Forget Volvo’s typical sedans and wagons. The 1998 Volvo C70 changes everything with a sleek new convertible to add some excitement for loyal Volvo owners. The C70 is a redesigned version of the S70, with a weatherproof drop-top on the convertible model and a beautiful curvy body style on both the convertible and the coupe.
Body Styles: coupe, convertible
Engines: 2.3-liter five-cylinder, 2.4-liter five-cylinder
Transmissions: four-speed automatic, five-speed manual
Models: Volvo C70 HT, Volvo C70 LT
The 1998 Volvo C70 is reminiscent of the S70 design and designed on the same chassis. It has an identical sheet metal layout on the front and the same turbocharged power. The most notable change is the convertible top.
The 1998 Volvo C70 has a curvy take on the previously boxy Volvo style. The car’s total length measures 185.7 inches and it comes standard with 17-inch wheels. The convertible has a drop-top that is sturdy and weatherproof.
The 1998 Volvo C70 is all about luxury. The car comes standard with leather seats and a leather-covered steering wheel. Additional features include tinted windows, power locks, power windows, and daytime running lights. Other optional features include a trip computer and automatic climate control.
Performance & Handling
The 1998 Volvo C70 has plenty of power. The coupe is faster, but the convertible is still quick enough to push the passenger’s head back against the seat when turbo kicks in. The C70 has easy steering and rates high for drivability.
The 1998 Volvo C70 makes safety a priority. This car has dual front airbags and side airbags for both driver and front passenger. All positions come with a three-point inertial reel safety belt. The C70 also features a steel safety cage and a rollover protection system on the convertible model. Sensors are built in to cause the system to automatically deploy in case of an accident.
EPA Fuel Economy
Volvo C70: 17/23 mpg city/highway
- Amazing safety features
- Powerful audio system
- Luxury features
- Comfortable seating
You Won't Like
- Odd placement of center dash speaker
A sporty Swedish ride.
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