2006 Volvo C70 User Reviews
- Sporty, sexy, fun, solid and safe
- Trunk space while the top is down, could use some additional HP
Just picked up my C70 last week and I've already put 500 miles on it. So far so good! I've owned two other convertibles (BMW 325i & VW Cabrio) and I'm very impressed with the Volvo...it is solid and well constructed. I really liked the exterior but wasn't initially sold on the simple (somewhat plain) interior. It has grown on me...it is clean, understated, well designed, and all of the seats are comfortable. The C70 has already generated some unsolicited compliments. Most people do a double-take when they see the top going up or down. The Volvo isn't as fast as my last car...but it is sufficiently 'peppy' and the engine has some nice torque down low. The handling/suspension is probably my favorite trait. It is really stable and corners very well. The ride quality is taut but not too firm. I couldn't justify the price of the premium sound system and was relieved that the standard one is still respectable. The insurance cost wasn't bad either. If you are in the market for a classy, sporty, front-wheel-drive convertible...I would definitely recommend the Volvo. Be prepared to sit on a waiting list for at least a few months and expect to pay sticker....read morehide
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- great fuel mileage, roomy comfortable, we put 4 tall guys in it, very smooth to drive & ride!
very happy, lots of get up & go, comfortable, great fuel mileage, i get 28 mpg on the open road & 24 in town.
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- Attractive convertible but it ain't no BMW.
- NO LEG ROOM. FEELS SLUGGISH. CHEAPLY BUILT!
I test drove this car. I have long legs and cannot fit in this automobile. Volvo's wheel wells always take up leg space too and jam your l feet to the side--my biggest complaint. Very sluggish ride. Over priced. Expensive maintenance. Volvo has become a joke over the past decade. I don't feel safe in this cheaply built car at all! BMW is a better car but has rude service people at Weatherford BMW in Berkeley, CA. and San Francisco, CA. I'd buy Japenese in the future....read morehide
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- Hardtop, solid ride, Volvo reputation on safety.
- Storage space, wood trim.
Ok, everybody has different desire on a convertible so one car can never satisfy everybody.
The hardtop is certainly cool, needless to say. But besides that, what is good for a 4 seat convertible? Should it be a sedan with an open top, or a roadster with extra seats? In my opinion, most of those looking for a 4 seat convertible are conservative sedan minded but want a little fun of halfway sporty look. When you claim "2 cars in 1", you need to deliver something can serve as a sedan. I am driving an S80, a wonderful car. I would love to have the same mechanics but with a little sporty look shell, not too aggressive, and a hard convertible top. C70 is not like that. Actually the old C70 was even closer to the function of a sedan. The major shortage is the storage room. Volvo did dig some storage under the trunk, but this is far from enough and at the cost of spare tire. Unless this is your third car after a sedan and an SUV, I don't see this car could serve as a every day car. Even it is only for a romantic ride, won't you like to do a little shopping on the way? In my opinion, Volvo should allow their C70 grow a little longer, approaching Sebring's size, and create more storage room. I also think the lack of wood trim is rather cheap look.
The test drive was really satisfying, as usual with Volvo. Though I really love to have that hardtop, the lack of storage room and the cheap interior look made me hesitant to replace my S80. Volvo should better get more new ideas since BMW, Lexas, and MB are comming soon to bite on Volvo's nose. Those tigers have both sporty roadsters and sedan like 4 seats, while Volvo doesn't have a real roadster. How does volvo seperate from them next year?...read morehide
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- Hard top convertible, 4 seater, very safe car
- Not sure yet - ask me in November
Just placed an order for a 2007. I'm not concerned about the mechanism for dropping the top - Mercedes has been doing it for years so I'm sure it's just as good as MB. The head rest molds your head like you're on a roller coaster...very comforting! I'm impressed with the body. Very solid and I feel safe. Good MPG for such a heavy car....read morehide
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- looks,the first true four seat hardtop, comfort, like a 4 seater sl500
- none at alll...its a con if you dont have one or two....
awesome car...SPORTY, SAFE, EUROPEAN, HARDTOP FOUR SEAT CONVERTIBLE, THE ONLY ONE ON THE MARKET, EUROPEAN, ..DID I SAY EUROPEAN!!!!!
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