Have had my 2011 Volvo C30 for a little over a month now and overall, really love the car.
The styling is amazing, handling great, seats the most comfortable I've ever sat in (heated seats a huge bonus) and great fun to drive.
Other high points are bluetooth which works amazingly well, iPod integration, and great visibility.
Only drawbacks (and minor at best), huge, oversized key, so-so mileage and difficulty accessing rear seat.
All that said, I would recommend the C30 to everyone.
Safe and Secure Plan
Unique -- not a car you see every 10 minutes on the road
Easier access to rear seat
Better fuel economy
More usable storage spaces
After 2 months with me my C30 (which I think is a great car) it went back and was changed out for an 2011 S40.
While the C30 is a fun drive and sporty, the lack of practicality (i.e., unusable backseat, lack of rear storage) made it unusable.
† Edmunds.com received the highest numerical score in the proprietary J.D. Power 2014 Third-Party Automotive Website Evaluation Study℠. Results based on responses from 3,381 responses, measuring 14 companies and measures third-party automotive website usefulness among new and used vehicle shoppers. Proprietary study results are based on experiences and perceptions of owners surveyed from January 2014. Your experiences may vary. Visit jdpower.com.