Volvo C70 Model Overview
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Volvo C70 Questions
How Do I Determine Which Battery Is Required For My 2007 Volvo C70
I'm told my Volvo C70 is equipped with one of two possible batteries. The dealer says I cannot determine which one is required for replacement, and that I must bring the Volvo to him to decide which...
Does Anyone Have A Problem Starting 2004 Volvo C70 That Stalls Within One S...
My 2004 Volvo C70 has had this problem since I bought it used in 2008. When you start the car it runs for about a second then shuts off. It will repeat this at least two times, and then you have to wa...
I Have A Volvo C70 And The Back Bench Seat Does Not Move (seat Doesn't Flip...
I have a volvo C70 and the back bench seat does not move (seat doesn't flip, back part doesn't fold) ANY ideas for a seat cover?
All Four Drains For My 2000 C70 Convertible Are Clogged.
I can see them the drains in the convertible "trunk" but don't know where to access them to clean out. Does anyone know the best way to service these drains?
Potential Unethical Practices By Causeway Family Of Dealerships In Manahawk...
April 4 I expressed interest in a 2004 Volvo C70 VIN YV1NC63D44J045337 for $5,365 at Causeway Family of Dealerships in Manahawkin NJ. They responded with what appeared to be a form note on April 6...
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About the Volvo C70
To discuss the C70 we need to separate it into its two generations. There was the earlier ragtop C70, spun off from the S40 in 1998. Volvo discontinued the unexceptional C70 coupe in 2003 but let the convertible go on for another model year. It returned resurrected as a hardtop convertible for 2006.
Volvo began its new letter-number naming system for the 1998 model year, with C for coupe, S for sedan, and V for versatility. The numeric half of each model name represents the car's rank, if you will, in the product line. Since there is no longer a fixed-roof C70, you may as well think of that C as standing for convertible.
It's a novel thing in and of itself to see a drop-top Volvo; after all, Sweden is not prime convertible country. But Saab has its 9-3, and the C70 is here to compete with that car as well as the BMW 3 Series and the Audi A4. So far it seems that Volvo isn't winning that competition, as the C70's North American sales numbers have not been that great.
The notable feature of the 2006 and 2007 C70 is its three-piece retractable hardtop, which provides more rear visibility than the previous soft top. The seamless retraction is pretty to watch, even if it is a bit slow. This has got to be the safest convertible out there, with or without the steel top raised; it also has roll bars that pop up in the event of a rollover.
The front-wheel drive vehicle features a 2.5-liter turbocharged five-cylinder engine and is available in manual or automatic transmission. The usual Volvo safety features (air bags, protective side-impact beams, and traction and stability control) come standard. By all accounts, this car handles well and offers a fine ride, but it is not quite a sports car. You'll look great in it, top up or top down, and you can count on a safe arrival at your chosen Point B.