As far as i see, this car is well worth the money and should cost a lot more. A 2001, 2003, and mine 2005 and all roofs have worked ok. The conv is no real sports car just a fast cruiser esp on the motorway where you really have to watch the speed at the legal limit as it creeps up at an alarming rate. Is there a better looking convertible built in the decade between 1995 and 2005? After a thirty month gestation, the C70 hit showrooms as a 1997 model, and remained in production through 2004. I do also like the following generation with the retractable hardtop; one of those is on the short list for potential next car for my wife.
Talk about a distinctive car. Fast, raucous and a huge amount of fun, the third-generation car makes a great modern-day cut-price alternative to the four-wheel drive hyper-hatches like the and. The low production run, superb Bertone styling, and bulletproof 700 Series chassis turned it into a classic in recent years. However once they get down to the £2000 mark the fact the cars do not rust, well made and have loads of standard kit means a whole lot more. Well-balanced, with athletic shoulders, and distinctive lines. Is there anything else i should know before getting one? Is there reason for that? By the time the major mark-ups had vanished, there were rumblings in the Volvo-sphere that the cars had some serious problems.
Personally I would hang on for the 13 speaker Dolby surround system as it is simply awesome. I guess £600 would be a realistic price if you took your car to a dealer with a faulty roof and told them to get on and fix it. So, I ask myself, how do I manage to find all of the fun ones? Coupe looks much better than the convertible with the roof up in my opinion. But all that will be forgotten soon enough. Saffron is a great colour on a C70.
Not only was I the first to snag and write up a P1800, but now I get one of these. But then Volvo must have agreed with you to some degree as they dropped the coupe a couple of years early. Its relative undesirability is one factor in why this generation remains, by some margin, the most affordable 911 on the market. Its certainly bound to be a better drivers car. I drive it every time I come home to visit and it starts right up every time. I wouldnt mind the power of T5, but i could live without it.
This car feels like a front-wheel-drive cousin to the. I ve only really seen 3 cars. Ive read some horror stories about it. By the 1990s, though, it was becoming apparent to Volvo that durable, boring and safe was not going to generate the kind of moolah necessary to keep a small independent company in the black over the long haul. And yes, the only model with the High Pressure Turbo is the T5, the rest are Low pressure and then there's one without a turbo too, a 2435cc 20valve only available for a while. Not just attractive, but really sexy.
The Volvo C70 was manufactured at the Volvo plant in Uddevalla, Sweden. A lot of repair cost depend on what your able to do yourself. Everything you see on the car is in original factory spec, including the paint. What are your future classic top tips? Wheels will prob need a refurb and the drivers seat can wear but this can all be sorted. So i feel more optimistic about it. Its quite common to hear a groan noise on full lock turns which sounds expensive but is normally nothing more than a little grease needed to the bump stops.
Although this one is a bit of a cheat as I know its former owner quite well. Approx 70,000 Coupees and Convertibles of this C70 model were sold from 1996 - 2005. With prices starting from just £800 and everything from a sporty city runabout through to a hi-tech Japanese supercar to choose from, there should be something for every taste and budget. Thank you for not ignoring me because im new. Although most cars were automatics, a five speed was available and seems to have been fitted to perhaps only five percent of production. The head unit I think was made by Alpine and the one your looking for is the 901 model.
However, after well over 150,000 miles, I suppose that my friend did as well as could be expected with a front wheel drive Volvo with as many complicated systems as this one had. For example recently I ve found a snapped rear coil spring. I agree with some of the posters that it feels like a fragile car. It's easy to tell if a car has the system or not as there will be a big speaker on the top of the dash in the centre. As to which is the best engine, it's been a matter of debate on here a few times, basically it depends on what your priorities are, they're all good! Many coupés remain on the road, but values of the rarer Roadster model will climb sooner. But c70 with T5 engines are a bit expensive or have high miles on clock.
Don't be scared of the 'big powerful engine being a gas guzzler', it's really not. In my experience, the T5 has been more economical than the 2. What really worries me is the electric roof on conv. As Volvo was developing its S70 and S80 lines, style and appeal were the new order of the day. Its quite common to hear a groan noise on full lock turns which sounds expensive but is normally nothing more than a little grease needed to the bump stops.
Early models have Airbumps on the side panels to reduce car park dings — as quirky to look at as they are effective — and facelifted cars feature special hydraulic bump stops as well as multi-layered seat padding to make the Cactus as comfy as classic Citroens of old. I still haven't decided whether to get coupé or convertible version. If I was driving the roof was down and I enjoyed every min of just cruising around in a totally relaxed manor. Used hood cover motor and catches £54 on ebay. I understand, that T5 2. The coupe is one of the better post-90s two doors, really well done.