Volvo C30

Discussion in 'Volvo C30' started by Shomare, Mar 17, 2006.

  1. Shomare

    Shomare Guest

    Anyone else following the upcoming Volvo C30?

    If so, what are your thoughts?
     
    Shomare, Mar 17, 2006
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  2. Shomare

    Sam Smith Guest

    Looks like it will be a really good value car. Shame about the rear but I'm
    sure it will grow on people.

    I can see it being successful in the more expensive small car sector just as
    the 1 series BMW is.
     
    Sam Smith, Mar 17, 2006
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  3. It is just an S40 hatchback. Same chassis. They will market it as a
    modern 1800ES and probably sell it at a premium as they do the C70. If
    they do a good job, it could be a real fun car to drive. I loved my
    1800E.

    Here is what is being printed about it:

    The C30 draws its lineage from both the Volvo Safety Car concept vehicle
    and the two-seat 1800ES of the early 1970s. Volvo is counting on the C30
    to attract new, younger customers to the brand. The curvy C30 moves
    Volvo even further away from its ³boxy but good² image. The C30 shares a
    platform with the Mazda3 and the European Ford Focus, and hopefully will
    have similar driving characteristics.

    There is an image at:
    http://www.consumerreports.org/cro/resources/Categories/CarsTrucks/Report
    s/Images/0604new007.jpg

    Another new Volvo is the 2007 S80. The 2007 S80 replaces the
    eight-year-old flagship S80 sedan. It features a new 3.2-liter
    six-cylinder engine or the smooth and refined V8 linked to an
    all-wheel-drive system, a setup taken from the XC90 SUV. Volvo says the
    S80 will challenge the best cars in the segment by virtue of its
    ³Scandinavian Luxury,² which it says is a combination of aesthetics and
    technology that creates an intelligent functionality. Actually new S80
    lost part of its ³intelligent functionality² in the design studio. The
    small window behind the rear door, which has been a Volvo trademark for
    four decades, makes way for a curvy rear roof post. This compromises
    ease of rear access in favor of "me-too" styling.

    There is an image at:
    http://www.consumerreports.org/cro/resources/Categories/CarsTrucks/Report
    s/Images/0604new004.jpg
     
    Stephen Henning, Mar 17, 2006
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  4. Shomare

    Shomare Guest

    I like the rear. Identifies the car as a "Volvo". I know that the
    tail design evokes strong responses from folks, I'm on the positive
    side of the fence.
     
    Shomare, Mar 23, 2006
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