Used Volvo C70 Convertible 1997 - 2006 review

Category: Convertible

Section: Advice for buyers

Volvo C70 Convertible (97 - 06)
  • Volvo C70 Convertible (97 - 06)
  • Volvo C70 Convertible (97 - 06)

Advice for buyers

What should I look for in a used Volvo C70 sports?

The C70 is pretty reliable, mainly because it uses lots of tried and tested components from the old S70 saloon.

It'll be hard with cars of this age, but try to find one with full service history, which should show that a car has had some TLC. The turbo engines are quite highly stressed, but will perform well if serviced regularly. However, if you get suspicious-looking blue or black smoke when revving a hot engine, the turbo is probably finished, so look for another car.