2006 Volvo C70 Video
2006 Volvo C70 Video Transcript
>> In an era where retractable roof cars are getting hot, this could be about the hottest. Let's check out the Volvo C70 Retractable. [ Music ] Today there are handful of retractable hardtop cars on the market. They take the idea of a convertible to a far more robust, impressive level. This is one of the most robust and impressive. The 2006 Volvo C70 as you can see is all metal panels. This glass rear back light is also part of one of these tri sections. The whole thing goes rather quickly, almost silently. And when the back cover comes down, I love this, it puts a hard shell, almost a parade cover over the back mechanism that otherwise disappears when the top is up. The whole thing is a thing of beauty and that's just part of the technology. Let's go inside and see the rest. Our C70 is equipped with a very slick option. The navigation system. Now we've seen navigation systems before. This one has some extra special tricks. First of all, there it is. Don't see it? You're not going to until I wake it up. Using the remote control, that's right, the remote control, you let the car know you're ready to start navigating. And here she comes. Now as that thing pops up, its got very good resolution we find. It does have some issues with sun. It's up there way forward in the windshield. So it's quite exposed to ambient light, depending on where you are and the sun is in the day. It's a convertible, that doesn't make things any easier. However, the other issue about interface here is that you can't touch it. It's way to far anyway and it's not a touch screen for that reason. Instead as I mentioned, you use a remote control, a simple one, with a four cross and an enter and a back button or a replication of that on the back of the steering wheel. They're odd, but they're surprisingly enjoyable to use once you get the hang of it. The one draw back to this kind of system is there is no way for you to actually type out an address. So if you've got a fairly complex one you're entering as your destination, you're going to play the old geographical hunt and peak game a whole lot because all you can do is to select a street, select the alphabet panel and you've got to cursor around and hit enter for every single character. But it's definitely a unique way to interface a nav system. And the unique way to hide it as well. Now beyond the slick pop up navigation system, our car was also optioned up with a Dyn Audio branded premium sound system. 910 watts of power, which is kind of a kooky claim. I'm not saying they're lying, but 910 watts is a lot in a big house, let alone in a small car. And those tend to be peak numbers, not sustained music power. But I'll give it to them on face value because there is ample power on this system to overcome the ambient noise that all convertibles or retractables have. As far as the guts of your sources, you've got a six disk, in dash CD changer. CD only, no MP3, no WMA home brewed disks. AM FM of course, Sirius satellite radio is available as a factory option. An iPod adapter is available as a dealer option for about 250 bucks. Your technology add on options are a little bit sparse. There's no in car video. There's no backup camera, things of that nature. Let's talk about the pricing on the C70. It's actually fairly simple. The car comes in one configuration, the C70. With a 2 and a half liter turbo inline 5, one of those Volvo oddities. Let's check out the price though. 38700 base, we added 1250 for an automatic transmission. 1400 for a premium package of leather and other niceties. 1550 for that audio system. 2100 more for the navigation system. All in, with delivery about 46800. ^M00:03:29 [ Music ]
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