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Volvo C70

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  • tmarttmart Spring, TXPosts: 1,006
    Definitely sounds like excuses. What's the dealer's name? I assume it's in the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex. Would think Volvo should know about the wording.
  • The dealer is Volvo of Richardson. The specific page is http://www.volvoofrichardson.com/fs/fs_newvehicles.htm
  • gccvgccv Posts: 1
    I am currently considering a C70 and a BMW 325ci (coupe). I just test drove the BMW this weekend and found the back seats small. Is the C70's larger in the rear seat area?
  • The back seats are almost as generous as the front seats. The only disadvantage is getting into the back seats (although the same could be said for getting into the back seat area of the BMW 325ci). I think that the back seat dimensions for the C70 are greater than those for the S60. (It (the C70) certainly feels larger.)
  • schuhcschuhc Posts: 333
    The back seats are very nice. I believe that there is the illusion of more room because they seem to be reclined at a bit of an angle that allows the legs to have more room. Avolvofan is right about getting into them though.... It takes the front seats 3 years to move forward so that someone can get in. You may want to start the car before you move the front seats as it may drain the battery (yes, I am only kidding, a little).
    And yes... The C70 is longer then the S60.
  • So far I've replaced both driver and passenger window cartridges in my 2000 coupe. Each time the dealership has take at least 4 tries to adjust the window so it doesn't hit the rubber trim causing the door not to close properly or adjusted high enough so as not to leak air. They tell me they can only adjust up and down and not (N,S) and not on the sides (E,W). Anyone experience similar problems.
  • Have you considered taking the car to a different dealer? Four tries is stretching credibility a bit much. If you can find a dealer with a dedicated body shop that would be preferable to one that sends the job out.
  • tmarttmart Spring, TXPosts: 1,006
    does seen excessive. What are the "window cartridges"? I'm not familar with that term. Are they on the coupe only?
  • They are the unit within the door that the window rides up and down on. I've been told that since coupes have larger,heavier windows this type of problem is not uncommon.
  • I don't know about the convertibles, but I have a 2000 C-70 (non-convertible), and have not had problems with the window seal on either side. Again, it sounds like there may be problems with the dealer's capability to work on the C-70. Especially the comment about heavier windows....
  • volvomaxvolvomax Posts: 5,274
    There was a problem w/ the 2000 convertibles windows jumping their tracks, or failing to work at all.
  • shark715shark715 Posts: 380
    I have an '02 C70 convertible, and the owner's manual advises against taking it through an automatic car wash due to the potential of damaging the top. Anyone have any experiences with this? Thanks in advance for your help.
  • tmarttmart Spring, TXPosts: 1,006
    I've always handwashed mine so no actual experience. However, I can understand how a rolling brush could possibly harm the fabric or maybe the frame. Would not think the touchless kind would hurt either the top or the frame. My concern would be the water pressure around the windows and bottom of the rear window causing water to get inside.
  • shark715shark715 Posts: 380
    I have an '02 C70 and have decided to change my oil and filter myself for the first time. Any tips from others who have done it themselves? I bought a filter and to my surprise it's a cartridge rather than cannister type. Where does the gasket provided with the filter go? How tight do you re-tighten the cannister that the cartridge goes in? It looks like I can reach the filter and drain plug without jacking the car up...has anyone tried that? Does the drain plug have a washer that requires replacement? Thanks in advance for your help.
  • Recommend you get :

    Rhino Ramps + Car stands - Pep Boys
    Filter case cup - IPD
    Crush washer - Where u got the cartridge or IPD

    Where does the gasket provided with the filter go? There is a slot on the threaded area of the
    plastic filter case. Use old oil to lubricate the
    new gasket and slip it in slot. Easy to see.

    How tight do you re-tighten the cannister that the cartridge goes in? You will feel when it
    stops. It won't want to go anymore, don't go past this.

    It looks like I can reach the filter and drain plug without jacking the car up...has anyone tried that? No Way. Not enough clearence for the pan.

    Does the drain plug have a washer that requires replacement? Yes. Each time as the crush washer
    changes shape. 50-75 cents.

    The filter case cup tool slides on the case and
    has a bolt like thingy you attach a rachet to.

    I know they sell these cups at pep boys but you
    would have to size it up some how.

      rd 99 c70
  • avolvofanavolvofan Posts: 358
    Use old oil to lubricate the gasket? If it were my car, old oil would go straight to the recycling center. New oil would be used to lube the gasket. But then again, I am very picky....
  • Yup,

     Forgot the reasons but they say you should
     use your old warm oil to lub your new filters
     rubber gasket. Anyone know if I'm right on this
     one?

       rd
  • I installed a Fumoto oil valve to make the job easier. It's not that expensive and you will never have to replace the crush washer again.
    http://www.fumotovalve.com/

    Got one for each of my vehicles while I was at it. And no, I don't own stock or represent this company in any way....
  • schuhcschuhc Posts: 333
    All:

    After trying different brands of CD-Rs in the stereo, I have found the following....

    You will want to burn at 1x the speed.
    You will want to use TDKs. These have been the best so far. Barry Manilow's voice really comes through well (yes, that is a joke as I only listen to Richard Simmons Sweatin to the Oldies)
    Memorex is ok
    Sony is ok
    DO NOT use Phillips. The stereo searches forever to find the song and you can forget about skipping ahead to the next song.
  • tmarttmart Spring, TXPosts: 1,006
    Craig, thanks for the info. Hey, what's wrong with Barry?? He's the Man(ilow)!
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