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Car reviews - Volvo - C70 - 2.3 coupe

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5 Jul 2001

The C70 uses the five-cylinder, 2.3-litre, 176kW/330Nm, turbocharged engine to drive the front wheels

17-inch five-spoke alloy wheels shod with 225/45 Michelin Pilots are standard

Optional 18-inch alloys with 225/40 Pirelli P-Zeros are offered with the lowered, stiffer, sports suspension package

The four-speed automatic transmission features three modes - economy, sport and winter. A five-speed manual gearbox is also available

The C70 is a full four-seater with reasonable leg and shoulder room in the rear but the low roof line compromises rear headroom

A superb nine-speaker Dolby Pro Logic sound system with a three stack in-dash CD player is standard

Interior trim choice is covered by four different colours, three types of wood trim and a range of leather, suede and textile upholstery in various colour combinations

Cabin comfort is ensured with climate control air-conditioning, power windows mirrors and front seats, glass sunroof, trip computer and cruise control all standard

An anti-lock system on four-wheel disc brakes and TRACS traction control help keep the car going and stopping where and when it should

Front side, driver and passenger airbags provide passive safety

Spring struts aluminium lower wishbones make up the front suspension while the rear uses Volvo's own Delta-link system

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The C70 has a good sized boot for a coupe with a ski hatch for long objects

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