1998 Volvo C70 T5 T5 turbo from Australia and New Zealand
The T5 C70 - Cruising Power, Prestige, and Performance
Problems? hmmm, Well had three times its died on me. Twice had battery problems, the other was something that was ECU related. Some squeaking of the rear suspension. Everything was quickly fixed, suspension is being upgraded. Nothing really major apart from those.
This car is an unbelievable package. Dolby Digital 9 Speaker surround sound, leather and wood-grain interior, and killer looks. The T5 turbocharged engine also packs a mean punch. I am lucky enough to have been driving this car now for about a month and it is a brilliant hybrid of sports and luxury. The Sound System is absolutely awesome, and the turbo engine really gives you a lot of power all through the range, little to no lag here folks. However my only general grip with the car is it needs individual tuning for each car. Mine will undergo custom ECU tuning and will get new exhaust, new suspension and struts as well as some air intake mods. This will help the car stay running smoother more fuel efficient with more power and quicker acceleration. Apart from that this car is awesome. The looks are simply great and really turns heads. This is the car that changes people's view of Volvo, especially when your kicking the absolutely brilliant stereo. But this car is a definite sports cruiser, it's safe powerful and sweet for cruising, not the genuine sports car, but all in all this car is great value and a pleasure to drive. It has managed to capture my eye every single time I look at it, this car is a great all-round package.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 24th March, 2003