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Volvo C70, Coupe
#303 of 1649 what should i offer.....
Sep 02, 2000 (10:33 pm)
Haven't owned a Volvo for 25+ years but am now considering the C70 convertible -- hate to give up the Miata but really need more than 2 seats and a little more comfort wouldn't hurt....found a 2000 C70 HPT convertible with just about every available option and just over 1700 miles. Dealer's wife's car who now drives the 2001 version...Don't need all the options and wouldn't get them if I were ordering new but if the price is right....car listed for $51k+ and dealer is asking $46.5 which seems ridiculously high but, like I said, I really haven't followed the Volvo market for many years. Before I make a similarly ridiculously low offer, can someone tell me what this car should really sell for in central New Jersey?
also, curious about the HPT engine -- how many years in production, what's its reliability record and what are the biggest differences from the LPT? If ordering new, I'm sure I would lean towards the HPT because that's apparently the only way you can get a manual transmission in a C70...any thoughts would be greatly appreciated!
#304 of 1649 fast blinking turn signal
Sep 06, 2000 (12:03 am)
this is a know problem with Volvo's, it is not the bulb, you will notice the bulb is not burnt out. The problem is with the socket that holds the bulb. I would think any dealer would help you, it take 2 seconds to replace, you do not have to leave the car. I have had one replaced and I need another.
#305 of 1649 HPT vs LPT doesn't matter 2001
Sep 09, 2000 (5:00 pm)
According to Car and Driver. 'some standard luxury features have become options. The 197-hp light-pressure-turbo option has been dropped for the coupe but retained for the ragtop.'
I have the '99 coupe HPT and it's great. I have absolutely no problem commuting to work everyday and I have the power and performance when needed.
it's an awesome car.
Sep 24, 2000 (12:01 am)
Is the difference between the HT and LT motors just a different wastegate setting?
#307 of 1649 ETS CHECK ENGINE LIGHT
Sep 27, 2000 (2:18 am)
MY 1999 C70 HT HAS SHUT OFF ABOUT EIGHT TIME IN THE LAST 10 MONTHS. IT HAS BEEN IN THE SHOP EVERYTIME. THEY SAY THEY CHANGED COMPUTERS AND OTHER THINGS. BUT THE CAR STILL SHUTS OFF AND IS NOW RUNNING ROUGH. IF ANYONE KNOW THE SOLUTION PLEASE LET ME KNOW
Sep 28, 2000 (2:50 pm)
The solution is another dealer or a visit from a factory technician, I think.
#309 of 1649 Where can I look for a C70 convertible on the internet?
Sep 30, 2000 (11:38 pm)
I am looking for a used C70 Convertible, a 99 or 98 model. Would anyone have any suggestions as to where I might look. I looked under dealerships in Kentucky, but their inventory list did not reveal one. Also, could anyone tell me just how expensive it is to have these volvo's repaired? I test drove one today and find myself thinking no other car can match this C70. I love the way it drives. Any other suggestions also as to what other convertibles I might try. Thanks so much to anyone who can help me. Suzanne
#310 of 1649 C70 HPT problems
Oct 01, 2000 (8:30 pm)
I also have a C70 HPT and have had problems with starting the car as well as rough shut downs. I have gone to the dealer several times but was told that they could not help me unless they could reproduce the problem. The problem is intermittent. For example after dinner one night I tried to start the car, it turns over but will not start. I usually try about 2-3 more times and usually wait about 1-2 min then it starts up without a problem. Sometimes it starts and then stalls, again it is very random. Also I have noticed that the car leaves a funny smell on you when you drive it. After several trips to the dealer I have found out the the design of the condenser on the a/c has a tendency to grow mildew. This in turn creates a sulfur smell that I thought was more like a fuel smell. To make a long story short Volvo will do nothing to help nor will the dealership. I called Volvo and was told to expect a call, a call that never came. This is the third and last Volvo I will ever buy and I advise anybody to do the same. As far as I am concerned the car is a great looking and driving turd. If anybody is interested in purchasing my turd with only 18,000 miles on it please let me know. At first I thought I simply had a lemon but after talking to several people the problems are all to common. I tried to use the lemon law but did not due to the pain in the a** factor. To make a long story short my car has been at the dealer on several different occasions for over 45 days where they added to the mix by cracking the windshield, scratching the car, and putting two nails in the tires after the tech took it home for the weekend. Thanks Volvo!
#311 of 1649 C70 HPT Problems
Oct 02, 2000 (2:45 pm)
Glad I don't live wherever you're living. As far as my 2000HPT goes, have yet to have an issue and it has been a pleasure driving it. Only thing that annoys me is the fact that there is a lot of brake dust but that's due to the design of the brakes.
#312 of 1649 C70 Convertible
Oct 02, 2000 (2:46 pm)
You may want to look for a 2000 model as I understand that they were still working out kinks in the 99 and 98 models (check the posting right below yours. My guess is that is a 99).