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You are in the Volvo C70
What is this discussion about?
Volvo C70, Coupe
Dec 08, 2002 (12:06 pm)
Yup the C70 will exist thru the 2004 modle year.
The new C50 will not be available till 2005.
Long time, but not the longest serving Volvo.
The 240 ran from 1975 till 1993!
I don't like Pirellis, they wear too fast and don't provide as much grip as you think.
I love my Pilot Sports, much better tire.
Also rides much better.
Had a set of P-Zeros on my T5-R, didn't see the value.
#709 of 1649 Volvomax and C50
Dec 08, 2002 (12:41 pm)
What have you heard about the C50? I have heard rumors that are all over the board: All Wheel Drive, 300 Hp/300 Ft Lbs, Retracting Aluminum top like Lexus SC430, and, and, and.... Basically, a gold-plated wish list. What are you hearing from Volvo? (If anything; they (Volvo factory people) seem to be playing deaf, dumb and blind with the dealer staff that I know.)
#710 of 1649 Deaf Dumb and Blind
Dec 09, 2002 (9:50 am)
We've heard all the same things.
All we know is that the car will be built from the new P1 chassis, and is supposed to feature a retractable hard top.
The price should be a good bit less than the current C70 convertible, although the car will be smaller too.
As for Volvo's lack of info, this is not surprising. They are a very secretive company.
They want to maximize the wow factor of a product unveiling.That and they don't want to take the focus off selling their existing cars
#711 of 1649 YOu say Pirelli, I say Perelli
by Mr_Shiftright HOST
Dec 09, 2002 (8:33 pm)
Sorry, typo. I do that a lot.
#712 of 1649 Strange marketing materials
Dec 12, 2002 (2:43 pm)
Searching for service coupons I noticed a local Volvo dealer's website where they promote the various Volvo products. For the 2003 C70 they describe it as follows:
"But while the similarly named V70 wagon was redesigned two years ago (and moved to the larger, more luxurious S80 platform), the C70 continues to ride on the 10-year-old previous-generation S70/V70 platform while waiting for a complete makeover. Of course, older underpinnings don't make the C70 an undesirable car -- it's simply not the best the company has to offer. The C70 competes against cars like the Mercedes-Benz CLK, the BMW 3 Series and the Saab 9-3. It is not as performance-oriented as the Mercedes or BMW, but the C70 does have its own unique advantages."
Are they trying to sell this car or make excuses for it???
#713 of 1649 Strange for sure!
Dec 12, 2002 (11:01 pm)
Definitely sounds like excuses. What's the dealer's name? I assume it's in the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex. Would think Volvo should know about the wording.
#715 of 1649 Back Seats in the C70 Coupe
Dec 16, 2002 (8:20 am)
I am currently considering a C70 and a BMW 325ci (coupe). I just test drove the BMW this weekend and found the back seats small. Is the C70's larger in the rear seat area?
#716 of 1649 gccv and C70 back seats
Dec 17, 2002 (11:54 pm)
The back seats are almost as generous as the front seats. The only disadvantage is getting into the back seats (although the same could be said for getting into the back seat area of the BMW 325ci). I think that the back seat dimensions for the C70 are greater than those for the S60. (It (the C70) certainly feels larger.)
#717 of 1649 Back Seats
Dec 19, 2002 (10:39 am)
The back seats are very nice. I believe that there is the illusion of more room because they seem to be reclined at a bit of an angle that allows the legs to have more room. Avolvofan is right about getting into them though.... It takes the front seats 3 years to move forward so that someone can get in. You may want to start the car before you move the front seats as it may drain the battery (yes, I am only kidding, a little).
And yes... The C70 is longer then the S60.