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Volvo C70

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  • otis4otis4 Posts: 14
    Now THAT'S what I'm talkin' about! Finally Volvo has released all this information and we can stop speculating about it here...now, which one of you guys had most of the rumors correct? ...and let me say this next-gen C70 looks great! That first picture under the tree has a big "wow factor"...great shape, color, angle etc. I am really excited that my '04 C70 lease will run out in time to buy an early '07 model. Hopefully the Frankfurt show will be video streamed all over the internet as I don't think I will be there in person. Anyone know if the car mags will get a pre-production example to test drive? I hope Volvo is smart enough to get one in their hands quickly so all those potential A4 and 3-series buyers can stop before it's too late and check this C70 out instead.
  • apolloc70apolloc70 Posts: 13
    hey all, has anyone had problems with their AC ?
    mine might have a leak since it isnt cooling, it may be out of frillon (gas).
    at some point there was a "mist" that came out of the air vent, but it may have been some humidity. anyways, it hasnt cooled right ever since...
    if anyone has some helpful tips or advice, i'd be very gr8ful.
    abe
  • tmarttmart Spring, TXPosts: 1,026
    Best tip would be to take it to your dealer or mechanic. There's bunches of potential reasons for not cooling, low R134, Freon no longer used, compressor not working several reasons for this, a sensor(s) not working. List goes on and on. Take it to the pro.
  • qbrozenqbrozen Posts: 17,663
    Maybe I'm missing it... but I don't see much in the way of info at all. I mean, what are the engine and tranny options, for instance (if any options at all)?

    '13 Stang GT; '15 Fit; '98 Volvo S70; '14 Town&Country

  • volvomaxvolvomax Posts: 5,274
    US Engine 2.5L T5 218 hp.
    Europe will get the 2.4I 168 hp engine and the diesel as well.

    Both auto and manual trannies should be available.
  • qbrozenqbrozen Posts: 17,663
    Darn! I was really hoping for at least for S60 T5 power ... with a 6-speed.

    '13 Stang GT; '15 Fit; '98 Volvo S70; '14 Town&Country

  • modinemodine Posts: 1
    When I stepped on the gas pedal today, nothing happened for about 2 or three seconds, after which the accelerator kicked in. Most of the time I have no problem, but now I have to be very cautious when I'm entering the traffic flow. Any one know what is causing this problem?
  • donaldbdonaldb Posts: 1
    My Volvo C-70 convertible has a vibration at 45 to 50 mph which the local Volvo sales and service departments say is "normal" for a 2001 model. I have new Pirelli tires which were installed by the dealer and have had the car to three different tire places to check balance and alignment - all say tires are fine. Anyone else have this problem?
  • adp3adp3 Posts: 446
    Max: Is this the same engine that powers my 2004 XC90? (the 2.5T)

    How much will the C70 weigh (and how much does a 7-seat awd xc90- weigh)?

    I think it's a sweet vehicle. I'd like a niftier interior, but perhaps that will come. It needs to have an interior that is as nice as the 3-series BMW, don't you think?
  • kyfdxkyfdx Posts: 31,040
    So... AWD or FWD?

    Manual, or slushbox only?

    When will they be available?

    Anyone think it will really come in under $36K?

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  • volvomaxvolvomax Posts: 5,274
    No, this is the engine in the S40 T5.
    The XC90 engine is 208 hp, and has a bigger heavier engine block.

    XC90 weighs approx 4600 lbs
    Old C70 weighs @ 3800 lbs.
    New C70 prob 3600?

    I like the S40 type interior, I think the materials are nice, esp the aluminum trim.
    I'm sure there will be nicer options for those who want them down the road.
  • volvomaxvolvomax Posts: 5,274
    So far,
    FWD.
    Both auto and manual trans.

    First sales hopefully in April 06.

    $36k is going to be tough. I think that is going to be the base. Fully equipped should be @ $40k.
  • kyfdxkyfdx Posts: 31,040
    Thanks for the info..... I think you are probably right on the price..

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  • kyfdxkyfdx Posts: 31,040
    ..how much the current S40 T5 lists for...

    Since this is the basis for the new C70 convertible, I priced one out on Volvo's website..

    S40 T5 AWD.. with automatic, premium pkg, xenons, cd changer... basically, everything but NAV... $36,500

    The FWD model... about $35K...

    WOW... that is a lot... The FWD model is about $1500 more than a comparable Acura TL.... and I'm not even sure the Volvo S40 can even compete in that category..

    I think $40K could be on the low end for the convertible...

    regards,
    kyfdx

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  • volvomaxvolvomax Posts: 5,274
    Well the 04 C70 LPT listed out @ $41,000.

    An 05 S40 T5, Prem pkg, Audio pkg, Sport pkg, Automatic, Xenons, Climate and Convienence pkg lists @ $33,815. $34,290 w/ metallic paint.
    This is a rare car.
    Most S40's run $30-32,000 MSRP.
  • kyfdxkyfdx Posts: 31,040
    Yeah.. the price will look okay compared to the old one..

    I was just surprised.. The old one is based on the S70 (or 850?)... what most people would consider a step up in class from the S40.. I was thinking that the new one might drop down a little in price.. I guess compared to the C70 HPT convertible, it might be few Gs cheaper..

    And, I wasn't purposely trying to run up the price of the S40.. Just adding the equipment that is typical for the Japanese competitors.. It just kind of stunned me....

    I think they'll have an easier time selling that convertible at $40K, than a full-boat S40 T5 AWD at $35K, though... Not as much competition for the convertible..

    But, you probably know better.. I've only seen a couple of the T5 AWD on the road.. You sell many of these? At what MSRP are they, typically?

    regards,
    kyfdx

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  • volvomaxvolvomax Posts: 5,274
    Being in the southwest we sell very few AWD sedans at all.
    Most of our T5's MSRP in the $30-33000 range.
  • adp3adp3 Posts: 446
    Here's another video, also showing how the roof opens.

    http://www.autowereld.com/nieuwsbericht.asp?artikel=2393&pa=&fr=1

    the roof opening is at about 55 seconds in
  • donaldb, greetings, drove a 00 c70 convertible today. It seemed to have the same vibration that went away above about 50. It is low miles, 22k and is otherwise in great shape.

    What are your thoughts, pb
  • tmarttmart Spring, TXPosts: 1,026
    My 99 doesn't have a vibration. Sounds like it could involve several things, alignment, balancing, tires out of round, tire pressure maybe.
  • schuhcschuhc Posts: 333
    My 01 Coupe does not have vibration either. In reading your post, I saw that you have Perelli's and that's all i needed to see. In past postings on this board, people have complained about flat spots on those tires. In my 95k miles I have had the Michelin Pilots, Bridgestone Potenzas and now Falken Ziex's.

    The Pilots and Potenzas lasted about 40k each.
    I will be switching back to the Potenzas once the Falkens have worn out. Other than the 2500 mile wear in period (at which time the noise became drastically reduced) they were definitely the best of the bunch. Was like riding on rails in the rain.

    Sup Tommy.
  • WE recently purchased an 03 C70 HPT conv and it is teriffic.
    I heard taht there is a Fiberglass hardtop that pops on in the winter.
    Does anyone have any info?

    Thanks
    starlifter
  • tmarttmart Spring, TXPosts: 1,026
    Congrats on your purchase. :shades: Have not heard of a removable hardtop for the C70. Would seem extremely cumbersome considering the size and weight that would be involved. Removing and replacing the top on my 57 Tbird was definitely a two person job, and that was a two seater. Can't imagine doing it on a C70. Could you be confusing it with the new C70 with the retractable hardtop? :confuse:
  • volvomaxvolvomax Posts: 5,274
    There is a company in Europe that makes hardtops for the C70.
    Wiesmann auto-sport.
  • tmarttmart Spring, TXPosts: 1,026
    WOW! I had no idea. That Saffron hardtop looks good. Any idea on prices? Their website didn't list them. Their Roadster is a looker too!
  • volvomaxvolvomax Posts: 5,274
    No clue, bet it is several thousand though.
  • qbrozenqbrozen Posts: 17,663
    and just think about shipping such a beast overseas!
    Yikes!

    '13 Stang GT; '15 Fit; '98 Volvo S70; '14 Town&Country

  • schuhcschuhc Posts: 333
    As I also learned this past week, it may not be the tires at all. You may have a hub that needs to be replaced. Although, mine does have 95k on it so I would be surprised if you've lost a bearing already.

    $420.00
  • tmarttmart Spring, TXPosts: 1,026
    Ouch! The hub is something I wouldn't think would ever need to be replaced, short of an accident. :sick:
  • schuhcschuhc Posts: 333
    I'd have to ask Volvomax but my initial thought is that my guys don't steer me wrong. Evidently, with the volvos, it is not as simple as replacing a bearing. I was told that because of the way the bearings and the hub are laid out, when a bearing goes bad, you are just better off replacing the whole hub as it is too difficult to only replace a bearing. Doubt, and hoping, that they didn't feed me a line as I bring them 2 dozen danishes anytime I go in for service.
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