1999 Volvo C70 Review | Edmunds.com

1999 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.
Volvo C70 Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 2.4 L Inline 5-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 4-speed Automatic
  • Horse Power 190 hp @ 5100 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 18/25 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No

Review of the 1999 Volvo C70

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  • Safety
  • Pros

    Roomy inside, sexy outside, Volvo safe under the skin. Turbo provides as much speed as you'll ever need.

  • Cons

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

  • What's New for 1999

    Volvo offers a light-pressure turbocharged engine in the coupe. Both coupes and convertibles get a bit of new standard and optional equipment.

Full 1999 Volvo C70 Review

What's New for 1999

Volvo offers a light-pressure turbocharged engine in the coupe. Both coupes and convertibles get a bit of new standard and optional equipment.

What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews



Won't do it again

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Vehicle: 1999 Volvo C70 LT Turbo 2dr Convertible

We bought this Volvo C70 Convertible with 74K on it. With in the first two weeks of owning it we had to have front end work done on it. Then the motor in the driver seat died while it was in the lean forward position. That was 1K to fix. After that the top got stuck half way up. Finally, when it rained we got an inch of water in the passinger side floor. I loved this car but did not want to put another dime in it. We got rid of it 6 months after buying it. I'm still attracted to Volvo's though. Only if I had a bigger wallet.



1 of 2 people found this review helpful

Not as good as they

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Vehicle: 1999 Volvo C70 LT Turbo 2dr Convertible

Overall this car hasn't great, the recall for the ECM/Throttle body is the biggest fault. Volvo basically just patched it, the throttle body WILL fail and has to be replaced. Not a cheap repair at the dealer, 1k just for the part, I ordered a new one from another company and replaced mine myself. The ABS control module failed, replaced it myself, the cooling fan went out, the heater/AC blower went out, heater core had to be replaced also. I bought this car when it had 20k on it and I drive almost entirely on the Interstate. The turning radius is awful, a friend has a V70 and it is also. Oh, and how could I forget, the convertible top, doesn't work anymore.




Amazing car

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Vehicle: 1999 Volvo C70 LT Turbo 2dr Convertible

This is the best car that I've ever owned I have never had any problems and it is so much fun I drive it everywhere even to the beach




Great fun ride!

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Vehicle: 1999 Volvo C70 LT Turbo 2dr Convertible

I bought this Car almost 5 years back. This car had about 80K miles, but I loved the condition and mechanic report. So far, people think that its a relatively new/less-used car as the metallic color on this car is of very superior quality and still shines. Anyway, I have spent almost $2k so far on this car including new sports tire and minor maintenance issues and oil changes. I enjoy it riding every day to work and occasionally to the beach. Best used car in the market, no doubt.



1 of 1 people found this review helpful

1999 c70 lt coupe, overall

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Vehicle: 1999 Volvo C70 LT 2dr Coupe

Bought this car used with about 30,000 miles. I've owened now for 6+ years, very little problems. I had an issue with the turbo (was leaking and had it repaired for about $150). Other than that, it has been a pretty good car. The only issue with this model (and the dealers I've visited agreed with me on) is the ABD braking system. It is flaky and kicks in during normal braking conditions. One issue I had recently was with the switching panel on the dirver door that controls the windows, the unit blew up while I was driving and I saw smoke come out inside the car. I ordered a brand new unit for about $145 (if I remember correctly) and replaced it myself. Other than that, it's been fun



1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Drive it until 300k

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Vehicle: 1999 Volvo C70 LT 2dr Coupe

This was our first new car. It's been an every day commuter since we bought it. We had almost zero problems for the first 100K miles. After that, only the seat motors have gone out and a few minor electrical problems. The reliability seriously rivals an Accord. Also, it's surprisingly quick for only 200 HP. Finally, it's built like a tank. Girly men need two tries to swing the doors shut. That may sound like a downside, but I hate the tinny feeling of a 3 series BMW. And, for a two-door, the back seat is amazingly roomy. A 5'10" man can sit very comfortably for a long ride.



Talk About The 1999 C70

1999 Volvo C70 Discussions See all Started By

rnold
rnold
02-08-1999
Volvo C70 in the dearly departed "Coupes" section....


webm2k
webm2k
12-09-2002
S / V / C70 Models...


jaspar1
jaspar1
08-06-2006
1999 Volvo c70 coupe 27 - 240,000 miles - 27 mpg combined...



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