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Volvo C70, Coupe
May 02, 2004 (2:28 pm)
Found a beautiful 2002 Cerified C70 at a local Dealer. Perfect condition and only 6,500 miles. Dealer said the car was originally bought at his Dealership by an older gentlemen who decided to trade it for an S80 because he was tired of subjecting his friends to climbing into the back seat. Needless to say, I totally benefited from his decision. Thanks to all who posted on this site because it allowed me to learn so much about the car.
The car is Ash Gold with Dark Grey Leather. Having never owned a Leather Interior, need some pointers on how to keep it clean and protected. Also, how is the Leather holding up after a few years? I know on some Manufacturers, the Leather doesn't hold up very good and was curious about Volvo. Thanks.
#1010 of 1649 Steven, First off, Congrats and welcome to the board.
May 02, 2004 (9:23 pm)
I'm probably not the one to ask, but then again, maybe I am because I pay more attention to the exterior and probably not enough to the interior. That said, I have a '99 and if it isn't raining, the top is usually down. Have had no problems at all with the beige leather. When it gets dirty I use Zaino spray cleaner (Z9) and their treatment and conditioner(Z10). I know I should do it more often, but.....
May 03, 2004 (6:53 am)
I also have the beige leather. I usually use "Mother's" in order to keep it clean. The only 'odd wear' is going to be on the seat behind your left shoulder depending on how tall you are/where you position the seat. I'm 6'1" and tend to have the seat all the way back. I do have a little wear because of the seatbelt strap but that's pretty much it. I think that with the dark grey you should be ok in the way of dirt.
The month of May....We lose one (Soledoc) and gain another (stevenh7)...
May 03, 2004 (9:32 am)
just to chime in on the leather, my '98 S70 with 88K miles still has no cracks or tears and still feels great. Of course, since my top doesn't drop, its doesn't get quite the same exposure as the C70 'verts. So take it for what its worth.
#1013 of 1649 message edit
May 03, 2004 (11:47 am)
When I said 'all the way back' that would be the seat portion only. I sit at a 90 degree angle. Just don't want there to be any confusion seeing as I am probably the youngest one here.
I can see it now...Me driving down to Houston or in Indianapolis with the seat reclined all the way back and Tommy or Soledoc saying...."There goes Craig, rollin' to Dave Matthew's Band"
#1014 of 1649 Craig, Come on down! After a VERY wet Saturday,
May 03, 2004 (12:30 pm)
Sunday and today were fabulous, not a cloud in the sky with the temp in the upper 70's!! Perfect topless driving weather.
#1015 of 1649 Insert Joke here about topless drivers in Chicago
May 03, 2004 (12:50 pm)
#1016 of 1649 Newbie Questions
May 04, 2004 (11:58 am)
And the questions start from the new driver:
- The manual indicates that for city drivers
oil should be changed every 5,000 miles.
Is that what folks follow or do you do it
at 3,000 miles as I've been used to.
- The manual indicates that after driving for
a period, you should keep the car running for
several minutes before turning it off because
of turbo. Do you all follow that guideline?
#1017 of 1649 Re: Newbie Questions [stevenh7 #1016]
May 04, 2004 (12:43 pm)
does it really say several minutes?
well, in any case, if you've been driving hard up until the time you stop, yes, you want to let it idle for about a minute. However, if you are like me and live in a development, you already drive a bit at low speed and low rpms for a couple of minutes before parking. That takes the place of letting it idle (its actually a bit better, IMHO, because you have the air running through the engine compartment to help cool the turbo a bit).
May 04, 2004 (2:06 pm)
I have the car serviced every 7500 miles per my manual. I've got the low turbo engine, not the high. Maybe for the high turbo it's 5000. Have NEVER done the oil in any previous car at 3000. I go with the manufacturer, not the ones that want to sell you more oil.
For Gbrozen, IIRC, the manual does mention a several minutes cool down, but after hard driving. I agree with your procedure though, and have heard it elsewhere too. If one goes a mile or so at normal speeds after hard driving, the turbo would have time the spindown with no problems.