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Used Volvo C70 Convertible 1997 - 2006 review

(1997 - 2006)
Volvo C70 Convertible (97 - 06)
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What used Volvo C70 sports will I get for my budget?

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

The Volvo badge might have a certain amount of prestige, but that doesn't mean the C70 Convertible is expensive to maintain. All cars are getting on a bit now, so use an independent garage to carry out the maintenance every 10,000 miles.

On the other hand, daily running costs look pretty dear. Fuel economy on the big turbocharged T5 goes as low as 28mpg, but it's no different on the 2.4, and the 2.0-litre is only a little better at 29mpg. An automatic gearbox reduces all figures by 3-4mpg.

Insurance is likely to upset you, too - all models carry a large premium. The least-powerful engines hit group 31, while the 2.4 is in group 35 and the T5 is in group 37. GT trim can also add another group to further increase the cost.