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  • FrugalOne

    Go back to your bogan Commodore

    Not everybody is vanilla

    • Karl

      Ohhh the irony….
      Who wants boring things like rear wheel drive and V8′s when you could be driving a 4 cylinder Volvo eco mobile.
      Now that’s excitement!
      Not that Volvo don’t make some desirable cars (now).

  • Henry

    Wheels look like Kia Wheels which don’t look good!

  • Lucii Pooky

    A fuel efficient car that look better than most fuel efficient cars? YES PLEASE!

  • Mani

    It may be a dynamic, eco friendly, fantastic car but it’s still an ugly one. That rear end is hideous and those wheels just don’t do it for me. The interior looks cold and uninviting with that massive steel lookalike centre console, reminds me of a prison cell wash basin. Is this perhaps the modern day version of the Leyland P76?

  • Paul

    The “DRIVe” model label is simply 100% misleading Greenwash marketing… And it’s surely not only coincidental that the test car is some poxy shade of “green”.. pathetic marketing effort Volvo!

  • Triton

    This car does have Hill Start Assist, and it’s clearly shown in the interior photographs. Another name for this item of equipment is “hand brake”.

  • nucnik

    This is one of the most interesting looking and fun cars to drive, if only it wouldn’t be so expensive.

  • Catter

    Weird centre dash…………………..

    • nucnik

      The floating centre dash, angled hand brake nad a back end that looks like it was cut with a broad knife were the first things that got my attention.

    • Peter

      The dash/console is the same as the s40 that came out in 2004. It was pretty flash back then, it is a little plain now. It is functional enough, though the buttons are a little small for bluetooth. My kids have pointed out many times that from the back the console looks like a monkey (eyes are vents, screen mouth, knobs arms and legs, and gear lever the tail or something else).

  • Commentator

    Gee, I was expecting the price to be just over $30,000, considering the good exchange rate at the moment. A BlueMotion Golf costs less and has more space with the same quality, but without the unique design.

  • Freddo

    Really like the back end on them as its different in a good way.
    Front…not so much

  • Mr Gaspo

    Interesting car…. I like it. Better if it had a more powerful engine and an auto option… But I can see the frugal appeal.

  • A-Train

    love that centre console, looks great. finally a maker with some balls trying a different design to the “seen one seen em all” centre consoles.

  • DDH

    I think Volvo should also provide an auto version without the stop/start.

Volvo C30 Specs

1.6 DRIVE : 1.6L DIESEL TURBO F/INJ - 6 SP MANUAL - 3D HATCHBACK
Car Details
Make
VOLVO
Model
C30
Variant
1.6 DRIVE
Series
MY11
Year
2011
Body Type
3D HATCHBACK
Seats
4
Engine Specifications
Engine Type
DIESEL TURBO F/INJ
Engine Size
1.6L
Cylinders
DIESEL TURBO 4
Max. Torque
270Nm @  1750rpm
Max. Power
84kW @  4000rpm
Pwr:Wgt Ratio
63.7W/kg
Bore & Stroke
75x88.3mm
Compression Ratio
18.3
Valve Gear
DUAL OVERHEAD CAM
Drivetrain Specifications
Transmission
6 SP MANUAL
Drive Type
FRONT WHEEL DRIVE
Final Drive Ratio
0
Fuel Specifications
Fuel Type
DIESEL
Fuel Tank Capacity
52
Fuel Consumption (Combined)
3.9L / 100km
Weight & Measurement
Kerb Weight
1318
Gross Vehicle Weight
Not Provided
Height
1447mm
Length
4266mm
Width
1782mm
Ground Clearance
134mm
Towing Capacity
Brake:1300  Unbrake:700
Steering & Suspension
Steering Type
RACK & PINION - POWER ASSISTED
Turning Circle
10.6
Front Rim Size
6.5x16
Rear Rim Size
6.5x16
Front Tyres
205/55 R16
Rear Tyres
205/55 R16
Wheel Base
2640
Front Track
1535
Rear Track
1531
Front Brakes
DISC - VENTILATED
Rear Brakes
DISC
Standard Features
Comfort
Auto Climate Control with Dual Temp Zones
Control & Handling
16 Inch Alloy Wheels, Electronic Brake Force Distribution, Traction Control System
Driver
Cruise Control, Leather Steering Wheel, Power Steering, Trip Computer
Entertainment
Radio CD with 6 Speakers
Exterior
Fog Lights - Front, Rear Spoiler
Interior
Aluminium Trim, Power Windows
Safety
Dual Airbag Package, Anti-lock Braking, Head Airbags, Seatbelts - Pre-tensioners Front Seats, Side Front Air Bags
Security
Central Locking Remote Control, Engine Immobiliser
Optional Features
Comfort
Heated Front Seats, Power front seat Driver
Control & Handling
17 Inch Alloy Wheels
Driver
Parking Distance Control
Entertainment
CD with 6 CD Stacker
Exterior
Metallic Paint
Interior
Leather Upholstery
Package
Combination Pack
Security
Alarm System/Remote Anti Theft
Other
Service Interval
12 months /  15,000 kms
Warranty
36 months /  999,000 kms
VIN Plate Location
8-H-15
Country of Origin
SWEDEN