The Convertible offers just 8 cubic feet of trunk space, while the Coupe provides slightly more than 13 cubic feet. The original project was master-minded by Tom Walkinshaw Racing and if they'd had similar success with his Arrows F1 team, they may now have been challenging for a podium position. There's also an 'intelligent' climate control system and a sophisticated 10-speaker stereo to keep you cool when it's hot and hot when it's cool. Bought a specialty spring at Home Depot for 99 cents and plugged that in. I think Volvo sold the company a year later for a good reason. Have had a number of electrical problems and the costs are exorbitant.
It's however, very comfortable and definitely a luxury car. Standard equipment includes remote keyless entry, cruise control, air conditioning, a trip computer, a tilt-telescope steering column, heated power outside mirrors, and power windows and door locks are all standard. All-round visibility in the C70 is excellent, with good-sized mirrors and a blind-spot which doesn't appear to be doing a Grand Canyon impression. Ah well, those Scandinavian designers are obviously having a little chuckle about their design in-joke! It is one beautiful car. At 90k the front end made thunks and bangs.
It's however, quite heavy, and has a big turn radius and since it's equipped with a turbo that has some lag, you have to be careful around corners. Interior Features Some of that grace the Volvo engineers like to talk about can be seen inside. The C70 Convertible is available exclusively for the U. When purchase used , I wisely chose to also include an extended warranty from front to back. The c70 was not in the same league. A clutch assembly is £150, whilst a new exhaust system is around £260. But how am I to know how to do it myself.
Ignition lock cylinder replaced at 87,039 miles. . It broke again, and I refuse to fix it again. Even then, it was a development of the C70 Coupe, a car that had been in circulation for a good while longer. Low profile sports tyres provided its grip, while the standard 17-inch alloy wheels finished off its sporty appearance. Faults: Wind noise drivers' side window.
To that end, the Convertible delivers nearly 200 foot-pounds of torque from just 1800 rpm and maintains that output all the way to 5000 rpm, which results in robust throttle response at any engine speed. While the styling is exciting, the new C70 models go well beyond that. Front brake pads won't see much change from £70 for a pair, whilst rears weigh in at a more lightweight £38. For power it used a turbocharged double overhead camshaft five-cylinder engine that pumped out 176 kW of peak power at 5100 revs and maximum torque of 330 Nm. Just 300 examples made these shores. You'll be looking at £140 for a radiator and the best part of £150 for a starter motor.
Don't Know Review Date: 11th January, 2009 I also own a 1999 C70, 144000 miles on it right now. I'm sure he's miffed too. Buyers could choose between a five-speed manual, which was quite a slick gearbox in use or a four-speed auto, which was by far and away the preferred choice by Australians. Volvo claims that the electrically folding roof is one of the most technologically advanced available. However, from a design point of view, there were two factors which affected my driving of the C70. Our Take on the 1999 Volvo C70 It took Volvo more than four decades to produce a softtop. Just a silent transformation that occupies just thirty seconds.
I would seriously not purchase this car for that one reason, it was that uncomfortable. The brakes are built to match; they provide good pedal feel and did not fade while down steep grades. Can't tell if it in the sunroof or copilots door. General Comments: Smooth handling, great acceleration. Primary Use: Commuting to work Wich To Have A Chance To Own Another One,or Design One For Volvo!! Model year 1999 Year of manufacture 1999 First year of ownership 2000 Most recent year of ownership 2009 Engine and transmission 2.
On the Road This car actually benefits from considerable British influence - and not only from the design team. Punch it, and the Convertible quickly and smoothly accelerates away. I love the car, and would recommend to friends, and will buy another. It is a 99, but I've had some people telling me it looks like a 2003. Accelerating from 0-60 mph takes less than 8 seconds and the car boasts a top speed of 130. Despite this, it has sold steadily and been a quiet success story for the Swedish company.