That's not the performance of a hot rod, but it is certainly more than respectable. Electric power steering is probably the most controversial bit, but it's well tuned here, with realistic response and feel. MacPherson struts up front and a multilink rear suspension in the back provide for spirited, smooth handling, even through the electric power steering isn't overly imposing. They also said it has a stylish, airy interior with comfortable front seats. The limited space inside the 2009 Volvo C70 restricts the amount of cargo or number of friends you can invite along, but with the top down, the C70 is a blast of fresh air.
Stand close enough, and you can spot the two seams that enable the roof to stack into thirds and drop into the trunk, but otherwise there's not a hint of compromise in the graceful roofline. With the manual transmission, Volvo says the C70 can. It's sluggish from a stop, the ride is stiff and the sleek Volvo is not very agile. Volvo estimates zero to 60 mph in 7. The Premium Package brings leather seating, a remote garage door opener and a compass, while the Climate Package groups heated front seats, headlamp washers and rain-sensing windshield wipers.
With the manual transmission, Volvo says the C70 can reach 60 mph in 7. The front seats are fantastically supportive, but adults will not want to spend more than a crosstown trip in the Volvo C70's two backseats. A soft ridge at the beltline sweeps all the way from headlight to taillight, accentuating the wedge, which is conspicuous but not bulky. Operation of the retractable hard top is possible only when the car is stationary and requires no extra space behind the car while the roof is being raised or lowered but requires a height clearance of six feet seven inches — and requires the driver to hold the console button for the full operation. The Convenience package installs key-free entry and ignition.
It simply gives good feedback through the healthy leather-wrapped steering wheel. We found them to be resistant to fade on a winding road that overheated the brakes on some lesser cars. At a Glance Not ordinarily known for spiffy automobiles, Volvo has strayed a bit from its staid demeanor with the 2009 Volvo C70, a stylish and distinctive hardtop convertible. The current C70 doesn't shake like many convertibles do. The engine, transmission and suspension are proven to be smooth and reliable, and the price for this four-seat hardtop convertible is a bargain. In the worst case, this may even damage the engine. The C70 has a contemporary appearance consistent with the rest of the Volvo lineup.
The trunk gets crowded with the top down, also. It has a solid feel and strikes an appropriate balance of responsive handling with a smooth, well-controlled ride quality and fade-resistant brakes. Model value: The 2009 Volvo C70 is one of only a few convertible models with a full-size back seat and space for four adults. Of the 72,000 first generation C70s produced worldwide, 26,036 were Coupes and 46,786 were Convertibles. When an approaching vehicle closes from behind and to either the left or right of the C70, the system activates one of two small amber lights mounted just inboard of the mirrors, calling the driver's attention to the situation. The trunk lid is aluminum for reduced weight. The Dynaudio upgraded stereo system is incredible and worth every penny.
C70s come standard with a six-speed manual transmission or an optional five-speed automatic. Volvo offers five main optional packages. The rear glass window is large, which improves visibility and body rigidity. In short, the C70 was not given a bulbous rear end in order to fit the convertible steel roof under its cover. A special synthetic seating material called Vulcaflex is standard on the C70, while leather upholstery is optional. The blocker has zippered openings for parcel storage and folds in half for trunk stowage. Volvo offers five main optional packages.
New for 2009 The C70 trim levels are now named T5 and T5 R-Design. The front disc brakes have enlarged and the car has been lighted by 165 pounds. Because of the C70's strong wedge profile, the roof lands on the rear deck at a point higher than it takes off from the hood. Vehicle assembly takes place in Uddevalla, Sweden. The C70 broke Volvo's decades-long styling tradition of boxy, rectilinear designs and was Volvo's first luxury coupe since the.
And for those who want a little extra control at times, the automatic features a satisfying and obedient manual-shift mode. Despite lower sales in 2008, owners of the 2009 Volvo C70 are well-satisfied with this elegant automobile. Have put 500 trouble free miles on the car and have throroughly enjoyed every minute. . Volvo's first modern convertible, the C70 was manufactured in , on a separate assembly line from the 70-series and. The flat torque curve puts the power to the front wheels evenly and makes the car highly responsive. Volvo cosmetically updated the convertible with new clear headlights and rear light clusters for model year 2004.