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    Volvo C30 T5 R-Design

    Had one of these for a few days now...Must say that I am very very impressed.
    I havent been a fan of the C30. Marmite styling, fairly bland for the unconventional design and fairly lost in its sector.

    After driving this particular C30, I have changed my mind. Not across the board, but for this guise and engine only.

    Good power (same engine as ST, 5 cylinder burble), if not a little dissapointing.
    The car weighs more than my nans bungalow, and doubled with the extensive and heavy safety features of the Volvo its quick but not blinding.

    Its well balanced, with relatively good steering attributes.

    This car has every single option box ticked (£30k+ OTR), even down to the blind spot (BLIS) gizmo that lights up automatically on the interior mirror base.

    Interior is great with the R-Design trim, but first impressions are that the materials used wont age well. The leather looks slightly tired, and the plastics used can be damaged easily.

    Took a couple of snaps earlier. Fuel consumption isnt great - approx 260 miles to a tank at the very best.







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    My Verdict? I like it. got it for another 3 weeks too.

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    personally i iant too keep on the looks of it but volvos are always good dispite the looks.

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    I like 'em... I saw a few in Max Power or Redline that had been tuned up to big horsepower, stupid torque and 4wd conversion's... I like!
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    i quite like the styling on it and the engine sound nic too
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    Nice, basically a sawn off version of my dads S40. A good subtle alternative to the ST, although the styling isn't for me.
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    I really like them! A friend of mine has one very similar in spec but its the top diesel. Cool cars IMO
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    Quote Originally Posted by MatG View Post
    I really like them! A friend of mine has one very similar in spec but its the top diesel. Cool cars IMO
    Are the diesels very quick?
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    its certainly quick enough!! The problem with these cars is as Byron has said they are just so over priced.

    These are the diesels

    C30 1.6D (109 PS)

    and

    C30 2.0D (136 PS)

    Starting at £16,795 on the road
    Four-cylinder turbo diesel engines
    Advanced diesel technology
    Superior fuel economy
    High torque


    C30 D5 (180 PS)

    Starts at £21,020 on the road
    Five-cylinder high performance turbodiesel engine
    Latest diesel technology
    High torque (350Nm)
    Very competitive fuel economy
    Particle filter standard
    Five-speed Geartronic automatic transmission or Six-speed manual gearbox
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    I wish the boot door wasn't a different colour from the rest of the car, spoils it for me.

    But yeah, I've seen a couple of these floating about and think they look quite smart!
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    I agree with you byron. Overall I like them. Im slightly biased as my dad has had volvos for a while now. But had a c30 as a courtesy car at one point and was quite impressed.

    Quote Originally Posted by J4 JOE View Post
    Are the diesels very quick?
    I would say they are none too bad. My dad has a V70 with the same engine is available in this, and think how big v70's are. I drive it all the time, and weve chipped it with one of the green boxes people put on the 1.9cdti astras. I reguarly drive it I would be lying if i said it didnt go like an idiot. Chipped you get nearly 500nm Torque, over 230bhp.
    323 BHP / 312 lbft.......

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