I just purchased a 2000 C70 conv. in late July. The last week and a half have been great, the car is all I hoped it would be. I have never owned a Volvo before, but have always admired these cars (C70). However, the first week was far from fun. Within 24 hrs. of buying the car the alternator went out which also killed the battery, driving home from the garage I blew out a CV boot and had to take it back the very next day! Hopefully this was just a short spell of bad luck and now I can look forward those early fall days here in the south and many rides with the top down.