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Why buy a used Volvo C30?

If you are looking for a car that rivals the Volkswagen Golf but is more stylish and a little rarer than the Golf, then the Volvo C30 is a suitable choice. It is a 3-door medium-sized executive hatchback that combines the Ford Focus's reliable mechanicals with good build quality and style. Although its production ended in 2013, you can still find used Volvo C30 for sale on MOTORS Read our expert Volvo review for more information.

Latest used Volvo C30

Volvo, C30

2012 (12) - Volvo C30

2012 (12) - Volvo C3020

Low Mileage

£5,995

Finance available £111 pm

*Representative example

  • 2L
  • 63.0K

    Miles
  • Petrol
  • Manual
  • Coupe

R Probin Car Sales

01948503269 *

Volvo, C30

2012 - Volvo C30

2012 - Volvo C3030

£1,295

  • 2L
  • 107.0K

    Miles
  • Petrol
  • Manual
  • Coupe

Motors 4 U Cardiff Ltd

02920609456 *

Volvo, C30

2007 (07) - Volvo C30

2007 (07) - Volvo C3020

Reduced

£1,495

  • 2L
  • 157.0K

    Miles
  • Petrol
  • Manual
  • Coupe

Capital Autocentre Limited

02037335482 *

Volvo, C30

2012 (12) - Volvo C30

2012 (12) - Volvo C3043

Low Mileage

£4,795

Finance available £84 pm

*Representative example

  • 2L
  • 81.0K

    Miles
  • Diesel
  • Automatic
  • Coupe

Hayes Motor Group

01217569695 *

3.9/5 Stars

Volvo, C30

2012 (62) - Volvo C30

2012 (62) - Volvo C3050

Reduced

£7,795

Finance available £151 pm

*Representative example

  • 2L
  • 49.9K

    Miles
  • Petrol
  • Automatic
  • Not Supplied

Ikonik Motors Limited

01922218336 *

Volvo, C30

2013 (13) - Volvo C30

2013 (13) - Volvo C3036

Low Mileage

£6,650

Finance available £126 pm

*Representative example

  • 2L
  • 53.1K

    Miles
  • Petrol
  • Manual
  • Coupe

Bournemouth Cars

01202152092 *

4.9/5 Stars

Volvo, C30

2010 (10) - Volvo C30

2010 (10) - Volvo C3020

Low Mileage

£4,750

Finance available £83 pm

*Representative example

  • 1.6L
  • 59.0K

    Miles
  • Diesel
  • Manual
  • Coupe

CGR Car Sales Ltd

01327272924 *

4.4/5 Stars

Volvo, C30

2010 (10) - Volvo C30

2010 (10) - Volvo C3033

Reduced

£4,495

Finance available £78 pm

*Representative example

  • 2L
  • 71.9K

    Miles
  • Petrol
  • Manual
  • Coupe

A&A Auto Sales

01832568668 *

4.2/5 Stars

Volvo C30 snapshot review

Pros

  • Good build quality
  • Great choice of engines
  • Cool styling

Cons

  • Thirsty petrol engines
  • Only four seats
  • Small boot

Volvo C30 by type

Automatic
Diesel
Petrol
3 Door
Manual
2 Door

Volvo C30 generations

The Volvo C30 was the first hatchback by the Swedish carmaker and one of the few models the brand ever produced targeting young drivers. Its comfortable interior and fine driving quality saw it go head-on with class leaders such as BMW 1-series and VW Golf. The car had an extensive engine range, and by the close of its production in 2013, there were over 8 options. In terms of performance, you get what you pay for with the sluggish 1.6-litre engine delivering a decent 98 HP and attaining 62 mph from a standstill in 11.5 seconds. The top range T5 engine is almost twice as fast, reaching the 62 mph mark in about 6.5 seconds with a maximum speed of 149 mph.

What can you expect to find in the Volvo C30?

The Volvo C30 has an undeniably robust build and can survive the extreme driving conditions of the Scandinavian winter, which is much worse than the UK winter. The car comes in 4 main trims, the S, SE, SE Lux and the SE Sport. The key features in the base model are:

  • 16-inch alloy wheels
  • Electric mirrors
  • Six-airbags
  • Folding electric windows
  • Lumbar support
  • Heated mirrors

Going up the SE Sport's spec level gives you 17-inch alloy wheels, cruise control and a multi-function steering wheel. The additional equipment to expect in higher-spec trims in the 2010 and later versions of the C30 include:

  • Heated seats
  • Leather upholstery
  • Power-folding mirrors
  • Headlamp washers
  • Sat Nav
  • Height-adjustable driver's seat

A worthy upgrade pack is the Communications Pack with telephone integration, Sat-Nav and a handy blind spot information system.

First Generation (2007 to 2012)

First Generation (2007 to 2012)
Fuel type:
Diesel / Petrol
Engine Size:
1.6 - 2.5
MPG:
30 - 78
Acceleration:
6.7 - 11.9 seconds
Boot space:
251 - 433 L capacity
NCAP Safety rating:
stars
  • Greenest

    1.6 S 3dr

  • Cheapest

    1.6 S 3dr

  • Fastest

    T5 SE 3dr

Used Volvo C30 information

Used Volvo C30 FAQ's

How efficient are the Volvo C30 engines?

The most economical of all the engines available for the C30 was the 1.6-litre diesel D2 engine, as it returned 78.5 mpg with 94 kg/km of CO2 emissions. However, expect these to be lower in actual driving. Petrol options offer between 35-45 mpg, but the least frugal is the range-topping 230 bhp T5 engine that struggles to hit above 20 mpg.

Which Volvo C30 engine should you opt for?

Volvo offered 5 petrol and 3 diesel engine options to its buyers, with the choice depending on what you wanted the Volvo C30 to achieve. If performance, power and speed are a priority, the turbocharged 5-cylinder T5 engine is the ideal choice. However, if frugality is the deal-breaker for you, opt for the less powerful 1.6-litre diesel engine with a start/stop technology.

Is the R-Design a trim of the Volvo C30?

The is an optional package that you can add to the C30 to make it sportier. Since it transforms both the car's interior and exterior, it makes the ride look like a different version of the C30. Adding the R-Design pack on the base trim, for example, gives it 17-inch alloy wheels, while in the case of the SE Sport, it retains its 18-inch but gets all the other additional features such as a roof spoiler that matches the body trim. Generally, any Volvo C30 on sale with the R-Design added will have a more premium feel and attractive styling than its standard trim options.

How comfortable is the Volvo C30?

The driver enjoys the best comfort that the C30 offers, including lumbar support and driving position. The front passenger also gets more legroom than those in the rear seats. The seats are slightly firm but are comfortable for long drives, and the cabin is adequately noise-proofed with quiet engines. However, you will hear some wind noise if you sit too close to the windows.

How much storage space is available on the Volvo C30?

The hatchback scores low in practicality as the tailgate's shape makes the boot less user-friendly to a high load lip. The boot space is 433 litres but increases to 894 litres with the rear seats folded down. The car also comes with a load cover if you need to keep your luggage out of sight, but the cover isn't retractable, minimising the boot's practicality further.

Is the Volvo C30 a safe car?

The C30 extended Volvo's superb safety record, attaining 5-stars in the . Some of the safety features in the C30 include intelligent driver-assist features such as a driver information system that delays non-essential information and phone calls during critical operations such as heavy braking or acceleration. Other safety features include whiplash and side-impact protection, side and curtain airbags and blind-spot indicators.

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