Full Roof Rack, Turbo Charged Engine, Cruise Control, Auxiliary Audio Input, Alloy Wheels, Overhead Airbags
5 Cylinders, 2WD, 2.5L Engine, Automatic Transmission, 59K Miles, Black/Gray
Turbo Charged Engine, Cruise Control, Auxiliary Audio Input, Alloy Wheels, Overhead Airbags, Traction Control
5 Cylinders, 2WD, 2.5L Engine, Manual 6 Speed Transmission, 66K Miles, Black/Black
Not saving a whole lot on gas. Getting only about 22.5 per gallon. Expecting around 28-29 per gal as advertised. even if you do your own maintainence, Chou can't reset the computer that reads, maintanence overdue, which is a little bothersome. Not a whole lot of room, passengers must navigate out of the backseat like they are going through some sort of obstacle course having to get passed the narrow opening which the seatbelt is in the way so it's easy to get tangled up. Other wise, great power, easy to maneuver and park. Engine noise is loud and you can feel every little bump. The car sits so low that it makes the ordinary driveway seem like a steep mountain that if not handled correctly, the front end scrapes.
Before we had made the first payment on this vehicle, a crack developed in the coolant expansion tank resulting in catastrophic engine overheating and failure. The engine was toast. We were presented with a $16,000 repair bill. We were told that even if we had purchased the Carmax extended warranty, the problem we experienced would not have been covered. Lovely. Forturnately, after a month of deliberations, Carmax bought the car back from us , and in doing so, made us whole. What a relief. Go Carmax. They will undoubtedly sell the car off for parts, and write the rest of it off on their insurance.
After years of driving Volvo sedans I looked for something sportier in the Volvo family in my price range. I chose the C30 T5, the C70 coupe was my next choice. It came with 18" wheels and low miles and was in good shape. The sacrifice is size and storage. But for a daily commuter and the occasional road trip it is perfect if you don't need a lot of space. From my research on maintenance it is relatively inexpensive compared to higher end hatch coupes. The interior finish is pretty basic but ergonomically it is very comfortable. It's kind of low so getting in and out took some getting used to. Overall, I like the unique styling, handling and value for a car in this category.