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Volvo C70 Convertible - 2006 and Newer

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  • volvomaxvolvomax Posts: 5,274
    You should be fine.
    We have a car due at the same time.
    Your VIN should exist, this means the car is being built, or has already been built.
  • stanwictstanwict Posts: 60
    Auction ends May 3rd and current high bid is $43,100 as of this post which hasn't met the reserve price. You could hit the buy it now button and pay $65,000. I'll reserve my nasty comments about this dealer for doing what they are trying to do with this car.
  • burghburgh Posts: 17
    You have to give the dealer credit for creativity. It is a disservice to the dealer's local customers, but maybe no one in the area wanted to put down a deposit on an order. Maybe this dealer is stuck with more cars than customers.

    I doubt that this is the case and the dealer will hopefully just learn from the negative feedback given by his local customers.
  • laxdadlaxdad Posts: 12
    Reserve not met. I was tempted. Would solve my delivery issue!
  • laurasdadalaurasdada Posts: 2,482
    Heading south on Rte. 128 (I95) outside of Boston after work. Silver, nice. Don't like the satellite radio fin on the trunk, though. Top was up, raining cats/dogs. Much traffic, so hard to keep it in my line of sight. Maybe one of the Boston area demos?

    They're out there...

    '13 Jaguar XF, '11 BMW 535xi, '02 Lexus RX300

  • alp8alp8 Posts: 656
    Just an FYI, you said you want your first convertible, but it seems that you are only considering the C70 or the Saab 93 or Audi A4. If you are not anti-German, you should probably also consider the Sebring. I have not driven the C70 or the Saab 93 or Audi A4, but I would assume the Sebring is less of a "driver's car" than any of those. Then again, you can't compare any of your choices to a Porsche, eh?

    It will be interesting to see how the C70 is received, and how it performs. I hope Volvo hits a home run with it. That's what's better for us, the consumers. Failures don't help any of us, even if we want to buy a different car. If Volvo fails, Audi has less incentive to succeed, etc.

    you could also consider a two-year old BMW 3-series convert. (or a new one)
  • biancarbiancar Posts: 913
    What's your reasoning there about "if not anti-German, consider the Sebring?" I don't think the Daimler part of Daimler-Chrysler has much, if anything, to do with the Sebring.

    If someone wants a Saab or Audi or the C70, frankly I doubt the Sebring would be very satisfactory. It's ok for a cruiser, but nowhere near the fun or luxury level of the other cars he's considering.

    That said, a friend of mine has a Sebring that now has something like 120,000 miles on it. He's been happy with it.
  • alp8alp8 Posts: 656
    well, they don't call it Chrysler-Daimler, now, do they?

    :-)

    DC is about as much of an "American" car company as Toyota is.

    I haven't driven the C70, but I've read a lot, and I dont' think it will be a better driving experience than a well-appointed Sebring. The Audi is reasonably fun to drive, but it is small (for me). I do like the Saab, but the interior needs an update. I don't think the Sebring is a bad deal.

    of course, if we want to pick a convertibile based on driving, the 330 leads the way. That doesn't mean it's the best one for everybody, but from just the driving perspective, it leads.

    They are all different - all good in their own way.

    We win.
  • qbrozenqbrozen Posts: 16,886
    but it seems that you are only considering the C70 or the Saab 93 or Audi A4. If you are not anti-German,

    pssssttt..... audi is german. pass it on.

    '13 Stang GT; '86 Benz 300E; '98 Volvo S70; '12 Leaf; '08 Town&Country

  • yankees338yankees338 Posts: 28
    Personally I prefer the Solara over a Sebring. It's more stylish both on the inside and out, and is bigger than any convertible out there, except possibly a Sebring.
  • laxdadlaxdad Posts: 12
    The C70 with it's convertible hard top makes it a fair comparsion to the new VW and existing (higher priced) Lexus and MB models. If Pontiac ever produces their G6 hardtop it should also be considered. Understand that BMW has a convertible hard top in the works.

    This will be my first convertible and I only considered the purchase due to the hardtop feature. I don't think comparing the product to a "rag top" is a fair comparision for either product.
  • alp8alp8 Posts: 656
    oops - duh! (thanks)
  • alp8alp8 Posts: 656
    yes, good point - the Solara also has to be in the mix. I can't warm up to the style of it, however. I'd probably like it if I drove it.
  • alp8alp8 Posts: 656
    re the G6

    It is being produced - they are being sold and delivered already. I saw one at my local Pontiac dealer, but was unable to take any time to look it over. I was rushing to get across the street to the Volvo dealer to peak at the c70. I like the look of the c70 - small and sporty, not a beast like the old c70. The jury is out until I've driven it, of course.

    But how does one spend 40k on the c70, knowing you could get a sweetly-equipped Boxster for not a whole lot more coin?
  • qbrozenqbrozen Posts: 16,886
    But how does one spend 40k on the c70, knowing you could get a sweetly-equipped Boxster for not a whole lot more coin?

    soft top vs. hard top
    2 seats vs. 4 seats
    I can't fit vs. I can fit

    other than the fact that you can drop the top, the 2 don't compare.

    '13 Stang GT; '86 Benz 300E; '98 Volvo S70; '12 Leaf; '08 Town&Country

  • biancarbiancar Posts: 913
    If it has to be a hard-top for you, then you're right.

    I thought I would fall in love with the C70, for many of the same reasons you and others have mentioned - hard top, lots of luxury features, small enough but still can seat four, etc.

    But after driving it, my response was more like "eh..." instead of "wow!" I ended up with a Nissan 350Z, which won for kicks and grins, and also felt very secure on the road. (Important to me, and I wasn't sure that a roadster would feel that solid. It did.)

    This is also my first convertible, and I'm loving it. While it wouldn't appear to be a direct competitor to the C70, as it is a very different type of car, it fit the bill for me.

    Getting back to the Solara vs. the Sebring, I also test drove the Solara and hated it. The fiddly convertible top cover would drive me nuts (you have to lean over the side of the car and mess around with a little plastic holder thing to attach the tonneau cover), and then the driving experience just didn't do anything for me.

    With convertibles, you can slice and dice the comparisons in many different ways. Four seaters: Solara, Sebring, C70, VW Beetle, Audi. Fun to drive: Porsche, Boxster, Nissan, BMW. Less than $40k: Solara, Sebring, sometimes the 350Z, depending on equipment, etc. Hard-tops... well, you get the idea. You can mix and match to suit your preferences.

    It's important to test-drive from as many groups as meet your priorities. You might be surprised what you end up liking and buying.
  • tmarttmart Posts: 998
    What do you mean by not a beast like the old c70? :confuse:
  • alp8alp8 Posts: 656
    larger

    didn't mean it "negatively"
  • alp8alp8 Posts: 656
    yes, yes, true true

    I start thinking I can make do with a roadster, then I get practical and want 4 seats, then I get really practical and want 4 doors....and then all hell breaks loose.
  • alp8alp8 Posts: 656
    I completly understand cross-shopping the Z with the C70, though it can be argued that the driver who prefers the Z is not the intended driver of the C70 (and perhaps vice-versa). They are very different droptops, intended for very different audiences.

    I have cross-shopped many "different" vehicles. Sometimes even a coupe is in the mix with a convertible.

    another car to add in this mix: a used Lexus sc430, eh?
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