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Volvo C30 Prices Paid and Buying Experience



  • 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.
  • 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. :shades: 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.
  • 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.
  • cdb1cdb1 Posts: 4
    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?
  • Karen@EdmundsKaren@Edmunds Posts: 5,024
    A large newspaper reporter is looking to speak to consumers who went from owning a luxury car (BMW, Lexus, Mercedes-Benz, etc.) to a premium non-luxury vehicle recently. If you purchased the vehicle using the Cash for Clunkers program, please let me know as well. Please send your daytime phone number and the vehicle you own to by Wednesday, August 5.

    Karen-Edmunds Community Manager

  • stacy26stacy26 Posts: 1
    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. :lemon: :lemon:
  • flygirl_be77flygirl_be77 Posts: 1
    edited April 2010
    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? :confuse:

    I got a great deal on my C30. It’s 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 2011’s. It’s 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 it’s 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!!

    :shades: I would recomend this car to anyone!!! :shades:
  • platanitoplatanito Posts: 1
    edited April 2010
    Stacy I am also looking at a 2010 produce in 2009,,, can you post what was the price out the door...

  • Do you still have this C30? Bought mine in July 08, new. Really love this little car. Yes, it is close to the road but my ride is great, no alignment issues in 2 1/2 years... does the Lemon Bill apply to your vehicle? I now have over 30K miles and still no complaints. Recommend this car to women. Men appear to like a larger vehicle. My grandson enjoys our country road trips :) as the Turbo adds so much enjoyment.
  • How much should I pay for a demo car of 2011 model with less than 300 miles on it. The MSRP on it is around $31140. Knowing that it is one model year older and lacks the new features like the LED headlamps, streaming audio with bluetooth and standard security alarm, how much should we bid that for?

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