Volvo estimates zero to 60 mph in 7. The Volvo is comfortable, powerful, beautifully appointed, and fun to drive. The engine, suspension and transmission are proven Volvo components, while the rigid chassis was designed to meet Volvo's industry-leading safety standards. The front-wheel drive hooks into a six-speed manual transmission or an optional five-speed automatic with manual shift control. This setup provides enough performance-based thrills for the average car owner, but drivers looking for the real deal will want to look at the competition. This four-seat luxury convertible offers buyers a number of packages plus additional stand-alone upgrades.
There is a new rear spoiler, available as an accessory, an auto-fold function for the power retractable mirrors, a new color, a few conveniences, and the exterior rear emblem has increased spaces between the letters, to enhance its visibility. There may be minor changes to current model you are looking at. Interior space is also tight and the rear seat is tiny. The styling is brilliant, with elegant coupe lines, and the retractable hardtop is an engineering masterpiece. Four big knobs dot each corner. We wouldn't call it light or nimble, but turning the C70 doesn't require a lot of effort. This car has no flaws! The flat torque curve puts the power to the front wheels evenly and makes the car highly responsive.
The driving is lots of fun and I am having a great time. Lots of praise for looks and smooth ride. It's a very good gearbox, smooth and tight, and we've praised it in other Volvo models. The rack-and-pinion steering is power-assisted and electro-hydraulic, and provides a solid feel. Overall, interior storage space is in somewhat short supply. The 2009 Volvo C70 is a sharp handler, but underpowered compared to similar cars from other manufacturers.
It's a very good gearbox, smooth and tight, and we've praised it in other Volvo models. The C70 drives like a sports car. The Dynaudio system delivers vivid sound, so we recommend this option. Golf club bags have to slide under the roof, so there's an electric mechanism called Load-Aid, which lifts the roof sections and window glass eight inches. Changes to the C70 for 2009 are minimal, but they do exist. Everything operates as it should, and it's a beautiful piece of work.
The 2009 Volvo C70 is a Top Safety Pick, according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. It's sluggish from a stop, the ride is stiff and the sleek Volvo is not very agile. The doors have diagonal steel beams. It's strong thereafter, with very satisfying passing power. It simply gives good feedback through the healthy leather-wrapped steering wheel. With a folding steel roof that deploys from its trunk, it converts from an open car to a closed one in just 30 seconds. Other Cars to Consider While the C70 got dinged by reviewers for its pedestrian performance, the is one of the most engaging cars in the class.
The C70 is powered by a turbocharged inline-five-cylinder engine putting out 227 horsepower. And for those who want a little extra control at times, the automatic features a satisfying and obedient manual-shift mode. Would highly recommend to anyone looking for a four season convertible. According to Kelley Blue Book, an electronic stability system, side impact airbags, and anti-lock brakes are standard. Reviewers agreed that the G37 is both agile and powerful, thanks to its sport-tuned suspension and robust V6 engine.
Other compartments can be locked with a separate key, when leaving the car with a parking attendant, for example. Top up, the 2009 Volvo C70 has 12. In short, the C70 was not given a bulbous rear end in order to fit the convertible steel roof under its cover. Volvo's convertible offers a well-finished hardtop and a sleek interior with impressive fit and finish, as well as many safety features. Do Not Regret My Decision — Extreemly confortable; very easy to operate the convertible hard top; super sound system, great great handling around the curves, I feel secure inside my C-70. The front bucket seats are ergonomically shaped and very comfortable. The engine, suspension and transmission are proven Volvo components, while the rigid chassis was designed to meet Volvo's industry-leading safety standards.
The C70 convertible more than compensates for the loss of the rigidity of a fixed roof; it's stiffer than the previous C70 coupe. The impressive list of safety equipment begins with standard gear like stability control, anti-lock disc brakes with brake assist, front-seat side airbags, and door-mounted side curtain airbags that offer protection even when the top is down. The C70 doesn't accelerate that quickly, but its top speed is a mind-boggling 149 mph, and electronically limited at that. The styling is brilliant, with elegant coupe lines, and the retractable hardtop is an engineering masterpiece. The A-pillars use extra high-strength steel, and extend all the way down to the frame rails. Competitors include the Saab 9-3 convertible and Volkswagen Eos. New for 2008 is Automatic Hazard Warning: Should any of the C70's airbags be deployed, the hazard lights automatically activate to attract the attention of other motorists.