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Overall reader verdict 4 out of 5 stars

  • What's it like to drive
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Running costs
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Quality, practicality and equipment
    4 out of 5 stars

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21 reader reviews for Volvo C30 Hatchback.
  • 2.0 D3 R-Design 3dr

    Simon Floyd , Somerset . Date: 19/11/2013
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      48

    My car

    After having this car for a month now, I absolutely think that it is the best comparable car that I have driven. It is quiet, easy to drive, comfortable, well put together and the G3 engine is a peach. Having driven most equivalent sized cars as hire cars, I was set on an A3. But this is soo much better. The A3 may have a nicer interior, but this is so much more a modern and balanced car. And dont start on VAGs Illusionary reliability. And having a test drive of the BMW1 Coupe, like driving a 70s transit!

    The only downside is a lack of steering feel. And of course it has 4 seats, and a small boot. But you would have to be an idiot to not know this before contemplating buying one. So not really a negative that the reviewers make out! The basic music is below average, but speaker upgrade improves.

    But for equivalent prices, the Volvo is much better second hand value than the over rated and underspeced Germanic marquees.

  • 2.0 D3 R-Design Lux 3dr

    Andrew Ferguson , . Date: 22/08/2013
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      50

    My car

    We bought the car second hand and it has exceeded our expectations. The ride is firm but it helps with the handling. Yes mpg is less than claimed but still get 50mpg on a good day. The R Design Lux look great and has all the toys. Value for money it is great against a less spec'd A3.

  • 1.6D R-Design Sport 3dr

    Adam Brannon , East Yorkshire . Date: 20/11/2012
    • Overall verdict
      5 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      55

    My car

    I've only owned my car for about a week but I have to say how impressed I am with it. The smooth power delivery from the fantastic 1.6D engine really inspires confidence when overtaking and pulling out from junctions. The cabin is just sublime with that Swedish design flair we've come to expect from Volvo and those seats, they are the most comfortable I have ever sat in.

    My model, being the R-Design has the sports body kit and detailing inside which makes it look stunning and is definitely a head turner in the metallic black with chrome door mirrors.

    Fuel consumption seems to be excellent and is doing a lot more MPG than my old petrol corsa.

    A brilliant car, just a shame that Volvo are discontinuing it because apart from a lack of bootspace, it's perfect.

  • 1.6D DRIVe SE 3dr

    Stephen Kellett , WIltshire . Date: 09/06/2012
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      49

    My car

    I sold my C30 (59 plate) in March this year basically because it is a style statement not in any shape or form practical, so please bear this is mind if you are considering one. The boot is tiny and the access is terrible, with the seats down it is reasonably decent in size but the hatch opening is not big.

    Performance - Not bad once run in, but that took 7,000 miles Ride and Handling - Pretty good sticks to the roads and ignores the bumps Economy - Forget about achieving the 70mpg or so, the best I ever got was 68mpg and that was because the A1 had a 50mph limit for for a very long way (a couple of years back). Everyday driving would get me roughly 49mpg or 52 if I was a good boy.

    The build quality is very good, using quality materials.

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