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Volvo C70, Convertible
#607 of 983 Re: Feedback on New C70 [millenr]
Jul 03, 2006 (11:23 am)
I've had my C70 for about 2 weeks and I absolutely LOVE this car. I had a 2004 C70 for a year that I traded in and its like night and day. The new one was one that the dealer had on the lot for less than 24 hours because someone ordered it for a lease and decided not to proceed with the $899 payment a month so they called me and I got it. I negotiated that the dealer install an iPod adapter and without the upgraded sound system, it sounds awesome. I love this car. Of course, the only thing that I don't like but I knew about it before I purchased the vehicle, is that there is almost no trunk space when the roof is down. Mine has a full size spare. I've found that I put some small things in the trunk, put the roof down and then must put the roof back up to get the stuff out of the trunk. However, this is a minor gripe. This is a truly awesome car and I love when people ask to see how the roof works! I read on the other C70 forum that someone went to Sweden to tour the Volvo plant and he said that the C70's are almost all built by hand thus the long wait for them. However, it is so worth the wait. Enjoy!!
#608 of 983 Re: Feedback on New C70 [jeepwmnz]
Jul 03, 2006 (12:36 pm)
thanks for the update - I was beginning to wonder if anyone else actually had purchased a C70. On the iPod adapter - is this a Volvo adapter or was it a generic, off the shelf type; does it work through fm channel or hard-wired to radio system?
Mine is supposed to be delivered this week, it has arrived in port and I assume has some upgrade work before shipping to dealer.
#609 of 983 Re: Feedback on New C70 [millenr]
Jul 03, 2006 (12:59 pm)
I'm very curious about the iPod adapter "jeepwmnz" had installed as well.
My car arrived in port last week and I expect it should be delivered to dealer later this week or next week sometime. I can't wait.
#610 of 983 Re: Feedback on New C70 [volvo_driver]
Jul 04, 2006 (10:12 am)
the ipod adaptor is a generic ont that Volvo has adopted.
It is powered directly by the car, and sits on the left side of the dash. It uses an fm transmitter to communicate w/ the radio.
#611 of 983 Re: Feedback on New C70 [volvomax]
Jul 04, 2006 (1:42 pm)
It sits on the left side of the dash... is it mounted? Is is discreetly placed or is it a cumbersome addition to the sleek dash. Does it have to be on the left side or even the right... could it be placed in the center console or in the area behind the center control panel?
#612 of 983 My C70 has shipped
Jul 05, 2006 (9:51 am)
Reportedly, my C70 is on the boat and expected in to the Port of Baltimore in 2-3 weeks. It may be late July and not extend into August, which would be the first good news I have gotten so far. Hopefully, the 80 mile trip north from Baltimore won't take long....
#613 of 983 Re: Feedback on New C70 [volvo_driver]
Jul 05, 2006 (9:58 am)
It pretty much sticks out of the dash.
There isn't any place in the center console to mount it, and I don't think it would fit in the center storage area.
No way to securely mount it at least.
#614 of 983 Re: Feedback on New C70 [volvomax]
Jul 05, 2006 (11:44 am)
The iPod adapter is mounted beneath the vent on the left side of the dashboard. I haven't encountered any problems with it; much better than the i trip I had in my other car that you had to install into the cigarette lighter! Anyway, I was wondering how the alarm system works as far as the car being parked when the top is down? I thought that if someone reached into it with the top down that the alarm would go off??
Jul 05, 2006 (12:42 pm)
I was wondering if anyone else with the new C70 has seen a problem with the top rubbing the edge of the plastic near the back passenger window. I just noticed last weekend that is apparently rubbing and creating an indentation not sure if rubbing when going up or down - but definitely an issue - i will be taking in to the shop ASAP, but curious if this is a problem that anyone else has encountered.
#616 of 983 Re: Top issue [agarretttx]
Jul 05, 2006 (1:19 pm)
Do you mean two ring-shaped indentations and stains on the cover? Mine has these and it's a defect with the rubber bumpers (petroleum-based) under the trunk lid. My dealer is replacing the cover and the bumpers as soon as the parts arrive. Other than that, I haven't experienced any rubbing or other problems.