Volvo S70 (and V70)

Help, advice and DIY repairs for Volvo's immensely popular late 1990s sedan.

Volvo S70

The S70 had a short life — 1998 to 2000. It was — at least 90% of it anyway — simply an updated Volvo 850. It was replaced by the Volvo S60 when that car debuted in 2001.

Volvo S70 History

The “S” in S70 of course meant “sedan”. The wagon version of the S70 was the V70, in Swedish “wagon” being “vagn”. Like the 850, the S70 was extremely popular and shared the 850 sheetmetal. It got a number of changes and freshening touches compared to the 850 when it and its sister the V70 debuted in the 1998 model year. Off the top of my head, the window switches were moved from the center armrest to the driver’s door like most cars, the head- and taillights were smoothed and retouched, and the antenna got moved — from its place where it would attract the worst in car washes’s spinning washing things — and integrated into the car’s windshield. Among many other things.

The Volvo S70 & V70 Forum is where to get advice and help. Because the 850 and S70 (and V70) are so similar, they share a forum. I’ve never confirmed this but I’d be shocked if the two Volvos didn’t share upwards of 90% of their parts.

If you don’t want to scan the Volvo S70/V70 Repair Database for an answer, simply register for the forum (free, no spam) and post your question. New to forums? Spend a minute looking at the MVS Help page. It’s worth it, trust me. But I would suggest looking around the Repair Database — as of this writing, there are 428 entries related to the 850, S70 and Gen. 1 V70 family. That’s a lot of information. But don’t get scared off, it’s organized so that you can find what you’re looking for AND it has a search box at the top of the page.

S70 Help Lives in the Volvo Forum

Searching the Volvo forum is another super way of digging up information. You must be logged in to use Forum Search, but you don’t have to post a thing. Some people register merely to use this forum search capability.

Most of the forum posts here at MVS do get answered to one degree or another, so there is a ton of good information to be discovered.