NO RESERVE - 2004 Volvo XC70


  • Robust and capable 4WD estate
  • Superb leather interior
  • Full service history

The Appeal

Built on the same platform as the Volvo S60, V70 estate, S80 and XC90, the XC70 was marketed as an estate car for people who needed off-road capability but didn’t want a big SUV. Renowned for its comfort and engineering excellence, it became popular as a towing vehicle.

Broadly similar to the V70 estate, the XC70 has a raised ride height, extensive black plastic body cladding and (as on this example) four-wheel drive. It also benefits from a hill descent control system (just as on Land Rovers), which allows steep descents to be tackled in a slow and controlled manner. 

This example is in extremely good condition and comes with the reassurance of a full service history and recent invoices.  

The History and Paperwork

  • Recent invoices
  • Full service history
  • Original service book 
  • Original owner’s manual
  • Current V5
  • MoT valid until December 2023
The car comes with the original Volvo folder with owner’s manual and service record – which is all fully stamped. Recent invoices record regular expenditure to keep the car in sound running order, and the MoT is valid until December 2023. 
The vendor is selling the car as he has other cars and feels that he doesn’t use this one enough.  

The Interior

  • Smart leather seats
  • Excellent door cards
  • Carpets protected by tough plastic overmats
  • Air conditioning
  • Heated front seats
  • Electrically adjusted driver’s seat with memory settings
  • Rear seats with folding armrest
  • Unmarked roof lining
  • Clean and tidy load bay
  • Locking wheel nut in glove box 
The car’s interior suggests that it has been carefully looked after and probably had little off-road use – there’s very little wear on the front seats; the door cards, carpets and roof lining are all clean and there’s little to give away the car’s nineteen years. There are sturdy plastic overmats which have undoubtedly helped to keep the carpets in both front and rear footwells in extremely good condition.  

The leather seats are comfortable and this really is a luxurious driving environment that rivals many of its high-end contemporaries. The stereo is of good quality and seems to work as it should. In the capacious load bay, the carpet lining is clean with no stains or tears and there’s a 12-volt outlet.

The Exterior 

  • Metallic blue paintwork in very good condition
  • Alloy wheels
  • Michelin 215/65 R16  tyres all round
  • Roof bars
  • Extensive plastic cladding
  • Trim, badges and lights all in very good condition
As one would expect of a car this age, there are a few minor rust spots appearing – one on the roof, and one on the driver’s door. There are a few fine scratches on the rear offside door, and a scuff on the rear nearside door, but otherwise the metallic blue paintwork looks very good. 
Both rear wheels have corrosion coming through, but all four wheels have Michelin tyres which appear to be recent. 
The badges, trim and light lenses are all in excellent condition and overall the car presents very well. 

The Mechanics 

  • 2.4-litre diesel engine
  • Auto gearbox
  • Four-wheel drive
  • Timing belt replaced in Jan 2022
  • New water pump in Jan 2022
  • New brake discs and pads Jan 2022
  • Starts and runs well
Even just moving the car around for photographs, it was apparent that it drives beautifully, the gears engage smoothly and quietly, and the diesel engine idles with a healthy note. The vendor reports that it drives extremely well while the paperwork demonstrates that it’s had regular servicing and any issues have been promptly addressed. The D5 iteration of the XC70 is renowned as a towing vehicle but as there’s no towbar here this one has probably never been used for this purpose. 

Open the bonnet and everything is in good order for a car of this age and mileage, and similarly underneath the car nothing seems amiss.  


A comfortable and capable estate car with four-wheel drive, the XC70 is a trusty workhorse with an impressively luxurious interior. This one has clearly been carefully looked after by previous owners and will no doubt offer many more years and miles of reliable motoring. 

Notice to bidders
This item is sold on an ‘As is Where is’ basis. The condition of this item is the opinion of the seller and may differ from your own opinion. Photos and listing descriptions are for guidance purposes only. Car & Classic do not warrant listing accuracy. Full inspection is recommended. Viewings are at the seller’s discretion. Buyer is responsible for delivery and collection of any item purchased.
UK-registered cars and motorbikes on Car & Classic are run through an online HPI check. On the HPI report, this vehicle shows no insurance database markers for damage or theft. It is currently not covered by a finance agreement.
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Auction Details
  • Year 2004
  • Make Volvo
  • Model XC70
  • Colour Blue
  • Mileage 83,441 Miles
  • Engine size 2401
  • Seller Type Private
  • Town Fetcham
  • County Surrey
  • Country United Kingdom
  • Auction ends
Bidding history
28 Bids
  • longsho•••• £4,200 22/05/23
  • longsho•••• £4,100 21/05/23
  • oscar7g•••• £4,000 21/05/23
  • longsho•••• £3,900 21/05/23
  • oscar7g•••• £3,800 21/05/23
  • longsho•••• £3,700 21/05/23
  • oscar7g•••• £3,600 21/05/23
  • Fredfor•••• £3,500 21/05/23
  • oscar7g•••• £3,499 21/05/23
  • Fredfor•••• £3,400 21/05/23

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