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    Volvo C30 - any experiences ?

    Iím drawn to buying one of these. I known they are Ford Focus underpinnings but I just like the styling, particularly the Simon Templar P1800 style rear and coupe looks.

    There seems to be a number of engines, petrol and diesel and a number of trim levels. I just wondered whether anyone on here has owned one and can offer any advice on them particularly as they are ageing a bit now

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ashtons99 View Post
    Iím drawn to buying one of these. I known they are Ford Focus underpinnings but I just like the styling, particularly the Simon Templar P1800 style rear and coupe looks.

    There seems to be a number of engines, petrol and diesel and a number of trim levels. I just wondered whether anyone on here has owned one and can offer any advice on them particularly as they are ageing a bit now
    Had my 2L diesel about 8 months and very pleased.Reliable,nice to drive and average 45mpg.

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    T5 petrol is quick and the same lump thatís in a Focus ST I think, especially when tuned by polestar. D5 diesel is fantastic but the boot is small and a bit cramped in the rear seats but aside from that good cars if not the most popular and all PSA group underpinnings do maintenance is cost effective

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    Iíve had a d3 R design for 3 years, itís on an 11 plate And done 30k fault free miles.

    For the money I donít think much comes close - 150 bhp, auto box, full heated leather, and a sporty drive and decent handling. For less than £6k itís a very good buy.

    Compared to my golf gti, itís not quite as fast, The gear change is slower than the golfs DSG, and it has two less doors. The latter is the problem for me really as itís a tad too small for my needs. Adults struggle in the back and getting in and out of the back seats is hard.

    Iíve nearly sold it a few times and may still for something bigger, but... something always stops me. They do look good and have a lot going for them that Iím reluctant to give up.

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    Thanks for comments up to now. Do we think that the 2.0 diesel D3 is the best engine option

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ashtons99 View Post
    Thanks for comments up to now. Do we think that the 2.0 diesel D3 is the best engine option
    I like mine, itís £200 odd to tax, does around 40-45 mpg and pulls hard and fast. It can be a bit diesely but I guess they all are.

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    It must be the 1.6 then that is the cheap tax model

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    I liked mine, whilst I had it; I really liked the quirky design and eventually it was replaced for a v40.
    Last edited by shoppy; 1st August 2020 at 23:49.

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    If anyone sees a nice low mileage one give me a shout

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