I have had this car for six months it's the 2.3 T5 GT opn an 04 plate with 23000 miles and oh boy what a joy it has been. The only thing I can fault it on is the turning circle its huge, but having said that it has never cause me any problems. Driving with the hood down it becomes a real head turner and the stereo is awesome speaker every where. It really comes into its own when pushed on the motorway, come down the sliproad pick where you want to be and bamm your there. After that there is not much that can touch you. Around town is a different story its slow off the start unless you floor it which is not really practiacable as you'll easily break the speed limit get over 3000 revs and you are away. But around town who cares people just look, it is a bonney car, often get the remark "nice car". Milage wise round town 21mpg motorway 24mpg at well not saying at 50-60 mph get around 27mpg Would I have another? Without doubt
What an awesome beast, who cares it streads front tyres and needs Belguim to turn around in and Built for those across the pond, The C70 oozes class. Great Hifi, comfy front seats and built from solid. Well Done Volvo Next tailor the car for us Europeans
I have owned the car for 2 years and still love driving it.
The cabin is a nice place to be with leather and a very nice sound system. Driving the car is a pleasure - it's not a racing machine but very smooth.
Rear-seat access is a problem if you have young children.
The clutch went at 41,000 miles and had to have the dual-mass flywheel replaced - this cost £650.
Would recommend this car.
The one I've got is a silver s reg 1998 2435cc GT. I bought it from a garage in May 2007. Having looked at it on the forecourt, I simply had to have it. As far as practicality goes, frankly it isn't, but that's not why you buy a car like this, is it?
Having previously owned cheap Vauxhall and Ford cars, this was a revelation. It is impressive to look at, and because I've got one with the optional sports suspension, it handles with aplomb round fast corners. There appears to be no slip, and I've still not found its limit yet. Whilst it probably won't out-accelerate a lot of modern hot hatches and the rest, who cares! Just look at it, sit in the comfy heated leather seats, listen to the Dolby surround sound, or just listen to the engine. It does truly put a smile on your face.
To sum up: it's a GT car designed for fast long distance journeys. You buy it because you have taste, rather than just a need for speed. It's at its best on fast A/B roads or the motorway. Around town, don't expect much more than 25mpg. The sports suspension gives it great handling, but it doesn't like our typically pathetic pot-holed town roads. There's loads of room on the back seats, if you can get in and out. It's a car you buy with your heart, but you still don't regret it.
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