Used Volvo C70 Coupe 1997 - 2002 review

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Section: Ownership cost

1997 - 2002 review
Volvo C70 Coupe (97 - 06)
  • Volvo C70 Coupe (97 - 06)
  • Volvo C70 Coupe (97 - 06)
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Ownership cost

What used Volvo C70 coupe will I get for my budget?

How much does it cost to run a Volvo C70 coupe?

The C70's fuel economy is reasonable no matter which engine you opt for. The 2.0T, T5 and 2.4T all hover just below the 30mpg mark.

Insurance may seem pricey, but when you take into account the performance available and the original cost of the car it's not that bad. All models are in groups 31 to 35.

You shouldn't have too much to pay for unscheduled work, because the C70's underpinnings come from the old S70 saloon, which has a reputation for reliability. And, further good news comes with the news that Volvo dealers have reasonable rates for routine maintenance, which is just as well as the C70 needs to visit them every 10,000 miles. We'd recommend an independent specialist, though, which could save you money.

One other thing you'll need to budget for on turbocharged versions of the C70 is tyres - drive with a heavy right foot and you'll get through a front pair within 10,000 miles.