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Never again
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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By chris292
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2006 Volvo C70 Convertible T5 2dr Convertible (2.5L 5cyl Turbo 6M)


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I have had this car for 5 years and it has 104k miles. First off, tires. This thing eats them. The best we've done is 20k miles, the worst was 10k. I've put 6 sets on it, and we have them rotated and realigned every 4k miles. Brakes. These have been replaced 4 times so far. Other replacements include the nav (twice), alternator, motor mounts, suspension (entire thing) and several "fixes" to the top. The car is driven on regular public roads and we go slow over speed bumps. The seats have twice now decided to move backwards on their own while I was getting stuff out of the back seat. On both occasions I was stuck and had to have help to get out.


Favorite Features

Its pretty.


Suggested Improvements

Fire everyone related to the production of this car. Then, hire people that know how to put a vehicle together. Next, product test the care in real life usage. There is NO reason for the seats to start moving of their own accord after some unknown amount of time. Also, there is NO reason that a set of tires only last 10k to 20k miles. Finally, radically reduce the repair bill. $1250 for an alternator is a bit on the price gouging side.


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Tire issues are a problem
4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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By Bay area gal
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2006 Volvo C70 Convertible T5 2dr Convertible (2.5L 5cyl Turbo 6M)


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Told first set of tires were just bad tires and replaced at 20 k miles due to excessive cupping. Within 10 k miles back tires cupping again dealer monitored and replaced back tires only after stating they fixed the issue. Volvo would not replace front tires. Told tires on front had at least 20k miles at least on them with plenty of wear left. 3 months after replacing the back, cupping noise back. Dealer stated they did in fact hear and see cupping starting again. Did alignment and asked me to bring back for check in 5k miles. Waited 3k miles 2 months and was just told back tires are fine, no cupping which is discrepancy from 3 months ago and told front tires need replaced. Incredible


Suggested Improvements

Fix the problem


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Suspension and tire woes
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By "Tired" Out
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2006 Volvo C70 Convertible T5 2dr Convertible (2.5L 5cyl Turbo 6M)


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Wonderful to look at, and fun to drive, but a disaster on tire wear. Dealer states that suspension is designed for high speed driving, so tire wear will be an issue. Originals wore out at 14000, and this set will be about the same. Dealer suggests going with H rated tires for better wear, but they aren't authorized to put them on. I'm thinking a trade is in the near future. Hate to do it, because I love the car, but $1000 + for tires every 14000 miles is no good. Local tire dealer says the suspension system (camber) is not adjustable, so Im stuck. Beware and watch for tire cupping.


Favorite Features

Great looks, and cool convertible top mechanism that turns heads.Comfortable and roomy enough for four adults.


Suggested Improvements

Redesign the suspension system for normal driving. We can't all live near the Autobahn. Dealers should at least advise potential buyers of the tire wear problem. Ya, right. That will never happen.


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Check your rims
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By Jeff
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2006 Volvo C70 Convertible T5 2dr Convertible (2.5L 5cyl Turbo 6M)


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We love the C70 but it has been in the shop a number of times due to the top's sensor going off while driving in the rain and when someone is walking behind the car as I back out of a parking space. Basically I have to reset the top by opening and closing it. Not a fun experience in the rain. Another ongoing issue is both right rims seemed to have gone oval for no reason. One rim was even cracked on the interior. The dealership and Volvo USA say they are not responsible. The top rattles, water gets in at the car wash. The battery died which unlocks the car and rolls down the windows. It's a safety feature.


Favorite Features

I love driving it. It does have a wow factor. It's comfortable. It handles well. It's stylish.


Suggested Improvements

Fix the rattles. Fix the top sensor from going off all the time. It doesn't get the gas mileage on the sticker. Give me 4 new tires and rims. I should feel safe in it but due to the tire issues. I wince at every little pump.


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Service Problems
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By John
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2006 Volvo C70 Convertible T5 2dr Convertible (2.5L 5cyl Turbo 6M)


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This car is beautiful to look at but is at the dealership more often than at home. Leaks, stereo speaker rattles, and in three times for airbag indicators coming on. Add to that the tires wearing out completely after less than 10k miles with no assistance from volvo and I'm not a happy camper. Tires cost $1200 to replace at under 10k miles.


Favorite Features

Looks, comfort.


Suggested Improvements

Service charges for loaner car even when its in for warrantied problems!


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Poor introducton of model
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By Bob S
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2006 Volvo C70 Convertible T5 2dr Convertible (2.5L 5cyl Turbo 6M)


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My ownership experience has been less than satisfactory due to the constant irritation of having the auto at the dealership. Constant problems with programming with radio shutdown, GPS shutdown, barking dog in the fan control of AC were finally fixed with a programming fix. Two rings embedded in the back boot of the convertible cover resulted in boot being replaced after two attempts to get replacement from mfg. Blew out a tire & since no spare, took 5 days to get a replacement. Now I get a recall stating most of the problems I have already experienced. Found five shims in trunk that fell from someplace in convertible top & undetermined where they should be replaced.


Favorite Features

Love convertible. Drives nice.


Suggested Improvements

Bring the auto to market in condition to be enjoyed


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Don't buy this Car!
3 of 6 people found this review helpful
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By Chris
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2006 Volvo C70 Convertible T5 2dr Convertible (2.5L 5cyl Turbo 6M)


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I bought this car in late July and have had nothing but problems. It has been in the shop for 30 days for to get the roof to stop leaking, and to fix look at the electronic roof system since on it stops for no reason during closing. It only closes half way and then stops. After thirty days, the issues are still not fixed. In addition, we have had issues with the stereo system and the passenger airbag... AGAIN, DON'T BUY THIS CAR. We are looking to pursue the lemon law options to return this car!


Favorite Features

None


Suggested Improvements

Use "one touch" for seat memory vs. having to hold it down until set.


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Great car, but noisy?
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By David Murphy
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2006 Volvo C70 Convertible T5 2dr Convertible (2.5L 5cyl Turbo 6M)


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Love the C70-design,ride comfort, power. Agree that displays could be better. Mine however seems to be a noisy car. Maybe because I have not had a convertible in a long time. Heavy sounding rattles have been hard to isolate. Dealer replaced bearings on the struts. Recently seems to be noisy at the roof connections. Would not give it up but am a little disappointed at the noise.


Favorite Features

Obviously the retractible hardtop


Suggested Improvements

Better displays. Move the brake pedal a little to the left.


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2006 C70
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By STEVE
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2006 Volvo C70 Convertible T5 2dr Convertible (2.5L 5cyl Turbo 6M)


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This is then bestr car I have owned. Powerful easy to drive, responsive to road conditions. top down is easy


Favorite Features

Interior design is excellent. 6 speed transmiossion very easy to drive and smooth to shift


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Great Car
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By Carl Degas
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2006 Volvo C70 Convertible T5 2dr Convertible (2.5L 5cyl Turbo 6M)


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This is a marvel in automotive design. The coupe (metal top up) is just as attreactive as the convertible (metal top down). The interior is simple and nicely done. We have a Saab 9-3 convertible in the family. It is a nice car but will not hold its own against this Volvo. Quite a car!


Favorite Features

Manual transmission. Finest I have driven. Ratios are perfect. The convertible hardtop is brilliant.


Suggested Improvements

Make satellite radio standard with the ugraded radio.


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