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#142 of 1649 HAPPY OWNER TO BE
Oct 20, 1999 (3:06 am)
Just ordered a 2000 C70 LT (red) leather sunroof and 16 inch wheels. I now have a S70 GLT with the low pressure turbo, and (full power at 1800 rpm)from 0 to 100 mph it's quicker than the Ht or the BMW. Those comparing must under stand, the C70 is alot heaver than the BMW. I am paying $34,500 and at that price, their is nothing that will match looks,power,safety and comfort. We all love our cars, so what ever makes you happy, been driving volvo for 25 years and they just get better. Besides it's nice to be different. Now the pain of waiting for delivery in early December.
Oct 20, 1999 (5:16 pm)
Regarding post #154:
c702000, "from 0 to 100 mph it's quicker than the Ht "...what? Are you saying your S70 GLT is faster than the S70 T5? This is contrary to all published reports that I've seen as well as my driving experience. I've had the chance to race 2 S70 GLTs while I was driving a S70 T5 and from 0 to about 35 they are even. After that, the T5 outkicks the GLT by far (remember we are talking about 46 extra horses and nearly 40 ft lbs of extra torque if I recall the specs properly.) On the other hand, it is entirely possible for a GLT to beat a T5 for a bit because of the variability in individual setups. The combinations of traction control on or off as well as whether your adaptive transmission is trained for sport shifting vs. economy shifting can make a huge difference in performance.
Oct 20, 1999 (10:22 pm)
Well may be not a 100 mph. I had the 850 t5 and now the S70 GLT, comparing the two. The LT turbo get full power quicker and the HT turbo has to wait. I found that above 90 the HT was a blast. Ijust think the LT in the C70 is good for every day driving and at slower speed gets it quicker. The BMW drivers say that front wheel drive does not compare to rear wheel, check out speed vision and the British touring cup races. I see the S40 out front and some where in the back the BMW ????
THe C70 was made to cruise and the S40 to race. I will try the C70 against the rest in a high speed autocross, just for the hell of it, here in Florida. The BMW might handel beter, but the driver can make the difference with the results. ENJOY
Oct 21, 1999 (2:35 pm)
How would you compare a C70 LT to a 323Ci. I am in the market to buy and since a family member works for Ford, I belive that I would get a pretty good discount on the Volvo. Although I would love to get a stick I think the automatic is more practical and would allow my wife to also enjoy the car. Given the Ford discount, I think the C70 and a reasonably equipped 323Ci would be about the same price. I live in Michigan so also drive in snow. Would you agree that the C70 is much more car (performance,luxury) than a 323 and would definitely carry me through the winter months with less effort - or- would most of you still favor the BMW, even if it is the slower of the two. Anybody got an 0-60 specs on the C70LT and the 323 in automatic.
#146 of 1649 Same Position
Oct 21, 1999 (3:04 pm)
I am also looking at the C70 coupe versus the 323 BMW.....the BMW is cheaper, and you can get a better deal. I am waiting for Volvo to offer some good lease deals, which they have not up to this point. I find the BMW a very hard, uncomfortable seat....anyone else agree??
Oct 21, 1999 (3:44 pm)
Regarding posts #157 & 158:
Depending on your definition of a deal, I think the European Delivery program is a great option for the C70 LT with automatic. Under this program the price for you to fly to Europe, take delivery of your car, and then ship it back to the dealer of your choice is $31,150. That's factory invoice. If you add options you pay full MSRP for them but unless you plan on loading up with every option you will still beat the best discount a dealer will give you. For program details and pricing information follow this link:
I bought a S80 T6 under this program earlier this year and saved a bundle while having a blast driving my car around Sweden for a weekend. The only caveats:
-If you decide to drive your car while in Europe you have to buy Euro insurance which is expensive.
-If you opt to take delivery or make drop-off someplace other than Sweden you will pay a delivery charge for the European city of choice.
-You have to order by 12/15 to get the free airfare and first night free hotel.
-If you live on the East Coast, the ship leaves Sweden on Mondays and takes 15 days to get to Port of Elizabeth in New Jersey. If you live on the West Coast I'm told the ship leaves every 2 weeks and takes several weeks to get to the West Coast.
-If you are interested in pursuing this option call you dealer of choice and make an appointment to speak to their overseas delivery representative. DO NOT speak to a regular salesman and they can't match the program prices so they will try to talk you out of it so they can earn a commission.
If I can answer any questions or provide additional information let me know.
#148 of 1649 C70 vs 323ci
Oct 21, 1999 (10:50 pm)
Do like I did,drive both of them,think you will know which one to buy. In fact I bought the LT model and will get it in December. Volvos are made for winter. I live in Florida and do not need heated seats. Good luck
Oct 22, 1999 (4:04 pm)
Heated seats feel good on the back after a hard day of work (or golf)!
#150 of 1649 BMW328is '99 vs. Volvo C70 '99?
Oct 27, 1999 (7:38 pm)
Am looking for comparisons b/tw these two cars. Anything would help. Will be buying w/ a few weeks.
Oct 27, 1999 (9:45 pm)
Regarding post #168:
mcskanky, are you looking at the low pressure turbo (190 hp) Volvo or the high pressure turbo version (236hp)? They drive significantly differently. Let us know which one you are considering and we should be able to provide some information.