1998 Volvo C70 Review | Edmunds.com

1998 Volvo C70

Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) is a category of used car. Often late-model vehicles, they have been inspected, refurbished, if necessary, and are under warranty by the manufacturer.
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Volvo C70 Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 2.3 L Inline 5-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 5-speed Manual
  • Horse Power 236 hp @ 5100 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 17/23 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No

Review of the 1998 Volvo C70

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  • Safety
  • Pros

    Dashing good looks. Performance and handling. Seat comfort. Dolby Surround Sound system. Safety systems.

  • Cons

    Poorly conceived power easy-entry feature for front seats. Tacked-on look of Dolby center dash speaker.

  • What's New for 1998

    Modeled on the S70 chassis, the C70 shares sheet metal with the S70 from the windshield forward, and is powered by the same set of turbocharged power plants.

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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 17
  • cty
/
  • 23
  • highway
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What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews


1 of 1 people found this review helpful

My saffron 98 c70

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Vehicle: 1998 Volvo C70 2dr Coupe

i bought this car as my first car and man oh man i love this car the car has given me no problems itis a very reliable car




Incredible car

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Vehicle: 1998 Volvo C70 2dr Coupe

I've owned this car for 11 years. One of the best I've driven. Car is now at 350K and yes, maint is expensive, but worth it. Oil changes every 3 months and i would suggest owners budget atleast $1200 a year for maintenance. Besides oil changes & tuneups - Issues: ABS module - approx $300 to fix. Heater core - @250K - approx $800 Window switch - approx $200 Rear antenna - approx $100




1998 c70 coupe

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Vehicle: 1998 Volvo C70 2dr Coupe

I purchased this car used for not a lot of money, but I feel that it's worth much more than I paid. This is the car I wanted to own when I was 16 years old, but it didn't exist then and the cost was unthinkable. It's going to be with me for 10 years since I don't drive it that much. Most people don't know what it is or even notice it. When I take friends for a ride in it, they tell me it's the most solid and luxurious car they've ever ridden in. Too bad most of the used ones are badly beaten up, it took me 3 months to find a low-miles garaged one to buy. I'm optimistic the 5 cylinder motor is going to be durable. A lot of the ones out there have 150,000 miles+ and are still running.




Fun, fast and sporty

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Vehicle: 1998 Volvo C70 2dr Coupe

Excellent vehicle but very expensive to repair. Almost all parts come from europe. Rare, comfortable, fast. Good investment for a person looking for luxury and speed!!




Well pleased.

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Vehicle: 1998 Volvo C70 2dr Coupe

Was looking for a "Personal Car" as have a M-B "Family Car) and found it in the Volvo C70. It was my second Volvo and was impressed with the overall engineering that goes into their products. The car has served me well and continues to draw "raves" for appearance. Gas mileage is in the 32- mpg area on the highway. The sound system is outstanding. Currently have 49,000 miles on the car and has held up very well and shows no "age". Great Car!!!!




Overall excellent

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Vehicle: 1998 Volvo C70 2dr Coupe

fine sports car drivability. cannot understand needless complexity computerized seat movement systems which meant frozen passenger seat fixable only by dealer with xpensive equipment 400 miles away.



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Full 1998 Volvo C70 Review

What's New for 1998

Modeled on the S70 chassis, the C70 shares sheet metal with the S70 from the windshield forward, and is powered by the same set of turbocharged power plants.

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Talk About The 1998 C70

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gatored
gatored
05-25-2008
Have a 1998 C70 Coupe. The automatic transmission is failing at 66.000 miles. My Volvo mechanic wants to replace it with a new one at a cost of $4,000! I feel I am being taken for an (expensive) rid...


mwdroute66
mwdroute66
04-04-2000
I am knew to this site but would like to place my opinion about the C70. I own a 1998 C70 highpressure turbo HT. Disgust is the emotion which comes to mind. Overall it is the most remarkable car for i...


gbrad71
gbrad71
01-30-2007
This is my first post on Edmunds, I was searching for repair information on my 1998 C70 coupe. Boy do I have problems. My inspection was due on 12/06, when I went to have it inspected I could not get ...



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