TO THE POINTWhat’s New?: The C70 has been totally redesigned for 2006, sharing only a few exhaust pipes with the previous model. Selling Points: Gorgeous looks with top up or down, generous top-up cargo room, slick retracting mechanism Deal Breakers: Potential for high repair costs after a rear-end collision Our Advice: If you’re in the market for a beautiful premium coupe or convertible, a few miles behind the wheel of a 2006 Volvo C70 are definitely in order.
FAQsThe 2006 Volvo C70 is smaller than the model it replaces, carries a lower equipped price than most of its competitors, and is sure to lure shoppers with its nifty retractable top and sleek styling.
In terms of size, how does the 2006 Volvo C70 compare to the 2004 model?
Though it’s more than 300 pounds heavier, the 2006 Volvo C70 is a smaller car than the previous model. It has lost about an inch in height, more than five inches in length, an inch in the wheelbase, an inch of front headroom, more than two inches of rear headroom, and about an inch of rear legroom. Gains include about an inch in front and rear track width, and about an inch in front legroom.
How does the 2006 Volvo C70’s price compare to its key competitors?
When comparably equipped, the 2006 Volvo C70 is a few thousand dollars more than a Saab 9-3 Linear convertible, and about a grand more than an Audi A4 1.8T Cabriolet – but both of those cars have soft tops rather than a retractable hardtop like the Volvo. The C70 does come in lower than the BMW 325 and 330 convertibles, Saab 9-3 Aero convertible, and Audi A4 3.0 convertible.
What are the 2006 Volvo C70’s main selling points?
That retractable hardtop is one slick piece of work – while it takes more time to raise and lower than we’d like, it does so seamlessly with the simple touch of a button, and allows for beautiful styling as a coupe or a convertible. The styling, combining sex appeal with a conservative touch, is also a strong point, as is the simple yet contemporary interior design.