2009 Volvo C30 Consumer Review: New C30 is having many issues
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2009 Volvo C30 Hatchback - Consumer Review

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New C30 is having many issues
By davido on

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2009 Volvo C30 T5 2dr Hatchback (2.5L 5cyl Turbo 6M)

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Decided to trade my 2006 S40 for a new C30. Since I've had the car, the passenger airbag light shows that the airbag is not on sometimes when passengers sit there. The first time I was told nothing was wrong with it, but it surfaced again. At the same time I noticed an oil leak in my garage. The car has 500 miles on it, and I wish I had the one with 85,000 that I traded in. This time, they told me that the airbag issue was a software upgrade problem (not sure why they didn't do this before delivering to me or last time it was in). Oil is from the oil cooler.

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Hard to say. Seems like I'll forget what my car looks like before I get it back. It's comfortable and I like the keyless drive, but other than that I haven't been able to drive it much.

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Not sure...reliability? I've only had the car in my possession 8 out of 21 days so far, and it's still in the shop. Today they decided it was the turbo drain plug after replacing the oil cooler.
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