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2001 Volvo C 70

2001 Volvo C70

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Fun & Practical

by from Mississippi on March 10, 2008

Great for anyone who wants the sporty convertible but still be able to haul kids, etc. around too. Very roomy backseat seating for two. HT version has incredible pick up - this thing will scoot. I had...
Great for anyone who wants the sporty convertible but still be able to haul kids, etc. around too. Very roomy backseat seating for two. HT version has incredible pick up - this thing will scoot. I had the Dolby Pro-Logic sound system - probably the best sound system I've ever heard in a car. Safety features are impressive. Seats are extremely comforatble (and love the heated seats feature). Only negative - ride fairly firm, feel a lot of bumps, etc.; but, I had the low profile tires and I've heard it would be somewhat softer with normal tires.
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Does recommend this car

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Absolutly awesome!

by from Wisconsin on September 29, 2014

3 years ago I purchased my 2001 C70 (135,000) and was instantly in love! I couldn't believe the amount of luxury you can get for $3000 in one of these. 17" alloy wheels, power everything (especially t...
3 years ago I purchased my 2001 C70 (135,000) and was instantly in love! I couldn't believe the amount of luxury you can get for $3000 in one of these. 17" alloy wheels, power everything (especially the engine), most comfortable car I have ever driven, and with a fairly limited production of coupe models, it makes for a unique and georgous car to own. When people say they are expensive to own, it always comes back to "dealership repair costs". Parts were actually dirt cheap (if you need any) and the engineering behind the platform is absolutely brilliant! I changed the timing belt (precautionary) in 1.5 hours myself with nothing but some cheap hand tools and no experience on this car. Not to mention they are factory undercoated heavily(most American cars are not), which you'll appreciate if you live in a state that uses salt in the winter like mine. But like any car, keep up on the maintenance with high mileage and these beauties will never let you down. In my opinion, the 2001 C70 (if not all C70's) is one of the most under appreciated and overlook budget cars ever made! simply excellent!!
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Just getting around

Does recommend this car

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very pleased with this car

by from florida on July 31, 2015

I got my Bang for the Buck on this car, I purchased My 2001 Volvo C70 convertible at a Estate sale in 2013 with 123,000 miles the best used car purchase I have ever made. This car is awesome !!! for i...
I got my Bang for the Buck on this car, I purchased My 2001 Volvo C70 convertible at a Estate sale in 2013 with 123,000 miles the best used car purchase I have ever made. This car is awesome !!! for its age and still a head turner when driving. It handles well on the open road and around tight turns at a high speed. But trying to get into a parking space is hard as far as maintenance goes not a problem and very inexpensive with the right mechanic. I'm very pleased .. :)
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Just getting around

Does recommend this car

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Very cool, yet challenging!

by from Mayville, MI on July 11, 2014

Purchased from used car dealer a year ago "as is" with 97k miles on it, with top not working and rear window coming unglued. Black on black with tan interior. Very good price with complete previous ow...
Purchased from used car dealer a year ago "as is" with 97k miles on it, with top not working and rear window coming unglued. Black on black with tan interior. Very good price with complete previous owner records, and new set of tires. Drove it home to Michigan (900 miles) no problems, and over 33 mpg, and fun, fun to drive! However top repair/replace is insane, just too expensive to comtemplate. So replaced rear window with tinted lexon (looks great and no leaks), and now operate top semi-manually with generic power window switches mounted on a panel in the trunk. Other than that, it is a great car, and we LOVE it. Lots of compliments, and no one can believe it is an '02! Recently voted most envied car in our church parking lot (after our pastor preached on envy:).
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Having fun

Does recommend this car

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Issues

by from Baltimore, Maryland on January 30, 2010

I am sorry to say, we loved Volvo cars, we have couple of Volvo cars in the past but this one takes the cake. We have taken our Volvo C70 to the shops too many times in the past 2 years since we have ...
I am sorry to say, we loved Volvo cars, we have couple of Volvo cars in the past but this one takes the cake. We have taken our Volvo C70 to the shops too many times in the past 2 years since we have own this. The mechanics can't figure out what the problem/s are. Everytime when the weather goes down to the 20's the car will not start right. We have spent over 2 grand to get the car fix and the problem is still there. Parts are expensive. I personally own a Nissan and it has not given me problems at all only the maintanence that I need to do. It is really eating up our bank account.Great during the summer time. Get compliments left and right and its a great looking car. We may have to look into another Volvo. It is creating problems with our daily lives. No more C70.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Work

Does not recommend this car

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Biggest mistake I have ever made

by from Virginia on October 10, 2008

I bought the 2001 C70 used and drove it for almost two years. Cosmetic things are constantly breaking. I jumped in it this past spring for a nice ride with the top down. The top stopped half way down ...
I bought the 2001 C70 used and drove it for almost two years. Cosmetic things are constantly breaking. I jumped in it this past spring for a nice ride with the top down. The top stopped half way down & would NOT budge. My boyfriend worked a couple hours and got it closed. Have not driven it since. Walked behind it last week & rear window has come UNglued from the canvas & fallen! Volvo dealership said Glass has to be bought WITH new canvas top. Priced at EIGHT THOUSAND DOLLARS!!!!!!!!! I do not even have that in my savings account. This car has been a money pit since the day I bought it. The driver's seat is comfortable, it is a BEAUTIFUL car but drives LIKE A TRUCK. (Very stiff steering and steering wheel jumps going over bumps and entire dash moves with some bumps sometimes). Good features are good but bad are very bad. Have spoken with several other C70 owners and they all have had problems with theirs as well. This one is a $19,000 loss for me. I am sick over it.
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Does not recommend this car

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Zero Reliability - High Cost Repairs

by from Virginia on December 9, 2008

Quite simply, the most problematic and least reliable car I have ever owned. El;ectrical problems are constant - interior panels and switches disintegrate and fall apart. Poor breaks, wind noise is co...
Quite simply, the most problematic and least reliable car I have ever owned. El;ectrical problems are constant - interior panels and switches disintegrate and fall apart. Poor breaks, wind noise is constant, rattles incessant.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Just getting around

Does not recommend this car

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my first volvo

by from Schererville, IN on December 8, 2009

Car has great highway ride. plenty of pick up. very smooth at even 100mph. however, in the city...rattles alot. can feel every bump in the road. my car has the 17" low profile tires. might be the reas...
Car has great highway ride. plenty of pick up. very smooth at even 100mph. however, in the city...rattles alot. can feel every bump in the road. my car has the 17" low profile tires. might be the reason. Replaced the top this summer. about a $1100 project. over all great car for me. good gas mileage and very good cruising car. Oh, awesome sound system! Beware, parts are pretty expensive when you got to replace something. But all in all, i never see many of these cars and i get tons of compliments and people can't believe its a 2001.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Commuting

Does recommend this car

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Best car I've ever owned

by from Paragould, AR on January 13, 2010

I bought my 2002 C70 when i saw it at the dealer and fell in love after the first test drive. It was the C70 coupe not convertible. I had a few minor things like a leak in the coolant reservoir, but d...
I bought my 2002 C70 when i saw it at the dealer and fell in love after the first test drive. It was the C70 coupe not convertible. I had a few minor things like a leak in the coolant reservoir, but dealer fixed with no problem. I have not had any other problems at all. Love the way it drives and the gas mileage i get is higher than the epa estimated. I traded it in for a 2006 mercedes C230, missed it so much I got rid of the Mercedes and got the C70 convertible!
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Uses car for Commuting

Does recommend this car

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Lasting good looks

by from Chicago, Illinois on December 14, 2011

Purchased a 2001 C70 with about 48K on it and doubled it by now. Dislikes: City driving rough, feeling all bumps. I recently replaced all my tires with new and the ride improved a hole lot (on 17" rim...
Purchased a 2001 C70 with about 48K on it and doubled it by now. Dislikes: City driving rough, feeling all bumps. I recently replaced all my tires with new and the ride improved a hole lot (on 17" rims), now ride in the city is acceptable. Pluses: Just spend my summer vacation driving cross country most days with the top down and accumulate 5K miles of pure joy ride. I can't wait for my next vacation. Like all cars something needs fixing here and there. Nothing major. I would buy this car again. Advise: Use a mechanic that knows what it is doing and you'll keep the repair costs to a minimum. Great sound system even with the top open and at highway speeds.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Commuting

Does recommend this car

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