Except for the transmission, it drove very well. BodyTypeFilter selectedBodyTypeGroupIdList, bodyTypeGroupIdToNameMap, null ; bodyTypeFilter. However, we used the same navigation system on the and found that it functioned well. What Owners Like Commonly, owners of the C30 praise its liquid-smooth powertrain, the fun-to-drive performance of the turbocharged models, distinctive looks, decent fuel economy and an overall nice-to-drive character. The Test Drive This one looks solid from a reliability standpoint, though given relatively low sales volumes and fairly quiet owner forums online, shoppers are advised to start a conversation with a private seller about having the model brought to a Volvo dealer for a pre-purchase inspection before agreeing to purchase, if the model in question is short-listed for consideration. The C30 Polestar the show-car concept is shown here was offered only for 2013 and was limited to 250 examples.
Three-door hatchbacks with any sort of performance bent are typically geared toward serious younger enthusiasts and tuner types, but the C30 tends to be something different. A poorly-charged battery can cause a plethora of niggling electronics issues. We really liked the looks of the C30, both inside and out. It has the look of wetsuit material. My oldest daughter will be learning to drive soon and I can say with complete confidence that I feel that she will be safe in the Volvo C30. Volvo has a longstanding reputation for top-notch occupant protection and top-notch safety equipment, and for the most part the C30 lives up to that. Dampness or puddles in the front footwell areas are typical signs of this leak, which can be remedied by clearing the drain tubes with a blast of compressed air, or by fishing a piece of wire through.
I then drove 45 minutes across town the same day to be told that the vehicle had been sold several days before. However, passengers will find a relatively comfortable interior that works well even on the longest trips. We were very impressed with the dramatic difference maximizing surround sound makes to the audio experience. The Bad The optional automatic transmission is slow to shift even in manual selection mode. With the optional automatic transmission, 0-60 mph comes in 6. That means the C30 has good power both off the line and in highway passing maneuvers. Power comes from a hardworking turbocharged 2.
It has fine throttle response and satisfying muscle at mid-range speeds. Three-tenths of a second doesn't sound like much, but we really felt it, testing both versions back to back. With surround off, we got 85 decibels in front and 83 in back. Stretching halfway down the car, it immediately separates this car from other hatchbacks. The front fog lamps are deleted. Your correspondent found a few gripes about broken floor-mat anchors, easily-chipped paint, a rattly rear window and a trim-piece around the parking brake that likes to become loose and makes an irritating rattling sound. Visibility is generally good, though Volvo's typically thick front pillars can restrict vision to the corners at intersections.
Leather is a better choice for fending off dog hair. These seats fold down to maximize cargo area. What Owners Dislike Heavy doors, a relatively quiet-looking cabin and a complicated-at-first climate control interface are among the common complaints. Room up front is plentiful, and the controls are easy to spot and use. Head room is sufficient for six footers, but tall riders might need to slouch.
All C30 models come with a 2. Two-tone leather seating is available, which helps give the Volvo a premium look. A turbocharger should last the life of the vehicle, though neglect and missed oil changes will reduce its life. Test the tech: Surrounded by sound The Volvo C30 is available in two trim levels, Version 1. With the discontinuation of Volvo's S40 and V50 compact models, the C30 continues on as something of an outlier in Volvo's U. The manual transmission shifts easily and smoothly. We know you love your Volvo C30 and want to make sure it's taken care of maybe he or she even has a name? Instead, you start at track 1 and have to keep on turning the dial up through the tracks to get to the first song in the folder to which you want to listen.
T5 R-Design models come with 18-inch wheels, while C30s come with 17-inch alloy wheels. Map pockets are located in the doors. Bluetooth connectivity, a universal remote and an auto-dimming rearview mirror were available, too. Why one needs such a device for the already-close and easy-to-use audio buttons and knobs is another matter. Model year 2013 was the final outing for the C30. All C30 models add standard rain-sensing windshield wipers and headlamp washers.
That said, I would much rather spend time behind the wheel of a C30 than sit though Dune again. Twin tailpipes emerge from the rear, yet they are not the defining feature back there. We really like the way different instruments seem to come from all around, with exceptional clarity and a seamless transition in emphasis around the cabin. Newer models got a slightly increased 227 hp. Both models have a firm ride, but the base T5 is smoother. The ground-effects-type body kit outlines the bottom of the T5 in black from front to rear and includes wheel flares at all four corners. T5 R-Design adds combination cloth-and-leather upholstery, aluminum interior accents, fog lamps, rear spoiler, and a sport suspension.
The positive side is that the C30 has its wheels positioned out toward the corners of the car, with a long wheelbase for a smaller two-door hatchback, so the C30 is a happy highway cruiser, with a stable and relaxed feel at and well beyond legal U. The C30 is sporty to drive around town, and shines on the highway too, with good noise levels and overall comfort. The 2013 Volvo C30 is a small, three-door hatchback, and given its size and appearance you might expect it to be fairly green. The C30 is among the less nimble compact hatches, even when fitted with the sport suspension and performance tires of the R-Design package. It has a manual shiftgate for more driver control, but the C30 lacks the steering wheel-mounted paddles found in some of its competitors. The steady tone test showed less variance, but this test is less realistic as it only used the higher frequencies, and nobody drives around listening to a steady tone.