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2001 Volvo C70 Convertible

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Stylish Annoyance
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By sixtto
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2001 Volvo C70 Convertible LT 2dr Convertible (2.4L 5cyl Turbo 5A)


Review

Fun to drive when the top is down.
Otherwise back seat is useless and
annoying to put anything in due to
annoyingly slow motorized seats.
Visibility out rear view mirror with
top up is annoyingly non-existent.
Mechanical problems have been annoying
but fixed at no charge --recurring
front end turning issue that goes away
briefly only to annoyingly return.
OPening window or door in rain gets
car wet.


Best Features

Putting the top up or down.


Worst Features

Re-engineer it completely


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My Fun Car
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By Errigal
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2001 Volvo C70 Convertible LT 2dr Convertible (2.4L 5cyl Turbo 5A)


Review

This was my first fun car and
convertible and I have no regrets!!!
This is truly a classy, elegant, sexy
and sporty vehicle that also provides
Volvo safety and practicality. My job
involves regional travel and this baby
has been a blast to drive with the top
down. I am not the best driver of
mountain roads but with this car I am
confident. It just whips around those
mountain curves and hugs the road while
the wind whips through your hair and
the music plays on one of the best
sound systems. If you are shy and don't
want to be noticed wherever you go,
don't buy this car....otherwise, go for
it!!!!


Best Features

Exceptional handling on mountain roads; sound system is great; ease in lowering and raising the top; comfortable interior; safety features; outstanding exterior styling.


Worst Features

Agree with other reviews regarding improving cup holders (too flimsy). Ride on city streets is not as stable as other Volvo models.


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a great first convertible
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By tonyo
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2001 Volvo C70 Convertible HT 2dr Convertible (2.3L 5cyl Turbo 5M)


Review

The only problem that should be looked
into by volvo is the decision to put
Pirelli tires on the vehicle. They were
defective from day one and nobody did
anything to help. At 1 year, I replaced
all 4 tires. They rode hard and wore out
fast. Other than that, this car is a
keeper.


Best Features

The way the roof opens so easily, and the ROPS system. Hopefully I will never need it.


Worst Features

The car tends to flex when going over bumps, perhaps due to the fact that it has no roof to reinforce the body. It just doesn't feel right. Maybe reinforce the structure a bit.


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Volvo C 70, Fun Car to Own.
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By victor zammit
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2001 Volvo C70 Convertible HT 2dr Convertible (2.3L 5cyl Turbo 5M)


Review

Negatives: Takes time to warm up.
The automatic shift is sluggish from
first to second gear if not warmed up
properly. Ride is a little too
stiff. Feel every crack in the road
to a point that steering wheel
vibrates.


Best Features

Love the styling. Sound system, with pro logic, is the best I've heard. Minimum wind sound with top down; can have pleasant conversation and listen to music with no minimum wind noise.


Worst Features

Very little improvement needed. Have 6000 miles on the car now. May have different opinion @ 30,000 miles.


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Wouldn't buy another
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By Get A Bimmer
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2001 Volvo C70 Convertible HT 2dr Convertible (2.3L 5cyl Turbo 5M)


Review

I bought this car instead of the BMW 3 series
convertible and lived to regret it. I would
never recommend a Volvo after the
problems I had with the car. Additionally,
the dealer lied on several points, and Volvo
corporate did everything they could to avoid
taking responsibility for their car with all it's
problems.


Best Features

Stereo, exterior design


Worst Features

Higher quality build, more MANUAL transmissions, better quality tires that LAST, less squeaking in the car, convertible top mechanism that doesn't sound like a firing gun every time it's activated, less turbo lag and torque steer, less understeer...and so on and so forth...


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