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VOLVO C30 (JPEGs), cute to the billionth power.
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Jul 25, 2006, 02:04 PM
 
Took them long enough, but the gorgeous VOLVO 480 is back…









     
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Jul 25, 2006, 02:05 PM
 
that looks sick. I even like the windows un-tinted like that.
     
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Jul 25, 2006, 02:07 PM
 
The back is awesome, the inside is nice.

The sides and front are so so.

Didn't the concepts have some wicked assed paint jobs or something? I remember it looking more impressive.

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Jul 25, 2006, 02:28 PM
 
That's one nice looking car. I am thinking that our next car might well be a Volvo.
     
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Jul 25, 2006, 02:55 PM
 
uNF.
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Jul 25, 2006, 02:59 PM
 
Wow, who would have thought Volvo's could be cool to younger people.

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Jul 25, 2006, 03:06 PM
 
Originally Posted by Landos Mustache
Wow, who would have thought Volvos could be cool to younger people.
They've been cool for quite some time, no? Or I'm getting old
     
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Jul 25, 2006, 03:07 PM
 
Originally Posted by Mastrap
They've been cool for quite some time, no? Or I'm getting old
I dunno bout that, they have always been cool to dads but anyone under 20 was embarrassed to be in one.

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Jul 25, 2006, 03:40 PM
 
Originally Posted by Landos Mustache
I dunno bout that, they have always been cool to dads but anyone under 20 was embarrassed to be in one.
They've been getting better since they stopped making boxes on wheels about 7 years ago. They've got some good looking enough cars now, but still if you're 20-25 and you're asked by a girl what sort of car you drive, you wouldn't really want to say Volvo. Images take a long time to change.

You could explain that they're actually pretty nice looking cars now etc etc but any car which you have to explain why it's cool, is not cool, by definition.
     
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Jul 25, 2006, 03:42 PM
 
thats a nice looking ride, a hatchback without looking too hatchy. good stuff.
     
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Jul 25, 2006, 07:13 PM
 
NICE.

Looks like the design concept from back in February actually made it into production.

Compare this thread back then:
http://forums.macnn.com/showthread.p...ighlight=volvo
     
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Jul 25, 2006, 07:18 PM
 
US, too, or Europe only?
     
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Jul 25, 2006, 07:42 PM
 
I woder if it'll have the same problem with the rear brakes wearing out every 3K miles as the S 40?
     
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Jul 25, 2006, 07:59 PM
 
Originally Posted by Cadaver
US, too, or Europe only?
I second that interrogative.
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Jul 25, 2006, 08:12 PM
 
Finally, a new car which doesn't make Uncle Doof want to throw up.

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Jul 25, 2006, 08:38 PM
 
I actually don't like the back that much. I think I would rather have the S40 T5 6sp manual. But after my 850 Turbo, I am never going to buy a Volvo again.
     
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Jul 25, 2006, 09:03 PM
 
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Originally Posted by Landos Mustache
anyone under 20 was embarrassed to be in one.
My parents bought me an s40 when I was 16, I'm now 21 and only drive volvos.
     
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Jul 25, 2006, 09:40 PM
 
well i prefer xc90 and s40 to that thoug
     
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Jul 25, 2006, 10:12 PM
 
Was very impressed with a S60 R that I test drove a few years back. I was actually pretty interested until the sales guy claimed that it was faster than a M3. That's when my interest (in the dealership, not Volvo) just dropped ... and left. Haven't been back since. But may go back for a commuter if this ever hits the US....
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Jul 25, 2006, 10:15 PM
 
I dont quite like that horizontal line on the side that ends up shaping the brake lights with sharp lines. I would prefer volvo cars if they made it more curvy sorta.

     
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Jul 25, 2006, 10:20 PM
 
I like those lines.
     
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Jul 26, 2006, 12:05 AM
 
wow m3 lover!! my favorite car too!
     
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Jul 26, 2006, 12:24 AM
 
how much does it go for?
     
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Jul 26, 2006, 01:53 AM
 
Global sales of the new C30 are targeted at 65,000 cars annually. Fully 75 percent of those sales are expected to come from Europe, with the largest markets being Italy, Germany, Spain and the United Kingdom. Volvo Cars of North America, LLC (VCNA), is currently evaluating the possibility of introducing the new C30 to the U.S. market.

it seems it would be available in Canada (VCNA doesn't handle Canada)

http://tinyurl.com/zwl95

The new Volvo C30 will be unveiled to the public at the Paris motor show in September, with production beginning at the end of 2006. The car will be on-sale in Canada in early 2007

Sadly I have read that it is going to be kinda expensive, the price will be above the S40, which is considered the entry level Volvo, and right now there was no plans for a cheaper model. Not cool.
     
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Jul 26, 2006, 08:49 AM
 
holy cow... so it'll be at least in the 30's!!

So much for a commuter car...... that new Civic SI is looking better already.
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Jul 26, 2006, 08:50 AM
 
Originally Posted by blackstar
wow m3 lover!! my favorite car too!
well.. it was more the fact that the sales person was lying through his teeth. I actually played dumb and was like "really? you sure?".. and he gave some stats... which was like WAY of line....
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Jul 26, 2006, 09:08 AM
 
Originally Posted by macroy
holy cow... so it'll be at least in the 30's!!

So much for a commuter car......
Yes, it doesn't make any sense… the cute C30 is gonna to be doomed… $25K would be more than enough to get such cute small car with a powerful engine.
     
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Jul 26, 2006, 09:12 AM
 
Are those real photos or renderings? The one in front of the bakery looks... odd. Maybe because everything is in focus?
     
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Jul 26, 2006, 09:27 AM
 
Originally Posted by macroy

So much for a commuter car...... that new Civic SI is looking better already.
As long as you hate torque!
     
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Jul 26, 2006, 10:54 AM
 
Originally Posted by angelmb
Yes, it doesn't make any sense… the cute C30 is gonna to be doomed… $25K would be more than enough to get such cute small car with a powerful engine.
Hopefully it'll be similarly priced with the VW Rabit. The Rabit isn't as 'cute' though.
     
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Jul 26, 2006, 04:29 PM
 
Originally Posted by macroy
well.. it was more the fact that the sales person was lying through his teeth. I actually played dumb and was like "really? you sure?".. and he gave some stats... which was like WAY of line....
he coulda just been stupid...a friend here, his family owns a big local Benz dealership. His senior sales gerbil had been after another of my friends, whose company leases him two cars, one of them an M5, to switch to a Benz for a LONG time. This guy seriously, honestly believed that whatever 4-door he was pitching to him would outclass and outperform ANYthing on earth.

It's good to be sold on what you're trying to sell of course, but he'd never driven one. Finally my friend gave him the keys and said, "go drive it, and when you come back if you can give me something matching power/speed et al, I'll take it." Needless to say, the sales guy never asked again and my friend still drives M's.

I like that Volvo, kinda reminds me of that designed-for-gurls one they were showing off laste year, but I liked those color schemes a LOT better.

Honda Civic for a winter car eh? I havent yet decided if I'm going to drive my Z in the snows or maybe find an older 3-series. For as many people as swear to me that it's impossible to drive one I'm used to a 6spd V8 and LOVED it, so it cant be all THAT bad. Would be nice to have a car I can fit more than one girl into tho
     
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Jul 26, 2006, 04:40 PM
 
Nice car, except for the backlights—those are fugly. Too high for their shape.
     
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Jul 26, 2006, 04:41 PM
 
Originally Posted by amsalpemkcus
I dont quite like that horizontal line on the side that ends up shaping the brake lights with sharp lines. I would prefer volvo cars if they made it more curvy sorta.

hit it with some lens flare next time too, son.
     
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Jul 26, 2006, 04:51 PM
 
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hit it with some lens flare next time too, son.
     
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Jul 26, 2006, 05:41 PM
 
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Jul 26, 2006, 06:12 PM
 
that **** looks tight, yo.
     
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Jul 26, 2006, 07:18 PM
 
Star Wars Guy wins this thread, hands down.




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Jul 26, 2006, 07:27 PM
 
That lens flare really pulled this thread together.

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Jul 26, 2006, 07:43 PM
 
how have i been missing this?
     
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reminds me of volvo bashing
     
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Jul 26, 2006, 07:46 PM
 
Originally Posted by d4nth3m4n
how have i been missing this?
You spend too much time reading old threads that got locked because someone was an idiot.

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Jul 26, 2006, 09:07 PM
 
Originally Posted by angelmb
Took them long enough, but the gorgeous VOLVO 480 is back…









Not my thing. Looks like it can't make up it's mind to either be a car, or a delivery truck for that bakery.
     
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Jul 26, 2006, 10:08 PM
 
back end looks more like a 1800 than a 480.

e: no, that's not it either, what am i thinking of?
     
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Jul 27, 2006, 03:32 AM
 
well, we can see a trend there…

1800ES - 480 - C30





     
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Jul 27, 2006, 07:22 AM
 
Found the concept version with the 'wicked ass paint job' . So the gold bits are now black plastic, and the wheels might be a little smaller, and the windows aren't black tinted. Thats it!



I think the C30 looks alright, the headlights look a bit big for the car though. If the headlights were a bit smaller it would look great.

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Jul 27, 2006, 08:41 AM
 
Originally Posted by scaught
hit it with some lens flare next time too, son.
Darn! I hate myself for missing that!
     
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Jul 27, 2006, 09:47 AM
 
good lens flares. XIs looks like it came out of a brochure. SWG really went the extra mile, obviously. the amazing artifacting on that jpeg is a superior quality effort. i salute you.
     
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Jul 27, 2006, 11:05 PM
 
also thought it will look better in black so..

     
   
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