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Volvo C70, Coupe, Convertible
#2 of 31 Leather Interior
Jul 12, 2006 (9:32 am)
Ok - so I just ordered my C70 for delivery in perhaps 3-4 months. I still have time to choose my colors. I'm thinking black on black, but I'm wondering if the Cream Calcite might look better with the black exterior since there is more of a variety of color within the context of the total interior.
Personally I'd go for the silver/black combination; that is, if every other car here in the east coast of the US wasn't silver, but
Obviously it would be nice if these were in the showrooms, but they aren't. The only one I've checked out up close is red - very nice, but I've been driving a tomato red A4 for a few years and need a change.
Thks in advance for any help if you've seen the Calcite on a black C70 and have a point of view.
#3 of 31 Re: Leather Interior [johnh7]
Jul 12, 2006 (10:28 am)
Hi: I have a cream calcite interior on my black C70 that I've had for about 3 weeks now. I love it. I purchased the Volvo interior leather cleaner because I anticipate that it will get dirty driving with the top down. I myself wouldn't go with the black interior; too hot in the summer! Anyway, the cream looks pretty fine!! Good luck; trust me, the wait is well worth it!
#4 of 31 Re: Leather Interior [jeepwmnz]
Jul 12, 2006 (10:43 am)
I think I'm going in that direction. Volvo might have made it an easier decision if they offered a tan or caramel option or alternatively improved their website so you could actually get a better sense of how the color combinations really look. It's hard with no cars in the showroom. I will get a look at a gold/cream car next week that's coming in but I'm not sure I'll get a feel from that combo.
I'm not too worried about the cleaning part since it's just so easy to flip the top up, but I was wondering whether the black/cream contrast was too sharp. You obviously like it. I probably will as well.
#5 of 31 Re: Leather Interior [johnh7]
Jul 12, 2006 (10:52 am)
Color is a personal thing, but I think the Calcite is too white. It's not a practical color for me, so I order the black interior. Plus I think the black interior will make the aluminum trim pop out. I ordered magic blue so it wont be completely black. The demo I drove is magic blue/calcite, and it does look nice, just too white for me.
I like the red also, just too red, and the silver, well, everyone seems to drive silver. So I was tossing up black, blue, and gray, and decided on blue.
#6 of 31 In convertibles...
by kyfdx@Edmunds HOST
Jul 12, 2006 (4:01 pm)
I like contrast between the exterior and interior..
I think the most striking combinations have some shade of red or natural brown for the interior color... Not sure if Volvo offers those, though...
#7 of 31 Re: In convertibles... [kyfdx]
Jul 12, 2006 (5:05 pm)
I probably would have ordered the natural leather Volvo offers in other models, but it's not yet available in the C70. But the current choice is black or white, not really much choice.
#8 of 31 Re: In convertibles... [asja]
Jul 24, 2006 (2:52 pm)
I actually got to see a few C70's because they had some sort of event going on here and brought a few cars in. I decided to go with the flextech. Just seems like it will wear a lot better and the quartz is what I wanted with the black exterior. The cream is very light and there's a lot of it.
Agree with those who say the premium sound is worth the money. The salesman almost blew me out of my seat.
#9 of 31 Re: In convertibles... [johnh7]
Nov 13, 2006 (10:11 pm)
I know this topic has been inactive for awhile but....
I personally like lighter colors in a convertible. Convertibles seem like something that people buy for the summer and the sunny weather. To me, that just makes a lighter color more appealing. A gray/black color might be nice and more practical, but it doesn't really seem as exciting or vibrant in the bright summer sun as a lighter tan/cream color would.
#10 of 31 Re: In convertibles... [yankees338]
Nov 14, 2006 (8:40 am)
I got a dark color interior (off black, as dark as it gets)because I thought it would go better with my black exterior. I think it would be nice if Volvo had the same sort of specially treated leather that BMW now has which reflects light (prevents absorption, I guess) and, thus, keeps the interior at least 10 degrees cooler...