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Looks are deceiving
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By Bill Paiva
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2002 Volvo C70 LT 2dr Convertible (2.4L 5cyl Turbo 5A)


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Transmission shifts hard,engine pings unless you use 93 octane. Don't try to put adults in the back seat. Car has great lines and looks, turning radius of a truck.


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far from perfect,but love it
9 of 9 people found this review helpful
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By sorento2006
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2002 Volvo C70 HT 2dr Convertible (2.3L 5cyl Turbo 5M)


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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


Best Features

love the looks,performance,room,comfort.the gas mileage is pretty darn good,too


Worst Features

this car has a few faults,to say the least.the turning circle is entirely too wide,and the entire car shakes,rattles & rolls going down the road.also,the windshield tends to makes loud popping noises,but i love this car


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It's a lemon
4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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By maminc70
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2002 Volvo C70 LT 2dr Convertible (2.4L 5cyl Turbo 5A)


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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.


Best Features

Extremely roomy - even with four adults. Seats are very comfortable. Great pickup with turbo engine. Ice cold A/C. Love that there is no manual effort to put the top up or down.


Worst Features

Better glue on the rear windshield. Should be able to access middle console when a drink is in the cup holder. If the car needs to be this complicated, then Volvo dealers should be able to diagnose the problem. Mine is just a big mystery. Turning radius limits my ability to do a u-turn, even when turning into double lane traffic. All buttons have become sticky over time (probably because I live in the tropics). Very poor visibility when backing up or switching lanes (probably a general convertible issue).


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Never Again
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By sldghmr
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2002 Volvo C70 HT 2dr Convertible (2.3L 5cyl Turbo 5M)


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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.


Best Features

Wheels are very nice. Convertible is great experience. Turbo has some punch!


Worst Features

Turning radius is horrible. Gas cap release is using string, string Cup holders should be called Cup dumpers. CD player is bad European design, not intuitive at all and often fails. Front seats should more easily tilt forward for rear seat passengers to enter.


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Would buy again!
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By Liz
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2002 Volvo C70 HT 2dr Convertible (2.3L 5cyl Turbo 5M)


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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!


Best Features

Power top, heated seats, auto climate control, HT


Worst Features

sturdier cup holder, faster power for back seat access


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