Volvo Cars as founded in 1927 on a platform of safety and the ability to survived the rugged Swedish climate and terrain, but it has really been three different organizations over the years. The first was the classic Volvo that produced a bunch of interesting rear-wheel-drive cars from 1927 through 1999, and then there was the Ford era when Volvo built cars on shared platforms with from 2000-2010, and finally there is the Geely era. But the functional realities of product development lead times mean that changes to design/platforms don’t happen until at least 5-7 years after a change in ownership, so although this car was sold in the era of Ford product design, it is probably the last of the actual Volvo designed things. So what do you make of a top-of-the-line C70 (the C70 never got an R version like the S70 and V70) coupe with a high pressure 2.3 turbo 5-banger and a manual gearbox. You’ll probably be the only one driving one in your zip code, but is that a bad thing? Or a good thing? Find this 2000 Volvo C70 T5 offered for $3000 in Richmond, CA via craigslist. Tip from Matt V.
This next car comes as a tip from Art C who writes: Less than 300 (~280iirc) of this gen v70 t5 manual wagons imported (98-00). Best looking obviously. 2.3 turbo 5 is stout and sounds uhhhhmazing when downpipe/exhaust fitted. This is clean and priced very reasonably. Find this 1999 Volvo V70 T5 offered for $4400 in Westchester, […]
Some cars just don’t get the respect that they deserve. This lack of respect manifests itself into head scratchingly low asking prices. The Ford Falcon is widely known as the redheaded step child to the Ford Mustang. Today’s 1962 Falcon has been extensively hot-rodded using parts from multiple Ford models over the last four decades. […]
The V70 was introduced in 1996 as a replacement for the 850, which was the first of the front-drive Volvos, breaking a tradition of rear-driveness that started…well…way back in the day. The V70 turned the square edges of the 850 into some rounded sculpture styling and it signaled the end of the brick. Regardless, the […]