Mar 16, 2007
If the s40 is aimed at the A4/c-class/3-series market segment, is the new volvo C30 aimed at the A3?
I believe it is aimed at the A3 and 1 series, yes. Don't know much about it though other than I'm not keen on the styling.
I haven't read an awful lot about it,but Whatcar give it the same rating as the A3 ( 3 stars our of 5 ).
One thing I always find favourable about Volvos is their dolby surround stereos.
When I look at cars,I always check to see if they're available with top-notch stereos as an option.
Daft maybe,but the car's the only chance I get to blare out my music.
I saw one on my way home on the A40.
It is BUTT UGLY from the back.
Looks like the bigger Volvo from the front styling.
A3 > C30. Easily.
I have to agree with SamDude here. Funnily enough, theres one right next to me uni and I saw it yesterday on my way home parked up.
From the back it's absolutely horrid! I hope they change that in a revision of some sort but the front looks lovely.
The interior is abit of a hit and miss but it's different so there ya go.
I'd still choose the A3 over it anyday though. Not that i'm being biased or anything
I believe the underpinnings are the same as the Focus, so it should drive well.
It seems to be an S40 with the back chopped off.
I saw a white C30 with big wheels at the weekend.
Looked alright,even in white (which I don't like).
The driver was obviously enjoying himself,coz he was chucking it about.
Probably a mechanic !
3 door only rules it out for me,but any prospective 3 door A3 owner would be daft not to check it out.
It's ok but no boot for luggage
Looking at the pics on the Volvo site, the S40 seems to be identical - but with a boot.
Is it mechanically identical ?
Should drive well then,coz the S40 does.
It was one of my 'possibles' two years ago.
Only a poor choice of colours and wheels put me off.
The engine options are certainly identical for the two cars.
S40 seems to have a good selection of nice wheels and colours.
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