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Car No15 ‘08 Volvo C30 T5 R-Design (Manual) I loved the look of this car as soon as I saw it. I liked how small it was and how well packaged it was. It didn’t attempt to accommodate 5 people, it seated 4 people, all in the most comfortable bucket seats imaginable with loads of room. The build quality was spectacular. Everything you touched felt suitably premium. The Dynaudio ICE was insanely good. The 2.5 5 cylinder turbo was a torquey and bulletproof gem of a thing that sounded insanely good with a muffler delete! Almost like a V10. Yep it was more GT than hot-hatch. But the Ford Focus S1 chassis was well balanced. The gearing was tall and loping (2nd gear peaked at over 120kph), and if there were a more effortless, cross continent crushing, GT for 4 people this side of a Bentley Continental, I didn’t know about it. And my wife had just bought an NC MX5 so if I wanted my “sports car fix”, that was in the garage. I really liked this car. My wife hated it. My sister-in-law bought me a hat. People couldn’t understand that I actually liked a Volvo. I kept it for 3 years and it was bought by a young guy who also loved C30s. It’s a shame Volvo didn’t replace it. It was an underrated Volvo. However, with shorter gearing, LSD, faster steering, and the Focus ST’s more hot-hatch oriented suspension, it would have been a superb premium C30R hot-hatch and would have plugged a completely vacant gap in the market. I think Volvo missed the opportunity to create a cult car.
1.Is the 6 speed geartronic from ford reliable?
2.Can you fit or install paddle shifters?
3.How is the general reliability of the 5 cylinder 2.5l engine
Whilst I am here I have a Volvo S80 with the t6 engine for with 107000 genuine miles on it.
I will be putting it back on the Market again as I am looking for a C70 D5 and need to sell my 960 to help with the cost. If anyone is interested my number is 07876680994 to contact me
Has anyone out there got one that works for sale. If you have can you call me on 07876680994 please
My contact is 07876680994