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Volvo C70

Volvo C70

About Volvo C70

Retractable-hardtop coupes are nothing new; they've been part of the automotive landscape for over 80 years. But only recently have engineers created a practical model that is both affordable and safe. Once such example can be found on the 2013 Volvo C70 convertible, a sleek coupe that looks even sleeker with its top neatly hidden away. In addition to its compelling style, the C70 also touts a number of safety features you won't find on more conventional soft-tops, including side-airbag curtains designed to protect occupants even when the windows are down. The C70 also had a usable rear seat where two adults can sit without contorting themselves into position. Try that in an Audi A5 Cabriolet or Lexus IS 250C.

2013 Volvo C70
What's new for 2013?
2013 Volvo C70

Changes to the 2013 Volvo C70 convertible include standard rain-sensing wipers and headlight washers on all trims. A rear spoiler is added to the Inscription Package.

2012 Volvo C70
What's new for 2012?
2012 Volvo C70

Changes to the 2012 Volvo C70 include standard Bluetooth with audio streaming capability, available LED daytime running lights, and a new smartphone application featuring concierge, maintenance and emergency services.

2011 Volvo C70
What's new for 2011?
2011 Volvo C70

Changes for the 2011 Volvo C70 are mostly cosmetic. There is a revised front end with a new grille, nose, headlamps and front fenders. Inside a new dashboard and instrument cluster join a more feature-rich standard-equipment list.

2010 Volvo C70
What's new for 2010?
2010 Volvo C70

Changes for 2010 are limited to the reshuffling of some of option packages, the addition of two-position fixed front head restraints and new 18-inch "Sirona" diamond cut wheels.

2009 Volvo C70
What's new for 2009?
2009 Volvo C70

Upgrades to the C70's cabin include new aluminum inlays, improvements to the 40-gigabyte HDD navigation system and the addition of standard Bluetooth hands-free phone connectivity.

2008 Volvo C70
What's new for 2008?
2008 Volvo C70

A horsepower increase from 218 to 227 marks the big news for the 2008 Volvo C70. A few additional improvements to interior functionality are added, as are new colors, Keyless Drive and Volvo's Blind Spot Information System.

2007 Volvo C70
What's new for 2007?
2007 Volvo C70

The C70 receives a few minor upgrades for 2007, including an MP3-compatible six-disc CD changer, auxiliary audio input jack and Sirius Satellite Radio

Consumer Reviews

Roof rattles

By on Monday, August 18, 2008

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
8/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
7/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
9/10

"I love this car. I drove all of the hard tops on the market before deciding on the Volvo, the main reason was because "it's a Volvo." I have owned it for 1 year and 1 month and have had it served 11 times for a roof rattle. They finally determined it was an upholstery pin that was loose, removed all the upholstery, replaced the pins and 6 weeks later, it started again. I now am the proud owner of a $45,000 car that I can't stand to drive unless the top is down...no one at volvo seems to care that this all started within 2 weeks of driving it off the lot."

28 people out of 30 found this review helpful

Unsafe headlights

By on Sunday, October 19, 2008

10 6.0
overall rating 6 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
6/10
Value
7/10
Reliability
8/10
Quality
7/10
Performance
8/10
Styling
8/10
Comfort
8/10

"I purchased my volvo C70 little over 2 years ago. I had test driven several other cars such as the convertible lexus, mercedes and bmw but for the style, trunk capacity with the top down and backseat space I choose the C70. After purchasing my volvo I noticed a couple of things that needed some attention. For one, I had a right rear roof rattle and secondly, I had an issue with my headlights. The problem with my headlights is very poor visibility while driving at night. I can only see for a short distance with a severe drop-off. I feel as if I am driving blindly. It is not enjoyable to drive at night for the strain on my eyes trying to see what is in front of me. I had made several complaints to my local volvo dealer over the past couple years explaining the problem. They tell me the lights are adjusted to factory spects and that's about as far as we get. So every time I take it in for an oil change I make another complaint about the lights hoping to finally get a resolution. The roof rattle is still there as well, making it hard to enjoy driving the car. I love the looks of the car and performance, if only I could have these problems resolved I would completely enjoy driving my $47,000 volvo."

13 people out of 14 found this review helpful

Sleek, Sporty, Attractive - Perfect

By on Monday, January 21, 2008

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

"I get compliments on my car all the time. It's not only a beautiful car, but dependable and practical as well. There is room enough for 3 big suitcases in the back. And even when the top is down, there is still room for 1 large suitcase and 1 medium. How awesome is that? I would recommend this car to anyone who wants something fun, yet practical. What more could you ask for? Plus, it's a VOLVO!"

11 people out of 12 found this review helpful

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