2008 Volvo C70  -  $39,985


Vehicle Details

MSRP: $39,985
Base Invoice: $37,631
Destination Charge: $745
Options: $0
Trim: 2dr Conv Man
Doors: 2
Drive train: Front Wheel Drive
MPG: Avg: | City: 18 | Hwy: 27
Body Style: 2dr Conv Man
Transmission: 6-speed manual transmission w/OD
Engine: 2.5L turbocharged I5 engine

Pros

Flexible retractable hard top; distinctive interior; safety features.


Model Highlights

Volvo's convertible, the C70, is offered only with the top-performing T5 engine for 2008, a 2.5L five-cylinder engine making 227 horsepower. It's matched to a standard six-speed manual gearbox with triple synchros for optimum shift feel, and a five-speed Geartronic automatic transmission with manual shift control is optional. With the manual transmission, Volvo says that the C70 can reach 60 mph in 7.6 seconds and achieve a top speed of 150 mph.

The C70 has a contemporary appearance consistent with the rest of the Volvo lineup. Most notably, the cockpit features the super-thin "floating" center stack, which allows a flow-through storage area behind the audio and climate controls. A special synthetic seating material called Vulcaflex is standard on the C70 while leather upholstery is optional.

The retractable hard top system folds away neatly inside the trunk in about 30 seconds, and while the trunk contents are still accessible with the top down, usable cargo space decreases from 12.8 cubic feet to 6.8 cubic feet. The top boasts several other important benefits, though. It offers better outward visibility and a quieter interior than a soft-top convertible, while the top also assures a stiffer body for better handling.

The C70 uses a unique door-mounted inflatable curtain air bag design which offers head protection in side impacts and rollovers even when the windows are down, and offers supplemental protection in the event of a rollover. Automatically deploying pop-up roll bars also protect occupants in the event of a rollover.

A six-disc CD changer (now with MP3 compatibility) comes with the standard sound system, which has eight speakers and 160 watts over four channels. The optional Dynaudio sound system cranks out 910 watts of power and has Dolby Pro Logic II Surround Sound, 14 speakers, and dual eight-inch woofers.

Several major packages group significant options together. The Premium Package brings leather seating, a remote garage door opener, and a compass, while the Climate Package groups heated front seats, headlamp washers, and rain-sensing windshield wipers. A Convenience Package, new for 2008, bundles rear park assist, keyless drive, and a blind spot information system with power retractable exterior mirrors. Standalone options include a DVD-based navigation system, bi-xenon headlamps, and 18-inch alloy wheels.


Model News

Volvo's C70, completely redesigned in 2006, is relatively unchanged for 2008. Safety is further enhanced by the addition of a standard tire pressure monitor, and horsepower ratings rise from 218 to 227. An upscale Sovereign Hide leather seat trim is now available, as are aluminum interior inlays. Meanwhile, a Convenience Package groups such desirable options as rear park assist, keyless drive, a blind spot information system, and power retractable exterior mirrors.


Value Writeup

The 2008 Volvo C70 is one of only a few convertible models with a full-size back seat and space for four adults. It stands out from other convertibles for its solid construction and all-weather retractable hard top, and for its interior amenities, such as the class-leading Dynaudio sound system. As with other Volvo models, the C70 boasts some of the most advanced safety measures of any peer, including an advanced air bag and roll bar system designed to protect occupants when the top is down.


Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
27 MPG

Cruising Range - City
295.20 mi

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
18 MPG

Cruising Range - Hwy
442.80 mi

Engine Type
Turbo Gas I5

Displacement
2.5L/154

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
227 @ 5000

SAE Net Torque @ RPM
236 @ 1500 - 5000

Trans Type
6

Trans Description Cont.
Manual

First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.39

Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.91

Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.27

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.95

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.78

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.65

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.77

EPA Classification
Subcompact

Passenger Capacity
4

Passenger Volume
84 ft³

Front Head Room
38.2 in

Front Leg Room
42.3 in

Front Shoulder Room
53.6 in

Front Hip Room
53.1 in

Second Head Room
36.4 in

Second Leg Room
33.9 in

Second Shoulder Room
47.0 in

Second Hip Room
41.5 in

Wheelbase
103.9 in

Length, Overall
180.4 in

Width, Max w/o mirrors
72.3 in

Height, Overall
55.1 in

Track Width, Front
61.0 in

Track Width, Rear
61.4 in

Trunk Volume
12.8 ft³

Base Curb Weight
3792 lbs

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.
2000 lbs

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.
200 lbs

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.
2000 lbs

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.
200 lbs

Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut

Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link

Front Tire Size
235/45R17

Rear Tire Size
235/45R17

Front Wheel Size
17 x 7.5 in

Rear Wheel Size
17 x 7.5 in

Front Wheel Material
Alloy

Rear Wheel Material
Alloy

Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion

Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.6

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
38.7 ft

Brake Type
Pwr

Brake ABS System
Four Wheel

Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes

Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
11.8 x -TBD- in

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
11.0 x -TBD- in

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
16.4 gal

Basic Years
4

Basic Miles/km
50,000

Drivetrain Years
4

Drivetrain Miles/km
50,000

Corrosion Years
12

Corrosion Miles/km
Unlimited

Roadside Assistance Years
4

Roadside Assistance Miles/km
Unlimited

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
10V566000

Mfg's Report Date
NOV 05, 2010

Component
EQUIPMENT:ELECTRICAL:NAVIGATIONAL SYSTEM(GLOBAL POSITIONING SYSTEM)

Potential Number of Units Affected
416

Summary
VOLVO IS RECALLING CERTAIN VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH GARMIN 760 PORTABLE GLOBAL POSITIONING SYSTEM (GPS) UNITS BECAUSE THE BATTERIES ON THOSE UNITS MAY OVERHEAT.

Consequence
AN OVERHEATED BATTERY COULD LEAD TO A FIRE.

VOLVO ADVISES OWNERS TO PLEASE STOP USING THE GARMIN PORTABLE GPS DEVICE IMMEDIATELY, AND VISIT THE GARMIN WEBSITE TO DETERMINE IF THEIR UNIT IS AFFECTED. THE UNITS BATTERY WILL BE REPLACED WITH A NEW BATTERY AND A SPACER WILL BE INSERTED ON TOP OF THE BATTERY NEXT TO THE PCB. THIS SERVICE WILL BE PERFORMED FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING NOVEMBER 2010. OWNERS MAY CONTACT GARMIN AT 866-957-1981 OR VISIT GARMINS WEBSITE AT WWW.GARMIN.COM/NUVIBATTERYPCBRECALL.

VOLVO SAFETY RECALL NO. R231. OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV .

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
08V329000

Mfg's Report Date
JUL 17, 2008

Component
STEERING:HYDRAULIC POWER ASSIST:HOSE, PIPING, AND CONNECTIONS

Potential Number of Units Affected
1020

Summary
VOLVO IS RECALLING MY 2008-2009 VEHICLES. A SECTION OF THE POWER STEERING RETURN LINE HOSE WAS NOT PROPERLY VULCANIZED (CURED) AND DOES NOT MEET SPECIFICATIONS. IF THE POWER STEERING RETURN HOSE FAILS, A SUDDEN RUPTURE OF THE HOSE CAN OCCUR.

Consequence
THIS CAN RESULT IN A RAPID DRAINAGE OF THE POWER STEERING FLUID IN THE SYSTEM AND A COMPLETE LOSS OF POWER ASSISTANCE, INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.

DEALERS WILL INSPECT AND REPLACE THE STEERING RETURN LINE HOSE ASSEMBLY FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING JULY 2008. OWNERS MAY CONTACT VOLVO AT 1-800-458-1552.

VOLVO RECALL NO. 201. CUSTOMERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.

2.5L turbocharged I5 engine

6-speed manual transmission w/OD

Dynamic stability & traction control (DSTC)

Front wheel drive

Independent MacPherson strut front suspension

Multi-link independent rear suspension

Front/rear stabilizer bars

235/45R17 tires

17" x 7.5" "SADIRA" alloy wheels

Speed-sensitive pwr rack & pinion steering

Pwr ventilated front/solid rear disc brakes

4-wheel anti-lock braking system (ABS) w/emergency brake assistance (EBA)

Pwr retractable hardtop w/glass rear window

Color-keyed bumpers & bodyside moldings

Halogen headlights

Front fog lights

Rear fog light w/auto-off

Safe Approach & Home Safe security lighting

Daytime running lights

Pwr heated mirrors w/memory, puddle lights

Tinted windows

2-speed/intermittent windshield wipers

Front bucket seats-inc: head restraints

8-way pwr front seats w/memory

Rear 2-passenger seating w/head restraints

Textile seating surfaces

Center console storage

Front/rear plush floor mats

Leather-wrapped tilt/telescopic steering wheel w/illuminated cruise/audio controls

Trip computer

Driver info display

Outside temp gauge

Tire pressure monitoring system

Pwr windows w/auto-up/down

Central pwr door locks

Remote keyless entry

Valet lockout

Cruise control

Intelligent driver information system (IDIS)

Security alarm system

Ignition immobilizer

AM/FM stereo w/6-disc in-dash CD/MP3 changer-inc: 160-watt amp, (8) speakers, RDS, aux input

Dual-zone electronic climate control (ECC)

Pollen filter

Rear window defroster w/timer

Lockable glove box

Front/rear cup holders w/lids

Lockable front door storage pockets

Auto-dimming rearview mirror

Dual illuminated visor vanity mirrors

Front/rear reading lamps

Nordic light oak wood inlays

Leather shift knob

Leather hand brake

Covered rear quarter panel storage

Cargo area 12V pwr outlet

City 18/hwy 27 (2.5L engine/6-speed manual trans)

4-wheel anti-lock braking system (ABS) w/emergency brake assistance (EBA)

Driver/front passenger dual stage airbags w/passenger cutoff switch

Side impact protection system (SIPS)-inc: driver/front passenger side-impact airbags, front/rear side inflatable curtains (IC)

3-point seat belts w/pretensioners for all seating positions

Overhead-mounted seat belt reminder lights

Driver/front passenger whiplash protection system (WHIPS)

Rollover protection system (ROPS)-inc: automatic rear roll bars

ISO-FIX child seat attachments

Emergency trunk release

Dynamic stability & traction control (DSTC)

Anti-submarine seats

Collapsible steering column

Daytime running lights

 
TEXTILE SEATING SURFACES
$0

 
LEATHER SEATING SURFACES
$0

 
SOVEREIGN HIDE PREMIUM LEATHER SEATING SURFACES
$995

 
STANDARD PAINT
$0

 
METALLIC PAINT
$475

 
WHITE PEARLESCENT PAINT
$625

 
PREMIUM PKG
$1,675

 
PREMIUM PKG SAVINGS
$-180

 
DYNAUDIO PKG
$1,550

 
CONVENIENCE PKG
$1,000

 
CONVENIENCE PKG SAVINGS
$-105

 
CLIMATE PKG
$1,025

 
CLIMATE PKG SAVINGS
$-350

 
VOLVO NAVIGATION SYSTEM
$2,205

 
18" X 8" "MIRZAM" ALLOY WHEELS
$750

 
ACTIVE BI-XENON HEADLAMPS W/AUTOMATIC LEVELING
$700

 
SIRIUS SATELLITE RADIO
$295

 
ALUMINUM INLAYS
$0

 
TEMPA SPARE
$0

 
BLIND SPOT INFORMATION SYSTEM (BLIS)
$695

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