2001 C70 New Car Test Drive
Volvo's C70 Coupe and C70 Convertible have sexy enough curves to make you forget that you're driving a car built by a company best known for crashing its vehicles into walls. Most people know that Volvo spends a lot of time and money building safe vehicles. What many people don't know is that models like the C70 represent just how cool Volvos have become. How cool? The C70 models are packed full of high-horsepower engines, beautifully crafted interiors, and a driving experience that we find very rewarding.
Plus, the C70 is available in a convertible body style. Now you can embrace all of Volvo's goodness with the wind blowing in your hair. Add to the fun of drop-top driving with the C70's taut suspensions and crisp steering and you've got a very pleasant combination, indeed.
Both coupe and convertible body styles are offered. Two versions of the transverse-mounted, turbocharged, all-aluminum inline five-cylinder engine are available. The Convertible comes with the standard 2.4-liter Low Pressure Turbo (LPT), which puts out 190 horsepower through a five-speed automatic transmission. The Coupe gets a 236-horsepower 2.3-liter High Pressure Turbo (HPT) with a five-speed manual; an automatic transmission is a $1,000 option. The more powerful engine and manual transmission are also optional with the Convertible.
Retail prices: Convertible LPT ($43,500); Convertible HPT ($45,500); Coupe HPT ($34,500).