"I have had my c70 for about 7 yrs and I LUV LUV it. I keep it in mint condition so many people are amazed that it is 10 yrs old. As far as style, buy far my car stands out in this city. Reliability, its never let me down thus far. Comfort, it is a coupe and it doesnt compare to my s-80 sedan volvo. I overall recommend this car. My Volvo, how Swede it is!"
"this is the best convertible I have owned. Some minor issues but overall excellent vehicle for the price. Rear glass in top separated at an early age even though car was garage kept. Both front door regulators failed after about 11 years. Otherwise very reliable. Blue color and sleek design make this a head turner."
"2013 install re-build transmission. 2014 rebuild motor. Consistent upkeep, new rims and tires. replace black convertible top with a matching grey convertible top looks really good with the silver body."
Pros: "Absolutely Gorgeous interior and exterior/"
Cons: "Small Space, cheap interior pieces"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 7
"This has to be the strangest car in the world, everything about it sends me back to the Owners Manual. The radio requires a 2-3 hour wait with the car on to reset, which runs the batter down. The car makes sounds that are alarming to say the least. The trim is falling off in leaps and bounds. The hood will not shut, but this car is absolutely gorgeous, the body is perfect, the interior would make Henry Ford blush, and most of the options work in the car, you just have to search and find out how to use them. I am replacing three lights and I am just going to let a mechanic fix them. But all and all, I like the car."
"It's hard to imagine the person who approved many of the silly details on this car. The turning radius is very limited, don't attempt a u-turn unless you have 3 lanes of space to work with. The front seats use a poorly conceived electric motor to allow access to the back seats. It's certainly not a car that more than 2 people can hop in and drive away in. We bought the car after the model was recommended by a neighbor, now we wonder if the neighbor was playing a trick on us. Expect the check engine light to come on regularly for very minor issues (which makes getting the car smoged a HUGE pain in the butt.) It's a car that may seem like a good idea in the short time people generally take to test drive and inspect vehicles, but the longer you drive this car the more you will distain it. I have owned Volvo's before and loved them...this is simply a poorly designed car that will grant you more aggravation and annoyance than joy."
"I fell in love with this car, however, I was disapointed time after time with frequent and extremely costly repairs. When it was running it ran great, lots of power and handled well but it was just one thing after another, just couldn't keep up!"
"This was a classic case of getting carried away with the thought of driving a convertible and not paying attention to the details. The car looks great and performs as a Volvo should- no complaints. But buyers should pay attention to the extreme lack of storage and the HUGE turning radius of this car. It was also very loud and rough on the roads- a lot of cabin noise as the top rattles around you. Tires are expensive to replace. I really disliked this car and traded it in after only 2 years- which brings up the issue of resale. There is none. According to KBB, the value went down $11k in just 2 years. Love it for what it is- a weekend-drive in the country- convertible. But don't expect much else."
"I bought this 1999 C70 with 130K miles... It is a bit expensive to repair but not out of line for its class.
I love this car, moreso than any car I have had in the past 20+ years, it is so much fun to drive. Comfortable, stylish, and dependable.
It has a surprisingly large turning radious, but it is so much fun, it makes you want to drive to Kansas to turn it around... Other than that, it performs very well, and is holding up well for the high miles mine has..."
"This car is not only beautiful from all angles, but is a joy to drive. The high output turbo provides excellent accelleration and yet is very quiet.
All it needs is a good dual exhaust system to complete it."
"I bought a Volvo C70 for reliability, styling, and comfort. What a piece of trash. In 6 years I replaced the battery twice, console lights twice, brakes every 20K miles, auto trans needed a rebuild (can't change fluid). What a piece of junk. In great apperance shape and got $6300."
Cons: "Needs push peddles to go when the car fails"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 1
"Electrical gremlins, pinched wires, security key sensor replaced 3 times, electrical distribution system, convertible top sticks on stowage, transmission coast shock, body cowl shake, fails to start about 4 times per year. Prepare to spend 2-5k per year post warranty."
"really good car reliability and pretty fast car for something that wazs over 4,000 pounds.just a lot of electrical issues i dont like, door lockz, window switches and door handles not working but overall a good car."
"I bought this car with 55000 and drove it till 99000. It was expensive for repairs. Top had to be fixed due to bad sensor and that cost 700, blew a tire once and the rim bent that was a few hundred. Headlight switch broke so had to tape to keep lights on. Driver door window regulator broke so driver window would always leak Was a pretty good car all in all. Handled OK in the snow with good tires. Fun to drive and looks good. all in all it was ok"
"I still own this car already for 10y and i do like to replace it with something like this one HPT 20Valve etc.Wery fast powerfull and good gasmilege cca from 0 to 60 M/Hr in 5.2sec. and choice of sport or economy ride. Plastic interior components are braking very easely and they are very pricey to replace it. Wery stable on the road and curves! Much fun to drive!"