2002 Volvo C70 Consumer Review: It's a lemon

2002 Volvo C70 Convertible - Consumer Review

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It's a lemon
By maminc70 on


2002 Volvo C70 LT 2dr Convertible (2.4L 5cyl Turbo 5A)


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.

Best Features

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.

Worst Features

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).
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