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Volvo C70, Coupe
#712 of 1649 Strange marketing materials
Dec 12, 2002 (1:43 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 (10:01 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 (7:20 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 (10:54 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 (9:39 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.
Dec 26, 2002 (12:49 pm)
So far I've replaced both driver and passenger window cartridges in my 2000 coupe. Each time the dealership has take at least 4 tries to adjust the window so it doesn't hit the rubber trim causing the door not to close properly or adjusted high enough so as not to leak air. They tell me they can only adjust up and down and not (N,S) and not on the sides (E,W). Anyone experience similar problems.
#719 of 1649 Coupe windows, ctd.
Dec 27, 2002 (8:54 pm)
Have you considered taking the car to a different dealer? Four tries is stretching credibility a bit much. If you can find a dealer with a dedicated body shop that would be preferable to one that sends the job out.
#720 of 1649 I agree with Avolvofan, four times
Dec 27, 2002 (11:47 pm)
does seen excessive. What are the "window cartridges"? I'm not familar with that term. Are they on the coupe only?
Dec 28, 2002 (6:22 am)
They are the unit within the door that the window rides up and down on. I've been told that since coupes have larger,heavier windows this type of problem is not uncommon.