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You are in the Volvo C70
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Volvo C70, Convertible
#595 of 983 Re: volvo max [empty1]
Jun 26, 2006 (8:32 am)
I am probably not the best person to ask, since my evidence about the SAAB is anecdotal.
We supply Corporate Cars to a number of companies, quite a few of whom have had SAAB 9-3 sedans. I always ask people how they like their previous car, and in the case of the SAAB most people weren't happy with it.
We rarely see any 9-3 convertibles here so I don't have any first hand knowledge of that car.
The new C70 is barely out, so its impossible to speak of its reliability yet. THE old car was virtually bulletproof after 2002, and we haven't seen any problem w/ the 2 new C70's we have.
#596 of 983 Re: From bad, to worse [cdk2]
Jun 26, 2006 (8:42 am)
First, I'm really sorry that you are having these delays. I think if you were to switch to an '07 you will again experience delivery issues. They are making 12,000 cars a year and orders are filling fast for the '07s because you have people like me that didn't want to put an order in until they saw the car in person. Do you have a convertible now? I do so I don't care much about delays. If you have the means to buy a C70, go pick yourself up a use Miata to drive around this summer as a second car.
The only thing I've told my dealer is if the car comes in between December 1 2006 and February 28 2007 they will either have to sit on the car until March 1st, pay my payments for three months or I walk and they give me my down payment back.
#597 of 983 Feedback on New C70
Jun 27, 2006 (3:07 am)
I'm not sure how many different people read this site, but I do every day as I anxiously await my new C70. Basically, I keep reading for information and hopefully, confirmation from people who are satisfied or delighted with their new C70. The new C70's are here and in fact, I guess that most of the 2006 models will be sold by the end of July or mid-August. Therefore, there must be a lot of people out there with either first hand experience or know of someone with the new C70. Mine is still a week away.
What is your experience so far; good and bad; satisfied or not; worth the wait?
#598 of 983 Re: Feedback on New C70 [millenr]
Jun 27, 2006 (5:57 am)
Worth the wait as far as I'm concerned. Took delivery of mine a week and a half ago and am loving it! (My 16 and 20 year old sons love it even more than I do!) So far, the only problem that I've experienced is two spots (stains) on the cover behind the back seats. They are round and are from two rubber bumpers located under the trunk that rest on this cover when the roof is up. My dealer says that all of the C70s have this and it's from the petroleum in the rubber. They are replacing my cover and bumpers this week. New bumpers will have a foam pad to protect the cover. Otherwise, the car is beautiful and fun to drive! It's responsive and handles well. I've driven Volvos for 16 years and this is by far the best ride (and most fun). I am definitely not sorry that I waited for this car!
#599 of 983 For folks who have order the 2007 Model
Jun 27, 2006 (6:12 am)
For folks who waited for the 2007 models, what delivery dates have you been given, what options did you select. regards
#600 of 983 Re: For folks who have order the 2007 Model [empty1]
Jun 27, 2006 (9:48 am)
I've been told the end of Oct., for whatever that's worth. Bought all 3 packages(premium, dynaudio, climate) + rear park assist. 6 speed, flint grey exterior, the light grey interior(I think they call it quartz and refer to it as tan - but it sure looks grey to me).
I originally ordered a 2006, was told April/ May delivery, then June, then July - at that point I cancelled. I think I'm the only one on this board to care about the depreciation difference between the 06 and 07 come trade in time. By the time they missed most of my convertible weather (Wisconsin) I didn't see the point in not waiting another 3 mos. or so for the 07. If the 07 gets delayed I have no interest in taking delivery in Dec.-Feb. I'll then wait and see what's happenning with the BMW hardtop convertible and choose between that and Volvo. This hasn't been fun, I like the dealership, but if we get to Dec. because of delays I'm looking around.
#601 of 983 Re: For folks who have order the 2007 Model [blamb3]
Jun 27, 2006 (3:33 pm)
I wonder how many people out there are in exactly your situation. I really think Volvo missed the boat, big time. Sure, they will sell out their 2006 allotment, and probably 2007. But, they could have done so much better. And I do believe that once someone drives the C70 that it will be worth it (at least based on my limited experience), but how many won't wait for delivery because of delay after delay after delay, and go to purchase another model..?? Basically, Volvo has lost that customer, possibly for life.
#602 of 983 Re: For folks who have order the 2007 Model [cdk2]
Jun 28, 2006 (4:52 am)
>Basically, Volvo has lost that customer, possibly for life.
The C70 is a low volume vehicle, period. I'm sure they are concern but when they are selling out all they can build I think they are only loosing sleep over how to build more for the next person in line. Also, the C70 will bring people who would have never thought of buying a Volvo in the showroom which will expose these people to the other models offered.
#603 of 983 Re: For folks who have order the 2007 Model [stanwict]
Jun 28, 2006 (6:39 am)
True, in a way. I had been waiting to test drive the C70 for a year, and then decided it wasn't for me after one drive, so I bought something else very different.
But when it comes time to replace our sedan, I might stop by the Volvo dealers and look at what they have. The dealership treated me very courteously and professionally, and while the C70 wasn't for me, I wouldn't rule out all Volvos. Prior to considering the C70, Volvo hadn't really been on my radar very much.
#604 of 983 Re: For folks who have order the 2007 Model [stanwict]
Jun 28, 2006 (8:23 am)
>Basically, Volvo has lost that customer, possibly for life.
I don't know, customer loyalty and emnity isn't what it used to be.
However, Volvo could have and should have done a better job in communicating their issues and timeframes. Some of it is corporate's fault, some of it is the dealer's fault.
The C70 is a low volume car, and Volvo really can't make anymore than they are making so lost sales really don't come into play.
For those of you waiting, take it from me your patience will be rewarded. Yes, you can go get a Mercedes or bimmer instead but you will spend more money and not necessarily get more car.
FWIW, Volvo has come up with a new launch protocol which will take effect for the S80 launch.