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2001 Volvo V70 Wagon

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  • $29,450 original MSRP
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2001 Volvo V70 Cross Country

Source: The Car Connection

Admiring Volvo's refined SUV alternative.

by Nick Twork

Lars Eric Lundin is just the type of person who Volvo would like to have as an owner of its new Cross Country. He is an active, youthful and adventuresome individual who enjoys such activities as flying and automobile racing in his spare time. However, Volvo will not be hard pressed to sell him on the Cross Country; he is the project manager of the latest iteration of Volvo models, the V70 wagon, Cross Country and soon to debut S60 sedan.

After spending time with the all-new V70 based Cross Country, we were left with the impression that Lars Eric did an admirable job steering the development of this vehicle. It represents a quantum leap improvement in nearly every area compared to its predecessor.

When it first debuted in 1997, the changes made to the V70 to make it a Cross Country were relatively minor in comparison. The new one has quite a few more differences. The new Cross Country sits higher than a normal V70. Its increased height nets better ground clearance for adverse road conditions and more importantly, a higher seating position for the occupants of the vehicle. But the most noticeable difference between the new V70 and new Cross Country at first glance are the Cross Country's unique dark colored bumper fascias and fender flares. Sixteen-inch wheels wrapped with aggressive Pirelli Scorpion tires augment the rugged appearance of the bumpers.

Rugged and capable

And while Volvo makes no claims that the Cross Country is optimized for off road performance, its rugged appearance is not all show. From our experience with the vehicle on a mountain trail in Manchester, Vermont, we can say with surety that this vehicle is more capable off paved roads than one might expect. With all-wheel drive coupled with four-wheel traction control and 7.6-inches of ground clearance, it is more capable than a good many of the all-wheel drive competitors in its category.

Enough about off-road manners though, because that is not the point of this vehicle. The Cross Country is meant to provide versatile, safe, luxurious and interesting transportation for its passengers. With this in mind, Lars Eric and his cadre of colleagues at Volvo ensured that the new Cross Country was a more useful vehicle all-around, not just off road. As an example, they gave the car the world's first 40/20/40-split rear seat in a wagon. It not only provides more cargo carrying flexibility; it can be made into a cooler. There is also a shopping bag holder in the luggage compartment, integrated child-booster seats and a waste-paper basket on the rear seat. Not to mention they did not forget to include the plastic clip on the lower left corner of the windshield that we have come to expect with Volvos. If those features are not enough versatility for you, than your Volvo dealer can supply a wide variety of accessories ranging from a rooftop luggage carrier to a picnic table that attaches to the rear of the vehicle.

The new Cross Country has much better road manners than the old. The brakes feel better, the suspension more sorted and the powertrain smoother. The 2.4-liter light pressure turbocharged engine under the hood has been significantly updated. It now produces 197 horsepower and 210 lb. feet of torque. The best part is that nearly all of that torque is available throughout the rpm range. This car feels just like it should, and the turbocharged engine is pure Volvo.

The only complaint we have about the powertrain is minor. From a stop, when the brake is released and the accelerator is not immediately depressed, there is a slight hesitation while the transmission reconnects to the engine. This minor gripe is due to one of the first applications of an energy saving computer controlled transmission disconnect Volvo calls neutral control. We applaud Volvo for having the guts to use this feature on a production car before anyone, but it could use a bit more refinement.

Luxurious and safe

Speaking of refinement, the Cross Country has plenty, despite the minor flaw previously mentioned. Besides having the most comfortable seats we have ever come across in a production car, the interior of the car is a quiet, relaxing place to be. Heated seats, an excellent audio system and controls for the audio and optional navigation system on the steering wheel further enhance the car's comfortable nature.

And, since it is a Volvo, there is no doubt that a great deal of attention was paid to safety during the development of this car. Naturally, Volvo's WHIPS whiplash protection system is included. In addition, several other acronyms are also standard, including an IC (inflatable curtain) and SIPS (Side impact airbags), not to mention ABS (anti-lock brakes) and 4WTC (four-wheel traction control).

With its improved refinement, more attractive styling, legendary safety and full complement of acronyms, Volvo has a winner on its hands with the new Cross Country. If you are considering an SUV, and you are not crazy about the truck-like ride and handling of many of today's offerings, the Cross Country should definitely be on your shopping list.

2001 Volvo V70 Cross Country

Base Price: $38,500 (est.)
Engine: 197-horsepower, 2.4-liter turbocharged four
Transmission: electronically controlled five-speed automatic with neutral control
Wheelbase: 108.8 in
Length: 186.3 in
Width: 73.2 in
Height: 61.5 in
Weight: 3699 lb
Fuel economy: 19 combined EPA (preliminary)
Major standard equipment:
ABS
All-wheel drive
Side impact airbags
Four-wheel traction control
16-inch aluminum wheels
40/20/40 split rear seat

© 2000 The Car Connection

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Safety Features & Equipment

Braking & Traction

4-Wheel ABS Std
4-Wheel Disc Brakes Std
Traction/Stability Control Opt

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

Daytime Running Lights Std
Electrochromic Rearview Mirror Opt
Intermittent Wipers Std

Security

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 8 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 2010-2015.5 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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