Volvo C70 Model Overview

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1999 C70 Won't Turn Over Any Help Here

Wrecked end the front now it wasn't turn over starter not engaged anybody can help me an my anti theif light isn't working on the dash but is on the radio

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How To Fix Interior Hood Panel On C70 Hardtop Covertible.

Today, my hardtop interior hood panel is sagging. I was looking to see why it dropped down, it appears it was glued in a couple of place.

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Volvo Would Not Start, Then Started By Itself

My Volvo would not start after sitting in garage for a couple months without being run. I thought the battery was dead and called AAA. While waiting for them, my husband left the key in the igniti...

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Volvo C70 2004

I first had a problem with starting the car with pushing the gas to higher rpm until the car got warm up after that no problem. But now the car would start but dies. I changed the air flow maste...

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My Volvo 2007 C70 Hardtop Convertible Leaks Lots Water In To The Trunkwhen ...

I had Macao repairs tell me it was loose trim around rear lights, could be removal of bumper? I don't know what to think, where or what specialist to take car to? Fearful of costs?

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Older Volvo C70

2001 Volvo C70 Overview
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2000 Volvo C70 Overview
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1999 Volvo C70 Overview
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1998 Volvo C70 Overview
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Volvo C70 Overview

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.

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