Last post on Apr 06, 2010 at 3:09 PM
You are in the Volvo C70
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Volvo C70, Coupe, Convertible
#12 of 21 Re: NewVolvoOwner [qbrozen]
Sep 20, 2009 (1:08 pm)
I am not going to identify the dealer here because all they did was take the deposit and submit my order to Volvo USA overseas sales. When I contacted the overseas sales people they could not tell me anything. I sent a message to Volvo in Sweden and received a very "canned" reply that simply stated if I purchased a MY2010 it would be the same body and the MY2009. Appears that somewhere around the time I sent in my order, Volvo changed the VIN from 2009 to 2010 and continued with production. My understanding is that the 2011 will begin production in November (the month I pick up my C70 at the factory) with the automobile being in the USA showrooms around the first quarter of 2010. As you can see, the 2010 year model is a very short production period. Anyway, I am happy with what I will receive and have put the rest behind me.
#13 of 21 Re: NewVolvoOwner [newvolvoowner]
Sep 20, 2009 (1:41 pm)
I think you just had some bad luck with your timing. Best guess is that there will be some pretty good deals out there on MY 2010's after the 1st of the year.
My lease on my current C70 is up mid March and I'm getting in the queue for a new MY2011. The problem of course is I won't have any leverage on price, but I like the new design and have made peace with the realization I'll be paying top dollar.
#14 of 21 Re: NewVolvoOwner [johnh7]
Sep 20, 2009 (6:25 pm)
Good luck, however, from what I read the price will remain around $40,000 MSRP for the basic automobile. I wonder if the 2010 model is the shortest production cycle on record? Would be interesting to find out and I will probably ask that question when I pick up our car at the factory in November.
#15 of 21 Found a 2007 C70 with 13K miles......
Nov 18, 2009 (10:32 am)
It has every option except nav. The list price is 32,900 and I plan to offer 30,900. What things should I keep in mind in terms of purchasing a used C70?
#16 of 21 Re: Found a 2007 C70 with 13K miles...... [shaymasdaddy06]
Nov 18, 2009 (12:22 pm)
Considering the state of the econmy and auto sales in particular, I would offer $32,900 "out-the-door" - meaning including all fees (taxes, license etc.) Assuming that sales tax and license fees come to about 10%, this reflects a discount of $3,290. Hold firm, get up to walk out and they will eventually go for it. Good luck!
#17 of 21 how can I change the menu language ?
Nov 22, 2009 (7:36 am)
Hi , I bought a Volvo C70 Cabrio from Sweeden and all the menues are in Sweedish. How can I change it to English . The radio and the main computer.
#18 of 21 Re: how can I change the menu language ? [mobidick]
Nov 22, 2009 (10:06 pm)
Have you read your Owner's Manual? Instructions should be there.
#19 of 21 Re: how can I change the menu language ? [tmart]
Nov 24, 2009 (11:29 am)
Good advice, but this is the first thing I have done, No answer there. I resolved it with the local Volvo service, they uploaded the all program in English for 100 Euro.The car is beautiful and I enjoy it now in English
#20 of 21 Try before you buy
Mar 31, 2010 (10:46 am)
Before you purchase a Volvo C70 try it. Rent one for a week. These vehicles are not selling well at all. For the 2010 C70 there is $6,000 dealer money. Because there is dealer money, this vehicle can be purchased thousands below invoice. These vehicles have one annoying problem, they leak. They leak in car washes and some rain storms. They have had may recalls on these vehicles since 2006.Maybe for 2010 they solved the problem. Good luck
Apr 06, 2010 (3:09 pm)
I agree with luvhandle on all points, and can add the following:
definitely buy the extended warranty. Repairs have to be done through Volvo on most items, and parts and labor are crazy expensive. We find that little things tend to break on this car: side mirror glass fell off ($75, you have to buy the whole thing), two window power switches failed ($300 each time), car needed a new master cylinder, there was an oil leak ($800), computer needed upgrading, etc. Some of this may be because the mechanic was looking for stuff to repair and get reimbursed for, not sure.
The car is gorgeous with the top down and drives well. Yeah, you're practically blind with the top up, you have to be extra careful in bad weather because of the visibility. All 2004 C70s also vibrate between about 40-50 mph, I've heard that this was corrected with the advent of the convertible hard top. Turning radius ls worse than our Navigator. Wheels are fragile, we cracked one with a bump on a curb, and very expensive to replace--$650 per wheel, oy vey.
Front seats are very comfortable, I like the lumbar support, but as above the leather is starting to wear from in-and-out on the driver's seat. CD player is kind of useless, but the surround sound speakers are terrific with the top down.
We're happy with ours, on the whole, BUT only because of the warranty. We've only got 43K miles on it, and are looking to extend the warranty another few years as the least expensive alternative to selling and getting something else. But if we can't, it will be sold, we can't afford the repairs otherwise.