Last post on Apr 18, 2007 at 11:42 AM
You are in the Volvo C70
What is this discussion about?
Volvo C70, Convertible
#57 of 76 Re: C70 - understated beauty, Scandanavian luxury [flheat]
Mar 30, 2007 (5:43 am)
I hope that if I ever commit a crime and escape in my C70 that the cop that puts an APB out on me & my car has the same attention to detail as you do. I will be home-free! A Buick!?!!?
#58 of 76 Re: let's not forget [volvomax]
Mar 30, 2007 (5:57 am)
I'm not sure what you're doing. I just tried a comparison by loading up stuff I wouldn't even want. Got to $46k on the volvo and $51k on the bimmer, and the bimmer would have more features than the volvo at that price (for instance, dynamic cruise control, 14-way power seat vs 8-way, and TPMS [does volvo even offer this? i couldn't find it on the website]).
#59 of 76 Re: C70 - understated beauty, Scandanavian luxury [flheat]
Mar 30, 2007 (6:48 am)
If you are serious about the C70 looking like a 10 year old Buick, then I believe you had better go to your Optometrist there in Florida.You have a serious problem recognizing objects and shapes. Thanks for the laugh of the week for me.
#60 of 76 Re: C70 - understated beauty, Scandanavian luxury [tom007]
Mar 30, 2007 (8:30 am)
Didn't you notice that both cars were silver, and had two doors, and four wheels?
I can see the TV news anchor, reporting live from the scene of a crime:
"The suspect drove off in a silver two-door coupe, which might have been either a new Volvo C70 or a 10 year-old Buick. Police expect to narrow it down further if the suspect is able to put the top down."
#61 of 76 "the Volvo forum for BMW fans"
Mar 30, 2007 (8:41 am)
It is always amazing to me to see posts that are knocking the brand of car that a forum is about. It is one thing to talk about other brands being nice cars, or competitive alternatives, and/or also appealing to people with different priorities, etc. But what is the point of talking about how bad a Volvo is, in a Volvo forum? I don't think I would bother trying to post "C70's are a much better deal than the new BMW" messages on a BMW forum. (Although perhaps those messages are there, as well.)
It reminds me of when I was checking out a Mustang forum, becasue I was interested in the new 2005 Mustang. Half of the posts in the forum that was dedicated to the new model were from owners of the old model, who were bashing the "newbie" owners of the new model for being "not real Mustang enthusiasts".
#62 of 76 Re: "the Volvo forum for BMW fans" [rschleicher]
Mar 30, 2007 (10:08 am)
Well said. Some of these posts are just made to incite (trolling). Why feed the trolls, right? I suppose it would be best not to even respond.
#63 of 76 Re: "the Volvo forum for BMW fans" [rschleicher]
Mar 30, 2007 (11:14 am)
I agree with you ... in those cases.
However, this is technically a comparison board. So I expect some BMW fans will bash the volvo and vice versa.
Of course, that still doesn't excuse the buick post. ;b
#64 of 76 Re: let's not forget [qbrozen]
Mar 30, 2007 (12:41 pm)
Basically the same thing.
Compared a loaded Volvo to a similarly equipped bimmer.
#65 of 76 Re: C70 - understated beauty, Scandanavian luxury [autoedu]
Apr 03, 2007 (9:33 am)
This is extremely well stated and I agree with the final assessment. We recently parked our C70 next to the BMW and it was striking the differences. The BMW looks "overdone" whereas the Volvo so simple, clean yet still sporty.
In addition to the style differences (which comes down to personal taste) we just love how practical a car this C70 really is. My wife takes it to work every day, to the store (with top up the car hold a lot of stuff) It performs and rides like a rock with top up or down, and in bad weather, a huge issue for many of us this car is easier to drive than my 4 wheel drive truck, so the FWD becomes a big deciding factor here.
As to the hp issue, I just don't understand why folks get so hung up on this. Under most driving conditions 0-60 is less important than 20 to 70. I have had no problems in any driving circumstance getting around or ahead of what I wanted to pass, including BMW or Mercedes. And ... I have been passed by hungry drivers in big diesal trucks. If someone wants by you they are going to get by you. So, unless you are doing side by side racing, this really is a moot point in my opinion.
#66 of 76 My lovely day...
Apr 03, 2007 (5:24 pm)
It was mostly sunny today, temps in the 60's. At lunch time I dropped the top and did some errands. One was to pick up a replacement radio antenna, the original being lost somewhere between the factory delivery center and my dealer. On the way back to work, I passed a new BMW hardtop convertible (with the top up, can you imagine?). I just continued cruising - feeling like a celebrity in my shades and very cool ride! Seeing the bimmer reminded me of how awkward the roof looks because the seams don't align with other elements of the car like the Volvo does. The C70's second seam is a continuation of the line between the front and back windows and the rear seam mostly disappears along the joint with the back window. My wife, the fashion designer calls it "decorative seaming". I remember that the early promotional info from Volvo indicated that the designers started with a coupe design before turning it into a convertible. That would help explain why it is such a beautiful car top up or down. The BMW kinda looks like they hurried out a retractable hardtop to match the competition before refining the design.