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Volvo C70

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  • tmarttmart Spring, TXPosts: 1,006
    a news release I saw on a Volvo site. It won't be a C50. Craig, good picture!
  • tmarttmart Spring, TXPosts: 1,006
    Here's the copy:

      Media ID: 1979 Date: Apr 15, 2004
     

    Next convertible officially named C70
    Despite what several magazines and newspapers have reported recently, the upcoming all-new Volvo convertible will not be called the C50. The new car will retain the C70 nomenclature that began when the first convertible was launched in 1998. A few publications have even gone so far as to offer some highly inaccurate "artist renderings" of the new car and, while no official photos have been released for the premium drop-top, you can bet that - just like original - the new C70 will be drop-dead gorgeous.
     
    The link is http://www.volvocars-pr.com/index.asp?mediaid=1979&menupar=ne- wsroom&lang=1&flash=1&menuhighlight=hotoff
  • volvomaxvolvomax Posts: 5,274
    Will be based on the P1 chassis(New S40)
    4 seater w/ retracting hardtop.
    5 cyl turbo engine, AWD.
    Due Summer 2005

    Current car goes out of production in Sept.
  • tmarttmart Spring, TXPosts: 1,006
    to ask, but any idea as to pricing?
  • volvomaxvolvomax Posts: 5,274
    supposed to be less than the current C70.
    Car will be built in greater numbers, somewhere around 20,000 units instead of 5,000 units.
  • stevenh7stevenh7 Posts: 33
    I notice that the C70 has a bit of body roll going around corners and feels alittle floaty at times, is this a factor of 16" vs 17" wheels? I'm coming off a Prelude which is much lighter and lower so maybe I'm just used to a different kind of ride. Of course I've never had leather before so not used to slipping around the seat (lol).
  • schuhcschuhc Posts: 333
    Steven.....

    Coupe or Cvt?
  • soledocsoledoc Posts: 52
    I never did find a good 17 inch snow tire. The best you can do on a C70 is the 16" snows. I liked my Bridgestone Potenza RE950s for all season. They worked well in Indianapolis and the occasional trip to Chicago.

    thanks for the support guys. I kind of feel like a trader going with the S60 and my heart sinks every time I see a C70. I'll let you know what my dealer/volvo does with my coupe.
  • schuhcschuhc Posts: 333
    "I'll let you know what my dealer/volvo does with my coupe."

    You probably shouldn't. Tommy and I will get all emotional and anytime we someone in your car with the nondescript wood we may just lose it and go after him because it doesn't seem right to us that he's driving your car.
  • tmarttmart Spring, TXPosts: 1,006
    Steven, do you have 16 inchers? I've got the 17 inchers on my convertible, with Pirelli P6000's, and don't feel any body roll at all. It's kinda spooky how flat it stays in turns and with no squeal from the tires.
  • stevenh7stevenh7 Posts: 33
    I have a Coupe with 17" Michelin Pilots.
  • schuhcschuhc Posts: 333
    Interesting. I have a coupe as well with 17'' and have never noticed a 'roll' issue. My turning always tends to be very tight and I can feel a lot of the road in my 2000.

    Of course my past cars were a 96 Blazer and a 73 TR6. Can't compare the Blazer and the coupe for obvious reasons. As far as the Triumph goes, I was happy when it actually ran so....

    My original thinking was that you would notice more 'roll' with a convertible than with a coupe, but seems as if Tommy's baby is pretty tight as well.
  • tmarttmart Spring, TXPosts: 1,006
    Craig, your thinking is probably correct. The converts come with the "comfort" suspension and the coupes have the "sport" suspension. One would assume the sport should be firmer and with less body roll than the comfort. I've never been in the coupe so I can't make a comparison. I suppose the optional 17 inchers make a real difference even with the comfort. Maybe Volvomax can clarify the differences between the two suspensions.
  • volvomaxvolvomax Posts: 5,274
    The coupes and HT converts come w/ the sport suspension.
    Different shock and springs.
  • qbrozenqbrozen Posts: 17,226
    Just another suggestion, but I put continental contiextremecontact tires on my T5 just before this past winter and I've been very happy with their snow, wet, and dry traction. The survey results on tirerack prompted me to make the choice and they were dead on. They do come in 17".

    '13 Stang GT; '86 Benz 300E; '98 Volvo S70; '12 Leaf; '14 Town&Country

  • rnoldrnold Posts: 6
    My 1999 C70 sometimes dies out after starting. I must then wait several minutes to try again. It eventually starts and I give it the gas so it won't stall out again. The dealer has run tests and says that the "immobilizer" needs to be replaced along with all my keys ($580.00). Is this problem common? Is there some other solution?
    Thanks!
  • biancarbiancar Posts: 913
    Anyone know much about the new C70 (if that's what it will be called) coming out next year? Are there likely to be great sales on any leftover 2004 C70's towards the end of the model run?
  • volvomaxvolvomax Posts: 5,274
    the current C70 ends production in Sept.
    Inventories of the current car are low and will remain so, with most of the final run going to CA, AZ and the sunbelt states.

    The new C70 will not arrive in the US until the fall of 2005.

    As for deals on the current car, it will depend on inventories and time of purchase.
  • where did you find the maf sensor for $162? i am having the same problem on my 99 lt with 34k. p1171, what a code!
  • tmarttmart Spring, TXPosts: 1,006
    Well, after 3 years I had the passenger low beam headlight go out and had to replace it myself. The first time was while under warranty and the recall. It was without a doubt the easiest replacement I've ever done on any car, van or minivan. Took maybe 2 minutes max. Went ahead and replaced the drivers side while the hood was up. Figured when one went out, the other wouldn't be far behind. Couldn't believe how easy and quick it was. One thing that surprised me though was the high and low beams use the same type bulb! Those effecient Swedes! The high beams appear to be just as easy.
  • schuhcschuhc Posts: 333
    Headlights!!!!!!
    Hah!!!!!!

    I can't wait til your fog lights go out. Then you tell me how efficient those Swedes are!!!!! As I was a city dweller, I didn't have ramps when mine went out. Now THOSE were a PAIN!!!!! It's a good thing they made the headlights easy.
  • tmarttmart Spring, TXPosts: 1,006
    Fortunately, I don't use them that much. I actually use the rear fog much more than the fronts. I use it whenever there's heavy rain, which in Houston is quite frequent.
  • tmarttmart Spring, TXPosts: 1,006
    Just got Goldie back from her 37.5k checkup and she's good to go for the next 7.5k.
  • schuhcschuhc Posts: 333
    So...of course after exclaiming what a nightmare the foglamps are, one burned out. Had the ramps this time and it was much easier to replace.

    Also....
    replaced the hose that goes from the radiator overflow to the engine this weekend. I thought that the service department had sliced it as it is 75k miles old and they had recently done work on that side of the car.
    Turns out that the hose was actually fine. Volvo still has the 'screw clamps' that I used to have on my 73 TR6. Turns out that they had the clamp on an angle which was causing the leaking.
  • soledocsoledoc Posts: 52
    Hey guys...hope I'm still welcome on this board. I saw a saffron coupe today...and thought of you. I've had my S60 for 2 months now. I do like it, but certainly miss my C70 coupe. I'm not sorry I made the switch...but the S60 is no C70.
  • schuhcschuhc Posts: 333
    Hey Tommy....

    Think we got Soledoc right where we want him. He's sitting there right now in Indianapolis saying..."Gosh...If only I had those 17inchers on the C70 like I now do on my 2.5 60. Wonder if my wife would mind giving up the Saab for this car. I can still get my 70 back...I know I can!!"
  • tmarttmart Spring, TXPosts: 1,006
    The Saffron coupe really caught my eye too when it came out in 98. It's really a shame it was a one year color, like my gold 99. Glad you're enjoying the S60, but remember you can still get a C70 in the topless version!!
  • soledocsoledoc Posts: 52
    Just for the record, my S60 is a T5..a bit faster than the 2.5T. Wife does like driving this one b/c it's a GT. She's actually giving up her SAAB for a Porsche Cayenne (YUK!) instead of the XC90
  • schuhcschuhc Posts: 333
    European Delivery Program
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