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2002 Volvo C70

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Volvo C70 Features and Specs

Features & Specs

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

Review of the 2002 Volvo C70

  • Based on a platform that is nearly a decade old, the first "out of the box" Volvo is in need of a redesign.

  • Safety
  • Pros

    Luxurious interior, plenty of safety and comfort features, smooth ride, turbocharged engines.

  • Cons

    Adding options quickly boosts the price, suspension isn't tuned for sporty handling, prone to torque steer during hard acceleration.

  • What's New for 2002

    Volvo will offer the C70 Coupe in just one trim level, and the contents of last year's SE model will come with it, including the unique sport grille, 17-inch wheels and tires, power sunroof, leather upholstery, trip computer, auto-dimming rearview mirror and special dash inlays. New standard features for all C70s include Volvo's stability and traction control system (STC), heated front seats and an emergency trunk release. Convertibles also get 17-spoke alloy wheels and ride on Z-rated 205/55R16 Pirelli tires. Genuine wood dash trim replaces the "wood effect" trim in the optional Touring Package for the C70 LPT convertible. Ash Gold is now an exterior color choice, while Turquoise Metallic and Venetian Red Metallic have been discontinued.

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Customer Reviews

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3 of 3 people found this review helpful

It's a lemon

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Vehicle: 2002 Volvo C70 LT 2dr Convertible (2.4L 5cyl Turbo 5A)

I bought my 2002 C70 used in 2009. It ran great for about 6 months & then had a host of problems that caused multiple trips to the shop, including one that lasted 3 months. The car doesn't always start. Turning the key over and trying again sometimes works, but Volvo told me that trick as they can't fix it. The transmission slips & it has gotten progressively worse to the point that the car is only reliable for trips under 15 min. Volvo can't diagnose that problem either & suggested changing the trans, but will not guarantee that it's the fix. The rear windshield has dropped & is suspended by the headliner. I need an auto upholstery shop to stitch it back in as the glue won't hold.




Nice looking but unreliable

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Vehicle: 2002 Volvo C70 LT 2dr Convertible (2.4L 5cyl Turbo 5A)

The car was good the first two years, but then things started going wrong and wrong and wrong. Dealer could not fix recurring problem with starting. Needed to always carry all three keys because you never knew which one would start it. Funny smell that dealer could never locate. It is my fourth and last Volvo.




Sorry i bought it

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Vehicle: 2002 Volvo C70 LT 2dr Convertible (2.4L 5cyl Turbo 5A)

I was swayed by the looks when I bought this car. It has been in the show more than a dozen times in one year. The windows rattle, the top flaps in the wind, the turning radius is almost unsafe, and twice my brakes have malfunctioned and needed major repair - with only 25K mileage. Good looking is the only good thing I can say about his car.




Who'd a thought a volvo

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Vehicle: 2002 Volvo C70 LT 2dr Convertible (2.4L 5cyl Turbo 5A)

I told my wife to look for her dream convertible, thinking she would go for a BMW. I was out of town and she called and said she found a beautiful white C70. This is the most beautiful car, in my opinion, on the market. I can't say enough about the comfort, handling, power and top down fun. Just a few bugs. Battery went completely dead while in the garage after a few months. The radio/CD failed and had to be replaced. The tires are low profile- high performance and tend to start cupping. Rotate often and have an alignment performed often. Service is first class. Never had a problem.




Excellent car

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Vehicle: 2002 Volvo C70 LT 2dr Convertible (2.4L 5cyl Turbo 5A)

runs great looks great feels great female harley




On my second

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Vehicle: 2002 Volvo C70 LT 2dr Convertible (2.4L 5cyl Turbo 5A)

This is my second C70 Conv. in 3 years. I almost bought a 5-series BMW, however, I still wanted something a little different. They don't make many C70 convertibles; and I still love getting thumbs-up as I drive around or the validating compliments from would be buyers. The performance will not dazzle you, however, the car is just so damn fun to drive. The build quality is exceptional and comfort is beyond comparison when matched-up to its competition.



Full 2002 Volvo C70 Review

What's New for 2002

Volvo will offer the C70 Coupe in just one trim level, and the contents of last year's SE model will come with it, including the unique sport grille, 17-inch wheels and tires, power sunroof, leather upholstery, trip computer, auto-dimming rearview mirror and special dash inlays. New standard features for all C70s include Volvo's stability and traction control system (STC), heated front seats and an emergency trunk release. Convertibles also get 17-spoke alloy wheels and ride on Z-rated 205/55R16 Pirelli tires. Genuine wood dash trim replaces the "wood effect" trim in the optional Touring Package for the C70 LPT convertible. Ash Gold is now an exterior color choice, while Turquoise Metallic and Venetian Red Metallic have been discontinued.

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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 18
  • cty
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  • 25
  • highway
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