Volvo C70 Review from South Africa

2001 Volvo C70 T5 2.3

Model year2001
Year of manufacture2001
First year of ownership2008
Most recent year of ownership2010
Engine and transmission 2.3 Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.3 / 10
Distance when acquired86000 kilometres
Most recent distance140000 kilometres
Previous carFord Laser

Summary:

A joy to own and drive

Faults:

Engine oxygen sensors x2.

Engine ignition coils x3.

Coolant bottle cracked.

Brake discs needed replacing at 115000km.

Driver's seat worn, but decent leather care helps.

Centre speaker crackled and buzzed - eventually turned it off.

Headlight wipers died.

Sunroof rails rattled.

Rear window seal/strip was slowly decomposing.

General Comments:

What a pleasure of a car, which truly lived up to its reputation as an grand tourer - she loved the open road. The seats are seriously comfy. Fuel consumption falls dramatically in highway driving.

Turning circle and speed of the electric seats are the only real insults I ever leveled at her.

Considering her age when we bought her, maintenance and care was surprisingly reasonable.

She proved worth every cent when written off in an accident - not sure I'd be typing this if I had not been in a Volvo. RIP ducky!

Only reason we are not buying another C70 is because we want a better offroad vehicle - XC70 it will be.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 4th November, 2010

Average review marks: 7.3 / 10, based on 1 review