Last post on Jan 27, 2013 at 11:57 AM
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Volvo C70, Coupe
#1636 of 1649 Re: 2007 C70 problems [2sleepy]
Jan 25, 2013 (2:28 am)
Seems I am about to wake up this very long thread. I am reading it from the beginning and has gotten to post #430..=*^)
The reason I am posting is because yesterday I bought a 2000 C70 2.0 LT coupe here in the UK. It's been lovingly cared for by an older gentleman and looks and runs and operates as new - tight, no squeaks or rattles, drives like a scalded rat and the sound system is out of the world, just like the seats..=*^)
It has 73K on the engine, just had a service with the cam belt replaced and tires are almost new on the rear and 50% on the front.
This is not the first Volvo I've owned. I had a P1800 way back in '70 in Sweden and the last one was a '92 940 I drove in Arizona. When I sold it it had 310,000 miles on the engine, didn't use any oil and never let me down doing the 60 mile round trip commute.
I am looking forward putting a couple of hundred thousand miles on this one..=*^)
It's going to be interesting to see how the tires wear...
Cheers from a (for once) snowy England.
#1637 of 1649 Re: 2007 C70 problems [christerart]
Jan 25, 2013 (8:24 am)
By the way - it's a manual..=*^)
#1638 of 1649 Re: 2007 C70 problems [christerart]
Jan 25, 2013 (10:29 am)
Congrats on your purchase. I have a 99 convert. Tire wear will depend on what type tire you have, all season or low profile summer high preformance. Since you're in England, I would assume all season, so mileage would depend on the tire brand, etc. If you have the summers, expect a max of 25k miles.
#1639 of 1649 Re: 2007 C70 problems [tmart]
Jan 25, 2013 (11:26 am)
I just went out to double check what I remembered of the tires on the car.
Turns out I got Pirelli P7 on the front and Pirelli P6000 on the rear and as I mentioned I think I need to replace the ones on the front pretty soon. The rear ones has a lot of rubber. Not sure I want to buy another couple of P6000 after reading what people think of them. Guess I will keep on reading and by the time I need to replace the tires I should know what to put on..=*^)
I'm reading UK reviews right now which are very mixed. Driving in the snow yesterday the P7's sure didn't feel like they were giving me much traction as some of the UK reviewers state.
Anyway, we'll see. Any recommendations warmly welcomed - 225 x 50 x 16..
#1640 of 1649 Re: 2007 C70 problems [christerart]
Jan 25, 2013 (11:47 am)
I think I had the P6000 as original equipment, 225 x 45 x 17. All four got cracked sidewalls at around 18-19k. Did not replace with Pirellis. The handling was superb, but you pay a price with reduced mileage.
#1641 of 1649 Tires for 2000 C70 in the UK
Jan 25, 2013 (3:48 pm)
I tell you - I've been all over the web, looking, looking and reading - feels like my eyeballs are gonna fall out if I keep this up.
And no conclusions - except trying to buy tires in the UK is a hell of a lot harder than in the US. Websites are sometimes so bad it's pretty much impossible to navigate - the tire size you want is changed to something else when searching - if you *can* make a search - and of course everything over here is *much* more expensive than in the US - and tires you can get in the US you can't over here...=*^(
Hopefully someone in this thread will take pity on me and recommend something..=*^)
#1642 of 1649 Re: Tires for 2000 C70 in the UK [christerart]
by kyfdx@Edmunds HOST
Jan 25, 2013 (7:39 pm)
If you want all-seasons, Continental DWS are very popular here, and are budget friendly for a mainstream brand.
#1643 of 1649 Re: Tires for 2000 C70 in the UK [kyfdx]
Jan 26, 2013 (2:24 am)
I looked them up and they certainly seem to get better feedback than the ones on the car right now - but - I can't find them for sale on the web.
Can you point me to where I can actually buy them in the UK?
#1645 of 1649 Re: Tires for 2000 C70 in the UK [christerart]
by kyfdx@Edmunds HOST
Jan 26, 2013 (7:20 am)
I'm sorry.... just assumed Continentals would be available on your side.. no knowledge of internet tire stores over there...