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#359 of 1649 2001 Volvo C70 Convertible-wind noise
Feb 13, 2001 (2:52 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 (6:20 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 $350 at the dealer and I am not sure it's worth this amount.
#361 of 1649 Need Assistance with Possible C70 HPT Purchase?
Feb 19, 2001 (5:45 pm)
I am currently looking at the C70 convertible and I have a few questions that I would love to get answers to. I really appreciate everyone's help.
1) My dealer does not have a HPT, is the upgrade to a HPT worth it from an engine performance standpoint? What about the upgraded sound? Can you really tell the difference with that strangely placed speaker on the dash? I would think that the sound would be lost when the top was down.
2) I hate to bring it up, but has anyone had problems with the cupholders. They seem extremely flimsy and I hate to spill my drink in my nice new car.
3) Has anyone had a problem with their kids in the back seat, breaking or grabbing those convertible covers that just hang inside the back window?
4) What is the average markdown from the MSRP?
I currently drive a 90 Miata and a Toyota Avalon and I have struggled to find one car that can replace those two cars. Again, I appreciate any assistance. Thanks
#362 of 1649 Also looking at C70 HPT coupe
Feb 19, 2001 (7:08 pm)
I tried the 2000 C70 coupe today, my dealer has a new one for sale 47000 CAN which is 13000$ 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.
#363 of 1649 Looking @ C70 semi-response
Feb 20, 2001 (3:38 am)
As far as the HPT vs. the LPT, I hear that the HPT gives more oomph when trying to pass someone at a good clip. Do not know what the LPT does by my HPT really kicks in if I'm doing 40 or over and want to get going.
I would also think that some sound is lost with the top down but I have the upgraded stereo and love it.
I was wary of the cupholders as well when I first saw them but they seem to be fine as we tend to use them frequently. If I am alone in the car I either pull it half way out or use the space closest to the arm rest.
CAD47,000. WOW!!!!! That's nice!!! Since you are up there in Winterland, you may wish to see if you are getting snow tires. My only complaint is minor sliding problems on minor grades in Michigan. (post #350)
Also have the Camel interior. It has been fine but I have shampooed the mats twice. Also tend to throw my leather coat in the back seat so the sides of the front seats tend to get dirty but that comes right off with a $4.00 (CAD5.95) bottle of leather cleaner.
CAD47,000!!! Now I'm jealous
#364 of 1649 Volvo 2000 HPT coupe
Feb 20, 2001 (9:51 am)
Thanks for the response schuhc , now you really have me wondering. Im down to choosing either the S60 T5 or the coupe. The prices are both about the same. With the coupe he will give me a set of "used" winters and wheel caps, the 17" propus alloy wheels and tires, STC, and the Dolby Surround Sound. Im re assured to hear that the cup holders are sturdy and that the leather seats can be easily cleaned. Im debating this back and forth in my mind, so any comments would be appreciated. My last car was an 850 Turbo (222hp) , and I have always appreciated the comforts and speed it offered. I know when I purchased it I was considering the fact that I was paying more for it, but in the end I have never regretted it. It still drives and handles like a very good car. The last observation on the car is that it weighs in at an incredible 3600 lbs, that's the same as the new Volvo XC wagon, I would think that the 190 hp motor would be too small.
#365 of 1649 S60 vs. the C70
Feb 20, 2001 (10:53 am)
I would say it depends on your family situation. I have a cardinal rule against buying a new model until it has been out for 3 years (hence my 2000HT). I can't imagine the S60 will have any major kinks to work out however. I am not a big fan of the interiors of the S60 or S80. However, if you have kids or would use the back seat a lot I would go with the S60 because the seats on the coupe can be annoying. My future mother in law called me at work because she had moved the driver's seat forward to put the groceries in the back. Then she couldn't get the lever lifted all the way up to move the seat back. Eventually a male came by to help her out but not after I chastised her for not using the trunk.
I've told Lisa that if she thinks we need another car she can go ahead and get this one.
#366 of 1649 Volvo 2000 HPT coupe
Feb 20, 2001 (11:59 am)
Thanks again for the response, on Friday I will be trying out both cars, the 2001 S60 T5 and the 2000 Coupe. If you have them down to the same options, the price is about the same (600 less for the S60), the only option I cannot match is the Pro logic sound system and also I would not be getting a second set of rims. The back seat and trunk are a concern, but most of my driving is done alone. Ironically the data shows more back head and leg room in the coupe, the pain is getting in and out of the back. After the test drive on Friday I will let you know, but thanks again for your insight, and any other comments you can post would be appreciated.
#367 of 1649 S60 v. C70
Feb 20, 2001 (12:42 pm)
I'm interested in knowing how the S60 drives. As for trunk space in the coupe. Lisa and I have managed to get 2 big duffle bags, 2 golf bags, and 2 briefcases into the coupe with a little bit of room left over.
And hey.... if most of your driving is done alone. Let the passengers worry about getting in and out of the back seat!!!!! There is enough leg room back there by the way. All my friends are over 6ft and have no problem with sitting in the back.
#368 of 1649 S60 and C70
Feb 20, 2001 (7:57 pm)
our C70 (2000 apt) will look exceptional for many years to come. Here in Daytona Beach Florida, there is only 4, these rare cars seems to stand out more and it's great to finally have a car that you do not see many of, and the saying "Hat's a Volvo". I know have a S60T, giving me the best of both worlds, sport coupe, for dad and sport sedan for mom. We are a rare happy few. Actually I bought the S60 for my wife so I can keep the C70 forever. The low pressure turbos has enough power for me, on I 95 had it up to 140 (just testing). Two great cars. I have owned three 850's 1993 ,1997 turbos and the S70. you will not find a better proven power plant. This is one reason I did not wait on buying the new S60T.