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Volvo C70

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  • volvomaxvolvomax Posts: 5,274
    Not in Feb, much later. Summer 06.
  • morphusmorphus Posts: 1
    Hello.

    I have found a gorgeous 2002 C70 HPT with 50,000mi for $25,000.

    Is this an acceptable price?

    The extended bumper-to-bumper warranty (to 100k) costs $2k. Seems wayyy too high!

    How reliable are these vehicles?
    Is it a 150k+ mi worthy vehicle?

    How are the costs after 50k mi?

    I appreciate any information.

    Thank you :)

    - William
  • qbrozenqbrozen Posts: 17,147
    I didn't look it up, but I'm thinking that sounds pretty high for a coupe with that many miles.

    As far as reliability, mine has been pretty good (I have the S70, but its the same from a mechanical standpoint - although there are some differences between my '98 and an '02), IMHO, up through the 104K I now have. Yes, I've put a few thousand in repairs into it, but I still love it and figure having such a great car is worth it.

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

  • schuhcschuhc Posts: 333
    I agree with gbrozen. Probably a bit high for 50k. Think it should be in the 12-16k range.

    As far as the extended warranty, 2k is not too expensive. We'll see what Volvomax says about these issues but.....

    I put in a new throttle body after 40k. (think that was around $800)
    I put on new shocks and struts at 85k (that was around $1,100)
    I hear that the windows for the Cs have issues and I know that's around $900.
  • volvomaxvolvomax Posts: 5,274
    I agree with gbrozen. Probably a bit high for 50k. Think it should be in the 12-16k range.

    As far as the extended warranty, 2k is not too expensive. We'll see what Volvomax says about these issues but.....

    I put in a new throttle body after 40k. (think that was around $800)
    I put on new shocks and struts at 85k (that was around $1,100)
    I hear that the windows for the Cs have issues and I know that's around $900.

    Warranty price is about right.
    If the car is an HPT coupe the price is at full retail.
    Car should sell in the upper teens to maybe $20k.
    $12-16 is too low in my opinion.
  • qbrozenqbrozen Posts: 17,147
    yeah, the 12-16k comment confused me, too. but i think maybe he was saying that a $25k example should have 12-16k miles?

    anyway, the extended warranties for volvos are darned expensive, that's for sure. Oh, but, schuhc, shocks and struts won't be covered no matter what.

    One major detail we're missing is whether its stick or auto.

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

  • schuhcschuhc Posts: 333
    meant miles....sorry

    In the Chicago area I have seen 2002 to 2004 coupes/cvts with 10-20k miles going in the $22k to $26k range.

    WOW...It's amazing how much clearer things get when I actually put dollar signs in front of numbers.
  • azzaazza Posts: 2
    Hi, wondered if anyone knew any resolution to the problem with the SC 901 not playing CDR's. Does anyone know a make of CDR that works in the cd player ? Or does anyone know any other way to make burnt cdr's play in the stereo ?

    Thanks,

    Azza
  • tmarttmart Spring, TXPosts: 1,006
    Azza, I've had no problems using TDK and Sony brands.
  • dfwk2500dfwk2500 Posts: 68
    We have had the same problem with our '04, but had no problem with our '99. Discs that worked in the '99 will not work in the '04 although it is the "same radio". The only recordable cds from the '99 that work in the '04 are the old style 650mb's not any of the 700mb. I cannot find any more of the blank 650mb to test and see if that is the issue. I have tried 3 different burners, different brands of media, etc. I do find it amusing that the 700mb's that do not work in the '04 C70 will work in the 60 series loaner they gave us when the '04 was in for service. I've gone round and round with the service folks on this and so far have gotten nowhere. I wish I had pulled the radio from the '99 before we traded it in.
  • tmarttmart Spring, TXPosts: 1,006
    That is definitely weird!! :confuse: :confuse:
  • schuhcschuhc Posts: 333
    Hi guys:

    The cds that work for me are the TDK 700mb's.
    You can get them at Target in spools and they have the 'white film with dots in them' (that's the only way I can explain it). When burning those cds, you should make sure that you burn them at a very slow speed. Usually takes me around 20 minutes to burn the 700mb cd.
    Have minor issues with the 00 C70 (wil sometimes take a bit of time to 'catch') and absolutely no issues with the stereo that is in my wife's 04 XC90.
  • azzaazza Posts: 2
    That's great, i hear that FujiFilm CDR's also work and so may HP 700mb ones, so i'll be trying out those and TDK.

    I tried using older 650mb ones but still not 100% successful.

    I am trying to contact Volvo directly to get help on this, i have heard that there may be some sort of software update you can perform on the SC901 stereo, but i am very sceptical about this.

    I'll keep you all posted..

    It would be good if we could build up a list of suitable CDR's that work.

    So we have :

    TDK
    FujiFilm (tbc)
    HP (tbc)
  • schuhcschuhc Posts: 333
    Tommy indicated that Sony worked as well. I would be a bad business partner if I didn't push our main client out there.

    Next 4 Sony commercials you see are ours.
  • shark715shark715 Posts: 380
    I'm going to be selling my '02 HPT Convertible. It's in excellent condition and has 31K miles. Based on the Edmunds and Kelly Blue Book websites, I've priced it at $27K, but some of the postings above suggest it's worth less. It's a 5 speed, and has the optional audio system and optional wheels. Is my price where it should be? I'm in New Jersey.
  • volvomaxvolvomax Posts: 5,274
    $25,000 is probably closer to its value as a private party sale.
    What will hurt you is the manual tranny.
    I'd put the car on some national sites so people all over can see it.
  • shark715shark715 Posts: 380
    Thanks, Volvomax. What national sites would you suggest? The only one I'm familiar with is cars.com.
  • SylviaSylvia Posts: 1,636
    If you go to http://www.edmunds.com - on the left you will see "Sell Your Car" with our partner AutoTrader.
  • volvomaxvolvomax Posts: 5,274
    There is also a well known auction site ;)
  • piertwinpiertwin Posts: 5
    Do you know if I could find a wind screen other than at a Volvo dealer ?
    It's so expensive I cannot afford it ? any help ? thks. :confuse:
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