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Volvo C70, Coupe
#353 of 1649 Golfnuttb
Feb 08, 2001 (8:05 am)
Sorry. "VolvoScott" starts at post #203.
31,500 just seems a little high to me for a 98. I went on to IPDUSA.com the other day and noticed that their 2,000 project car was around $30,000. The warranty is nice to have as well.
While I think that they fixed the door hinge problem for the 2000's (which is what I have), during the cold weather, I have noticed some noise coming from my window but I just roll it down and then put it back up and that solves the problem. My doors always do close tightly however. If you are looking at this 98 at a Volvo dealership, open the door on the 98 and the door on an 00 or 01 and see if the hinges look different.
As a general rule, I try not to get new models. I think it takes a few years for them to iron out the kinks. As the C70 had been out for 3 years that was one of reasons, albeit minor, that I went for the 2000 over the Audi S4.
Happieness level? Ecstatic.
#354 of 1649 Re: Looking @ C70
Feb 08, 2001 (10:16 am)
Hello folks....I am Matt in Virginia...I have a Saffron colored (like the IPD C70--kind of dark goldish color). I bought mine back in January of 2000 and only paid $28,000 with 17,000 miles on it. It is loaded with every option except 18 inch wheels. I think $31,500 is too high for this car!!! Look on YAHOO classified ads from all over the US and I think it will give you a better idea of what to pay. Also I have seen some great deals on EBAY for this one dealership in Texas that has a lot of C70's go thru there. They have one 98' on there now really cheap...$22,000 and that is from a dealership!! Good luck!
#356 of 1649 99 C 70 Convertible
Feb 09, 2001 (11:22 am)
I am selling a great condition 99 silver convertible with 14K miles. I am in Los Angeles. It has the Prologic surround sound with 14 speakers and the cold weather package. If interesed, e-mil me at GEconomosyahoo.com
#357 of 1649 Happy with your C70?
Feb 11, 2001 (5:04 pm)
I've read quite a few of the messages on the board, and it seems most everyone is pretty happy with their C70. Guess I'm in the minority. I bought my '98 HT Coupe new in mid '98 for around $40K. Nicely loaded with all the options including the 18" alloy wheels. While the car looks good, and the sound system is great, I've been pretty disappointed with the ride quality, noise level, and fit and finish of some interior items. In my opinion, the ride is too rough for a car this expensive that bills itself as a luxury coupe. The first set of tires wore out in 14,000 miles - and I don't drive the car hard. In fact, I only have 17,500 miles on it now, so you can see I don't put a lot of miles on it to/from work. At $1,400 per set of tires, that was an unwelcome surprise. I'd sell it, but the way the value of this car has cratered, who can afford to if you bought it new? Wish I'd shelled out a few extra thousand in '98 for the CLK. I'd have a car that retained its value and did a better job of living up to its advertising claims.
Feb 12, 2001 (6:46 am)
First of all you bought a 98 which many people have had problems with.
Second of all, how smooth do you expect a ride to be with 18 inch wheels? If I had 18 inchers here in Chicago we would have had to measure my tire-life-expectancy in days, not miles.
Sounds to me like Volvo has worked out all the bugs in the 2000's and on.
#359 of 1649 2001 Volvo C70 Convertible-wind noise
Feb 13, 2001 (3:52 pm)
The wind noise with the top up is almost unbearable especially at speeds over 40 mph.. I've had it checked twice by the dealer and he tells me that it's a "design problem" and nothing can be done. My gut is that it's a problem with my car as opposed to all of the convertibles. Has anyone had a similar experience?
#360 of 1649 Response to Wind Noise
Feb 16, 2001 (7:20 am)
I would have that dealer check again as mine had some wind noise on the highway but there had been a recall on the sealer and it now is very quiet. Cleary not as quiet as the coupe but, for a convertible, it definitely is decent. Has anyone purchased the wind deflector for the convertible, does it help at high speeds? They are charging about $350 at the dealer and I am not sure it's worth this amount.
#361 of 1649 Need Assistance with Possible C70 HPT Purchase?
Feb 19, 2001 (6:45 pm)
I am currently looking at the C70 convertible and I have a few questions that I would love to get answers to. I really appreciate everyone's help.
1) My dealer does not have a HPT, is the upgrade to a HPT worth it from an engine performance standpoint? What about the upgraded sound? Can you really tell the difference with that strangely placed speaker on the dash? I would think that the sound would be lost when the top was down.
2) I hate to bring it up, but has anyone had problems with the cupholders. They seem extremely flimsy and I hate to spill my drink in my nice new car.
3) Has anyone had a problem with their kids in the back seat, breaking or grabbing those convertible covers that just hang inside the back window?
4) What is the average markdown from the MSRP?
I currently drive a 90 Miata and a Toyota Avalon and I have struggled to find one car that can replace those two cars. Again, I appreciate any assistance. Thanks
#362 of 1649 Also looking at C70 HPT coupe
Feb 19, 2001 (8:08 pm)
I tried the 2000 C70 coupe today, my dealer has a new one for sale 47000 CAN which is 13000$ below usual cost, he includes a second set of tires (used), the 17 inch I wheels, and the pro logic upgrade. I have some questions on this
Does the price seem good?
also the same question as chuck miller, has anyone had problems with the cupholders, they definetively seem cheap.
Any problems with the car ?
The car I am looking at as the beige (light tan ) interior, how does that wear and keep?
answer for chuck miller regarding the sound system, it is awesome, your question was regarding the system for a convertible, in the literature it tells of the differences between the coupe and convertible, and the fact that the convertible not only has more speakers, but it has a re balancing of sound when you have the top up. Thanks from Canada
Also regarding HPT upgrade, the car weighs in at 3600 lbs, which is the same as the XC station wagon, that's a lot of weight for a small engine to move around.