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2003 Volvo C70 Convertible

 
 

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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 197 hp @ 5700 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 17/24 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats Yes
 

Review of the 2003 Volvo C70

  • Based on a platform that is a decade old, the first "out of the box" Volvo is in need of a redesign. However, its abundance of safety features, comfortable digs and smooth ride should still appeal to many.

  • 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 2003

    For 2003, the C70 is only available in convertible form. Slight power increases are in store for both powertrains, with the LT engine now…

 
What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews

  Average Consumer Rating (12 total reviews)

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

Great car

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Vehicle: 2003 Volvo C70 HT 2dr Convertible (2.3L 5cyl Turbo 5M)

This car is fast, fun and pretty reliable. I've had a few strange things happen. Once the climate control stopped working, but when I got to the dealership it started again and has been fine since. Once the engine light came on but they couldn't figure out why. Someone mentioned that it was because I just got gas. Anyway, it went off and hasn't come on again. Otherwise I've had no problems.




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Vehicle: 2003 Volvo C70 HT 2dr Convertible (2.3L 5cyl Turbo 5M)

20,500 miles. Not driving as much as I should! Everything on the car is in excellent condition. The only weird thing that happens is sometimes the windshield wipers stop without being all the way down while cleaning. Top is showing some mild discoloration on the flex spots, but I also use the top as much as possible (any day over 60 degrees) in New England. Car is superb on the highway. Cruises at any speed with control. Highly recommended as a used car (providing no accidents, etc). You get a huge discount off of new, yet car is 90% the same if well taken care of. Would buy again.



1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Update on my moondust c70

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Vehicle: 2003 Volvo C70 HT 2dr Convertible (2.3L 5cyl Turbo 5M)

15,500 miles and can't wait for this summer. Only word of caution, get rid of the stock Pirelli tires ASAP. First off, they are only summer and second, the sidewalls are way too weak. You hit a pothole or bump and they are ruined. I switch over to Dunlop Wintersport M3. They also come run- flat. Take much more abuse (regulars), but low - profile in general is a bad idea. Car was totally fine in snow with the Dunlops (they are winter tires). Moondust color is perfect for hiding dirt, finish is fine, interior is perfect. No problems with anything, just get in and turn the key. Very unique. Drive all day and maybe see one other on the road. Can't think of anything else I would rather have.




Can't wait for next season

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Vehicle: 2003 Volvo C70 HT 2dr Convertible (2.3L 5cyl Turbo 5M)

I have to put in my opinion on this car because they are so hard to find, etc. I have had my Moondust C70 with the high powered turbo for 6 months and 6,000 miles. So far, it has been a fantastic car. It is powerful (252 HP), smooth riding and the seats are extremely comfortable. I originally struck out to find a used one, but it was so difficult, I bought a leftover 2003 new. People come up to me at stoplights to ask what it is and say how much they like it (sometimes one person a day) when the top is down! If you have the $, it is either this, or I would check out the new Saab (was not out when I got mine).



1 of 1 people found this review helpful

A great car that is

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Vehicle: 2003 Volvo C70 HT 2dr Convertible (2.3L 5cyl Turbo 5M)

I have always owned mid priced - full sized convertibles (Cutlass / Toyota Solara / etc) and this has been the nicest, fun to drive, stylish car I driven. Good power (with the HT version) and comfortable. The power top and automatic boot is wonderful (ever been caught right before a downpour ?) One touch and your back on the road. Add the six disc CD player and power antenna switch (both simple to install by yourself) and this car is ready to have fun.




Great all around convertible!

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Vehicle: 2003 Volvo C70 HT 2dr Convertible (2.3L 5cyl Turbo 5M)

2004 hpt auto. very comfortable front seats for tall and big poeple. great engine and transmission. love all the safety features. sound system rocks. last but far from least, classic timeless lines and appearance. stunning looks!!



 
 
 
Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 17
  • cty
/
  • 24
  • highway
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Full 2003 Volvo C70 Review

What's New for 2003

For 2003, the C70 is only available in convertible form. Slight power increases are in store for both powertrains, with the LT engine now making 196 horsepower, an enhancement of six, and the HT engine producing 245, a boost of nine ponies over last year's output. The headlamps and taillamps have a jeweled effect, and the front grille is darkened. A rainbow of new colors -- Maya Gold, Ruby Red and Titanium Grey -- burst onto the scene.

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