2003 C70 New Car Test Drive
The Volvo C70 is one of the most stylish vehicles Sweden has ever produced. A provocative and passionate expression of Scandinavian design purity, the C70 blazed the trail for the transformation of Volvo design with an inspired vision of aggressive automotive athleticism. Sexy curves gracing the C70 Coupe and Convertible can make you forget you're driving a car built by a company best known for being boxy but safe.
C70 shows just how cool Volvos have become. They boast powerful engines, beautifully crafted interiors, and a driving experience that's rewarding.
The convertible drenches you in sunshine and whisks all your cares away with the wind. Add the taut suspensions and crisp steering and the C70 makes for a pleasant vehicle.
Coupe and convertible body styles are available, along with two versions of the transverse-mounted, turbocharged, all-aluminum inline five-cylinder engine.
Coupe ($37,525) gets a 236-horsepower 2.3-liter High Pressure Turbo (HPT) with a five-speed manual.
Convertible ($44,125) comes with a 2.4-liter Low Pressure Turbo (LPT), which puts out 190 horsepower through a five-speed automatic transmission. The more powerful engine and manual transmission are also optional with the Convertible ($46,125).
For 2002, Volvo's Stability and Traction Control System comes standard on all C70s. For 2002, the Cold Weather Package is standard on all models and includes heated front seats.
Standard equipment includes remote keyless entry, cruise control, air conditioning, a trip computer, a tilt-telescope steering column, heated power outside mirrors, and power windows and door locks. HomeLink, an integrated remote-control system that can be programmed to open garage doors and turn on house lights, comes standard on the C70 Coupe.
An automatic transmission ($1,000) is optional with the 236-horsepower engine. Convertibles come standard with 16-inch alloy wheels with 205/55R16 tires, but get wider 225/50R16 tires with the more powerful engine. Coupes get 17-inch wheels with 225/45R17 tires.
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