Used 2009 Volvo C30 T5 for Sale
Reviews for 2009 Volvo C30
Volvo C30- lots of value, lots of fun!
For the same or less money, you can buy a faster, better handling car, or a car with more interior space and luxury. The C30 is in many respects a compromise. Interestingly, the C30's inspiration- Volvo's 1800ES of the '70's, received the same critique. Today, the ES is an iconic, sought after, albeit idiosyncratic, classic. However, since buying a 40 year old car wasn't an option for me, I went for a three year old C30. I find 0-60 in 6.6 secs is plenty fast enough for me! I can sling the car thru tight curves with confidence. The ride is perhaps a bit firmer than I would choose, but then again, I'm a pretty old guy, and compared to the '65 MGB of my youth, it's downright cushy! Gas mileage is decent, but not extraordinary; I'm getting 23-24 mpg around my small city, but I'm not asking for the turbocharger too often either. My car has the R-design option which offers leather, a firmer suspension, and some unique ground effects and trim. With only about 4000 sold annually over the past 5 years (in the US), you will stand out from the crowd. The car's fit and finish says quality and substance. While I wouldn't want to squeeze into the back, my wife and I are quite comfortable in the well-made and very adjustable front seats. The automatic climate control, sound system, and bluetooth phone link are all excellent. The pop-up navigation works well, but is already a bit dated. Volvo safety features abound, which was a big reason I chose the C30. My work in intensive care has made me a little paranoid about small cars, but I feel very safe in this one. The C30 is a unique, well-made sporty car for someone that wants something fun and a little different.
Fun and comfortable
I really enjoy this car. It's got a lot of pep with the 5 cylinder turbo. The seats are very comfortable. I like the convenience of the hatchback, with the back seats folded down there's a fair amount of space for luggage. The suspension is designed for comfort more than road hugging so you can't really push that turbo in corners, but in a straight line you sure can. This car did not sell well for some reason , so there a not a lot of them out there, so if you want something unique, there is another selling point. Very nice car.
Safety and performance
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