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Volvo C70, Coupe
Oct 04, 2000 (4:05 am)
I now have 16,000 on my new c70, with "no"problems. Have owned Volvo's for tghe past 24 years. This is the best I have owned, the C70 started as a new design with a new factory and assemblers, after reading all the inputs on the internet, believe this car has improved greatly. I looked at the CLK, but believe I received more car for less money. Believe, like the last post, that having a good dealer,like I do, makes all the difference in the world. Best of luck, think you should drive both cars and see which gives you the most joy of ownership. I did and bought the C70 Coupe and saved some money.
#318 of 1649 C70 Shimmy - Bent Rims
Oct 05, 2000 (3:09 am)
Do *not* buy a C70 with a shimmy.
A friend of mine has a C70 with the 17" alloys
and low profile tires, and he developed a shimmy
that Volvo service couldn't fix. Tire balancing
did nothing- problem was bent rims, both right
side rims were bent. After replacing the rims
the car was perfectly smooth.
Recently the shimmy has come back. The rims
are too soft for our roads here, it seems.
Oct 05, 2000 (4:38 pm)
If you change again switch to 16" rims with at least a "50 series tire" This will give you more tire sidewall to absorb road shock.
Aluninum wheels look great but the real advantage is unsprung weight. 17" wheels are really just for image.
#320 of 1649 c70 vs. CLK 320
Oct 10, 2000 (9:23 pm)
I would advise against the CLK 320 vs. the C70 but my reasons are probably a bit different than what is posted in 340. I compared against the 320, and the Audi S4. Drove all 3. With what I wanted (Got it loaded) the CLK did not drive $5,000+ better than either the S4 or the C70. As stated above, CLK 320 had rear wheel, and as I live in Chicago I was not going to do that with the snow here. Also wanted something that was not a "dime a dozen" and I can go weeks without seeing a C70 on the road but see 320's regularly. 320 was also not as comfortable interior-wise as the C70 was.
S4 was competitively priced vs. the C70 and I loved the fact that it was all wheel drive. Had problems again with the "dime a dozen rule" and how close it looks to the A4 as well as the reliability issues that Audi has had in the past. Had the S4 been out for 3 years here, I might have considered it more.
#321 of 1649 C70 maintenance Costs
Oct 10, 2000 (9:27 pm)
Unfortunately I can give an estimate to the costs of the repair of a C70. 9/30 rear ended someone doing 5 mph. Nose was down, broke my Grill, Passenger headlight, bent the hood a TAD, and scraped up the bumper.
Replaced Headlight $282 though I've seen them for $260 at IPD.
Grill assembly was also in the $200 range.
Whole fixing cost $1,400.
That includes the sanding and refinishing of the bumper. The blessing is that in Illinois we have to have front license plates. I refuse to put one on because I have this thing with Sports cars and front license plates. They plugged the two holes and it is just one beautiful bumper now. Don't expect to get a ticket as the cops will only be seeing my back license plate on this car.
#322 of 1649 C70 no problems
Oct 14, 2000 (3:57 am)
I have had a 98 C70 coupe - high pressure, for almost two years now. I have had no problems with the car at all, and absolutely love it. Very comfortable, fast, well equiped, and simply awsome stereo. As for the brake dust that one person mentioned, yes, it made me crazy. I'm very picky. So I ordered a set of dustless pads from IPD. They really are dustless! And they work fine. That fixed my only problem with the call. Well, except that I now need a four door and will probably sell this and buy a new S60. By the way, I'm not an old line Volvo guy. This was my first. Believe it or not, I traded a Z-28 Camaro for this car, but have owned many sports cars and sports sedans - mostly japanese. The C70 is the best I can get without the stigma of showing up for work in a Mercedes or BMW. I don't work in an industy that would easily accept seeing me in one of the status symbol cars. With the Volvo I get the satisfaction without B.S.
Oct 16, 2000 (5:15 am)
My father just bought a 2001 C70 Convertible. He loves the car, but has a weird problem:
The signals won't turn themselves off after turning corners.
Anyone else in here have a problem like that with their C70's? Also, after driving this car, it feels VERY HEAVY. I haven't been able to put the pedal to the metal (break in period), but can't wait to. I want to see how fast this thing picks up speed.
Will let you know next time I get to borrow it!
Who knows when that will be!
#324 of 1649 obiwankenobi turn signals
Oct 16, 2000 (2:19 pm)
One of the wierd (weird?) things I learned about my C70 is that the turn signals click off only after the steering wheel has been returned straight.
Oct 17, 2000 (7:14 pm)
Thanks to everyone for your very good advice. I am once again thinking I will go on and buy the C70 after reading more replies. Thanks for the suggestion on the Mercedes, but I cannot stand driving a car without front wheel drive. I think I will go with the 2000, since there does seem to be some kinks with the 99. AGain, thanks everyone for all the good information. Suzanne
#326 of 1649 NOT SO FAST, SUZANNE
Oct 29, 2000 (8:18 am)
The C-70 is great but I see lots of hesitation in your posts...and those of others. The Mercedes is wonderful, if you have 9 months to spare waiting! The Saab just doesn't measure up. So why not go for the one that will make get you NOTICED? Get yourself an AUDI TT ROADSTER CONVERTIBLE. Sure it's only got 2 seats. But it's GREAT! I just ordered mine. Can't wait!
See comments from real people at audiworld.com. Click on "audi forums" and then on "TT forums."
These folks are more passionate about that car than a drunken Yankees fan!