2008 Volvo C70

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Key Specs

of the 2008 Volvo C70. Base trim shown.

Our Take

From the Cars.com Vehicle Test Team

The Good

  • Four-season suitability
  • Excellent crash tests
  • Curtain airbags
  • Seat comfort
  • Top-down trunk access
  • Dynaudio stereo sound

The Bad

  • Engine a bit rough
  • Some options packaged
  • Seat control access
  • Peculiar steering wheel
  • Backseat could be larger

Notable Features of the 2008 Volvo C70

  • Retractable-hardtop convertible
  • Power increase for 2008
  • Five-cylinder turbo engine
  • Six-speed manual or five-speed auto
  • Emergency brake lights
  • Blind-spot information system

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Consumer Reviews

Exterior Styling
(4.9)
Performance
(4.5)
Interior Design
(4.5)
Comfort
(4.8)
Reliability
(4.8)
Value For The Money
(4.6)

What Drivers Are Saying

(5.0)

A Fun and Safe Car

by Keeshu52 from Mesa, AZ on March 14, 2018

I really enjoy my Volvo C70 hardtop convertible which gives me the best of two worlds. I can let the top down and feel free but still safe or have the top up which cancels ourside noise. Read full review

(5.0)

Fun car to own.

by hokiefan from Virginia on December 17, 2017

Solid vehicle with lots of safety features, but fun to drive with good acceleration and sporty handling. Read full review

Safety & Recalls

Recalls

The 2008 Volvo C70 currently has 3 recalls

IIHS Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

Based on 2008 Volvo C70 T5 M

IIHS rates vehicles good, acceptable, marginal, or poor.

Head Restraints and Seats

Dynamic Rating
good
Overall Rear
good
Seat Head/Restraint Geometry
good

Moderate overlap front

Chest
good
Head/Neck
good
Left Leg/Foot
good
Overall Front
good
Restraints
good
Right Leg/Foot
good
Structure/safety cage
good

Side

Driver Head Protection
good
Driver Head and Neck
good
Driver Pelvis/Leg
good
Driver Torso
acceptable
Overall Side
good
Rear Passenger Head Protection
marginal
Rear Passenger Head and Neck
good
Rear Passenger Pelvis/Leg
good
Rear Passenger Torso
good
Structure/safety cage
good
Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) is a nonprofit research and communications organization funded by auto insurers.

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Cars.com Car Seat Check

Certified child passenger safety technicians conduct hands-on tests of a car’s Latch system and check the vehicle’s ability to accommodate different types of car seats. The C70 received the following grades on a scale of A-F.*
* This score may not apply to all trims, especially for vehicles with multiple body styles that affect the space and design of the seating.

Warranty FAQs

What is a Bumper-to-Bumper warranty?

Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.

What is a Powertrain warranty?

Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

What is included in Roadside Assistance?

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

What other services could be included in a warranty?

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

What does CPO mean?

A certified pre-owned or CPO car has been inspected to meet minimum quality standards and typically includes some type of warranty. While dealers and third parties certify cars, the gold standard is an automaker-certified vehicle that provides a factory-backed warranty, often extending the original coverage. Vehicles must be in excellent condition and have low miles and wear to be certified, which is why off-lease vehicles feed many CPO programs.

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