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Volvo C70, Coupe
May 18, 2004 (12:33 pm)
Here's the copy:
Media ID: 1979 Date: Apr 15, 2004
Next convertible officially named C70
Despite what several magazines and newspapers have reported recently, the upcoming all-new Volvo convertible will not be called the C50. The new car will retain the C70 nomenclature that began when the first convertible was launched in 1998. A few publications have even gone so far as to offer some highly inaccurate "artist renderings" of the new car and, while no official photos have been released for the premium drop-top, you can bet that - just like original - the new C70 will be drop-dead gorgeous.
The link is http://www.volvocars-pr.com/index.asp?mediaid=1979&menupar=ne- wsroom&lang=1&flash=1&menuhighlight=hotoff
May 19, 2004 (10:54 am)
Will be based on the P1 chassis(New S40)
4 seater w/ retracting hardtop.
5 cyl turbo engine, AWD.
Due Summer 2005
Current car goes out of production in Sept.
#1052 of 1649 Volvomax, I know this is probably way too early
May 19, 2004 (11:29 am)
to ask, but any idea as to pricing?
May 20, 2004 (8:45 am)
supposed to be less than the current C70.
Car will be built in greater numbers, somewhere around 20,000 units instead of 5,000 units.
#1054 of 1649 Handling Question
May 20, 2004 (9:14 am)
I notice that the C70 has a bit of body roll going around corners and feels alittle floaty at times, is this a factor of 16" vs 17" wheels? I'm coming off a Prelude which is much lighter and lower so maybe I'm just used to a different kind of ride. Of course I've never had leather before so not used to slipping around the seat (lol).
#1055 of 1649 Handling Question
May 20, 2004 (10:11 am)
Coupe or Cvt?
May 20, 2004 (10:45 am)
I never did find a good 17 inch snow tire. The best you can do on a C70 is the 16" snows. I liked my Bridgestone Potenza RE950s for all season. They worked well in Indianapolis and the occasional trip to Chicago.
thanks for the support guys. I kind of feel like a trader going with the S60 and my heart sinks every time I see a C70. I'll let you know what my dealer/volvo does with my coupe.
May 20, 2004 (12:08 pm)
"I'll let you know what my dealer/volvo does with my coupe."
You probably shouldn't. Tommy and I will get all emotional and anytime we someone in your car with the nondescript wood we may just lose it and go after him because it doesn't seem right to us that he's driving your car.
#1058 of 1649 Re: Handling Question [stevenh7 #1054]
May 20, 2004 (12:47 pm)
Steven, do you have 16 inchers? I've got the 17 inchers on my convertible, with Pirelli P6000's, and don't feel any body roll at all. It's kinda spooky how flat it stays in turns and with no squeal from the tires.
#1059 of 1649 Re: Handling Question [tmart #1058]
May 21, 2004 (12:04 pm)
I have a Coupe with 17" Michelin Pilots.