1998 Volvo C70 Consumer Review: Shake, Rattle... No Roll

1998 Volvo C70 Coupe - Consumer Review

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Shake, Rattle... No Roll
By RedHound98498 on


1998 Volvo C70 2dr Coupe


This car does not compare favorably with my last Volvo in: turn radius, ride
quality or fit & finish. Wonder what a Camaro or Mustang built in Sweden
would be like? It would have front wheel drive, lots of air bags, power
steering that binds during U-Turns, bake transmission fluid in 10k miles, a
sunroof outsourced to Hyundai (make the noise go away), comparable build
quality, plenty of rattles & squeaks. The side windows make an alarming
"thud" at bottom, a real passenger pleaser. Does the spring rate really need
to be this high? Two alignments have failure to prevent this thing from hunting
the road like a hound after prey.

Best Features

The looks, unbelievable SC-901 sound system, the power... this feels like more than 236 BHP, split spoke wheels.

Worst Features

Reduce the spring rate (Tom Walkinshaw needs them back... for his Arrows F1 program), give the transmission back to the Ford Focus, reduce rattles & squeaks (start with the sunroof), decrease the turn radius (an F4 can hang a U-Turn tighter)... fix the binding problem while you're at it.
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