, are typically covered by respective manufacturers. Also, an act of Federal law sometimes provides protection for certain components, like emissions equipment.
The original warranty is often broken down into multiple sections, including:
Basic Warranty:
Typically covers everything except for parts that wear out through normal use of the vehicle. Examples of non-covered items are brake pads, wiper blades and filters.
Drivetrain Warranty:
This warranty covers items the basic warranty does not protect. Wear and tear items such as hoses will not be covered, but key items like the engine, transmission, drive axles and driveshaft often will be.
Roadside Assistance:
The level of service differs greatly with this warranty, but many manufacturers offer a toll-free number that helps provide assistance in case you run out of gas, get a flat tire or lock your keys in the car.
Corrosion Warranty:
This warranty focuses on protecting you from holes caused by rust or corrosion in your vehicle's sheet metal.
Please check the owner's manual, visit a local dealership or look at the manufacturer's website to learn more about the specifics of the warranties that apply to a vehicle.

Basic 4 Years/50,000 Miles
Drivetrain 4 Years/50,000 Miles
Corrosion 12 Years/Unlimited Miles
Roadside Assistance 4 Years/Unlimited Miles

Volvo Certified Pre-Owned Warranty  help
Certified Pre-Owned Warranty
To be eligible for Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) status, vehicles generally must be recent models with relatively low mileage. CPO vehicles must also pass a detailed inspection, outlined by the manufacturer, which is measured by the number of inspected points.
Warranty coverage can vary from one manufacturer to the next. While most certified pre-owned programs transfer and extend the existing new car warranty terms, others offer a warranty that simply represents an additional year and mileage value. Always check with the manufacturer for the specific warranties they offer.
Common features and benefits of Certified Pre-Owned warranties include:
Age/Mileage Eligibility
To even be considered for certification, a car must be a recent model year and have limited mileage. The exact requirements are established by individual manufacturers.
Lease Term Certified
Some manufacturers offer certified pre-owned cars for lease. The length of the lease is often shorter than a new car lease, but it will cost you less.
Point Inspection
These inspections entail a comprehensive vehicle test to ensure that all parts are in excellent working order. The point inspection list is simply a numbered list of exactly what parts of the car are examined. While many inspections range from a 70- to 150-point checklist, most are very similar and are performed using strict guidelines. Ask your local dealer about specific details.
Return/Exchange Program
Some manufacturers offer a very limited return or exchange period. Find out if you will get the sales tax and licensing/registration fees back should you return or exchange the car.
Roadside Assistance
Most certified pre-owned programs offer free roadside service in case your car breaks down while still under warranty.
Special Financing
Reduced-rate loans are available through many certified pre-owned programs. Manufacturer-backed inspections and warranties help eliminate the risks involved with buying pre-owned, so buyers who qualify can take advantage of the great offers.
Transferable Warranty
When a new car warranty transfers with the certification of the car and remains eligible for the next owner, it is known as a transferable warranty. Once the original transferable warranty expires, an extended warranty takes effect.
Warranty Deductible
This is the amount for which you are responsible when repair work is performed under the warranty. Some manufacturers require a deductible while others don't, so always ask.

7-year/100,000-mile exclusionary warranty. The Volvo factory-backed CPO warranty fully covers every part not specifically excluded: including replacement/repair of thousands of components, systems and operations.
Age/Mileage Eligibility Model years less than 5 years with under 80k miles
Lease Term Certified Yes
Point Inspection 130+ Point Inspection
Return/Exchange Program No
Roadside Assistance Yes
Special Financing Yes
Transferrable Warranty Yes
Warranty Deductible No

Learn more about certified pre-owned vehicles

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