Passengers in the back seat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Volvo C70 than the BMW M3, due to its greater head- and legroom. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the BMW M3 and the Volvo C70 in the front seats.
With the Volvo C70 you will definitely be making less frequent stops at the gas station than with the BMW M3, due to its tank size and fuel economy.
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). The BMW M3 will definitely make more of a dent in your wallet than the Volvo C70, which has a much lower MSRP. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The BMW M3 and the Volvo C70 have similar Destination Charges.
The BMW M3 is a little narrower than the Volvo C70, so you'll have an easier time getting in and out of the car in a tight parking spot. When looking at overall length, the BMW M3 takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Volvo C70.
With somewhat higher torque, the engine of the BMW M3 transmits a bit more power to the wheels than the Volvo C70.
The BMW M3 has about the same turning radius as the Volvo C70, allowing equal maneuverability in and out of tight spots.
When it comes to horsepower, the BMW M3 has a much more powerful engine than the Volvo C70. However, something you should consider is that higher horsepower engines often command higher insurance premiums.
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the BMW M3 and the Volvo C70. You'll be able to fit about the same amount of groceries into the BMW M3 as you will in the Volvo C70.
The BMW M3 comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Volvo C70.
Compare the 2013 BMW M3 and the 2013 Volvo C70.
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MSRP*: $41,200 - $45,000
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|Low APR Loan:||As low as 2.99%||--|
|Seating Capacity:||4 - 4||4 - 4|
|Basic Warranty:||4 years/50,000 miles||4 years/50,000 miles|
|Invoice*:||$63,525||$38,728 - $42,300|
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