2013 Volvo C70 Review and News – MotorAuthority

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2013 Volvo C70

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Upon reading his obituary in the New Journal . Mark Twain is to have countered with the phrase, “The reports of my are greatly exaggerated.”

The same can be about Volvo’s aging convertible, the C70. When announced the closing of the C70’s plant in Uddevalla, Sweden, and up with a commemorative C70 Inscription for 2012, we believed it would be the year for the car.

Not so, and like Mark Twain at the of his first obituary, the Volvo C70 … yet. Returning for the C70 offers buyers a personal coupe that happens to as a convertible, chock full of expected amenities and safety

With the top in place, the C70 feels as tight as a conventional coupe, is a big plus for buyers living in that get four seasons of weather. Top down, the car pulls off an look, although it’s not as stylish with the top in place. If you Volvo’s design, chances are you’ll like the lines of the

The same holds true the C70’s interior, which is recognizable as a member of the Volvo In typical Scandinavian fashion, plenty of brushed aluminum and trim, which work to convey a sense of practical While standard features as Bluetooth phone integration and streaming) abound, packages can add like navigation, rear assist and a premium audio

Under the hood, Volvo C70 come with a turbocharged five cylinder engine, at 227 horsepower and 237 pound-feet of torque. Opt for the C70 model (which carries into 2013), and power is to 250 horsepower and 273 pound-feet of torque. In case it’s enough to get the job but the engine is mated to a five-speed gearbox with no sporting whatsoever.

Unfortunately, that describes the handling and road manners, With the top stowed, cowl is pronounced over all but glass-smooth Steering is tuned for comfort, is to say there’s not much feedback from the front tires to the hands, and the suspension isn’t up for the task of hauling the C70 quickly a series of left-right-left transitions.

It’s a safe car, to be but not one that those with a for sports cars will to their liking. Still, the top stowed, the C70 is a great head-to-the-beach or car, especially if you enjoy at a pace that encourages you to in your surroundings instead of speeding past them.

For complete details on the 2013 C70, see out comprehensive review on The Car Connection .

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