I bought my 2002 C70 used in 2009. It ran great for about 6 months & then had a host of problems that caused multiple trips to the shop, including one that lasted 3 months. The car doesn't always start. Turning the key over and trying again sometimes works, but Volvo told me that trick as they can't fix it. The transmission slips & it has gotten progressively worse to the point that the car is only reliable for trips under 15 min. Volvo can't diagnose that problem either & suggested changing the trans, but will not guarantee that it's the fix. The rear windshield has dropped & is suspended by the headliner. I need an auto upholstery shop to stitch it back in as the glue won't hold.
Extremely roomy - even with four adults.
Seats are very comfortable.
Great pickup with turbo engine.
Ice cold A/C. Love that there is no manual effort to put the top up or down.
Better glue on the rear windshield.
Should be able to access middle console when a drink is in the cup holder.
If the car needs to be this complicated, then Volvo dealers should be able to diagnose the problem.
Mine is just a big mystery.
Turning radius limits my ability to do a u-turn, even when turning into double lane traffic.
All buttons have become sticky over time (probably because I live in the tropics).
Very poor visibility when backing up or switching lanes (probably a general convertible issue).
The car was good the first two years, but then things started going wrong and wrong and wrong. Dealer could not fix recurring problem with starting. Needed to always carry all three keys because you never knew which one would start it. Funny smell that dealer could never locate. It is my fourth and last Volvo.
I was swayed by the looks when I bought this car. It has been in the show more than a dozen times in one year. The windows rattle, the top flaps in the wind, the turning radius is almost unsafe, and twice my brakes have malfunctioned and needed major repair - with only 25K mileage. Good looking is the only good thing I can say about his car.
tighter design to prevent it sounding like a rattle-trap when driving. better turning radius.
I told my wife to look for her dream
convertible, thinking she would go for
a BMW. I was out of town and she
called and said she found a beautiful
white C70. This is the most beautiful
car, in my opinion, on the market. I
can't say enough about the comfort,
handling, power and top down fun. Just
a few bugs. Battery went completely
dead while in the garage after a few
months. The radio/CD failed and had to
be replaced. The tires are low profile-
high performance and tend to start
cupping. Rotate often and have an
alignment performed often. Service is
first class. Never had a problem.
Style, looks, comfort, handling, duel
temp controls. not allowed to eat or
drink in car so cup holders are a moog