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far from perfect,but love it
By sorento2006 on 06/12/13 18:02 PM (PDT)

Vehicle

2002 Volvo C70 HT 2dr Convertible (2.3L 5cyl Turbo 5M)

Review

i was looking for a used convertible,and came across this 2002 c70 with 108000 miles.found out all mechanicals were in perfect condition.feel very lucky,and get lots of compliments
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3 of 3 people found this review helpful
It's a lemon
By maminc70 on 12/29/11 00:04 AM (PST)

Vehicle

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

Review

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.
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Never Again
By sldghmr on 06/15/10 16:53 PM (PDT)

Vehicle

2002 Volvo C70 HT 2dr Convertible (2.3L 5cyl Turbo 5M)

Review

Like everyone says, it's fun to drive. That's true. My wife's car and it's been the biggest pain to own. We tell our friends that when you look at the car you do not see a single original part, its all been replaced under warranty. No kidding our stack of maintenance receipts looks like a magazine, a thick one. One day while driving I was passenger, the dash just snapped in half. Problem after problem. As I write, it is in the shop for a new fan and fan assembly which is on back order because they ran out. Symptom was smoke coming out of it, never a good symptom. Engine block is the only original under the hood. It's only safe because it rarely runs. But she loves it.
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Would buy again!
By Liz on 05/21/10 10:58 AM (PDT)

Vehicle

2002 Volvo C70 HT 2dr Convertible (2.3L 5cyl Turbo 5M)

Review

Spacious, comfortable convertible. Best convertible to accommodate tall driver and has the most room in back seat for passengers vs others. Power top fabulous. Well placed controls. This car is in addition to my Corvette when we needed room for three. Sporty, yet functional. Reasonable gas economy. Good mechanically. Very reliable. Dealers supply loaner. Very fair pricing for a fun car! Only recommend HT convertible with the higher HP and would even like more power, of course!
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Life Saver
By Byron on 07/03/08 21:19 PM (PDT)

Vehicle

2002 Volvo C70 HT 2dr Coupe (2.3L 5cyl Turbo 5M)

Review

Engine was sound and performed exceptional, however she was put down in June of 2008. I my wife & two kids traveled the 405 south bound in the carpool lane. A diesel trucks tire traveling north bound became dislodged (rim included). Now airborne crossed several lanes headed for opposing traffic with exact aim at my windshield. Not being able to move left or right I pushed the accelerator praying the tire would miss the car. No luck! Striking the roof of the car and crashing into the cabin before bouncing off. Insurance company declared the car a total loss. My wife, two kids, and I walked away without a scratch. With superb safety/build qualities 4 souls were saved by Volvo
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2002 Volvo C70
By F T Riekhof on 11/26/07 09:09 AM (PST)

Vehicle

2002 Volvo C70 HT 2dr Convertible (2.3L 5cyl Turbo 5M)

Review

The car has numerous rattles and squeaks. It needed a complete replacement of the radiator and transmission cooler at 42,000 miles. The turning radius is way to wide and one would hardly know it has power steering. Gear indicator on dash is totally inadequate and stupid. The driver's seat has worn unacceptably given the milage. It has poor visibility when backing up. On the bright side: it handles wonderfully on the open road, and it is fun to drive with the top down in town. Overall it is a poor value, and I likely will never buy another Volvo as a result of owning this car.
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1 of 1 people found this review helpful
2002 C70 Review
By Tempel Riekhof on 04/25/06 20:45 PM (PDT)

Vehicle

2002 Volvo C70 HT 2dr Convertible (2.3L 5cyl Turbo 5M)

Review

The C70 is very enjoyable to drive with the top down. Otherwise it is one of the least enjoyable cars we have owned. The suspension is too stiff for a convertible as that has led to numerous squeaks and rattles for which the dealer has no solution. One would never know it has power steering and the turning radius is far too wide. Trunk is negligible as is true with many convertibles. There is no indicator on the dash showing what gear you or in - just a small silly orange arrow pointing up if you are not in top gear. The parking light assembly simply fell out. Leather seats are showing significant wear after only about 30,000 miles. The mechanism for lowering the top works well.
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Solid performance, great looking
By Bill from San Diego on 05/13/05 01:11 AM (PDT)

Vehicle

2002 Volvo C70 HT 2dr Convertible (2.3L 5cyl Turbo 5M)

Review

Love the car. HP model is very quick, especially over 40 mph. Surprising little body roll, Best looking in its class, especially top down. The rear seats are well-sized and surprisingly good trunk space. Love the car overall.
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A True Sleeper...
By Dan on 04/16/05 08:35 AM (PDT)

Vehicle

2002 Volvo C70 HT 2dr Coupe (2.3L 5cyl Turbo 5M)

Review

After lusting for this car since it came out in 1998, I finally bought one. After owning (2) BMW 3-series cars including an M-3 I have to say that the Volvo is far more car for the money (especially when buying used). The exterior design is as sexy as it gets, the interior is roomy, and the dash is elegant and easy to use from the get go. The seats get no better, and the Turbo is like Jet propulsion. For driving in the "Real world" this rare vehicle is a great pick without question.
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nice looking but unreliable
By Ellen San Diego on 03/05/05 15:19 PM (PST)

Vehicle

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

Review

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.
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