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Volvo C70 owner reviews

"The Volvo C70 has style in abundance and a clever folding hard top, but a dull driving experience lets it down."

Carbuyer Rating

2.4 out of 5

Owners Rating

4.2 out of 5

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Common Problems

  • Engine (1 case)
  • Electrics (4 cases)
  • Other (6 cases)
  • Brakes (1 case)
  • Gearbox / clutch (2 cases)
  • Brakes, Electrics, Other (1 case)

Review 1 of 40

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

1.5-2 litre, Petrol, Automatic

Year

2002

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

32
Tell us what you think about your car?
Great reliability as long as it gets regular service.
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

3 out of 5

Car Details

Model

1.5-2 litre, Petrol, Automatic

Year

2004

Avg annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

27
Tell us what you think about your car?
The car has been very reliable, I have recently replaced front discs and new brake pads all round, also bushes and other parts for the suspension, but the car is over 8 years old.
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

1.5-2 litre, Petrol, Manual

Year

2003

Avg annual mileage

0 – 4,999

Owned

More than 5 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

19
Tell us what you think about your car?
Only ever had major issues with the roof not working
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

Sport, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year

2008

Avg annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New
Tell us what you think about your car?
It's the first car i've bough solely for fun (a convertible after a series of suvs). It's livedup to driving expectations but interior trim is not very durable for a luxury car.
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

GT, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Petrol, Automatic

Year

1997

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New
Tell us what you think about your car?
Apart from the fuel consumption,i love it
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

T5 GT, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Petrol, Automatic

Year

1999

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New
Tell us what you think about your car?
Excellent
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

Special Edition, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year

2010

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used
Tell us what you think about your car?
Excellent
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

2-3 litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year

2007

Avg annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

36
Tell us what you think about your car?
faulty roof mechanism
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

2-3 litre, Petrol, Automatic

Year

2006

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

More than 5 years

Bought Car

Used
Tell us what you think about your car?
Had no problems
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

3 out of 5

Car Details

Model

1.5-2 litre, Petrol, Manual

Year

2004

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

27
Tell us what you think about your car?
Drives well, regularly serviced, age enduced replacements only
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year

2008

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

38
Tell us what you think about your car?
Occasional roof-not-closed alarm sounding
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year

2012

Avg annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

39.2
Tell us what you think about your car?
Never let me down to date
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

SE SPORT, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Petrol, Automatic

Year

2008

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New
Tell us what you think about your car?
Nicely styled with excellent folding metal roof. Disappointing fuel economy. Average ride, handling & performance. Solid build with excellent safety
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Petrol, Manual

Year

2000

Avg annual mileage

0 – 4,999

Bought Car

New
Tell us what you think about your car?
Perfection
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

2-3 litre, Petrol, Automatic

Year

2000

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

18
Tell us what you think about your car?
no problems at all
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

3 out of 5

Car Details

Model

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year

2010

Avg annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

38
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

2-3 litre, Diesel, 0

Year

2009

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

33
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

ES, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year

2008

Avg annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used
Tell us what you think about your car?
It's a comfortable relaxing drive in an open top car with a folding metal roof. It is well made safe and well designed, which is exactly what was expected. It may not be the fastest or sharpest handling car in it's class but that was not what was wanted.
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

t5, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Petrol, Manual

Year

1999

Avg annual mileage

0 – 4,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New
Tell us what you think about your car?
Ok,, not as quick as i hoped
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

T5, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Petrol, Manual

Year

2000

Avg annual mileage

0 – 4,999

Owned

More than 5 years

Bought Car

New
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

SE, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year

2007

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

Used
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

T5, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Petrol, Manual

Year

2000

Avg annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New
Tell us what you think about your car?
I think my volvo is possibly the best modern car i've ever owned, i say modern as i'm an avid classic car collector and my volvo is 1 of 4 cars i own.
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

SE Luxe, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year

2010

Avg annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New
Tell us what you think about your car?
Great to own. Great fun and really quite classy.
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

SE, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year

2007

Avg annual mileage

15,000 – 19,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

Used
Tell us what you think about your car?
Excellent ride quality and overall comfort, generally practical (ease of access and boot size - roof up or down). Let down by poor fuel economy.
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

N/A, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Petrol, Automatic

Year

2002

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New
Tell us what you think about your car?
Its a great looker, after all it is a traditional convertible with volvo safety built in. It is also a true 4 seater. What more could you want?
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

SE Geartonic, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year

2006

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New
Tell us what you think about your car?
A stylish & comfortable coupe cabriolet..
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year

2012

Avg annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

40.3
Tell us what you think about your car?
There have been no faults whatsoever with this car
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

se, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year

2007

Avg annual mileage

0 – 4,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

Used
Tell us what you think about your car?
Excellent dual purpose car
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Petrol, Manual

Year

2000

Avg annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

More than 5 years

Bought Car

New
Tell us what you think about your car?
Reliable
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

SPORT, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Petrol, Manual

Year

2006

Avg annual mileage

15,000 – 19,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New
Tell us what you think about your car?
Everything i expected of it. Great versatility of the metal folding roof.
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

3 out of 5

Car Details

Model

GT, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Petrol, Automatic

Year

2000

Avg annual mileage

0 – 4,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

New
Tell us what you think about your car?
I bought the volvo because i thought it would be reliable, the roof squeaks when cold, batteries fail every year (possible alternator fault) and the drivers side window regulator failed just outside of the warrenty. Strangely i still like the car!
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

SE, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Petrol, Manual

Year

2006

Avg annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

Used
Tell us what you think about your car?
Performance even better after having the engine management 'chipped' from 220 b.h.p. to 258 b.h.p. which is how it should come out of the factory! Car is what it is-comfortable g.t. rather than a pure sports car. Handles well, goes well, love the style of it, it's reliability and pure 'fun' factor. Thirsty t5 engine is the ongoing cost you have to pay though, in addition to heavy depreciation!
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

2.4T GT Auto

Year

2004

Avg annual mileage

0 – 4,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

30.5
Tell us what you think about your car?
I enjoy this car, the only prob I've had is the Ign Key & Battery, but otherwise it's a very good vehicle. Reliable, smooth, comfy and fun. Pity about the boot space. Why people rate the car with 4 & 5 stars then not recommend it, is beyond me.
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year

2010

Avg annual mileage

15,000 – 19,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

45
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

GT, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Petrol, Automatic

Year

2000

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

New
Tell us what you think about your car?
Brilliant car, average 30mpg, no issues just standard servicing and tyres over the past 3 years & the best stereo of any car i have had.
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

T Convertible, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Petrol, Automatic

Year

2004

Avg annual mileage

More than 20,000

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New
Tell us what you think about your car?
Brings a smile to my face!!
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

3 out of 5

Car Details

Model

SE Lux, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Petrol, Automatic

Year

2006

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New
Tell us what you think about your car?
I have had several large volvo's in the past, the c70 has not been built with the same quality of materials. The brakes are poor, ie, spongy pedal, having had a main dealer perform a recall service, they sent the car back out with air still in the system. The cream leather is not lasting and will require the front seats to be replaced due to discolouring from wearing jeans in the car. The alloys were damaged on the inside of all rims and very expensive to replace, only discovered when on a ramp after i bought it 2nd hand. The 2.4 engine does not pull that well . I could go on but i have been very dissapointed with this volvo and will not buy another.
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

3 out of 5

Car Details

Model

se luxe, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year

2007

Avg annual mileage

15,000 – 19,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

Used
Tell us what you think about your car?
A great stylish car let down by weak very poor alloys which break! Volvo not receptive to complaints.
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

SE Lux, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year

2007

Avg annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used
Tell us what you think about your car?
Excellent ride quality. Exceptional comfort. Not entirely practical but enough room for 4 adults. Great with the roof down. Poor fuel economy.
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

SE, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year

2007

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New
Tell us what you think about your car?
Good for waht it does
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

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