2002 Volvo C70 2.3L high pressure turbo from North America
Throttle body had to be replaced (known issue, lots of information online).
Clutch slave cylinder (located inside the clutch housing, very expensive to replace).
Steering stops (common issue).
Coolant reservoir leak.
Driver's side (inner) door handle.
Passenger door lock actuator.
Exhaust clamp (rusted and fell off).
Washer fluid level sensor.
This is a wonderful car. The design is timeless, looks terrific from every angle. The interior is very comfortable, ergonomics are excellent except for the buttons behind the steering wheel which other reviewers complain about, although in my case I didn't really mind. Amazing sounding stereo and very comfortable seats.
The car is seriously fast, both in acceleration and top speed. However turbo lag is quite noticeable, especially on the 5 speed manual.
The car feels extremely stable on the highway. Unfortunately handling is on the poor side, probably due to being relatively heavy and FWD. This is despite having the factory sports suspension, which can be quite harsh on uneven pavement. Gas mileage is surprisingly good, about 8L/100km highway driving. The steering is precise and provides good feedback. Unfortunately the turning radius is atrocious.
Rear visibility is poor. Getting people into the back seat can take some time due to the front seats moving electrically.
The car never ever failed to start except for the time the battery died, which was actually my fault since it had been giving me signs of being on its way out several days before. The only time the car left me stranded was when the clutch slave cylinder failed (clutch pedal wouldn't return and a pool of brake fluid appeared under the car).
In summary, while far from perfect, this is a truly great car.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 1st December, 2016