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#21 of 33 Re: Question about European Delivery Program [weldonblair]
Aug 19, 2008 (7:03 pm)
We just got back from doing the European Delivery. It's not a trick.I priced the same C30 (1.0,auto,sunroof,Titanium Gray,cruise,weather pkg, cargo cover, computer,I think that covers it) on Edmunds at $27,835 for the 2008. We paid $25,310 for our '07,and got open jaw tickets (Copenhagen/Stockholm, the wife hates connections) and a night at the Radisson in Goteborg included.
The car is really nice - comfy enough for long trips but small enough for her to consider. Zippy, too.
The people at the Delivery Center were REALLY nice - they even called to check on our B&B the second night in Goteborg,and found us a different place when the first informed us they had lost our reservation. The Volvo FDC provided pickup and taxis as needed.
Scandinavia is a greatplace to tour - most locals speak English and no one ges snobby about the language illiterate Americans.
Roads in Norway can be breathtaking,and are often single lane. If you know how to downshift, the mountains are no problem. And the scenery definitely makes it worthwhile. There was enough culture and history to satiate my teacher wife.
Advice: Credit cards don't work the same as here. You're often asked for a pin. If you plan to go to the Volvo Museum, google map it ahead of time. Get the luggage cover to keep the sun (and prying eyes, though we never felt unsafe anywhere) off your stuff. And don't pick up the car the sameday you fly in. (jetlag) Most metro areas have very good transportation and "cards" that make it easy, even fun, to go carless. Have your dealer check for "in stock" cars - you might get an even better price.
In short, we did it and we loved it.
#23 of 33 Re: Volvo C30 Lease [jackforette]
Sep 05, 2008 (10:30 am)
I was anticipating the C30 before it came out and have been so surprised not to see them everywhere. I work with a small team that helps Volvo with Southern California community sponsorships and takes a C30 to local events, and it's always the same reaction: "Whoa, that's a Volvo? I've never seen it before but I love it." Then they drive it and they're blown away. As someone who just loves to drive, totally aside from my ties to Volvo, I'm one of the people who can't rave enough about the car.
Looks like it's held back by the fact that people don't know it exists. I'm not sure where you're located, but we'll be at the Cars and Coffee car show in Irvine, CA on Sept. 13th (link title) with a C30 R-Design (along with an XC90 R-Design, S80 V8 and C70) so you can see what you think for yourself without going to a dealership (we're not affiliated with a dealership but are extremely knowledgable about the cars. This sweet IPD-built C30 for SEMA will be there too, but just for show.
Sep 07, 2008 (4:43 pm)
My husband bought a 2009 Volvo C30 R Design about 2 weeks ago. We watched it pull up on the big hauler truck. Pretty red color. 6 speed manual. Drives like ...well..just fun. I have driven it a few times. It is really nice. The sales manager we worked with told us there would be only about 400 of these made for 2009. He did get 3 years or 36,000 miles of Service Maintanence free and he was the last one to receive the Free Tires for Life as long as he owns the car deal. My husbands last vehicle was 11 years old so if he owns this one that long, he will do good. It has the tires that run about $250 each new right now. He is about 6ft 7 in tall and 265 lbs. He sits pretty good in it. It has a sunroof in it so the headroom is some less but he still has about 2 in. He looks good in it.
#25 of 33 Re: Volvo C30 [katrich]
Sep 08, 2008 (8:23 am)
Wow, that sounds like a sweet deal and the R-Design looks fantastic - well done. Most people are surprised by how much room there is even with a sunroof, especially the taller people. I couldn't agree more though, it's just a fun car to be in and drive.
#27 of 33 Good price for a used 08 C30?
Mar 23, 2009 (10:40 am)
I'm considering a used silver 2008 C30 2.0 with 7,614 miles...the asking price is $20,995. Does this sound like a good price?
Aug 04, 2009 (1:28 pm)
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#29 of 33 Do not buy a volvo c30
Aug 19, 2009 (8:26 am)
The car is way overpriced piece of dodo. The center console is awesome mine is wood and I wish I could take that with me to whatever car I get. There is so much wind noise at the drivers door I can not stand it. I planned to have this car for 10 years and am selling it after 2. I have tried to work with the dealership (Don Byer Volvo in DC area) to fix it and they have been unable fix to date. It also seems to fall out of alligment if you look at it wrong. It is a very noisy car. It sounds like my drivers window is cracked (lowered a bit) I have had the window checked the door adjusted and seals replced. All I can tell you is when you take a test drive make sure you go over 40 miles an hour for a extended period of time so you can hear for yourself just how bad it is. If you do get this car Ipod integration is a must.
#30 of 33 Re: Do not buy a volvo c30 [stacy26]
Apr 13, 2010 (9:00 am)
What year was yours? I have a new 2010 and test drove several (new and used) and never had any of those problems. Very low wind noise, no alignment problems, handles great. Are you sure the dealer didn't sell you a used car that had been wrecked?
I got a great deal on my C30. Itís a 6 speed, with the climate, sunroof, metallic paint, etc. and it is wonderful. It was a 2010 (produced in 2009) that was still on the lot when they were just starting to get the 2011ís. Itís titanium gray with off black T-tech interior. Does great in snow and rain. (After purchase I drove it home in a snowstorm!) Even driving in the mountains it does great. It went on itís first road trip to the Ozarks and it handles hilly, curvy roads wonderfuly (you can stay in 6th gear and still accelerate up hill!) Very smooth car!!
I would recomend this car to anyone!!!