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#1421 of 1649 New to Discussion and New to volvo
Jun 11, 2006 (2:11 am)
I am considering a 2002 volvo c70 with 41,950 miles. When I first saw it at the dealership, it would not start because the battery was dead. I drove another volvo c70, liked the looks of it but it seemed to have a humming noise coming from the engine (not a typical humming noise). I have read reviews on volvo in Edmund's and they concern me as the talk is about breakdowns, batteries going dead all the time, wind noise. Could you please give me some advice. I like the looks of the car buttttt would I be better to get the 2006 version and just lease it rather than purchase? I know I was reading reviews on the Jacquar and practically everyone suggested a lease to never buy a Jaq because of maintenance. As stated I have never owned a foreign car but at 57 I think it is time. Jen
#1422 of 1649 Re: New to Discussion and New to volvo [mamajen]
Jun 12, 2006 (9:28 am)
02 C70 is by and large a good car. The humming could have been the turbo, that is normal.
Convertibles aren't known for being quiet, but the C70 is typically the quietest of the bunch.
Obviously, the new car is a quantum leap ahead of the old, but there is little to no availability and since there are no deals on the new car, leases are quite expensive.
#1423 of 1649 Re: ETS [tmart]
Jun 12, 2006 (1:59 pm)
yes, I've had 2 replaced on my 2000 volvo c70. I received 2 rebates checks for both.
#1424 of 1649 Re: Tires on the 2004 C70 [jeepwmnz]
Jun 13, 2006 (4:55 am)
I have a 98 C70, and recently installed a set of Cooper touring tires, I can't recall the exact name, but they are H rated all-season tires, to replace summer Yoko AVS sport tires, which were super grippy but also noisy, and I wanted all season tires. They were reasonably priced, about 100/ea, for 225/45/17 size.
I don't think a larger dia. rim will cure vibrations. sometimes tires are hard to balance, or they don't know what they're doing. i would suggest swapping tires to different rims to try to make the balance easier to find. a larger rim will give you a harsher ride and a greater risk for damage from potholes. i think the 17 in 45 series tires are fine. i haven't driven a c70 with 16 in wheels, but they would be cheaper than 18 in wheels generally.
#1426 of 1649 Re: Some questions from a newbie [tmart]
Jun 20, 2006 (4:40 am)
Please respond quickly as I went to purchase a 2002 c70 convertible ht wariety yesterday. I had requested a copy of the service records from the previous volvo dealership in Florida. I had spoken with the service rep and had been told that all maintenance was done on the car, owner had hit something and had to have a new tire and front suspension as well as a motor mount. When I read the report, it mentioned water damage twice. I saw red flags due to hurricanes in the area. We called dealership and was told it was a windshield leak and that it had been repaired. Is this normal for a c70 convertible or should I keep walking. I realllllly like the car but I do not want a vehicle that may be defective. I have done my research and am impressed with the cars and of course volvo name. Also on the report was mentioned (2x's) front and rear suspension and ac mind. Please advise soon as I told the dealer that I would call this morning with a definitive answer. Thanks, Jerry
#1427 of 1649 Re: Some questions from a newbie [mamajen]
Jun 21, 2006 (10:57 am)
I myself would stay away from purchasing this car. I hit a pot hole with my 2004 C70 and even though both tires and rims were replaced, the car vibrated at 50 mph and the dealer was never able to correct the problem. Luckily a new C70 came in and I purchased it and absolutely loved it. The top leaked in my old one too so my advice is find another one or else wait until you can get a 2006; you will be much happier!
#1428 of 1649 Re: Some questions from a newbie [jeepwmnz]
Jun 21, 2006 (1:28 pm)
I would definately stay away from the C70. I have a love/hate relationship with mine. I love the car, but it's a PIECE OF JUNK. The 1999-2002 cars seem to be junk. I can't afford to get rid of mine b/c I have so many repairs that need to be fixed prior to selling it. There isn't enought room on this page to list all of the problems I've had with mine for a car under 67,000 miles!
The ONLY way I would buy this car if you love it is if the car had TONS of the original warranty left.
#1429 of 1649 Buying an extended warranty
Jun 24, 2006 (5:57 pm)
I have taken the car through a car wash twice and it did not leak around the windshield, roof, etc. I was impressed as I have had 4 different convertibles and I was never able to take them through a car wash unless I took a towel along with me. Also, I have driven the car at 70 mph and did not feel any vibration as mentioned by a previous owner. So should I consider buying an extended warranty? If the extended warranty is recommended where should I look for one - online or from the dealer? The dealer warranty is quite expensive. I have never owned a volvo so I am anxiously awaiting your responses. Thanks again for your help. Jen aka Jerry
#1430 of 1649 C70 is junk
Jun 25, 2006 (7:15 am)
If you really want the C70, BUY THE EXTENDED WARRANTY! They are SOOOO expensive to fix. Regarding the leaking, you shouldn't bring any soft top convertible through a car wash anyway. Part of the hassle of a convertible is that you need to hand wash them. I'm in shock when I see people bringing their convertible through a car wash.
The turning radius on the C70 is terrible. The C70 is a great weekend car. If you really love the car, get it, but be prepared to spend $$$ on it.