Volvo C70

How much do you like this car?

7.6 out of 10
Average score: 8.2

Would you buy it again?

6 out of 10
Average score: 7.7

Would you recommend it to a friend?

6.3 out of 10
Average score: 7.9
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seats are the most comfortable i've ever felt in an auto.
engine stalls after start. due to faulty engine speed sensor. happened at 11k miles/4 yrs and again at 22k miles and 8 yrs.
window stops faulty. replaced both under warr. left shot again at 22k miles. volvo batteries are the worst. very large turning circle, as noted above. chin spoiler way too low. hits 2 inch driveway edge. conv.top regulator needed $500 worth of diagnosis/repair. dealer repairs very costly. power steering hose clamp wore hole in cam cover; too close; bad design. power steering bottle "sweated" and leaked. sterering stops always "groan". excessive "cowl shake" on the plus side; great stereo and fit and finish. the leather needs constant maint., or will look ratty. look at any old volvo leather.
Looks great.
I've been fighting electrical gremlins since I bought the car.
Great car for what it is. The convertible top operates smoothly. The engine is peppy without being a gas guzzler. It's a blast to drive.
It looks cool
Driving in snow
I did not expect to spend this kind of money to have so many big and little things go wrong. I park it in any kind of snowy weather. It drives terrible in snow. You also have to take it to the dealer for almost everything. Ouch
The engine never gave me any trouble.
It turned into a rattling, jarring, unpredictable rid.
We picked this car up in Sweden new, we were told we were the first oversees delivery of the C70 convertible and the 2 weeks driving around Scandinavia were a wonderful trip. But over the 10 years we owned it this car spent a large percentage of time in the shop. After 4 years it started to come apart everywhere from seats to trans-axle. and the ride while always a bit harsh became jarring and loud.
It transforms from a sedan to a convertible in less than 30 seconds.
Emergency trunk release latch in trunk. It comes off its hook too easily and causes trunk-open light to illuminate in dashboard. Also prevents trunk from closing. Very poorl
This is my first convertible and I love it! The best part about it is the hard top--you go from driving a sharp-looking sedan to an equally elegant convertible in less than 30 seconds. Often convertibles suffer from severely compromised trunk space. I was pleasantly surprised to find the trunk space ample with the top stowed. It fit two airline carry-on bags comfortably. With the roof up, the trunk is positively humongous.
driving in summer with the top down
transmission
it luggs (automatic trans) at 30 mph or 29. The transmission lurches if accelerating quickly.
driving in summer with the top down
transmission
it luggs (automatic trans) at 30 mph or 29. The transmission lurches if accelerating quickly.
Style and safe.
Expensive to fix. Driver's leather seat wears fast due to getting in and out. Must follow maintence plan. Tire do not last long (10,000-15,000 miles)front always end needs s
Great car but can be expensive to repair from dealer. Try to find local garage which handles Volvo, if possible to save money.
Does what I want it to do, when I want it to do it!
Stereo system could be a little better.
It's a hard-top retractable!
The regular software updates I get notices for. But I just save them up for regularly scheduled maintenance.
It gets pretty good gas mileage: 23 in town; 30-31 on the highway. There was that irritating period when the trunk kept popping open for no reason; but the dealer replaced the locking mechanism.
Straight-line acceleration with turbo spooled
17 miles per gallon in the streets of L.A.
I own an '01 C70 Coupe. The exterior and interior are beautiful, and the seats are incredibly comfortable. The sound system BLASTS nicely. The handling is okay, tighter suspension would help in this department. Overall, it's reliable, comfortable & has enough pep to pass all but the purest road beasts.
Straight-line acceleration with turbo spooled
17 miles per gallon in the streets of L.A.
I own an '01 C70 Coupe. The exterior and interior are beautiful, and the seats are incredibly comfortable. The sound system BLASTS nicely. The handling is okay, tighter suspension would help in this department. Overall, it's reliable, comfortable & has enough pep to pass all but the purest road beasts.
It's a roomy, sturdy looking convertable with very nice exterior styling, in other words, I was seduced by styling. At the time, it had no record that I could use to judge.
It drives like a station wagon and its electronics cannot go 6 months without malfunctioning. Brakes, suspension and steering are terrible. Wait, that's 5 things...
Run away.
Looks, performance, safety features, topless fun, comfortable seats
rattles and rolls WAY too much, annoying wind noises with top closed, expensive maintenance and repairs
UNIQUE STYLING 2 DR COUPE
NOISY STEERING STOPS THAT ALWAYS NEED LUBRICATION
LIMITED PRODUCTION AND ALREADY OF OF PRODUCTION (NICE TO DRIVE SOMETHING DIFFERENT).5 speed on the floor manual transmission (very smooth) with a high pressure turbo (extremely fast) and can get over 30 mpg highway fully loaded with AC on.
Actually, this is my husband's car. And I'm not even sure if it's really a C70, as the car has a whole mouthful of consonants in the model description. It's a Cross Country, all-wheel drive (I think it's AXC or AWXC or maybe it's AWACs or AWOL). I like to drive the all-wheel Volvo in the winter when we have ice. Then it's a wonderful car and I am slavishly devoted to it. But now it's summer, and we are picking up a new car next week--a Volvo S80. I plan to drive it all the time until it ices over and I trade my husband for his AWACS Volvo.
I love to put the top down any day possible and feel the wind blowing across the very top of my head with the killer stereo system blasting away. It is good therapy for the soul, and I see many people looking enviously at me in my commute while they drive their econoboxes with child seats in the back to and from work. If you're going to have a mid life crisis and want a convertible, even in a geographic area that's not that conducive to them, having a Volvo is a great alternative. Lots cheaper and more room than the comparable BMW or Mercedes convertibles - but you do give up a little bit of power and handling. Not that noticeable.
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