2010 Volvo XC70

Volvo. for life.

The old daily. This car replaced the GTI. It was a useful addition to our fleet and had an easy going demeanor. The seats were very comfortable and it was safe and roomy inside, with excellent ride comfort over bumpy roads. One previous owner. Virginia car its whole life so no rust. Underside was very clean. It had 66k miles when purchased second hand and I put another 29k miles on it. Needed a little TLC (it was a used car after all) but would have easily provided us with another 100k miles of use had I not crashed it!


My 2010 Volvo XC70


Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price

XC70 3.2 AWD: $37,950

Destination: $850



B6324S 3.2-liter In-line 6-cylinder ULEV II (Ultra Low Emissions Vehicle rating) Engine

All-Aluminum construction

Double overhead cam-shafts

24 valves with Variable Valve Timing (VCT)

Variable Intake System (VIS) and Cam Profile Shifting (CPS) on the intake camshaft

Electronic engine management system

Three-way catalytic converter with heated oxygen sensor

Max power output: 235 hp at 6200 rpm

Max torque: 236 ft./lbs. at 3200 rpm

Acceleration: 0-60 mph 8.4 sec

Top speed: 130 mph

Fuel consumption, MPG, mixed cycle: 16/22 – 18 combined

Fuel tank: 18.5 US Gallons



Aisin AW TF-80SC 6-speed Geartronic Automatic Transmission

Electronically controlled Haldex  Generation IV all-wheel drive (AWD) with Instant Traction

Hill Decent Control (HDC)



Front suspension with spring struts (McPherson), anti-dive and anti-lift function

Active multi-link independent rear suspension

Anti-roll bars front and rear

Dynamic Stability and Traction Control (DSTC)

Ground clearance: 8.2 inches



Power-assisted hydraulic rack and pinion steering

Tilt and telescopic steering wheel column

2.8 turns lock to lock



Power-assisted anti-lock disc brakes (ABS), ventilated discs front

Optimized Hydraulic Brakes (OHB)  amplifies braking ability during firm braking by using hydraulics to compensate for low vacuum pressure in the brake servo

Hydraulic Brake Assist (HBA) helps you use your brakes to the full in an emergency situation

Ready Alert Brakes (RAB) anticipates severe braking and prepares for it by moving the brake pads closer to the discs

Fading Brake Support (FBS) automatically compensates for the higher pedal forces required after long periods of heavy braking

Electronic Brake Distribution (EBD) distributes the braking effect between the front and rear wheels to achieve optimal results according to load and driving conditions

Diagonal-split braking system

Power Parking Brake (PPB)



Complimentary Factory Scheduled Maintenance for 3 years, 36,000 miles



Anti-submarine seats

Cargo security cover

Daytime running lights (halogen semi-sealed with replaceable bulb)

Driver and front passenger supplemental restraint system—multi-threshold air bags 

Intelligent Driver Information System (IDIS)

Illuminated side marker lights/turn signal indicators

Immobilizer, encrypted ignition key

Inflatable side curtain (IC)

ISOFIX baby/child seat attachment system

Rear fog light with auto-off

Safe approach and home safe lighting

Seat belts: five, 3-point inertia-reel belts with automatic pretensioners; front belts have height adjustment

Seat belt reminder

Security system

Side impact air bags for driver and front passenger (SIPS bags IITM)

Side impact protection system (SIPS)

Top-tether child seat anchorage capability

Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)

Whiplash protection seating system (WHIPS)



Auto Dimming Rearview Mirror

Bluetooth handsfree system

Central power door locks with remote control, tailgate and fuel filler door locks

Cruise control

Cup holders (8)

Dual-zone electronic climate control (ECC)

Five padded head restraints

Four reading lights

Front 12-volt power outlet

Front center armrest

Front door-panel storage pockets

Front seat-back storage pockets

High Performance Audio System with In-dash CD 8 speakers

Illuminated lockable glove compartment

Illuminated vanity mirrors in driver/front passenger sun visors

Interior cabin light delay

Leather-clad steering wheel

Leather-clad gear lever knob

Leather Seating surfaces

Luggage/cargo area lights

Outside temperature gauge

Power-adjustable driver seat, 8-way with 3-position memory and lumbar support

Power Passenger seat

Power windows with driver and passenger auto up/down with anti-trap feature

Rear seat ventilation outlets on B-pillar

Rear window defroster with automatic timer

Sirius Satellite Prep

Tilt/telescopic steering wheel with illuminated cruise and audio controls

Two entry lights (in front door footwells)

UXB and AUX input

XC Seat and door panel stitching

XC Floor mats

40/20/40 split-flat folding rear seat



Front and rear skid plates

Front fog lights

Power-adjustable heated exterior rearview mirrors

XC Body trim

XC Grille

XC Roof rails

16x7 et50 Cecino alloy wheels 



Exterior Color 472 Oyster Grey metallic

Interior Trim F101 Leather Offblack upholstery


Climate Package

Heated front seats

Headlamp washers

Heated windshield washer nozzles

Rainsensor windshield wipers

Blue band windshield (3.2 only)

Interior Air Quality System (IAQS)

Humidity sensor for Electronic Climate Control (ECC)


Premium Package

Power glass moonroof 

Leather seating surfaces 

Power passenger seat 

Modern wood trim center console and door panel inserts 


Accessory Equipment

WeatherTech FloorLiner DigitalFit floor mats front and rear



2009/11/13 - Manufactured by Volvo Cars Coporation (Volvo Personvagnar AB) at the Torslandaverken factory, located in Torslanda on the island of Hisingen, in Gothenburg Municipality, Västra Götaland County, Sweden.

2009/12/11 - Vehicle exported from Sweden, imported to Baltimore, Maryland.

2009/12/18 - 7 - Pre-delivery inspection completed, safety inspection performed.

2009/12/31 - 31 - Sold to first owner by Don Beyer Volvo - Dulles in Sterling, Virginia.

2010/09/29 - 7,459 - Volvo recommended 7,500 mile service.

2010/12/09 - 10,988  - Virginia safety inspection.

2011/02/08 - 15,168 - Volvo recommended 15,000 mile service.

2011/07/22 - 22,305 - Volvo recommended 22,500 mile service.

2011/12/01 - 28,360 - Virginia emissions inspection.

2012/01/12 - 29,561 - Volvo recommended 30,000 mile service. Wiper(s) replaced. Transmission checked.

2012/07/25 - 36,796 - Volvo recommended 37,500 mile service. Computer module replaced.

2012/10/03 - 41,024 - Electrical system checked.

2013/02/21 - 44,419 - Volvo recommended 45,000 mile service.

2013/03/07 - 44,643 - Electrical system checked.

2013/11/04 - 52,292 - Passed emissions inspection.

2013/11/06 - 52,316 - Volvo recommended 52,500 mile service. Virginia safety inspection. Wiper(s) replaced. 

2014/07/24 - 59,753 - Volvo recommended 60,000 mile service performed. Emblem replaced.

2015/05/27 - 66,780 - Volvo recommended 67,500 mile service. Install four new Continental 4x4 Contact P215/65R16 tires. Install new brake pads. Brake rotors turned.

2015/05/28 - 66,791 - Dealer Inventory Vehicle offered for sale at Rosenthal Volvo in Fairfax, Virginia.

2015/05/30 - 66,792 - Virginia emissions inspection.

2015/08/09 - 66,845 - Sold to second owner (me!) by Rosenthal Volvo in Fairfax, Virginia.

2015/08/21 - 66,975 - Install WeatherTech FloorLiner DigitalFit floor mats front and rear.

2015/09/07 - 67,065 - Install silk metal steering wheel decor.

2015/10/20 - 68,165 - Install Bosch Icon windshield wipers.

2015/11/15 - 69,140 - Install Sylvania SilverStar ULTRA H11 low beam headlamp bulbs.

2016/04/26 - Paintless dent removal (PDR) on driver side rear passenger door. Touch up paint applied to paint chip before Opti-Coat treatment. Interior detail. Full exterior detail. Opti-Coat Pro Plus ceramic paint protection treatment. Opti-Coat Pro treatment on alloy wheel faces. Opti-Glass Pro treatment on windshield. Opti-Trim Protect treatment on exterior plastic trim.

2016/05/05 - 74,061 - Install Sylvania SilverStar ULTRA H11 low beam headlamp bulbs.

2016/05/17 - 74,335 - Volvo recommended 75,000 mile service. Automatic transmission fluid flush. Virginia state safety inspection. Rear disc brake rotors and pads replaced. Brake booster vacuum pump resealed to repair oil leak.

2016/09/26 - 80,483 - Install Sylvania SilverStar ULTRA H11 low beam headlamp bulb passenger side.

2016/10/23 - 81,331 - Install Sylvania SilverStar ULTRA H11 low beam headlamp bulb driver side.

2016/11/11 - 81,983 - Volvo recommended 82,500 mile service. Rear wiper blade replaced.

2017/02/06 - 85,001 - Install Sylvania SilverStar ULTRA H11 low beam headlamp bulb passenger side.

2017/03/03 - 85,956 - Front disc brake rotors and pads replaced.

2017/05/18 - 88,555 - Volvo recommended 90,000 mile service. Virginia state safety inspection. Virginia emissions inspection.

2017/10/18 - 93,508 - Install Sylvania SilverStar ULTRA H11 low beam headlamp bulb driver side.

2017/12/09 - 95,598 - Volvo recommended 97,500 mile service. Rotate and balance tires.

2017/12/12 - 95,620 - Involved in frontal collision.

2017/12/20 - 95,645 - Declared a total loss by insurance.

2017/12/28 - 95,645 - Accepted total loss insurance settlement. Vehicle sold to Insurance Auto Auctions, Inc. for salvage.



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