Used Car of the Day: 1998 Volvo V70 GLT

Tim Healey
by Tim Healey

Yes, we're back on the Volvo kick. There's no real reason for this beyond the fact that the forum I pull from has been Volvo-heavy recently. And well, this one's a wagon. We all know wagons are cool again.

So, hit the jump to read about this 1998 Volvo V70 GLT.

The car apparently runs well and doesn't burn oil (always nice). There are 178K miles on it. The seller says the oil has been changed every 5,000 miles and the pads, rotors, and tires are new. Also new are the front shocks, front upper shock mounts, and driver's side CV shaft. The car has an Alpine head unit with Bluetooth.

The bad: The car has a bunch of minor dents and scrapes, a rip in a seat, non-working A/C, poor sunroof sealing, and a trouble code.

You can pick up this car in the suburbs of Chicago for $3,200.

[Images: Seller]

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Tim Healey
Tim Healey

Tim Healey grew up around the auto-parts business and has always had a love for cars — his parents joke his first word was “‘Vette”. Despite this, he wanted to pursue a career in sports writing but he ended up falling semi-accidentally into the automotive-journalism industry, first at Consumer Guide Automotive and later at He also worked as an industry analyst at Mintel Group and freelanced for, CarFax,, High Gear Media, Torque News,,, among others, and of course Vertical Scope sites such as,, and He’s an urbanite and as such, doesn’t need a daily driver, but if he had one, it would be compact, sporty, and have a manual transmission.

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  • Redapple2 Redapple2 on Mar 05, 2024

    Chicago car? SALT. NO !

  • Irvingklaws Irvingklaws on Mar 05, 2024

    Too many miles and rough shape for me. This 2010 XC70 just caught my attention locally. More expensive, but newer, cleaner, and lower mileage. Seems a better bet for a DD. Also prefer the sleeker body style over the older boxy one.

    • 28-Cars-Later 28-Cars-Later on Mar 05, 2024

      Nice, might be worth a look. I will caution though, the 3.2 I6 drinks gas and I've been told they are annoying vs the 2.x I5s. Personally I'd scoop up a P3 S80 or V70 in the 2.5 I5 (T-5) configuration though those seem to be thin on the ground.

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