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Volvo C70, Coupe
Jun 09, 2000 (1:08 am)
I order a 2000 C70 (LP), 17" wheels (must have)and after owning 850 850t and the C70, think you are better off with the 2000. They have had a couple of years to improve production and work out their probelms with th 1998. Have 9,000 miles and not one problem and it will do 140mph. Total cost was
$35k. Iknow more HP would be better, but for cruising,some auto crossing, and just fun it's hard to better for the cost. If you order from the factory (the way you want it) think the cost will be less and the dealer does not have to worry about paying inventory cost. Personally think it's worth getting brand new and pay a little extra, than buying the older models. I have been buying and driving Volvo since 1976 and this is the best one, for looks,quality and bang for the buck. plan to keep this one along time. best of luck, it's great to have a car that you will not see on the road every day, different is nice.
#265 of 1649 Price for a C70
Jun 12, 2000 (8:29 pm)
I went with Priceline.com to buy my 2000 C70 LT Convertible. Priceline charges you $50.00 and does your bidding for you. They found me a dealer who would accept a total of $500 over total (car plus options all at invoice price) invoice price.
Shipping was extra, but if you want to buy new how can you beat getting the price you are willing to pay. I like the car although I only have 1400 miles on it.
Has anyone put an ipd aluminum skid plate over a convertible's oil pan? The convertible has two cross members that appear to be in the way.
#266 of 1649 1998 c70 Prices
Jun 16, 2000 (11:35 pm)
Was wondering what a fair price would be if i want to sell my 1998 c70 turbo with 25,500 miles.
Any help is greatful. If anybody is wondering it is in Rhode Island.
#267 of 1649 used c70 HT
Jun 17, 2000 (2:03 am)
I was just at a Volvo dealer in Nor Cal, and they are out of stock for C70 coupes...but they have a 1999 C70 HT with 21,000 miles on it. I haven't test driven it or any C70 yet, but I noticed that with the windows down all the way, the door does not close with an authoritative thunk...is this the same for all C70s or a problem on the car? The door panel just doesn't seem super solid as in other volvos...finally, the offer price right of the bat is $33,900, any advice on the price and if I should hold out for new one? Thanks peoples...
Jun 17, 2000 (5:36 pm)
read item #287 this might help
#269 of 1649 Delivery Day
Jun 26, 2000 (6:19 pm)
Got a call from the dealer today. The HT coupe that I ordered (with Lisa's specifications) arrives today and will be ready to pick up tomorrow. The question I have is... Should I feel guilty that she will be in New York and not be able to pick up the car with me. I think that this is a good trade-off for her not allowing me to get a 5 speed manual.
Can you say..."Lisa honey, don't call me from New York Tuesday night because I will be having an auto-affair until about 3:00 am Wednesday.
#270 of 1649 Happy Owner
Jun 28, 2000 (9:08 am)
Well schuhc, you too should be a happy owner by now! My wife and I picked up our nautic blue 2000 HT last month in Sweden and we love it to death. We immediately put over 2k miles on it (keeping the engine under 4000 rpm's, of course)driving through southern France. Even the frenchies could not keep their eyes off of it!
The factory delivery is very worthwhile- Volvo handled it all in a classy way.
This is a car we will keep for awhile...
#271 of 1649 Mirror Vibration
Jun 29, 2000 (7:33 pm)
I have a 1999 HPT and find that the rearview mirror has alot of vibration even when stereo is low. Has anyone else experienced this? I have 22K miles and no other problems so far.
#272 of 1649 Volvo Scott/Mirror Vibration
Jun 30, 2000 (12:40 pm)
Noticed a noise the other day when I picked up the car. Best way to describe it would be a sound as if the wheel was not connected on the the bolts and it scrapes accross the threads of the bolt.
Only happens when the car is being drive for the 1st 10 (maybe) minutes. Does not affect handling, breaking...
Took it to the dealership yesterday (50 mile drive) and the serviceman got in with me but we didn't hear a thing. He indicated that it might be 'morning sickness' where there are particles that get stuck on the disk. He said that if I hear it and give it a firm break and that should clear it up.
Heard anything like this?
12 miles on mine. Not a lot of shake but does shimmy.
#273 of 1649 2001 C70 Info
Jul 03, 2000 (10:59 pm)
Earlier today I dropped by a local dealer and they actually had some information on the 2001 C70. According to the sales person:
1. No LT coupe in 2001 - only HT.
2. No price increase on HT coupe or LT/HT convertibles.
3. 2001's will be on their lot by the end of July.
I drove the LT convertible for the first time and I was mildly impressed. I was surprised with the low noise levels with the top up and down. Overall, the more I thought about $45+ on a C70 convertible, the more I was drawn to the S80 T6. The S80 is very compelling for the level of luxury, sporty look, and engine performance.
I noticed the C70 steering shimmy and the sales person told me that there are rubber spacers in the shocks to prevent this and that...during make-ready they are removed.
By September I will likely make a purchase. If I decide on Volvo, it will either be a C70 coupe or S80 T6. Two very different cars, but I can't decide.