2008 Volvo C70 Review Ratings
2008 Volvo C70 T5 Review
It's a volvo AND it's a convertible.
Convertibles are usually sporty. This one just isn't.
It's A Cruiser. — My mother really owns and drives this car. She loves it. I can see why. Like all volvos, its foremost concern is safety, and it manages it well. Most convertibles come with warnings about rollovers and side impacts, and such, this one comes with warnings that the airbags might kill an infant or a really small midget, and that the directions satnav puts out should be taken with a grain of salt. Its turbo-charged engine does have some oomph to it, but this isn't really a sports car. In fact, it's a bit of a wooly handler, it's a fairly soft suspension and very soft steering that really rather lacks feedback. But it IS quick in a straight line. The roof arrangement is quite brilliant, and you can still fit a set of golf clubs in the boot even with the roof down. What's more is that its aerodynamics are fairly calm in the front of the cabin with the roof down. It's quiet, there's little actual wind, and you only need to compete with the cars around you to talk with your passenger. And if you go for the windscreen, it's really brilliant. The back seats aren't tiny either, you can actually sit there if you have legs. The build quality is quite brilliant, however. The seats are comfy, and the options work well together. The flying centre console is particularly brilliant. It's got a very swedish arrengement to it with very few extra buttons. The sound system is brilliant, too, as is the satnav. It's just a genuinely pleasant place to be. It's also one of the most gorgeous-looking cars volvo's ever made. This shape is now going on 3 years old, and it's still looking brilliant. You can easily tell it's a volvo, but it's a really good looking volvo. To sum it up, then, it's a comfy, quiet, practical, well- equipped, and not terribly quick convertible cruiser. It's a good car to be in while stuck in traffic.
2008 Volvo C70 T5 Review
Fun to drive.
Sleek & sexy design.
Amazing Car! — Sleek design that folds the top beautifully. Coupe/ convertible, 2-in-1, best of both worlds. Excellent performance; drives very nicely with good sound quality. Love everything about the car<3... just hate the key, which does come with an awesome valet option. The only Volvo I actually like.
Reviews From Other Years
The car has been one of the best I have owned (G35; MB Kompressor; BMW 3 series). Loved the fast response, MPG, fun convertible, the look and the control of the car. Unfortunately I just had a baby ... Read More
Do Not Regret My Decision
Extreemly confortable; very easy to operate the convertible hard top; super sound system, great great handling around the curves, I feel secure inside my C-70.... It has a great built quality..no doub... Read More
Pretty. Uncommon. Sexy.
I like everything about this car. One of the safest convertables to have. I love the feel and comfort. If this car wasn't so expensive to maintain I would love it much more. Oh well, it still looks go... Read More
I Think Is A Great Value, A Nice Ride And Incredible Design.
I review the performance in general and as must of the imported Volvo s is extremely conformable and for a hard top convertible in its price range, no other come close. I enjoy the ride every time I t... Read More
Yes, You Won't Find A Better Good Quality Convertible For Less Than 10k Used
heavy on juice, but the looks out do the bad. what a car loads of room in the car and can still get a full set of golf clubs and trolley in the limited boot (folding roof). on a long run you can get o... Read More
Safety And Speed
This is my baby, Safe comfortable and beautiful looking..... The best part 0-60 in7.4mph, top speed 149mph, 240hbp, Nothing beats speed and safety all in, Acceleration I find two be very important, e... Read More
My Favourite Convertible, Hands Down
I really loved this car and would not be selling except that I need 4x4 and more space to cart things around. It was SO smooth it practically drove itself, was understated and elegant, everyone remar... Read More
The Poor Little Rich Car
Nice looking car. Poorly designed trunk and interior. Back seats are a pain to get in/out. Top closes easily but I'm holding my breath. Interior leather is not high quality for the price. Volvo bomb... Read More
Have A Look At My One!!!
great straight line speed, nice cruiser, suspension needs firming up, 25-34mpg well built solid interior lots of space in back seats even for adults all electrics spot on, tyre wear pretty good servic... Read More
0-60 is weak good braking amazing handling comfy seats quickly rolls top down/up with one button excellent sound system 23 mpg average fun to drive extremely durable low maintenance will probably las... Read More