2004 VOLVO C70

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132,280 Miles
39,640
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Vehicle Details

Mileage: 132280
Color: Red
Body Style: Convertible
Transmission: Automatic
Engine Type: B5244T7
Drive Train: FWD
Fuel: Gasoline
Location: KANSAS CITY, KS


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Great Service

5
Ritch Young on 02/16/2017

Customer Service: 5.0 Buying Process: 5.0 Quality Of Repair: 5.0 Overall Facilities: 5.0

I came for a specific car and I got what I wanted for a good deal. I will definitely recommend this dealership for my friends.

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Overall Rating
4.5
  Based on 59 reviews

4th c70

3
h covington on 03/24/2016

Performance: 0 Comfort: 0 Fuel Economy: 0 Fun To Drive: 0 Interior Design: 0 Exterior Design: 0 Build Quality: 0 Reliability: 0 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4 Safety Rating: 5 Technology Rating: 4 Value Rating: 3

this is my 2nd ragtop,and I am here to tell the whole truth...these cars can have their quirks,but are full of character.they rattle,aren't the smoothest riding around town,and can be noisy,not to mention,the leather can be high maintenance,and the top can leak around the a-pillars.to replace just the top,is between 1500-2500,for example,but other parts can be found pretty cheap on ebay.

Tranny issues plague C70

3.8
ncmommy on 05/31/2013

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 2 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 2

I bought my 2004 in 2005 and love the look with the top down. The main thing to watch out for is the transmission!!! At 90,000 miles it began to slip and by 120,000 I had to have it rebuilt to the tune of $3500. Since having this work done I've not had any additional issues but was sorely disappointed in this Volvo as I've owned 6 and this one just pooped out. Another thing to watch is to never drive up too close to a parking curb!!! The bumper is so flexible and low to the ground as to let the car easily run up. Due to the shape it will literally rip off when you back up. This has happened to me 2x and I swear I'm not being as stupid as this sounds.

My Super Sexy Hottie C70

5
supersexyc70 on 01/13/2011

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

What can I possibly say about my "C70~Gal"; we met at the Volvo Factory Gothenburg... I was in Europe on business. But, prior to going their i was at the La Car Show were I saw this model on display. Their I said I have to have one; the sales gal who was from Sweden invited me to the factory. Once at the factory I got the grand tour and told them I was going to be in Europe on business from a few months. So, I purchased the car drove it all over Europe, and into Africa. A week before leaving back to Calif., the factory took care of the smog and between us we added a whole bunch of options that you would have not gotten here in the USA. To this day I am still in a State of total Aw! TY Volvo

First Volvo

4.6
capteemo on 09/23/2009

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

This car had been in an accident and had a salvage title, price right, but some concern because of that. However, once I put new tires and new engine mounts on the car (they had deteriorated in hot Florida weather) this car runs like new and is a pleasure to drive. Good pickup, great fun on an open winding road with the top down.

Fun Car

4.8
Ross on 07/24/2009

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

Really enjoy the car. Being 6'3", I need more head room than most. This car fits me well. Smooth engine, great looks. Only problems: slow acceleration up slight grades sometimes causes the tranny to slip a bit between 2nd and 3rd. No slip at heavier acceleration though. Also, get verbal abuse about the headlight wipers:Could do without them. Actually room under the hood to work on a few things myself. Only other nitpick is the slow power seat feature to enter the back seat.

Driving Pleasure

5
Ric on 04/09/2007

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I purchased this car used, with only 2070 miles on it! The car is a pleasure to drive, very sporty looking, and gets great gas mileage (32.3 MPG highway. The quality of the build is typical Volvo, everything fits as it should, and solid as a rock.

Wonderful car

4.8
Todd on 09/19/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

I've had this car for almost 2 years now and love it. It's comfortable, fun to drive and gets looks everywhere I go.

Fun Car

4.6
Maureen Chuga on 07/13/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

I have found this car fun to drive. I've gotten 26 mpg highway. I'm able to easily zip in and out of traffic when entering highway and changing lanes. Easy to park. Has trunk space for 1 large and 2 small suitcases with extra space for shopping bags.

2006

4.6
Herb Feinzig on 07/06/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

Car handles well, is excellent on highways and at speed. Not as good in towns. Turning radius too wide. Wonderful acceleration due to turbo. Great at passing as well. Convertible noisy with top up. Too much air noise. Great with top down. Speed control excellent. Does not have GPS system, major loss. Radio and CD player good to excellent. Overall, very good to excedllent in most respects.

My second Volvo C70

5
convertible on 05/18/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This car is a pleasure to drive. The ride is comfortable but still has the feel of the sports car. It handles well on the road in the snow. Volvo is conscientious about the quality of service received.

2 Summers of Fun

4.8
jipsu1988 on 11/16/2005

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

2nd review, sold the car after 2 great summers. Great ownership experience with no mechanical problems at all. Always looked great/unique, the 2 kids had lots of room in back. Smooth Georgia roads with turns brought out the best of this car. Interior comfort and quality were great (unlike some other's experience). Not a firm, sporty drive (like BMW and Audi A4) but a fine GT cruiser. Avg 23 mpg in mixed driving, 28 on highway. Extended warranty if you're buying used may be required w/reference to other's mech problems. I would stay away if you live in a city with rough roads. If you can find one used at low-mid 20's it should still be worth 15K in 3 more years. Good fun for not much coin!

a pleasure to drive

5
bob rushing on 11/05/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

bought from a local dealer 26 months ago. pleasure to drive especially during the summer. have had more people than we can count compliment the look and style.

Second time a charm

4.6
Rob on 09/07/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

I have owned both the 02/LT and the current 2004/HT C70. The 2002 had a "bad" rattle in the back right 1/4 panel and after Volvo could not fix it I traded it in for the 2004. both cars ran well and I love the HT and the mileage is equal to the LT. We get compliments daily and I drive the car 12 months in New England. don't like the CD changer or the difficult method to move the seats up to let a person in the back. Great "empty nester car" and long trips are like sitting in a lounge chair at home.

Love this car

5
Eye Run on 07/15/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I traded in a Chevy Trailblazer and this Volvo is absolutely a dream to drive. The only problem I have with it is the inability of the CD player to go from 1 disc to another without having to eject and press the next track. I also miss the controls on the steering wheel. I've had dozens of compliments and the car is only 3 months old! Love this car!!

Mardi's C-70 HPT

4.8
Mardi on 06/11/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

C-70HPT offers a fun drive in a comfortable 4-passenger vehicle. I agree with a review I read, that it has a tendency to torque steer when you REALLY rip on it, but you quickly learn to accomodate. The UP side is that when you shower down, it responds admirably. I traded to it from a BMW Roadster and even though my C-70 isn't quite as much fun, it's a superior road car. My husband says, it offers a very civilized convertible experience especially with the optional wind screen. Internal noise is minimal with the top up or down allowing you to enjoy the awesome optional stereo system. 17" allow wheels and low profile tires are sleek, but the soft wheels damage easily and the trunk is small.

My Volvo

4.9
Georgia Roberson on 11/11/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

There are 2 negatives about this vehicle - 1) Terrible turning radius and 2) bad visibilty with top up. You get used to the visibilty and learn how to best use your mirrors but backing out of a parking space with an SUV on either side of you is taking your life in your hands. You just go very slow and hope if someone is coming they will see you and stop. As for reliabilty - I have had to take it in only once in the time I have owned it, vacuum leak in the brakes. Other than that it runs like a top.

HATE THIS AR

1.4
Debora on 09/01/2004

Performance: 1 Comfort: 1 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 1 Interior Design: 1 Exterior Design: 1 Build Quality: 1 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 1 Performance Rating: 1 Interior Rating: 1 Reliability Rating: 1

I hate this car. It has been at the dealership's repair shop more than in my garage. Main problem are rattles and other noises while driving. However, I had other problems beside the noises. 901 expensive stereo system did not work. Battery dead two days after I took the car home. Dealership dinged wood trim on replacing stereo. Windows rattle. Top rattles. The entire car is one big RATTLE. Windows stopped going up and down when the top went up and down.

Charlie

4.9
Charlie Belcher on 08/20/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Great car. I was able to negotiate a very good price on the car. The dealer had much more room to negotiate than either Saab or BMW which were my other two choices. Of all the convertables we looked at only BMW was a better car and at way too much more money. The BMW ended up costing about $8500 more.

Fabulous Car

4.9
Esther Rothenberg on 07/29/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

From the asthetic point of view it is a gorgeous car. The interior is luxurious and the seats can be adjusted so that you feel that you have become one with the car. There is plenty of leg room as well as more room for additional passengers. The ride is a smooth one and you will notice alot of people looking in your direction. Also I have been stopped by people inquiring about the car. I rave. The sound system is spectacular and you always feel safe driving a Volvo.

best overall midsized convertable

5
B.Combs on 07/17/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

this vehicle replaced a merz 560sl.Which was the 6th merz I had owned.I drove and checked out all midsized convertables on the market and found this car to be the best overall one on the market. The turbo is a must as the car without the turbo is too slugish.The safety features of the Volvo are well known for years but the style was always like a box.This model is very sleek and eye catching.The performance is excellant and the highest when facturing in the price. This car has gotten more comments than any of my mercedes and I love the car.

Excellent car

4.9
Lfront on 07/13/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This is an excellent vehicle, one that is fun to drive, very comfortable seating, ample room in back seat, draws many favorable comments. It is the only one in the area that we live in and gets many looks and comments. The front seats are the most comfortable of any car that we've ever owned. If there is a drawback, it's that the car must be in park and emergency brake on to raise or lower the top, (which is quite fast to do).

Love this car!

5
Cinnywoo on 07/13/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Took delivery on this car in November of 2003, it has been great ever since. I've had no problems with the performance. Like many others I would like the rear seat access to be quicker and better view out of the back. Otherwise, very happy with the car, including my 6'1 husband who NEVER was able to get in the back seat of the Celica. I'm also happy knowing I'm in one of the safest cars around.

Pirelli tires

3
Lori Perron on 07/12/2004

Performance: 2 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 3 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 2 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 2 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 2

I have had bad experiences with the low profile tires on this car. I had to replace 2 front ones at 8,000 miles and at 12,000 mile had another blowout and had to replace one front again. This vehicle also does not take bumps or ride smooth.

a beautiful car!

4.6
PEJ on 06/29/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I purchased my convertible because of the Volvo safely rating and it was the best looking convertible I've seen. A year later, it is still the best looking convertible on the road! I haven't had any problems with the car and it feels very safe to drive. Its nice to be able to take the top down with the push of a button! I doesn't take bumps in the road very well and I have to be very careful of potholes in the road. Otherwise, I love the ride!

A Fun Ride

4.6
Patricia in Maryland on 06/16/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

With the top up, i feel safe in my Volvo, with the top down, I feel like i'm flying!

The C-70 SUCKS

2.1
Anthony Ciara on 06/12/2004

Performance: 1 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 2 Interior Design: 1 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 2 Reliability: 2 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 1 Interior Rating: 1 Reliability Rating: 2

I have a 2004 C-70 ,,, 2200 miles..stering suspention horrible, Interior the wood grain actually just fell off the shifter, The interior roof ripped from poor design, the seat is showing wear on the leathor , and as i was vacuming the car ,the door panel ripped ,STAY AWAY,,IT SUCKS

well....

2.6
Nano on 06/06/2004

Performance: 3 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 3 Interior Design: 2 Exterior Design: 2 Build Quality: 2 Reliability: 3 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 2 Reliability Rating: 3

2 problems within 6 months after purchase of a new car. speed meter stuck at 60miles/hr and never moved. head light was burn out. ruttles at hundle when driving slow

Off to a great start

4.8
jipsu1988 on 05/26/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Did much pre-lease research. Bad mech reviews here made me cautious. Also consid A4,BMW3,Saab9-3,CLK. Volvo won out on uniqueness, size(big rear seat),and price. Great luxury cruiser Well worth it to get the Touring pkg (wood upgrades) and added cost wood wheel. Skip extra cost audio and Propus wheels(2x$1000)and the LPT comes in under $40K if you negotiate. Very smooth driving car. Did 300 mi round trip and looked forward to it. 28mpg at 70-80mph and smoooooth. Seats absolutely rock.

Better than the CLK430

4.6
Juliepham on 05/18/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

My husband has been searching for a convertible for our family for two years. When he bought the C70, I didn't think that I would like this vehicle at first, when my husband bought it. It actually is better then my friend's MB CLK430 that he paid 68K. The car is heavier then the CLK also.

LOVE IT

5
cltgrits on 05/18/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I JUST GOT IT AND I AM IN LOVE !!! GREAT CAR!!

Great in class, but not best Volvo

3.8
Paul in Seattle on 03/24/2004

Performance: 3 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 3 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

The C70 is best in class. Its competitors are BMW 3 series and Mercedes CLK. For the money, you get more engine and features with the C70, by far. That said, we love our '98 Cross Country wagon and don't think the C70 convertible is close in terms of quality, esp for the price. But, if you want a 4-seater, Euro convertible, the c70 is a blast and affordable.

We gave it back

3.5
duner on 03/08/2004

Performance: 3 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 2 Reliability: 2 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 2

purchased Nov, 03. 500 miles, power steering failed. 1800 miles, new Rack installed in Car. transmission began clunking between 10 and 20 mph . Volvo N. America looked at the car. Agreed to everything during the proof drive then denied it after they got off the phone with Volvo legal, per a Friend at the dealer. C70 platform is CRAP. Tranny by Mitsubishi per Volvo, tolerance issues at transaxles and hubs, known to Volvo. END: Volvo Corporate told me "too Bad" and "we'll see you in court" if I didn't like it. its sounds weird? it Was! don't buy any C70 or Volvo , car flagged 2 weeks prior with a steering problem Volvo sold it anyway

Love at first drive

5
Dan Tetirick on 02/24/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Sitting behind the wheel of a C70 is a return to the pure pleasure of driving. Driving this vehicle allows me to counterbalance the fast pace of other aspects of my life. I have never previously owned a Volvo. I hope the love affair continues well into the future.

Good Looker....high maintenance

3.9
Paul Hr on 02/09/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 1

I have had 5 Volvos and this is definitely the best looking and the least reliable of the lot. I have had great service and free loaners from the dealer, but have had some problems with the air conditioning system and the top especially. Everything else has been within reason. I also have had the "slow seat" problem, and a seat that failed when in the fully forward position, which necessitated towing. I must say though I have talked about trading it in for a new solara convertable or the new saab, but once they roll up the car when i come to pick it up I change my mind....it is a lot of fun especially here in south florida.

Below Average Car

2.1
Ex Volvo Driver on 02/06/2004

Performance: 2 Comfort: 1 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 2 Interior Design: 2 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 1 Reliability: 3 Comfort Rating: 1 Performance Rating: 2 Interior Rating: 2 Reliability Rating: 3

We have been extremely disappointed with our Volvo C70 and the Dealer. The car is very difficult to drive due to all of the blindspots with the top up or down. The front end is so low you can't go over the smallest bump w/o scraping it. To get into the back seat takes forever due to auto seat speed. Buy the less expensive Saab!

My Little Volvo

5
truderyme on 01/19/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I need a car to get me from school back home which is a far drive. This car can handle great in the snow and has yet to disapoint me.

Volvo C70, A Wonderful and Safe Car

5
Nancie on 12/27/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

My experience with the C70 for the past three years has been the best. I enjoy just finding an excuse to get in it and go somewhere. Long trips are smooth and comfortable. Short trips are fun and sporty. The first year I had my C70, not one day went by without someone complimenting me on my Volvo C70. It's been a great car and has added many happy trips for my family.

Volvo

5
miked on 12/27/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Best auto I have owned

A new experience in auto ownership

5
Sonny99 on 12/23/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

My Volvo C70 has to be the very best auto I have ever purchased, as I have owned at least over 40 vehicles of various makes over the years. It is a true pleasure to drive. I only wish I had purchased a Volvo years ago.

great car

5
GRZEL on 12/19/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Driving for 25 years, and this is the first car that I LOVE to drive, top up, top down, local and highway. Commute to and from NYC daily, and find the car very comfortable, with lots of pep, great ride and tons of fun with the top down. Get lots of compliments on the looks, too. Can't wait to have somewhere to go.

Nice vehicle but Broken already

4.4
Duner on 12/01/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 3 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 3

Purchased a C70 for the wife. Chassis roll is significant as is cowl shudder , Exterior Design is really nice , interior is good, Volvo missed with the 3 CD insert tray and interior Door handles can pinch your fingers when opening the door, electric seats are slow. automatic roof is very nice, prologic stereo is nice as well. Overall the vehicle is a very roomy and sporty Convertible. Engine drone of 5 cylinder is rather annoying under acceleration, plenty of HP . large gas tank . 500 miles and the power steering is making its death nell sounds, Brakes seem to nearly touch the floor. But the vehicle does stop.

Fun in the sun!

4.6
Skippypac on 11/25/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Amazing how little wind penetrates the passenger compartment with top down. Outside noise is not with the top up. I now understand the meaning of turbo lag. I think the car matches up very well with Mercedes CLK and BMW 328 conv, there are some vehicle integrity issues you would not expect from a luxury car, such as noise from the wheels when you turn the steering wheel all the way, a very slight rattle in the dashboard, & sometimes a squeak when window goes up. At low speeds when you first start the car up there is a slight vibration. With Volvo you don't get the bells & whistles that you do with a Jap or German car, but the bottom line is I love my C70.

Best in Class

5
pbgeneraluse on 11/16/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Tested Audi A4, BMW, Saab; Easily picked C70. All are stylish cars, but C70 is more elegant, classy; a head turning auto. Its the most spacious-comfortable of the 4; has most features-including safety. C70 is a dream to drive. My trip to work seems cut in half. Handling is perfect for normal driving and more than any adult would need. Rear window is smaller than a Sebring, which does not have an auto-boot, but larger than the Saab. Not the acceleration of the BMW, but how often do you really need to jam the gas? Love the solid sound when I close the door. Will last 20 years, still look great, and still feel like it "fits" a mature adult.

Concerns

4
John Hancock on 11/04/2003

Performance: 3 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

The car seems to have heavy shakes at 50MPH, especially in the morning when it's cold. As it warms up shakes lighten up a little bit. Backing up with top up has a visual problem as there are no "portholes" in the canvas top and therefore visibility is blocked when backing up and trying to see, mostly to the right side approaching cars as well as blind spot just to see what is behind you. Electronic access to rear seat is slow and a pain, would be better to have manual seat backs that go forward.

Midlife Crisis

4.9
Philliptsr on 10/28/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

After buying I remember why I want a convertable again. The comfort and handling is just what was needed to allow me to again enjoy the open air and the looks that go with driving topless. The road performance and gas mileage for the car is a pleasant suprise. I live outside of town and commute 29 miles each way through traffic and still average 27.2 MPG.

My First Volvo

5
Dan Tetirick on 10/26/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Having last purchased a new vehicle in 1993, I made a decision earlier in the year it was time to re-enter the new car market. After a month of vehicle research, test drives, etc., I had narrowed my choice down to either a Toyota 4Runner or a Volvo XC90 but when it came to signing on the dotted line I just could not suppress the attraction I had developed for the C70. It am so delighted I purchased this vehicle and I have absolutely no buyer's remorse in doing so. The C70 drives like a dream, hugs the asphalt, and has plenty of pep. (My vehicle has the larger turbo engine.)

PROUD OWNER

5
Hartley Lord on 10/22/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I have owned convertables for over 50 years, from the earliest Vett, 190SL,and Eldorado etc. The C70 is the most practical and enjoyable experience of all.

2004 Volvo HPT Convertible

4.9
VolvoHPT2004 on 10/08/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Great Appearance, powerful engine,many features come with car that were optional

The Best!

5
downesh on 10/07/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Everything about it is great! I am constantly getting comments about how beautiful it is and what great lines it has.

Awesome Car!

5
ralpha on 10/06/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

There are 4 convertibles in the near- luxury class that all sell for about the same dollars: SAAB 9-3, BMW 3series, Audi A4, and the Volvo C70. Don't buy any of these cars without first checking out the Volvo! I've had mine for 4 days now. It is the nicest car I've ever driven! Even though mine is the lpt, it has plenty of giddy-up. Gives a nice smooth ride; softer than the 9-3 or the A4. Handles wonderfully. All the goodies (leather, CD player, heated seats, alarm, etc) come standard. The seats are especially confortable. I know this is a nice car because my wife and my 2 sons (18 and 23) all want to drive it!

Volvo C70

4.9
John Styslinger on 09/26/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I was intent on buying a ragtop and the C-70 was my number 1 choice after driving a T bird, BMW, and Saab. The fact that you can fit 4 adults in it with no difficulty ( I'm 6'2" ) was a huge plus. Unless you and your wife/husband are going out with Barbie and Ken, forget the BMW for about 6 grand more to boot,and the T Bird has no room for me even without a backseat.

EX - Benz - P11 Turbo - Man Finds Volvo

5
atlantadining on 09/20/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I just like this car - I just turned 50 and did not need the insanity the porshe brings out in me. I can rationalize this cara - not have to hide it from clients - and the police are not ready to pounce on me -

Love this car

5
augthedog on 09/09/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This is a sweet driving machine. Handles curves with ease and acceleration is awsom for this engine. Seats are comfortable for long trips and what an awsome stereo. Top takes a little long to retract but works flawless. First time in a long time I felt good making a new car purchase.

Zippy and sexy

5
mrsK on 09/06/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The Volvo C70 is a zippy, sexy, fun car to drive. It has pick-up and glides around curves. It feels sooo good with the top down. The interior is quite nice; the seats are very comfortable. The back seat even has ample room for two. Only negatives are the small trunk and the rear window when the top is up-- -hard to see out of.

One Month in a C70-So Far So Good!

5
Dave Hirsch on 08/27/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I am very pleased with this automobile thus far. My only complaint is that after finally having a fully automatic convertible top, it is a bit limiting as to the "built-in" safety limits on using it (must be in Park, Emergency Brake engaged, level ground!). The car is extremely comfortable and well appointed!

Don't miss out

5
sladder on 08/26/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The Volvo c70 is the perfect car—or at least the perfect car for anyone who wants to have fun driving and doesn't want to look silly in a cabriolet. It's beauitfully done--what a pity that Volvo didn't push harder. No doubt it will become a classic.

Fun times in the sun

4.5
MOnty on 08/04/2003

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

The C70 convertible is a dream to drive. Acceleration is smooth and steady from a dead stop. Acceleration from a moving start has a bit of turbo lag. Handling is above average. My only regret is not being able to acquire a manual transmission with the high pressure turbo to see how this coupe really stacks up.

A beautiful, elegant convertible...

4.8
fredisenb on 07/24/2003

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Its a convertible that is elegant and stylish. We found it to be the perfect convertible because of the performance, style and the very roomy backseat. The stereo with its 12 speakers is awesome and the interior quality is superb. Volvo has also taken care of adding numerous safety gadgets to make this a fun and safe car to drive. After test- driving all of its competition I found it to be the best value all-around. If you are shopping around for a convertible that does NOT yell out "teeny bopper or mid-life crisis vehicle" than this is the car for you. A GREAT CAR!! Now run out and get one I'm off for a ride ( top down of course!!) in mine now!!!

THE ONLY TRUE 4 PASS CONV.

5
CRAZY on 07/20/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

WE CAN TAKE THE WHOLE FAMLY ON A LONG OR SHORT TRIP IN COMFORT AND SAFETY



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