2002 Volvo C70: Age Means Nothing.. Safety & Class Rolled Into1 Vehicle
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I recently purchased a 2002 Volvo C70 convertible. Vehicle age means nothing to me as long as I can have dependability, safety and a nice looking car.
Volvos may be expensive to purchase and maintain but you get what you pay for. Two days after completing my purchase, I drove my Volvo from Philadelphia, PA to Orlando, FL. The ride was smooth, comfortable and only interference was the occasional stop for gas. It was quiet even with the presence of a convertible top.
With seat belts and multiple airbags available, cross beams centrally positioned on the vehicle sides and the sound structural frame I was never concerned about being safe. Volvos are considered the safest cars… at least in my opinion. Want a solid car, close the doors on your car, then close the doors on a Volvo… you can ‘hear’ how solidly it is built.
The design of the 2002 Volvo C70 is nothing short of “classic”. The appearance has never been extreme dating itself due to styling, so, a 2002 looks as classic today as a 2010. The C70 comes with all the comforts we have come to expect with a luxury car.
My car came with the upgraded sport wheels; the ride with smooth except when driving over rough road surface… then the ride became harsh. I averaged 24 mpg; this was mostly highway driving, I expected at least 25/26. Two 12V chargers are available; one in the front and one in the rear, not exactly conveniently located. There are two drink holders; they slide out from the center console like a flimsy tray, not conveniently positioned. Lights, gauges, music, speed control, trip computer; all conveniently positioned. Seats are quality leather, power controlled multiple positions with a manual lumbar control; as with any leather you must maintain the leather or you will have cracks, the lumbar control is inconveniently positioned. Wow, the convertible top is top notch with 3 layers providing sound proofing, insulation and sharp appearance, the top is stored within a compartment by the trunk; to put the top up and down you must hold the button in for what seems like several minutes until you hear a ‘ding’ indicating that the action is complete.
5 of 5 people found this review helpful.