In-depth Reviews

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

63%of people would recommend this car to a friend.

Owner Rating

  • 17reviews
  • 9reviews
  • 3reviews

Common Problems

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

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Petrol, Automatic

Year of registration

2002

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

32
Review
Great reliability as long as it gets regular service.
Running Cost

2 out of 5

This car has style and performance which together with solid build quality come at a price

Owner Review

3 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Petrol, Automatic

Year of registration

2004

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

27
Review
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.
Running Cost

2 out of 5

As you would guess, all things for the Volvo are dearer than an average car, but the main dealer did come down on their price and was the same as other garages, but with the use of genuine Volvo parts.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2003

Average annual mileage

0 – 4,999

Owned

More than 5 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

19
Review
Only ever had major issues with the roof not working
Running Cost
Tyres are reasonably priced but don't last long, fuel consumption is poor, servicing is cheap if you don't go to main dealer, I've never had any major bills or Breakdowns

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

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

Year of registration

2008

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New
Review
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.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

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

Year of registration

1997

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New
Review
Apart from the fuel consumption,i love it

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

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

Year of registration

1999

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New
Review
Excellent

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

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

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used
Review
Excellent

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

2-3 litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year of registration

2007

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

36
Review
faulty roof mechanism
Running Cost

3 out of 5

repairs expensive

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

2-3 litre, Petrol, Automatic

Year of registration

2006

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

More than 5 years

Bought Car

Used
Review
Had no problems
Running Cost

3 out of 5

Large engine, so high petrol condumption

Owner Review

3 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2004

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

27
Review
Drives well, regularly serviced, age enduced replacements only
Running Cost

3 out of 5

I only do short journeys, it's barely warm when I get to work, so it does cost more to run

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2008

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

38
Review
Occasional roof-not-closed alarm sounding
Running Cost

4 out of 5

Reasonablke so far. Expensive 6 yearly service, DPF change!

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year of registration

2012

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

39.2
Review
Never let me down to date
Running Cost

4 out of 5

Good MPG for the size of car and it is an automatic

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

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

Year of registration

2008

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New
Review
Nicely styled with excellent folding metal roof. Disappointing fuel economy. Average ride, handling & performance. Solid build with excellent safety

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

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

Year of registration

2000

Average annual mileage

0 – 4,999

Bought Car

New
Review
Perfection

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

2-3 litre, Petrol, Automatic

Year of registration

2000

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

18
Review
no problems at all

Owner Review

3 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

38

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

2-3 litre, Diesel, 0

Year of registration

2009

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

33

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

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

Year of registration

2008

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used
Review
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.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

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

Year of registration

1999

Average annual mileage

0 – 4,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New
Review
Ok,, not as quick as i hoped

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

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

Year of registration

2000

Average annual mileage

0 – 4,999

Owned

More than 5 years

Bought Car

New

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

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

Year of registration

2007

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

Used

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

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

Year of registration

2000

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New
Review
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.

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

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

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New
Review
Great to own. Great fun and really quite classy.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

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

Year of registration

2007

Average annual mileage

15,000 – 19,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

Used
Review
Excellent ride quality and overall comfort, generally practical (ease of access and boot size - roof up or down). Let down by poor fuel economy.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

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

Year of registration

2002

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New
Review
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?

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

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

Year of registration

2006

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New
Review
A stylish & comfortable coupe cabriolet..

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year of registration

2012

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

40.3
Review
There have been no faults whatsoever with this car
Running Cost

5 out of 5

It is fuel efficient for its size and the service intervals are good

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

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

Year of registration

2007

Average annual mileage

0 – 4,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

Used
Review
Excellent dual purpose car

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

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

Year of registration

2000

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

More than 5 years

Bought Car

New
Review
Reliable

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

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

Year of registration

2006

Average annual mileage

15,000 – 19,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New
Review
Everything i expected of it. Great versatility of the metal folding roof.

Owner Review

3 out of 5

Version

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

Year of registration

2000

Average annual mileage

0 – 4,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

New
Review
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!

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

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

Year of registration

2006

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

Used
Review
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!

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

2.4T GT Auto

Year of registration

2004

Average annual mileage

0 – 4,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

30.5
Review
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.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

15,000 – 19,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

45

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

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

Year of registration

2000

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

New
Review
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.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

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

Year of registration

2004

Average annual mileage

More than 20,000

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New
Review
Brings a smile to my face!!

Owner Review

3 out of 5

Version

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

Year of registration

2006

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New
Review
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.

Owner Review

3 out of 5

Version

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

Year of registration

2007

Average annual mileage

15,000 – 19,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

Used
Review
A great stylish car let down by weak very poor alloys which break! Volvo not receptive to complaints.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

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

Year of registration

2007

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used
Review
Excellent ride quality. Exceptional comfort. Not entirely practical but enough room for 4 adults. Great with the roof down. Poor fuel economy.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

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

Year of registration

2007

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New
Review
Good for waht it does

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