If you’ve been putting off the purchase of Volvo’s power-retractable-hard-top convertible, the C70
, we’d advise you to not delay much longer. A victim of declining sales and rising production costs, the C70 will go out of production at the end of the 2012 model year.
Despite the car’s aging design, it still has much to offer luxury convertible shoppers. With the top up, the C70 feels as tight and secure as a conventional coupe, which broadens the car’s appeal beyond buyers living in sunbelt states. Some have criticized the C70’s top-up styling, but with the top stowed the car seems to have near-universal appeal.
The interior is typically Volvo, which is to say that its heavy on Scandinavian design. Aluminum and wood trim add an upscale feel that belies the car’s relatively modest price point, and standard features like Bluetooth phone integration, XM satellite radio and steering wheel-mounted audio controls are plentiful. Buyers can add...