by ncmommy on May 31, 2013 Vehicle: 2004 Volvo C70 LPT 2dr Convertible (2.4L 5cyl Turbo 5A)
I bought my 2004 in 2005 and love the look with the top down.
The main thing to watch out for is the transmission!!!
At 90,000 miles it began to slip and by 120,000 I had to have it rebuilt to the tune of $3500.
Since having this work done I've not had any additional issues but was sorely disappointed in this Volvo as I've owned 6 and this one just pooped out.
Another thing to watch is to never drive up too close to a parking curb!!!
The bumper is so flexible and low to the ground as to let the car easily run up.
Due to the shape it will literally rip off when you back up.
This has happened to me 2x and I swear I'm not being as stupid as this sounds.
by supersexyc70 on Jan 13, 2011 Vehicle: 2004 Volvo C70 LPT 2dr Convertible (2.4L 5cyl Turbo 5A)
What can I possibly say about my "C70~Gal"; we met at the Volvo Factory Gothenburg... I was in Europe on business. But, prior to going their i was at the La Car Show were I saw this model on display. Their I said I have to have one; the sales gal who was from Sweden invited me to the factory. Once at the factory I got the grand tour and told them I was going to be in Europe on business from a few months. So, I purchased the car drove it all over Europe, and into Africa. A week before leaving back to Calif., the factory took care of the smog and between us we added a whole bunch of options that you would have not gotten here in the USA. To this day I am still in a State of total Aw! TY Volvo
by capteemo on Sep 23, 2009 Vehicle: 2004 Volvo C70 LPT 2dr Convertible (2.4L 5cyl Turbo 5A)
This car had been in an accident and had a salvage title, price right, but some concern because of that. However, once I put new tires and new engine mounts on the car (they had deteriorated in hot Florida weather) this car runs like new and is a pleasure to drive. Good pickup, great fun on an open winding road with the top down.
by Ross on Jul 23, 2009 Vehicle: 2004 Volvo C70 LPT 2dr Convertible (2.4L 5cyl Turbo 5A)
Really enjoy the car. Being 6'3", I need more head room than most. This car fits me well. Smooth engine, great looks. Only problems: slow acceleration up slight grades sometimes causes the tranny to slip a bit between 2nd and 3rd. No slip at heavier acceleration though. Also, get verbal abuse about the headlight wipers:Could do without them. Actually room under the hood to work on a few things myself. Only other nitpick is the slow power seat feature to enter the back seat.
by Maureen Chuga on Jul 13, 2006 Vehicle: 2004 Volvo C70 LPT 2dr Convertible (2.4L 5cyl Turbo 5A)
I have found this car fun to drive. I've gotten 26 mpg highway. I'm able to easily zip in and out of traffic when entering highway and changing lanes. Easy to park. Has trunk space for 1 large and 2 small suitcases with extra space for shopping bags.
by Herb Feinzig on Jul 5, 2006 Vehicle: 2004 Volvo C70 LPT 2dr Convertible (2.4L 5cyl Turbo 5A)
Car handles well, is excellent on highways and at speed. Not as good in towns. Turning radius too wide. Wonderful acceleration due to turbo. Great at passing as well. Convertible noisy with top up. Too much air noise. Great with top down. Speed control excellent. Does not have GPS system, major loss. Radio and CD player good to excellent. Overall, very good to excedllent in most respects.
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