Last post on Oct 31, 2008 at 12:49 PM
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Volvo C70, Convertible
#72 of 79 2007 C70 Options
Aug 28, 2007 (9:42 am)
Our C70 has the climate and premium pkg (xenon headlight, homelink, leather, seat warmers, and compass are what I remember), we also added the sirius sat radio, and rear park assist.
The navigation was too expensive for our tastes, and wasn't very well integrated into the car (see Acura TSX as example). We are using a nice Garmin portable unit, for half the price, which I can move from car to car as needed.
We are still learning to enjoy the sat radio; but with the aux input and the MP3 capabilities in our portable Garmin Nuvi 670, we haven't used the sat radio a whole lot. We are about a month into the 6mo. trial, so ask me again in 4mo if what we think... We love the aux input feature for the radio!!!
The rear park assist seems to work well. The field of view of the sensors is decent. It will take some time before I trust them completely: I still get nervous if I don't know what is behind me.
Don't waste your money on the Dynaudio upgrade. The premium stereo is awsome and the bass is amazing. We are thrilled with the sound. I also couldn't justify spending more on my car stereo than I did on my home theater system. I kept thinking "I could get a 42" HD TV instead!"
I think the car options are nearly perfect. Don't know if I would add BLIS if we could. The most awesome thing is to see the car automatically adjust the seat and mirrors for me when I either use "my remote" or seat memory. I can't think of any other options we wish we had.
#73 of 79 Volvo c70 1998
Dec 01, 2007 (3:22 am)
Hi, we picked up the vovlo yesterday 30 Nov at 3.pm, by 6pm it wouldnt start!! It sounds like it will start but doesnt do the last kick in. We were told by the dealer it could be low battery, it isnt, then could be the immobilser, not sure, we go towed home, the dealer is sending a breakdown truck tommorrow, to look at it on Monday. Any ideas?
#74 of 79 C70 Interior Noise
Dec 23, 2007 (5:13 am)
The biggest reason for me and C70 is the hope that the metal top will significantly reduce noise at highway speeds. Is this the case? How would you compare noise levels to a non-convertible Volvo?
#75 of 79 Re: C70 Interior Noise [mimsw]
Dec 23, 2007 (8:23 am)
I can't compare it with other Volvos since I have very little experience with them, but compared with ordinary sedans, minivans, etc. it is a reasonably quiet car inside with the top up. Depending on the weather, I have noticed faint squeaking or clicking sounds coming from the seals between roof sections and the side windows but that usually goes away after a while. I noticed it most on a cold morning after a rainy day when all of the moisture along the seals had frozen. The sounds stopped after the car warmed up a bit. I've noticed the same thing with pop-out windows on minivans. It really doesn't bother me - I just crank up the Dynaudio a little more! I think most people wouldn't guess its a convertible riding in it for the first time if they haven't seen it top down. Certainly road noise wouldn't give it away.
#76 of 79 Re: C70 Interior Noise [redbuzz]
Oct 28, 2008 (4:43 pm)
I'm interested in purchasing a C70. Have you tried washing your car in a car wash. I have read that C70's all leak due to a design error. Have you had any problems?
#77 of 79 Volvo C70 convertible
Oct 28, 2008 (4:47 pm)
Do all Volvo C70 Convertibles leak when vehicle passes through a car wash? If they all leak then I will not purchase this vehicle. I would appreciate any updated information.
#78 of 79 Re: C70 Interior Noise [jlettie2]
Oct 28, 2008 (7:18 pm)
I wash my C70 at a commercial car wash about once or twice a month and I haven't had any leakage yet (1 1/2 years). If you wash it yourself, I wouldn't aim a pressure nozzle directly at the seams. I am not aware of any design problems. I believe the roof was designed and engineered by Pininfarina, a company that has been in the coachbuilding business about 75 years.
Oct 31, 2008 (12:49 pm)
I wash it myself, never saw any leakage except for the first time I received the car to my door for delivery. It was filthy coming from CA to NY so I didn't know better, aimed the hose right at the seams and I noticed a teeny drop of water on the inside passenger window. Never saw it again. Car seems very solid.