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One Year There (almost)
By ph001c on
Vehicle2008 Volvo C30 T5 Version 2.0 2dr Hatchback (2.5L 5cyl Turbo 6M)
ReviewI purchased this car in Aug 2008. The 2009s had been released and I got a killer deal. I as replacing an 11yo Honda Civic with suspension upgrades that I *loved*. I did not think I could find a car to replace the Civvie. I really wanted an A4 Avant with manual (good luck finding one) but wound up x-shopping the A3, GTI, Mazda 3, Focus and Impreza. I have drove them all. The C30 was the best package for me. We have a two year old daughter but we also run a Mazda CX9. I only needed marginal utility. The C30 has just enough. (I recently took a road trip to hike the Grand Canyon. Three guys, full packs/gear.) The C30 is a superb touring car.
Best FeaturesStyling, Acceleration, uniqueness. Hatchback space. The Dynaudio stero is superb. Seats are comfortable all day long.
Worst FeaturesFuel economy. I get 20mpg but have a very heavy foot in city driving. 24mpg mixed. 27 on aforementioned road trip (cruising at 90). Another post mentions a door seal leak. I had this issue as well, though not as severe. Volvo has corrected this problem on later builds.
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