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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
120,000 miles

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2002 Volvo V70 body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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2002 Volvo V70 Owner Comments

problem #1

Nov 052011


  • 120,000 miles


Our vehicle was rear-ended by a 2012 VW tiguan (which was itself rear-ended by a 1997 Dodge Ram). The rear of our vehicle offered no protection to occupants in the third-row seat that Volvo claims is designed to accommodate children. The VW made almost no contact with the frame of our car, and instead slid right into the rear passenger compartment almost 2 feet, crumpling the hatch that was the only barrier between the legs of a passenger (had there been one) and the front of the VW. The 3rd row seat of station wagons poses significant risk of permanent crippling injury to children in even a minor rear-end accident.

- Portland, OR, USA

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