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My father-in-law and I went to Barrier Volvo in Bellevue to drive the C70 today. Somebody was buying their last allocated 2006, but we were able to take it for a test drive. <p>It was black, with light color interior and geartronic transmission. I took it on the freeway with 4 adults and the top open. It has reasonable power, and as others have said pretty minimal cowl shake. It was fun to drive, and nice looking. Watching the top fold down is like observing a work of art. The dynaudio system really vibrates the back of the rear-seat passengers. <p>When we got back to the dealership we learned that the woman buying it was doing so for her teenage daughter. Lucky girl. <p>It's probably not my next car, but a very enjoyable coube/cabrio!
 

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Re: Drove the C70 today (kr900)

I am very surprised they let you take a "sold" car for a test drive....we NEVER do that....<p>We do see new Volvos being purchased for kids...Someone at my former high school got an '04 XC 90 T6 as a 16th B-day present <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/eek.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: Drove the C70 today (nobbe3728)

The client probably gave permission to show the car for a few days.
 

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Re: Drove the C70 today (nobbe3728)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>nobbe3728</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I am very surprised they let you take a "sold" car for a test drive....we NEVER do that....<p>We do see new Volvos being purchased for kids...Someone at my former high school got an '04 XC 90 T6 as a 16th B-day present <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/eek.gif" BORDER="0"> </TD></TR></TABLE><p>I cannot believe that and I also cannot believe that they sold their demo...they will have a hard time selling more C70s without that demo.<p>Yannis
 

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Re: Drove the C70 today (GrecianVolvo)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>GrecianVolvo</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>I cannot believe that and I also cannot believe that they sold their demo...they will have a hard time selling more C70s without that demo.<p>Yannis</TD></TR></TABLE><br>I agree.<br>EVERY dealer seems to have received a Black, Bone leather one as their demo
 

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Re: Drove the C70 today (BenES)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>BenES</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Does anyone have pictures of a black one?</TD></TR></TABLE><p>I have a pic of a black one. But I changed the color from red to black in PS. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/smile.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <p><A HREF="http://img114.imageshack.us/my.php?image=svart11523fz.jpg" TARGET="_blank"><IMG SRC="http://img114.imageshack.us/img114/258/svart11523fz.th.jpg" BORDER="0"></A>
 

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Re: Drove the C70 today (JRL)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>JRL</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><br>I agree.<br>EVERY dealer seems to have received a Black, Bone leather one as their demo</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Bone leather? Calcite Cream soft leather is the proper lingo! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/wink.gif" BORDER="0"><p>Yannis
 

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Re: Drove the C70 today (GrecianVolvo)

Yannis,<br>What's the color of your demo? Could you share some pictures of your demo with us?<br>BTW, do you know when will they start to make MY2007 C70? Will the iPod connection be a standard feature or only an option?
 

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Re: Drove the C70 today (yellow)

At least one demo car in Northern Virginia is silver with taupe leather. Nice enough, but a little bland.<p>
 

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Re: Drove the C70 today (GrecianVolvo)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>GrecianVolvo</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>Bone leather? Calcite Cream soft leather is the proper lingo! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/wink.gif" BORDER="0"><p>Yannis</TD></TR></TABLE><br>What in the world does "Calcite" supposed to mean?<br>Looks like a Calcium vitamin pill? <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/rolleyes.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/eek.gif" BORDER="0"> <br>Cream, Bone, whatever. I think people know what I mean as they are the same in most minds.<br>If you said cream or bone I would bet <B>you </B>would come up with the same color in YOUR mind too
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>yellow</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Yannis,<br>What's the color of your demo? Could you share some pictures of your demo with us?<br>BTW, do you know when will they start to make MY2007 C70? Will the iPod connection be a standard feature or only an option?</TD></TR></TABLE><p>What did I tell you it was, Black with Bone, opps! Calcite cream. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> <br><B>ALL the dealers around here have the same demo</B>
 

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Re: Drove the C70 today (Beach girl)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Beach girl</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">At least one demo car in Northern Virginia is silver with taupe leather. Nice enough, but a little bland.<p></TD></TR></TABLE><br>Really?<br>Maybe it's a zone deal? Different cars for different zones. They load all the Black ones for Phila area, Silver for DC area and so forth <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/sly.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: Drove the C70 today (JRL)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>JRL</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><br>Really?<br>Maybe it's a zone deal? Different cars for different zones. They load all the Black ones for Phila area, Silver for DC area and so forth <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/sly.gif" BORDER="0"> </TD></TR></TABLE><p>Black & bone in NJ
 

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Re: Drove the C70 today (bschurr)

The one I drove here in WI was Silver Metallic on Cream....<p>I think Volvo needs to add brighter colors to this car: Sonic blue, maybe a chrome orange...something to show the cars true character.
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>JRL</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><br>Really?<br>Maybe it's a zone deal? Different cars for different zones. They load all the Black ones for Phila area, Silver for DC area and so forth <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/sly.gif" BORDER="0"> </TD></TR></TABLE><p>Yes, certain regions do get Silver with the Taupe leather (yuck! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> ). I just saw a couple in the San Diego area and they were Silver.<p>Yannis
 

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Re: Drove the C70 today (JRL)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>JRL</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><br>What in the world does "Calcite" supposed to mean?<br>Looks like a Calcium vitamin pill? <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/rolleyes.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/eek.gif" BORDER="0"> <br>Cream, Bone, whatever. I think people know what I mean as they are the same in most minds.<br>If you said cream or bone I would bet <B>you </B>would come up with the same color in YOUR mind too</TD></TR></TABLE><p><A HREF="http://www.galleries.com/minerals/carbonat/calcite/calcite.htm" TARGET="_blank">The Mineral Calcite</A><p>AND<p><A HREF="http://mineral.galleries.com/minerals/carbonat/calcite.htm" TARGET="_blank">The Calcite Group of Minerals</A><p><sigh><p>Yannis
 

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Re: Drove the C70 today (GrecianVolvo)

<br>BONE <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/eek.gif" BORDER="0"> <p><A HREF="http://www.apocalypse.org/~hilda/ssd/humbn.html" TARGET="_blank">http://www.apocalypse.org/~hilda/ssd/humbn.html</A><p>Looks a hell of a lot more like this than "Calcite"
 

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Re: Drove the C70 today (JRL)

Make that at least 2 silver w/ taupe (light creme, whatever) demos in Northern VA as of today. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/wink.gif" BORDER="0">
 
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