I bought this car last November and it has been spot-on. The electric roof is great as there are no catches. etc to have to fiddle with, unlike the Mercedes CLK cabrio.
The engine sounds great and is quite economical and it has the biggest feel-good factor of any car I have ever owned (the Volvo is my 30th car!). The chassis is a very good compromise between comfort and dynamics and it can be hussled surprisingly easily.
The quality of the cabin and materials is top-notch and the stereo is awesom. I also love the fact that it looks stunning but is not the obvious choice; people would normally take the Audi, BMW, Saab, Mercedes without even looking at the C70. I think the 2.0t is the right engine for it; the T5 and to a lesser extent, the 2.4t imply that this could be a performance car, but its really not. Its all about the driving experience and feeling good, and in my opinion having driven all of the competition this car is the best in the class at that.
The c70 is a very good car. we have the 2.0 turbocharged version. it has done 67,000 miles and hasnt gone wrong once. it VERY rarely shakes, probaly twice a year. it is quick of the line and through the low gears. theres tons of leg room and it folding top is imaculate. the best thing is the sound. its amazing. of the start line it sounds like a 911. wonderful car.
I have just bought my Volvo C70 convertible. I know there has been a lot of discussion about the scuttle shake on them - I must say I test drove the same model in Southampton and it was terrible to drive.
However, not put off, I test drove another one near where I live and it was great. There was some movement on the steering wheel, but nothing to worry about.
I have since had a brace bar fitted and it has stiffened the front end - wow, what a difference that has made. I would suggest to anyone with a C70 to have one fitted.
These are great cars to drive and cruise in, and when we go to France this year we will be the really cool.
My dad owned the coupe 2.4T GT. It was beautiful, quick, refined, comfy and surprisingly spacious.
The only drawback was that it was a bit soft and lumpy on B roads, however this was compensated by the fact that it had a sonorous five-cylinder engine that gave off a pleasing roar accompanied with plenty of purposeful sounding turbo hiss, though no lag.
Running costs were high, petrol consumption being the main eye-opener but otherwise a fab car.
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Amazing car, once driven, never forgotton, forget all the pretenders like BMW Z4 and Mercedes SLK, they will never have the passion of a Porsche
I love this car! Handling is great, its fun to drive and even reasonably practical!