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2008 Volvo C30 Hatchback

2dr Cpe Man R-Design

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  • $25,700 original MSRP
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Benefits of Driving a 2008 Volvo C30 Hatchback

With its distinctive glass rear hatch and blackout trim, Volvo's new 2008 C30 has a much sportier appearance than any other vehicle in Volvo's line. It also is the only one to offer the Custom Build ordering process which allows customers, for just $300 extra, to opt up to additional color combinations, options, and accessories. However it's appointed, the interior is one of the most fashionable of any small car. The C30 breaks Volvo tradition in several ways, but doesn't forget about the brand's reputation for safety.

What's new for 2008?

The 2008 Volvo C30 is an all-new sporty two-door hatchback model. It's closely related mechanically to the S40 sedan and V50 wagon, but is much smaller, and therefore it promises to be considerably perkier to drive.

Model Strengths

  • Fashion-forward design inside and out
  • peppy performance and handling
  • range of colors
  • available luxury features.

Model Review

The new 2008 Volvo C30 brings a sporty edge to Volvo's lineup, and the hatchback has a unique interior treatment with four bucket seats; in back they fold flat to expand the cargo capacity from 12.9 cubic feet to 20.2 cu ft.

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I love the style of this C30 - easily one of the best looking cars to come from Volvo in recent years. And I was surprised at how many heads it turned - I even had someone in my driveway to check out that "cool, new Volvo." However, it looks sportier than it drives. Sure it has plenty of power from its turbocharged engine, and the 6-speed shifter is very smooth, but the C30 feels heavy, especially during acceleration and cornering. You can sense the heft of this coupe just by opening the door; it takes considerably more effort than expected. But the interior is comfortable, and by making the rear seat for just two it's not as claustrophobic as it could be. With the safety of a Volvo and an eye-catching design, this would make a great car for a first-time buyer. - Perry Stern

It's small, it's turbocharged and it's a hatchback, so my expectations for the C30 were similar to a Volkswagen GTI or a Subaru WRX. After just a few minutes in the C30 it was easy to conclude this car is not in their league. It's not that the C30 is a bad car; it drives smoothly, the turbo has some punch and the handling is fine. But this is no pocket rocket, so if you have expectations about it being one, then the C30 might not be for you. The car looks solid and is complemented by aggressive-looking five-spoke wheels. Unfortunately, the rear reminds me of the 1970s AMC Pacer. On the inside, the left armrest is a bit too high for comfort, and the ventilation fan is noticeable even on its lowest setting. The mint-green glow from the gauges and the telephone-like radio preset buttons add an interesting touch. - Johnny Pak

With styling inspired by the legendary Volvo P1800 (including the tapered greenhouse and glass hatch), out on the street the C30 looks just as hip as it did at the auto show. The most amazing thing about the C30 is how much it feels like a Volvo - solid, safe and conservative - but it's not as sporty as it looks. From behind the wheel you'll never forget it's a Volvo. That doesn't mean it's not fun to drive, because it is, with the turbocharged, 227-horsepower inline 5-cylinder delivering ample power across a wide rpm range, and a 6-speed manual to stir it up. Inside, the gauges are simple and easy to read and you'll find Volvo's now-requisite floating center stack. The rear seats are moved toward the center and rear-seat legroom is tight, requiring the front seat position to be compromised to accommodate an adult in back. - Mike Meredith

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Safety Features & Equipment

Braking & Traction

4-Wheel ABS Std
Traction/Stability Control Std

Passenger Restraint

Driver Air Bag Std
Passenger Air Bag Std
Side Air Bag Std
Side Head Air Bag Std
Rear Head side Air Bag Std

Road Visibility

HID Headlights Opt
Daytime Running Lights Std
Fog Lamps Std
Intermittent Wipers Opt
Variable Inter. Wipers Opt
Rain Sensing Wipers Opt

Security

Anti-theft System Std
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Original Warranty  help
Original Warranty
An original warranty is the warranty associated with a vehicle when it is brand new. In addition to the original warranty, select items, like tires, are typically covered by respective manufacturers. Also, an act of Federal law sometimes provides protection for certain components, like emissions equipment.
The original warranty is often broken down into multiple sections, including:
Basic Warranty:
Typically covers everything except for parts that wear out through normal use of the vehicle. Examples of non-covered items are brake pads, wiper blades and filters.
Drivetrain Warranty:
This warranty covers items the basic warranty does not protect. Wear and tear items such as hoses will not be covered, but key items like the engine, transmission, drive axles and driveshaft often will be.
Roadside Assistance:
The level of service differs greatly with this warranty, but many manufacturers offer a toll-free number that helps provide assistance in case you run out of gas, get a flat tire or lock your keys in the car.
Corrosion Warranty:
This warranty focuses on protecting you from holes caused by rust or corrosion in your vehicle's sheet metal.
Please check the owner's manual, visit a local dealership or look at the manufacturer's website to learn more about the specifics of the warranties that apply to a vehicle.

Basic 4 Years/50,000 Miles
Drivetrain 4 Years/50,000 Miles
Corrosion 12 Years/Unlimited Miles
Roadside Assistance 4 Years/Unlimited Miles

Volvo Certified Pre-Owned Warranty  help
Certified Pre-Owned Warranty
To be eligible for Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) status, vehicles generally must be recent models with relatively low mileage. CPO vehicles must also pass a detailed inspection, outlined by the manufacturer, which is measured by the number of inspected points.
Warranty coverage can vary from one manufacturer to the next. While most certified pre-owned programs transfer and extend the existing new car warranty terms, others offer a warranty that simply represents an additional year and mileage value. Always check with the manufacturer for the specific warranties they offer.
Common features and benefits of Certified Pre-Owned warranties include:
Age/Mileage Eligibility
To even be considered for certification, a car must be a recent model year and have limited mileage. The exact requirements are established by individual manufacturers.
Lease Term Certified
Some manufacturers offer certified pre-owned cars for lease. The length of the lease is often shorter than a new car lease, but it will cost you less.
Point Inspection
These inspections entail a comprehensive vehicle test to ensure that all parts are in excellent working order. The point inspection list is simply a numbered list of exactly what parts of the car are examined. While many inspections range from a 70- to 150-point checklist, most are very similar and are performed using strict guidelines. Ask your local dealer about specific details.
Return/Exchange Program
Some manufacturers offer a very limited return or exchange period. Find out if you will get the sales tax and licensing/registration fees back should you return or exchange the car.
Roadside Assistance
Most certified pre-owned programs offer free roadside service in case your car breaks down while still under warranty.
Special Financing
Reduced-rate loans are available through many certified pre-owned programs. Manufacturer-backed inspections and warranties help eliminate the risks involved with buying pre-owned, so buyers who qualify can take advantage of the great offers.
Transferable Warranty
When a new car warranty transfers with the certification of the car and remains eligible for the next owner, it is known as a transferable warranty. Once the original transferable warranty expires, an extended warranty takes effect.
Warranty Deductible
This is the amount for which you are responsible when repair work is performed under the warranty. Some manufacturers require a deductible while others don't, so always ask.

7-year/100,000-mile exclusionary warranty. The Volvo factory-backed CPO warranty fully covers every part not specifically excluded: including replacement/repair of thousands of components, systems and operations.
Age/Mileage Eligibility Model years less than 5 years with under 80k miles
Lease Term Certified Yes
Point Inspection 130+ Point Inspection
Return/Exchange Program No
Roadside Assistance Yes
Special Financing Yes
Transferrable Warranty Yes
Warranty Deductible No

Learn more about certified pre-owned vehicles

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