...With a manual transmission, the C70 gets 18 mpg in the city and 27 mpg on the highway. Automatic-equipped C70s get an 18/26 mpg rating. Safety: This being a Volvo, safety is paramount. Standard safety features include antilock brakes, traction control and stability control. Side airbags are also provided, along with special door-mounted, head-protecting side curtain airbags; these are capable of protecting front occupants even when the top is down. In the event of a rollover accident, rollover bars mounted behind the seats automatically deploy for maximum safety. Anti-whiplash seats are also...
...Some find 33.9 inches of legroom livable for adults, but not for more than a cross-town trip, yet adequate for children and small adults. On the other hand, out of necessity, the trunk space on all retractable hardtops is limited. The C70 boasts 12.8 cubic feet with the top up, but only 6 cubic feet with the roof lowered.The retractable hardtop is an engineering work of art. The premier Italian design firm, Pininfarina (yes, the same firm that designs Ferraris, among others), designed the three-piece steel top mechanism. The push of a console button, with the foot safely on the brake, sends...
...Sirius Satellite Radio and a GPS navigation system are optional. A Climate Package includes heated front seats, headlamp washers and rain-sensing windshield wipers. New for 2008, an optional Convenience Package includes keyless ignition, rear park assist and an internal air quality system. Under the Hood For 2008, the C70's sole engine — a turbocharged 2.5-liter inline-five-cylinder — gets a power boost from 218 to 227 horsepower. The torque remains 236 pounds-feet. The engine mates with a six-speed manual or a five-speed automatic transmission with winter and manual shifting modes...
...Both reach 18 mpg in city driving. Another perk is that Volvo's turbo does not require premium fuel, regular works just fine. The car's handling was good. On the highway it was smooth and the ride was very comfortable. Wind noise was minimal and there was very little cowl shake -- the windshield shaking side to side when the top is down. The steering felt firm and the car always felt well planted. But I'll admit that I didn't press this car through its paces at first. I just enjoyed it, opening the top on a cloudy, cool day, turning the heated seats on high and listening to the 910-watt...
Volvo’s C70 convertible first hit the market as a ragtop in 1999, but transitioned into a power retractable hardtop in 2006. The design of the car, which originated as... December 15, 2011 by Kurt Ernst
Against newcomers like the Volkswagen Eos and recently revealed MINI Roadster, Volvo’s C70 is certainly starting to show its age, as we discovered in our own drive... November 8, 2011 by Viknesh Vijayenthiran
Admit it: Volvo probably isn’t the first brand that comes to mind when you’re pondering performance cars or performance upgrades to existing cars. Volvo tuning... November 7, 2011 by Kurt Ernst
Volvo has issued a recall on certain C70 and S60 models due to an incorrectly labeled sticker attached to the affected vehicles’ optional accessory spare tire kit. The... October 28, 2011 by Viknesh Vijayenthiran
The current generation Volvo C70 has been with us since 2006, having been most recently updated last year. But the car’s future is not looking so bright, with news from... October 4, 2011 by Viknesh Vijayenthiran