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<IMG SRC="http://www.swedespeed.com/news/uploads/volvo/c70_next.jpg" BORDER="0"> <p>Irvine CA – Volvo Cars of North America, LLC (VCNA) today released the first official photos of the all-new C70. With its innovative three-piece retractable hardtop, the second generation C70 is a car that provides the customer with premium choices. <p>(All vehicles have compromises). . With the top up, it's a sporty coupe with dramatic, head-turning style. With the top stowed below the rear deck, it's an open-air convertible that invites wind-in-the-hair fun and excitement. What makes the all-new C70 even more appealing is that there is room for four people.<p><A HREF="http://www.swedespeed.com/news/publish/Volvo_News/article_597.html" TARGET="_blank"><b> Full Story </b></A>
 

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Holy crap a new forum! <p>I've been waiting for this day for so long <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/frown.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>*tears*
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>bboy850</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">hope they get rid of that antenna...</TD></TR></TABLE><p>I second that. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthdown.gif" BORDER="0"> <br>Other than that it's a beautiful car and I don't even care for convertibles.
 

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Re: Volvo Releases Official Photos of the All-New C70 ([email protected])

SCHA-WING! I love it, I love it, I love it!<p>But they should call it the C50 or C40, because it's part of the same family as the S40 and V50. It has nothing to do with the S60 or V70.
 

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Funny thing I've noticed, all the people who own newer Volvos seem to love it. But people who own older S70s, V70s and 850s seem to hate it.
 

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I was told a while back it would be starting at $49,995 CAD, not sure what that is in USD. A simple currency conversion at <A HREF="http://www.oanda.com" TARGET="_blank">http://www.oanda.com</A> should work.
 

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I like the car, but I don't really dig the huge rear end sloping into a lower front. To each their own.<p>The hardtop is definitely sportier than the convertible. The convertible looks like something a middle-aged woman would drive her poodle around in.
 

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A folding hardtop that actually looks pretty good. A lot of the folding hardtops over here in europe (peugeot 307, Renault magane) have a look about them that just isn't right. That C70 looks great to my eyes though <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/smile.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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From the A pillar back it´s looking great! Especially the tail lights. Even though I can see why, I really think they should have redesigned the front to match the rear.<br>Also I think they should have named it C40...
 

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I agree about the large end leading to low front, it looks like the old C70 rear with a new S40 front end. Dont get me wrong, I love the car, I also agree it looks a tad better with the top up than it does top down, but I am impressed. Is the C70 a dedicated drop top, or will they ever bring back the solid top coupe?
 

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Re: Volvo Releases Official Photos of the All-New C70 ([email protected])

Finally a convertible that looks good with the top up. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <p><IMG SRC="http://www.swedespeed.com/gallery/generated//FWD%20and%20AWD/C70%20Mk%20II/002__scaled_600.jpg" BORDER="0"><p>From this angle, the front end looks less of an "after thought":<br><IMG SRC="http://www.swedespeed.com/gallery/generated//FWD%20and%20AWD/C70%20Mk%20II/003__scaled_600.jpg" BORDER="0"><p>BUT, from this angle, it seems as though they were forced to incorporate the S40 front end design and not balance with the rear. Maybe its the headlight design that doesn't fit.<br><IMG SRC="http://www.swedespeed.com/gallery/generated//FWD%20and%20AWD/C70%20Mk%20II/001__scaled_600.jpg" BORDER="0"><p>I'll reserve final judgement until I see it in person. I would have thought the size of the S60 ( aka a "C60" ) would have been a better choice for an adult convertible. But if they are shooting for the 25-35 single female, she might not have enough room for friends and luggage on that trip to South Beach.<p>Does this new "C40" offer any more interior room than the previous C70? <p>With only 218hp will it be performance competitive with Saab, BMW? Hopefully we'll be able to get some seat time and do some comparisons.<p>
 

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I'd buy it. Sure beats an Audi A4 cabrio V6 with the same power, a cloth roof, and another 10-15 grand on the price tag.<p>
 

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I am glad that they incorporated the corporate front end into this car...it is the back that seems a little off to me, now I understand the rise to the rear especially when considering where to put that slick hardtop, but the rear bumper extends so far out...my only gripe on design...otherwise beautiful execution...btw Dual pipes??!!! yeah nice
 

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Re: Volvo Releases Official Photos of the All-New C70 (Mitlov)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Mitlov</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">SCHA-WING! I love it, I love it, I love it!<p>But they should call it the C50 or C40, because it's part of the same family as the S40 and V50. It has nothing to do with the S60 or V70.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>The all new 2006 Volvo C45. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/smile.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: Volvo Releases Official Photos of the All-New C70 ([email protected])

This car is stunning!! With the top up, it looks absolutely awesome. I love the low-roof. The back is awesome looking. In that first picture, front three-quarter, it looks like the front is smaller than the rear. But in other pictures that doesn't appear to be the case. Must just be an awkward angle.<p>The small engine is definitely a disappointment, though. I'd assume this'll probably cost a little bit more than an '04 C70 HPT. It's got a lot less power than that model, or any of it's competitors! The new BMW 330Ci will have 255 hp, the new Audi 3.2 will have 250 (with the new V6), the new Saab 9-3 Aero will have 250, and the CLK350 has 268 hp. With 218 hp (and I'd assume more weight because of the roof), this car will almost definitely lack in the performance department. I guess we'll just have to wait and see.<p>By the way, I like that they shot those pictures in my hometown of Miami <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> . Of course it's appropriate to have a convertible in Miami!
 
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