I have owned several Volvos, the first in 1971, a sedan with very little power, then the 1975 Station Wagon, the darling of yuppies, that was a bit of a lemon. I next returned to the newly designed S80 of 1999 and another in 2001. Now I have a pre owned Volvo convertible and I love it. Part of my choice is based on the fact that the Volvo hard top convertible has some decent trunk room when the top is down, unique among the hard tops. Frankly, it was all about whether I could put beach chairs and an umbrella in the car. The Volvo is comfortable, powerful, beautifully appointed, and fun to drive. This is my first car with bluetooth and I really like that feature.
I love the car. It replaces a Lexus GS that I drove for 215,000 miles. My C70 feels just as solid. I will caution prospective buyers that it may not be practical if this is going to be your ONLY car. I also have an SUV that I drive most of the time. While the trunk of the C70 is spacious with the top up, to put the top down on the C70 you really can't have much in the trunk. You also can't really sit papers and things on the seat next to you as they'll blow out! And while there is a back seat, there is really limited leg room so I'd say 3 people can ride comfortably. So if the purpose of your C70 is to be a fun, Sunday drive kind of car, it is great. Solid, looks good, drives well, good on gas.
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.