Was Volvo '99 C70 built after Ford purchase?

Discussion in 'Volvo C70' started by VM, Jun 11, 2004.

  1. VM

    VM Guest

    I'm thinking of purchasing a newer used Volvo and I was thinking of
    the 940, 960, or 850. But then I saw the 1999 Volvo C70. Wow!!
    My only fundamental question is: will it be as reliable as my Volvo
    240DL? The first thing that came to mind was that (maybe) this Volvo
    was built after the Ford acquisition and that worried me very much.
    So, was Ford in control when the C70 was made? Will it be as
    dependable, trustworthy, and reliable as the other older Volvos or is
    it a Ford piece of crap (like the new Jaguars)?
    Honestly, My '89 240DL has been such a reliable car that it should
    meet those standards (I crashed into a light pole recently and nothing
    happened to it). It may look great but if it's not solidly built like
    my 240, then i really am not interested in it.

    Thanks for the help.
    VM, Jun 11, 2004
  2. VM

    Bonnet Lock Guest

    In an earlier contribution to this discussion,
    It probably *was* built after the Ford purchase - but only just. The design
    and manufacture is pure Volvo, with no Ford interference. I have a 1999
    (2000 MY) V70 - and that is fine, with no evidence of any Ford influence.
    Bonnet Lock, Jun 11, 2004
  3. VM

    Networkguy Guest

    The C70 is the same as the S70 and V70 that stopped being made around 2000.

    These were facelifted 850s so as you can see, the basic platform has been
    around for quite some time and a long time before Ford came on the scene
    Networkguy, Jun 11, 2004
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    Bev A. Kupf Guest

    The V70 and C70 are still in production (2004). The C70 is due for an
    update soon. The last year the S70 was sold in the US was infact the
    2000 model year as you state. That was the best year for the S70.
    This is indeed correct.
    Bev A. Kupf, Jun 12, 2004
  5. VM

    Bev A. Kupf Guest

    First Jaguars have improved since Ford acquired them. As have
    Aston-Martins. In this particular case, the C70 was designed before
    the Ford acquisition.
    Second no modern Volvo (even ones made before Ford acquired Volvo) will
    look like nothing happened to it after you run into a light-pole. One
    general principle in automobile safety appears to be that crumple-zones
    absorb the energy of the impact, and therefore reduce its consequences
    on the occupants. As a consequence, the auto buys it, but your innards
    are much happier.

    Bev A. Kupf, Jun 12, 2004
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