The trunk lid, which opens both in a rear-hinged mode to stow the folding roof as well as standard a front-hinged mode for luggage loading, is aluminum — while the three roof sections are steel. A potentially more serious rival comes in the form of the Saab 9-3 Aero Convertible. Although the has the most overall complaints, we rate the 2002 model year as worse because of other possible factors such as higher repair cost or more problems at lower mileage. Two other factors stop play before the limitations of the chassis itself: torque steer can be horrendous if you are over eager with the loud pedal, with wheel spin in second and third gear corners; even if using your left foot to brake at the same time. The C70 broke Volvo's decades-long styling tradition of boxy, rectilinear designs and was Volvo's first luxury coupe since the. I would not shop with this dealer again.
It is not quite the car my Cadillac is but my wife is very happy with it. Taking a look at the brochure, you'll be surprised to discover that you can have your C70 with three different engine options, and in three trim levels. Its closest rivals include the Audi A4 Cabriolet and Volkswagen Eos--as well as the Saab 9-3 Convertible. The first generation 1996—2005 was available as both a 1996—2002 and 1997—2005. After checking to see Ii the truck I was interested in was available before I left my home.
We had a problem with the stability control sensor and improperly inflated tires. However the hardtop cuts trunk space down to about 6 cubic feet with the top down, and visibility still isn't great with the top up, especially when parking. A Multimedia Package upgrades to an even stronger Dynaudio surround-sound system and hard-drive-based nav system with Real Time Traffic. We later found out that what we experienced with this car was a common issue with this specific type of car. Diesel engines Model Engine code Year s Power at rpm Torque at rpm Displacement Type 2. Neither of these Germans has quite the same fire in the belly as the Volvo, but are decently quick and genuinely better to drive. The most-reported problem is also with the for.
We were excited that it was rated one of the safest cars on the road. The top features a fabric headliner that unfurls and is tensioned by wires as the roof moves into place, as well as mesh wind blocker that clips over the rear seats when driving with two front passengers. North American model went on sale in the first quarter of 2012 in limited quantities 500 units in 2012 , and includes T5 engine, Active dual Xenon headlights, rear spoilers, aluminium sport pedals. We bought the car new; it has a rattle behind the door, the passenger side seat moves when breaking. Despite the base engine, the stick allows better engine and power control. A trunk divider enables assessment of precisely how much can be loaded with the roof down. Volvo Cars of North America.
Giving up such a wonderful wagon will not be easy!! Of course, everything works as it should and the interior is a comfortable place to be. Volvo cosmetically updated the convertible with new clear headlights and rear light clusters for model year 2004. I find the turning radius for the V70 poor. Volvo Cars of North America. The front-wheel-drive C70 was first introduced for 1998, as Volvo was pushing its image a bit upscale.
I'm a big wagon lover, so this is a must have if you're looking for a wagon. You'll have to make your own choice! Of the 72,000 first generation C70s produced worldwide, 26,036 were Coupes and 46,786 were Convertibles. If you are in the market for a four-seat convertible you will find a wealth of options available. Volvo made numerous improvements to the R for the 2005 model year, providing greater reliability. The Polestar performance update is available for vehicles with T5 engines, model year 2008 and newer. The R model is by far the way to go if you're looking at an 05 model. Early model includes C70 T5.
The second generation 2006—2013 was available as a convertible. The D5 has good 'grunt' with a good 'roar' when booted. Power always there from the turbo engine when you ne. Nestling in there with the executives is the car under test here; Volvo's C70. The C70 replaces its predecessors two models: both the convertible and the coupé, the latter which had been absent from Volvo's lineup since 2003. On 4 October 2011 it was announced that production would cease in 2013, following the termination of the joint venture.
Black is the other colour choice, and I would opt for that given that the grey dashboard clashes with the tan colour. The turbocharged five-cylinder engine, whether in lower-pressure 190-hp or higher-boost 236-hp form, provided gutsy straight-line performance, but the C70's suspension was softly calibrated and it didn't feel like a aporty vehicle from behind the wheel. I repeated my interest in the vehicle and made a reasonable offer to purchase the vehicle pending a test drive. The top stored automatically under an integral rigid cover in a system pioneered in modern convertibles with the fourth generation. You can really feel the body twisting and bucking mid corner, and if you add a few potholes into the mix the steering wheel moves around in your hands.