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I am really furious about my C70 coupe. Let me illustrate: <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/mad.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vortexmediagroup.com/images/banghead.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/confused.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>Whenever I drive over bumps or rough surfaces, it doesn't ride smoothly. It makes lots of noise from around the doors (tapping noises) and it feels as if it will all break apart. There is so much body flex and the whole car doesnt feel secure. I have an S60 and it feels completely different. It is quiet over bumps and very rigid.<p>Is this is a problem with my C70 coupe, or are all C70 coupes like this? <p>I have even added Koni Sport Suspension with a 30mm lowering effect, but this has only helped in the handling department. And now the tracking is out of place and the rear is making knocking noises. <p>If it doesn't get fixed next time round (tomorrow) at the dealer, I'm going to have to sell it no matter how nice it looks.
 

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Re: Why is my C70 worse than a Ford Fiesta (Token)

For starters, the S60 suspension and chassis are a generation better than the C70's. Esp in the rear suspension.<br>Adding a lowering kit has exacerbated your problem because you have less travel in the suspension.
 

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Re: Why is my C70 worse than a Ford Fiesta (Token)

I'll admit the C70 isn't the best handling car I've ever driven. The're hardly any feeling in the steering, its too light, there are rattles and there are squeeks from the pedals and when shifting gear and my ABS is acting up...<p>but for what the C70 is, none of those problems will ever make me sell it.<p>Obviously compared to the S60, thats a newer car and as already mentioned, a whole generation younger than the C70, but it no where near as pretty or attractive to drive in.
 

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Re: Why is my C70 worse than a Ford Fiesta (Barry)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Barry</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I'll admit the C70 isn't the best handling car I've ever driven. The're hardly any feeling in the steering, its too light, there are rattles and there are squeeks from the pedals and when shifting gear and my ABS is acting up...<p>but for what the C70 is, none of those problems will ever make me sell it.<p>Obviously compared to the S60, thats a newer car and as already mentioned, a whole generation younger than the C70, but it no where near as pretty or attractive to drive in.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Bravo <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: Why is my C70 worse than a Ford Fiesta (C70drvr)

Right well in that case, I managed to fix the tapping noise from the windows.<p>Its quite easy. All you do is spray teflon around the window seal and it stops it rubbing. No noise <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>The rear rattles still need to be sorted. Hopefully that will be done next week with some oil on the rubber bits. <p>I wish Volvo made an S60 coupe, i'd buy it without thinking twice.
 

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Re: Why is my C70 worse than a Ford Fiesta (Token)

Sell it, you don't deserve to drive it <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/wink.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>As I have said before there is an easy fix to all those squeaks, raise the radio volume!
 

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Re: Why is my C70 worse than a Ford Fiesta (MiamiC70)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>MiamiC70</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Sell it, you don't deserve to drive it <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/wink.gif" BORDER="0"></TD></TR></TABLE><p>A little harsh I would say <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/wink.gif" BORDER="0"><p><TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>MiamiC70</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">...raise the radio volume!</TD></TR></TABLE><p>I love the stock sound system in this car! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: Why is my C70 worse than a Ford Fiesta (Barry)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Barry</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><br>I love the stock sound system in this car! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> </TD></TR></TABLE><p>Agreed. When I have the sound system on in ProLogic, all my worries go away. The sound system and styling of this car is way ahead of its time. I explained that to the dealer... I basically said the car is fine when the radio is on. So its just rattles and squeaks that need sorting. But I'll just have to accept it if thats the way the car is. I still can't understand why they never made another C70 based on the S60, I think it would be have been a huge hit.
 

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Re: Why is my C70 worse than a Ford Fiesta (Token)

The one thing I HATE!!!!!! AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH about my car is the fact that I have no A/C. I bought my car when it was too cold to test it, and the last few months have been deadly, especially today. I've been told it's a simple $30 refill at a local parts store, I just hope it's as simple as that, and not a friggen $1000 fix.
 

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Re: Why is my C70 worse than a Ford Fiesta (C70drvr)

I agree: the C70 has its own style. The should have made an S60R coupe instead of a 4 door family car with a huge engine. Or even put the R engine in the C70 <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/tongue.gif" BORDER="0"><p>As for the handling, a friend of mine has had his car lowered and it improves by 500%. True enough, the stock C70 doesnt turn on a dime.<p>But its still the prettiest Volvo ever made. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emlove.gif" BORDER="0"> cheers
 

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