Volvo C70 Review – Research New & Used Volvo C70 Models | Edmunds

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In years by, Volvos were known as square lumps — and safe, perhaps, but never trendsetters. The Swedes finally the styling parade in the late with the introduction of the slightly curvaceous Volvo C70. as a coupe or convertible, the two-door C70 much of its underlying hardware the S70 sedan of the time.

Detail through the years — trim level and color and minor engine upgrades low- and high-output turbo — kept the first-generation C70 enough for its relatively low volume of

A fully redesigned Volvo C70 for 2006, and it was a whole new ball Rather than offering coupe and convertible models, decided to join the herd and offer a handsome new retractable that opens and closes at the of a button. Fortunately, the attractive of the first C70 has largely carried to the second.

The C70 is no sports car, but it should to those who want style and in a luxury convertible.

Current C70

The 2012 Volvo C70 is a four-passenger convertible with a retractable It comes in a single trim Standard highlights include alloy wheels, dual-zone climate control, leather eight-way power front Bluetooth phone and audio and an eight-speaker sound system a CD player, satellite radio, HD an iPod/USB audio interface and an audio jack.

A couple of option packages are that add items such as parking sensors, keyless a navigation system, an upgraded system, heated front 18-inch alloy wheels and bi-xenon headlights.

The Volvo C70 is on the same platform used for the discontinued compact S40 sedan and V50 For power, the C70 relies on a turbocharged inline five-cylinder engine 227 horsepower and 236 pound-feet of torque. is sent to the front wheels a five-speed automatic with shift control.

When the steel roof is up, it gives the car styling, added rigidity and noise isolation than a top. When the roof is down, the C70’s dual-hinged lid opens in a reverse motion and the pieces arc backward and stack the trunk. Overall, the process is and takes about 30 seconds to

Though acceleration is certainly not the turbocharged engine provides low-end torque to get the C70 moving from a stop and to allow passing and merging at highway If you’re looking for sports car you’re bound to be disappointed, as the feels a bit numb and the suspension a good deal of body when pushing the car hard on a stretch of asphalt.

However, convertible shoppers will find the C70 to be a pleasant experience, as it solid and provides a compliant over the bumps and ruts. the top up, the cabin is luxury car quiet, and the is well-controlled with the top down.

Our editors agree that interested in a comfortable four-passenger should take a close at the Volvo C70 T5. Though it may not be quite as fun to as its European and Japanese competitors, a case can still be made for the C70 its attractive design, lower long list of safety and comfortable ergonomics.

Used C70 Models

The present second-generation C70 in 2006. Notable changes then include a slight bump in ’08 from 218 hp to Prior to ’09, Bluetooth was and the C70’s optional navigation was not hard-drive-based and lacked some of the system’s features.

Volvo also offered a manual transmission from

The first-generation C70 appeared in 1998 as of Volvo’s effort to polish its image with a bit of style and Two models, a two-door coupe and a convertible with a traditional top, were initially This first C70 was comfortable and with attractive and elegant but we found its uninspiring underpinnings it a rather bland car to drive, in comparison to hotter European or convertibles.

For power, Volvo installed a 236-hp turbocharged inline engine or a less powerful version.

Minor equipment carried the Volvo C70 through its few years. The 190-hp engine was available on the coupe but then in 2001. The high-output engine available on the convertible until

In 2003, Volvo discontinued the C70 convertible production ended 2004. At the time, we found the C70 to be desirable, though its dated put it at an increasing disadvantage against competitors as the years went on, in terms of handling performance.

If you are for older years, visit our Volvo C70 page.

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