But the Volvo goes a step further with its rollover protection system that deploys two steel rollbars in 0. Had plans to buy a newer one but this has put me off Of Volvos. Its first car, built in 1927, was a convertible. Thirsty at an average dependant on driving 25. And the joys of the C70 models go well beyond styling.
Carwash tests of the Mustang resulted in the same nearly dry cocoon we experienced with the Camaro Details be damned, the real fun of ponycar convertibles is that you get a better whiff of the deliciously burning rubber. Punch it, and the Convertible accelerates quickly and smoothly, with no time spent waiting for the turbo to spool. Based on this data and further analysis, we predict reliability for the latest year. And redesigned line-up of V70 wagons is on its way. Consumer Reports subscribers reported on any serious problems they had with their vehicles during the past 12 months that they considered serious because of cost, failure, safety, or downtime, in any of the trouble spots included in the table below. C70s are also notorious for various clunks, knocks, bangs and grinding sounds from both the front and rear suspension. Prices do not include manufacturer's destination and delivery charges.
Biggest problem, for me, is that it only has 4 seats. Units Affected 97000 Got your attention? But if we were forced to choose one topless model over the other, we'd choose the prettier one with better manners-the Volvo C70. An X indicates that the vehicle was not manufactured for a specific year. Launched as a totally new model line for 1999, there are no significant changes for 2000. Extra weight is given to the more serious areas such as major engine or transmission problems. Check out recalls and then contact Volvo help and you will see what I am talking about. When it began to snow more heavily, we pulled to the side of the road, set the parking brake and pushed the button to put the top up.
In 'Kramer versus Kramer,' the ad guy played by Dustin Hoffman came up with a slogan for his big car account: 'Boxy but good. We did and loved every minute of it. The Volvo C70 is the nicest convertible in the market--if money is no object. Model year 2000 Year of manufacture 2000 First year of ownership 2006 Most recent year of ownership 2007 Engine and transmission 2. In this case, greater structural integrity and adept handling contradict one another. The minuses:The top sometmes has issues seating itself especially if you park on an upward incline so I look for a level surface. The driver immediately feels connected to the car and to the road, which instills confidence in corners.
When the fully automatic soft-top is raised, it slopes gracefully to its slightly tapered rear. Our test car came equipped with this higher-end system. HomeLink is an integrated remote-control system that can be programmed to open garage doors and turn on house lights. The S2000 is powered by a 2. It used to be that virtually any car was offered in either hardtop or convertible form, while almost every sports car was a drop-top only. It only took the S2000 5. Yes Review Date: 8th September, 2002 I own an Volvo C70 and I have same problems.
Where all the power comes in though is for everyday driving and overtaking. On one run, we launched and shifted at 5500; the 0-60 time rose to more than 11 seconds. Place the panels in the appropriate locations, interweaving the tabs, and close the trunk to secure the rear perimeter. The results are presented relative to the average model that year. Then pick the best tire size for your 2000 Volvo C70. Finally, if built-in passenger safety is a concern, the marque well known for practically inventing it doesn't fail. However, stiff isn't how the S2000 rides, due to the double wishbone suspension damped by gas-pressurized shocks.
Extra weight is given to the more serious areas such as major engine or transmission problems. Translated, these terms mean a rigid, steel body except for the aluminum hood and chassis that give the S2000 the structural rigidity usually seen only in closed-top vehicles-it's one of the most solid drop tops we've driven. The stereo is fantastic, probably one of the best sounding stock stereos out there. More than any other model in its lineup, the sporty and free-spirited C70 Convertible represents the winds of change blowing through the company. Volvo has added a coupe and convertible to its 70-Series line to try to shed its stolid, workhorse image. The steering wheel is a nightmare to keep clean and most end up sticky and gunk-filled.
Push the button and align the pins, secure the latches, top up. Our faith grew with the optional traction control system on our test car, which kept the wheels from spinning in the snow in the mountains above Sedona. The handling is more like a truck though and the stiffened suspenssion is very bouncy. If not 'joy ridden,' engine and tranny keep well. Manufacturer Info Sources: 1-800-550-5658 -. We found the automatic transmission to be responsive, shifting down quickly to the appropriate gear with the precision you would expect in finely engineered machinery. This compares favorably to 6.
But the similarities end there: The sheet metal on the two-door C70 widens over the wheels and narrows again between the tires, like a Coke bottle when viewed overhead. The only difference from circa '65 Mustang trials is the requirement that the parking brake be on before top operation can commence. Year of manufacture 2000 First year of ownership 2000 Most recent year of ownership 2002 Engine and transmission 2. Things are changing at Volvo, and they're changing for the better. Love the look of it actual pic and so love the performance! In addition, respondents also rate their cars in six categories: driving experience, comfort, value, styling, audio, and climate systems.
The power top is easy to operate, dropping in 9 seconds and raising in 8 seconds. Our subscribers provide great insights into their satisfaction by answering one simple question: If they had it to do all over again, would they definitely buy or lease the same model? These cars do not corner particularly well and they can feel very unstable at speed. Introduction In 'Kramer versus Kramer,' the ad guy played by Dustin Hoffman came up with a slogan for his big car account: 'Boxy but good. Lineup The C70 is available as both Coupe and Convertible. Driving Impressions We drove the C70 Convertible in Arizona with unseasonably crisp temperatures in the lowlands and snow flurries in the mountains.