My wife had her choices narrowed to another hardtop convert and Volvo. When our neighbor bought the "other" hardtop convert, that narrowed the choice even more to a Volvo. Good decision too. The Volvo runs on REGULAR gas; the other car does not. The Volvo has all the goodies one expects of a car luxury car and that is equal to the other hardtop. Most importanly to a man well over six feet tall is the fact that the Volvo has very good interior room and the back seat can actually be used by adults! Also, the trunk has decent space even with the top down. Looks like the wife made a good call on this one.
I am a big believer in listening to owner feedback. Based on the leading consumer magazine, I narrowed my search for a hardtop luxury convertible that seats 4, down to the BMW 3 series and the Volvo C70. With the Volvo some $6-8k less w similar equipment, it was a no brainer. I could not be happier with my choice of the Volvo. The Volvo C70 is a beauty, esp w/ the top down, and it has run flawlessly. There is plenty of room in the back seat for 2 adults, but it is much easier to get into the back w/ the top down. I highly recommend the Dynaudio radio upgrade, as it is amazing! The C70 seats are like sitting in a nice Lazy Boy recliner and I find the ride smooth (although other report it a bit stiff). The engine is powerful at higher RPMs, but there is a distinct turbo lag off the start with auto automatic transmission until you accelerate a bit. I commute 50+ miles a day and wanted a comfortable car for the drive - the C70 has proven a great choice. All convertibles flex some - and mine has developed a slight squeak in the right rear window after 10k miles. If you are looking for a comfortable, quality built convertible with great safety features (Volvo is the leader in safety), that is fun to drive - here it is... the Volvo C70.
Superior engineering. elegant folding top. Trunk space! A rear seat people can actually sit in. Comfortable. Great fuel economy. We've owned this car since 2014. We discovered it when we rented one for a couple of weeks in 2012. Taking a two week "test Drive" we really came to appreciate Volvo's engineering and attention to detail with this model. You won't find big screens (or any screens) in this car. It's a drivers car. Handling is very predicable and as I noted braking is the best I've ever felt. With the top down wind buffeting is minimal. The 5 cylinder turbocharged engine runs on regular fuel and is designed to enhance fuel economy. Power is more than adequate for any legal driving. Highly recommended.