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Never again
By chris292 on 09/26/11 12:21 PM (PDT)

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

Review

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.
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4 of 4 people found this review helpful
Tire issues are a problem
By Bay area gal on 07/23/10 19:35 PM (PDT)

Vehicle

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

Review

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
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Suspension and tire woes
By "Tired" Out on 09/06/09 16:12 PM (PDT)

Vehicle

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

Review

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.
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1 of 1 people found this review helpful
Check your rims
By Jeff on 10/30/07 10:32 AM (PDT)

Vehicle

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

Review

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.
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Service Problems
By John on 02/02/07 07:44 AM (PST)

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

Review

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.
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Poor introducton of model
By Bob S on 12/31/06 12:14 PM (PST)

Vehicle

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

Review

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.
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3 of 6 people found this review helpful
Don't buy this Car!
By Chris on 11/26/06 20:57 PM (PST)

Vehicle

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

Review

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!
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1 of 1 people found this review helpful
Great car, but noisy?
By David Murphy on 10/10/06 06:48 AM (PDT)

Vehicle

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

Review

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.
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2006 C70
By STEVE on 09/30/06 05:56 AM (PDT)

Vehicle

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

Review

This is then bestr car I have owned. Powerful easy to drive, responsive to road conditions. top down is easy
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Great Car
By Carl Degas on 08/20/06 06:45 AM (PDT)

Vehicle

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

Review

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!
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