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    confused Volvo C70 Question...

    While waiting for my dad to collect some new wiper blades for his S40, I was having a quite look around the local Volvo/Fiat/Alfa/Lotus garage, and was looking at the C70 convertable. same front end as the S40, and is quite a nice looking car IMO...

    Then I looked at the front brakes, and was puzzled to see the same calipers as my 314mm setup...

    Or even if the caliper is slightly different, the pad retainig spring on the outside is exactly the same...

    Now I know there aren't that many different manufacturers in the world now, but I didn't think Volvo was part of GM, or have I missed that bit...? :

    Also sat next to it was an S80 Diesel for 33 grand...

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    ATE makes brakes for almost every manufacturer. Chances are it's just another ATE caliper.

    Volvo is owned by Ford.

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    Makes sense... All they then have to do is add the carrier manufactured to whatever model they're designing...

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    Ford is trying desparately to sell Volvo Cars.....

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    my v70 r-design i'm collecting in 13 days has just set me back £28k, but the s80 is well worth that kind of money,well worth it. as said there arent that many different company's that make brake set ups for cars so chances are they will be very similar if not the same.

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    As always mate, each to their own and I bet a lot of people would spend that sort of money on any car, be it a Volvo, Vauxhall, jag etc, but I couldn't see what made the car worth so much money...

    Love the R trim though, it makes the S40 look pretty cool in my eyes...

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    I wouldn't spent that sort of money on a car, it doesn't make sense to me - but what do I know......

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    If you've got it, spend it... You can't take it with you....

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    Even if I had 30K burning a hole, I still wouldn't buy a car with it. I would spend it on something else.

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    And that's your choice dude...

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