2001 Volvo C 70
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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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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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Uses car for Just getting around

Does recommend this car

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Responsive and Fun Car to Drive

by from Richmond, VA on March 10, 2007

The C70 has plenty of power and sporty handling. Interior is comfortable, and the ride is very smooth. For a convertible, the back seat is rather roomy - plenty of room for kids, and adequate for ad...
The C70 has plenty of power and sporty handling. Interior is comfortable, and the ride is very smooth. For a convertible, the back seat is rather roomy - plenty of room for kids, and adequate for adults. Roll over protection and side air bags are huge safety features. The system for the top is really nice. By pushing one button, the top goes down in 30 seconds and is enclosed completely. The car looks great with the top up, but it's shape is really sharp with the top down. I think the C70 is one of the best 4-passenger convertibles around.
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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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Uses car for Having fun

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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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Almost but not quite

by from EAST HAMPTON NY on May 13, 2006

I have had 87 cars. I am a trained mechanic and I know cars. I have had everything from a 328 GTS to a VW Bug. I love the styling and the car has great pick up. The problem and it is a real problem is...
I have had 87 cars. I am a trained mechanic and I know cars. I have had everything from a 328 GTS to a VW Bug. I love the styling and the car has great pick up. The problem and it is a real problem is the ride. You would expect it to ride like my old 960 but it doesn't. It is harsh, bumpy and the wheel even shakes from time to time. I have 17K miles on the car so I went to the dealer and he said maybe if I changed the tires to a higher profile tire it would help but this is the way they are suppose to ride. Ride is very important to me. When I was younger it didn't matter that much but now I want a more soft and responsive ride. I loved the ride on my MB SL handeled like one of my 911's but felt like an S class. This car should have been designed better. I am sure I will sell it soon but it is to bad as the car has drop dead looks, plenty of options and a great interior. If you don't mind the ride it a hell of a car.
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Does not 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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Uses car for Work

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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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Uses car for Just getting around

Does not 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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