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Volvo C70, Coupe, Convertible
#24 of 81 Re: Volvo C70 Owners: Meet the Members [claires]
Nov 05, 2006 (12:51 pm)
I'm a 37 year old in Los Angeles. I ordered my Flint Grey Metallic with Off Black Interior in October 2005 and received it mid-July 2006 (and going with the theme, I had originally thought it would have been delivered in March - closer to my birthday). Its loaded - Dynaudio, 18" wheels, nav and park asst. Prior to this vehicle I owned two V70 XC wagons - a 2000 and a 2002 - which I loved. But I had always wanted a convertible. I have had my car nearly 4 months now and am still loving it. There have been only a couple of slight irritations, but all the positives far out-weigh the very minor complaints. Since picking up my car I have only seen two others in LA which still surprises me... one about 2 months ago and another yesterday fresh with dealer tags. The car turns lots of heads... but most importantly it still turns my head too.
#25 of 81 Re: Volvo C70 Owners: Meet the Members [volvo_driver]
Nov 06, 2006 (9:01 am)
I would ber very appreciative if you could post pictures of your Flint Grey C70. I have ordered the same combination and expect delivery in December.
#26 of 81 Re: Volvo C70 Owners: Meet the Members [jaybrd642]
Nov 07, 2006 (7:46 am)
I've seen the Flint Grey and it looks good - you may be interested to view the pics posted by maden on the previous forum - the 'Volvo C70 2006+' forum (now read only) and check out his web site as shown on reply #719 (of 954 - I think it's on page 37/38??)
Please folks - keep posting, it's my only link with sanity at present!
#27 of 81 Flint grey
Nov 07, 2006 (7:12 pm)
I also have a flint grey C70, quartz interior. It's gorgeous, it seems to have a slight purple tint to it. I'm working every night this week, I'll try to take some pictures and post them this weekend.
#28 of 81 An alternative view.
Nov 10, 2006 (9:44 am)
There have been comments in the past, that the Volvo website in the States is umm, not too good. Having taken a look, I can see what was meant.
You may like to try www.volvocars.co.uk - the site is basically the same but we seem to have a few more interactive portions. Our Interactive Gallery enables you to change colours and wheels and then allows you to turn the car to view from almost any angle you want. On the right you will find a menu 'To Build' etc - but also to 'Explore the C70'. This opens a 'book' with access to mini movies ilustrating a few features - nothing major, but if you are bored or keen or desperate etc. etc.
If you want to view used cars (for price comparisons etc) I suggest a 'Postcode' (zip code) of SA11 1DP - this will give access to UK dealers and their lists of approved used C70s.
And finally - on www.youtube.com - C70 - you will find a 9.22 minute movie entitled '2006 Volvo C70 Convertible Infomercial'. This is cleverly produced and quite entertaining as well as being informative. I particularly liked the portion (about 8 minutes in) where we see the young female presenter in a somewhat different light - I won't say she is 'exposed' as such, but there's not a stitch of clothing in sight!
Not been much posting on here lately - let's get busy again!
#29 of 81 Re: An alternative view. [erisaman]
Nov 10, 2006 (4:30 pm)
I agree with you on posting more. Thanks for the tips on where to search for more info... More ways to feed my addiction! I found a website (you may already know this one) at http://www.topix.net/autos/volvo which posts all Volvo articles, forums, events, etc. that hit the internet. It even references new topics started here on our discussion board. (I may be behind in the times and all of you may already know this site.)
#30 of 81 Re: An alternative view. [erisaman]
Nov 13, 2006 (12:31 pm)
Well, its hard to post in a forum for new owners when so many of us are still waiting...patiently...sometimes not so patiently! In any case, we should have ours in January. We are up for the next allotment at our dealer. We have ordered Celestial Blue with manual trans, dynaudio, climate package, windblocker, 17 inch wheels and black leather interior. I can't wait to drive the manual trans because the test drive was with the automatic. Any out there with the manual that can make any comments?
Nov 13, 2006 (12:56 pm)
We also opted for the Sirius Satellite as well.
#32 of 81 Re: An alternative view. [jtrego]
Nov 13, 2006 (1:43 pm)
I have had my C70 configured the same as the one you are getting for two weeks now, after taking overseas delivery of it in September. It drives like a dream. The weather has permitted driving with the top down on numerous occasions, wind blocker in place. With the windows down the drivers seat belt vibrates a fair amount, but windows up not at all. That would be my only minor complaint about the car. I can definitely relate to being patient as we saw our car being built on June 29th. Never waited for anything so long in my life. Good luck
#33 of 81 Re: An alternative view. [morgenthaler]
Nov 13, 2006 (3:12 pm)
Very cool. How do you think driving the manual transmission is compared to the automatic?