2012 Volvo C70 Consumer Reviews

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2012 Volvo C 70
4.3
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Love it

by from Chicago on October 4, 2011

I've only had the C70 for about a month, but drives great. Top is super easy to put up and down. Trunk space more than expected.
I've only had the C70 for about a month, but drives great. Top is super easy to put up and down. Trunk space more than expected.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Commuting

Does recommend this car

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A great crusing convertible

by from florida on June 21, 2012

This car rides well, is very comfortable and the engine is peppy and very smooth. I have owned many performance cars and while this is clearly not a performance car, it is an very well built car for c...
This car rides well, is very comfortable and the engine is peppy and very smooth. I have owned many performance cars and while this is clearly not a performance car, it is an very well built car for cruising and pure fun. I feel it to be a very good value considering the competition. JD Powers just rated it as most relibale in its class...the seats are great!
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Just getting around

Does recommend this car

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My US bought 20112 Volov C70

by from Vancouver BC on April 9, 2012

I bought this car in Caifornia with only 2000 miles on it to import into Canada. With everything costed I saved about $25,000 on an equivalent Canadian vehicle. I like the car, the seats are not as su...
I bought this car in Caifornia with only 2000 miles on it to import into Canada. With everything costed I saved about $25,000 on an equivalent Canadian vehicle. I like the car, the seats are not as supportive as I had hoped but Im going from an Audi S4 cabriolet, so I guess I need to get used to front wheel drive and 5 cylinders not 8. I love the design and the apperance, the finish is excellent and the hard top convertible is poetry in motion. I expect this car to be a keeper.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Just getting around

Does recommend this car

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Fun but...

by from Tucson, AZ on August 1, 2014

Only had the car for a month. Lots of fun to drive, lots of fun to show off the hard-top convertible function, but I am not sure why the A/C smells a bit acrid sometimes. The clock is fast. The blueto...
Only had the car for a month. Lots of fun to drive, lots of fun to show off the hard-top convertible function, but I am not sure why the A/C smells a bit acrid sometimes. The clock is fast. The bluetooth connection is not reliable and the phone functions are far less than intuitive, even dysfunctional at times. Hard top is GREAT for a desert dweller like me. Don't have to worry about a ragtop disintegrating in the sun. So it's a nice toy, but I won't be able to put up with for more than a couple of years or so. Too bad. I love love love driving it around, but electronics are really flaky.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Just getting around

Does not recommend this car

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Pleasant Surprise

by from Louisville, Ky on June 13, 2015

I have had my used Volvo for a week now and am so impressed. It is beautiful, which I knew ahead of time. With the top down, it is head-turning. Much different than the boxy Volvo sedan I drove 20 yea...
I have had my used Volvo for a week now and am so impressed. It is beautiful, which I knew ahead of time. With the top down, it is head-turning. Much different than the boxy Volvo sedan I drove 20 years ago. I have been pleasantly surprised by how comfortable it is, how peppy it is with the turbocharged engine, and how well-thought-out some of its features are. So far gas mileage is better than I expected (about 23 mpg). I was not a person who would ever consider driving a convertible until I discovered that Volvo, with its reputation for safety excellence, made one. It is a bonus that it has front-wheel drive since we get some ice and other yuck in the winter. I am sure there are higher-performance cars in this class but I don't need a high-performance car. This has plenty of pep and everything else I need plus a little Wow factor.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Just getting around

Does recommend this car

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practical servicable fun car

by from louisiana on October 30, 2012

This car is safe, responsive, plesant to drive and has all the features I want in a Lux. vehicle with all the ecectronis do dat's that most european cars are load up with. I believe this to be a quali...
This car is safe, responsive, plesant to drive and has all the features I want in a Lux. vehicle with all the ecectronis do dat's that most european cars are load up with. I believe this to be a quality Mfg.practicle vehicle that i can live with for a long, long time .
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Having fun

Does recommend this car

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A Great Convertible

by from Boulder, CO on June 4, 2012

I bought the C70 new and have been very happy with it after 6 weeks. It has sleek interior and exterior styling -- not one of the boxy utilitarian Volves of the past. I chose it because of the styling...
I bought the C70 new and have been very happy with it after 6 weeks. It has sleek interior and exterior styling -- not one of the boxy utilitarian Volves of the past. I chose it because of the styling , the front-wheel drive, the retractable hard top, and overall value. I've enjoyed riding with the top down almost the entire time, but with the top up, it rides like a luxury sedan -- smooth and quiet -- with good handling and performance. It will be a four-season car (ok, maybe not in deep snow). A couple things to note: trunk space is limited with the top down (as you'd expect), but the opening under the top could be a little taller to grant easier access, and the BlueTooth system is generally OK, but I still haven't gotten voice-dialing to work -- maybe it needs a SW upgrade. Overall, very pleased. If you want the joy of a convertible, but still need to convince yourself it's practical -- this is the car (it's a Volvo, after all).
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Commuting

Does recommend this car

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Nickle and dime ya to death.

by from Annapolis, MD on November 27, 2012

Bought this car used for my wife who was tired of owning Chrysler Convertibles. Never again. In 2 years I have had to replace the Front Struts and Mounts, twice. Every repair will cost twice as much a...
Bought this car used for my wife who was tired of owning Chrysler Convertibles. Never again. In 2 years I have had to replace the Front Struts and Mounts, twice. Every repair will cost twice as much as a Domestic car, If you can find the parts or not have to wait for them for 6 months. I pay extra for the registration because it is an overweight vehicle. The sound system is of poor quality and can not be turned up loud enough with the top down. The top needs special adjustments to keep it opening and closing properly and the back window just fell out of it because the canvas shrank. This car is for rich people who can afford to keep spending big $ on maintenance.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Having fun

Does not recommend this car

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Bought a 2012 in April 2011 - Still love it

by from Philly Burbs on August 18, 2016

I have owned this car for 5 years and it performs and looks as good as the day I purchased. I've had minimal maintenance issues. Car handles great with excellent pickup. Vehicle is very solid and heav...
I have owned this car for 5 years and it performs and looks as good as the day I purchased. I've had minimal maintenance issues. Car handles great with excellent pickup. Vehicle is very solid and heavy and I had to have brake pads replaced at 25k which was my only repair over $100.. The 2012 had an upgraded design from the 2011. Basic soundsytem is Bose and is excellent. The trunk space W/ roof up is huge! Roof down, space is tight but adequate. I wish I purchased the Ltd edition red and silver model but bought blue which seems like the most common. The styling was trend setting and looks contemporary. I'm torn between trading it in for a newer model or keeping forever as a classic. Another reviewer mentioned window falling out of canvas - must be a very old model. The c70 has been a hardtop since 2006. I'm an urban driver and am avg. 20mpg which is not great, but since mfg recommends reg unleaded, not an issue. No regrets w/this car. Love it!
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Having fun

Does recommend this car

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My 2nd C70 and happier than a pig in the mud

by from Virginia, USA on September 1, 2016

I initially owned a 2010 C70 that I bought used and had the opportunity to buy a 2012 Inscription edition w/low mileage. No regrets, no issues in three years of driving. This one is tricked out w/a...
I initially owned a 2010 C70 that I bought used and had the opportunity to buy a 2012 Inscription edition w/low mileage. No regrets, no issues in three years of driving. This one is tricked out w/all the options, the Polestar performance chip, low profile tires, 5-spoke wheels, BLIS, and an after market Garmin/Volvo GPS that is better than the stock version that comes with many. The extra 25 hp and boosted torque actually results in higher HP, higher torque and lower curb weight than a BMW 428, although the 0-60 time is about .5 secs slower, it still feels great and costs 1/2 of the 428. No, I'm not a youngster, so I did not buy it as a sports car, but for a sane operator that wants quality, class, good performance, good looks (body by Italian designer Pininfarina) and a good investment (hopefully), I have zero regrets about buying this car. To keep in mind, the 2012 C70 Inscription came only in black and white, and only 250 of each were sold in the US. If you find one, you will be making a rare catch. The "Platinum" equipped 2012 Volvo C70s are close to the same, but a genuine Inscription from 2012 is a good deal if you can find one. Good luck!
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Just getting around

Does recommend this car

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