Last post on Apr 06, 2010 at 3:09 PM
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Volvo C70, Coupe, Convertible
#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.