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  • Summary

    4 out of 5 4.0

    What does this car say about you?

    No idea...

    What do your friends / family / neighbours think of the car?

    The C70 has a good status at the moment, not over-flash & not too reserved, no arrogance associated problems, most people appear to like it.

    Would you buy this car again and why?

    Yes, but I wouldn't buy the new C70, it's smaller yet heavier & slower, & also too expensive.

    What are you likely to buy next?

    Maybe a Volvo S60 T5, or possibly a D5...

  • Buying experience

    4 out of 5 4.0

    Type of dealer you bought from?


    Did you buy this car new?


    What price did you pay?


    When did you buy the car?

    March 2008

    Did you get a good deal and why?

    Is there any special reason why you bought this car?

    Great T5 engine, great looks

    What was the dealer like?

  • Driving it

    5 out of 5 5.0

    What's it like to drive?

    Have driven many Merc's/BMW's etc, and the C70 seems to drive better than the majority of them. Suspension seems the perfect compromise - smooth enough ride but with very little body roll, always remains flat & stable, good grip & quite agile for a big car, only really huge pot-holes unsettle it. Nice gearchange, good visibility, progressive brakes, not much to dislike really, and that T5 engine is the real star - perfect torque & power characteristics, will pull well from low revs, but also likes to rev, & makes a great sound when doing so!

    What's it like to park?

    Rubbish, poor lock due to big wheels, although visibility is quite good.

  • Living with it

    4 out of 5 4.0

    Have you had any problems with the car?

    Not owned it very long yet, but the car feels well built & reliable.

    What's most practical about your car?

    It's not the most practical car really but does an ok job, rear seats are awkward to get to, but are quite roomy & comfortable, best suited to occasional rear passenger use. Boot is a respectable size.

    Favourite gadget, option or accessory?

    Excellent stereo system, good traction control - can be turned on or off.