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A3 v C30

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by arthurfuxake, Mar 16, 2007.

  1. arthurfuxake
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    If the s40 is aimed at the A4/c-class/3-series market segment, is the new volvo C30 aimed at the A3?
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    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.
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    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.
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    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.
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    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 :moa:
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    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.
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    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.
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    It's ok but no boot for luggage
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    Looking at the pics on the Volvo site, the S40 seems to be identical - but with a boot.
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    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.
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    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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