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angelmb Jul 25, 2006 02:04 PM
VOLVO C30 (JPEGs), cute to the billionth power.
 
hickey Jul 25, 2006 02:05 PM
that looks sick. I even like the windows un-tinted like that.
 
Landos Mustache 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.
 
Mastrap Jul 25, 2006 02:28 PM
That's one nice looking car. I am thinking that our next car might well be a Volvo.
 
Peter Jul 25, 2006 02:55 PM
uNF.
hot.
 
Landos Mustache Jul 25, 2006 02:59 PM
Wow, who would have thought Volvo's could be cool to younger people.
 
Mastrap Jul 25, 2006 03:06 PM
Quote, 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 ;)
 
Landos Mustache Jul 25, 2006 03:07 PM
Quote, 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.
 
willed Jul 25, 2006 03:40 PM
Quote, 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.
 
scaught Jul 25, 2006 03:42 PM
thats a nice looking ride, a hatchback without looking too hatchy. good stuff.
 
analogika 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
 
Cadaver Jul 25, 2006 07:18 PM
US, too, or Europe only?
 
Sky Captain 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?
 
scottiB Jul 25, 2006 07:59 PM
Quote, Originally Posted by Cadaver
US, too, or Europe only?
I second that interrogative.
 
Doofy Jul 25, 2006 08:12 PM
Finally, a new car which doesn't make Uncle Doof want to throw up.

:thumbsup:
 
imitchellg5 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.
 
iMOTOR Jul 25, 2006 09:03 PM
MeLikey

Quote, 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.
 
blackstar Jul 25, 2006 09:40 PM
well i prefer xc90 and s40 to that thoug
 
macroy 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....
 
amsalpemkcus 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.

http://img207.imageshack.us/img207/276/volvoc301bn3.png
 
Tyre MacAdmin Jul 25, 2006 10:20 PM
I like those lines.
 
blackstar Jul 26, 2006 12:05 AM
wow m3 lover!! my favorite car too!
 
Albert Pujols Jul 26, 2006 12:24 AM
how much does it go for?
 
angelmb 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. :\
 
macroy 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.
 
macroy Jul 26, 2006 08:50 AM
Quote, 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....
 
angelmb Jul 26, 2006 09:08 AM
Quote, 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.
 
Mithras 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?
 
Gossamer Jul 26, 2006 09:27 AM
Quote, Originally Posted by macroy

So much for a commuter car...... that new Civic SI is looking better already.
As long as you hate torque!
 
Albert Pujols Jul 26, 2006 10:54 AM
Quote, 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.
 
CMYKid Jul 26, 2006 04:29 PM
Quote, 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 :D
 
Oisín Jul 26, 2006 04:40 PM
Nice car, except for the backlights—those are fugly. Too high for their shape.
 
scaught Jul 26, 2006 04:41 PM
Quote, 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.

http://img207.imageshack.us/img207/276/volvoc301bn3.png
hit it with some lens flare next time too, son.
 
xi_hyperon Jul 26, 2006 04:51 PM
Quote, Originally Posted by scaught
hit it with some lens flare next time too, son.
http://www.pixelfrogdesign.com/stuff/volvoc301bn3.jpg
 
Landos Mustache Jul 26, 2006 04:59 PM
 
andi*pandi Jul 26, 2006 05:41 PM
respect.
 
ThisGuy Jul 26, 2006 06:12 PM
that **** looks tight, yo.
 
analogika Jul 26, 2006 07:18 PM
Star Wars Guy wins this thread, hands down.




(Edit: :lol: )
 
boots Jul 26, 2006 07:27 PM
That lens flare really pulled this thread together.
 
d4nth3m4n Jul 26, 2006 07:43 PM
how have i been missing this?
 
pinktank Jul 26, 2006 07:44 PM
reminds me of volvo bashing
 
boots Jul 26, 2006 07:46 PM
Quote, 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.
 
medicineman Jul 26, 2006 09:07 PM
Quote, Originally Posted by angelmb
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.
 
d4nth3m4n 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?
 
angelmb Jul 27, 2006 03:32 AM
 
ajprice 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! :D

http://www.autoblog.it/uploads/volvo...ncept_diff.jpg

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.
 
amsalpemkcus Jul 27, 2006 08:41 AM
Quote, Originally Posted by scaught
hit it with some lens flare next time too, son.
Darn! I hate myself for missing that!
 
scaught 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.
 
amsalpemkcus Jul 27, 2006 11:05 PM
also thought it will look better in black so..

http://img156.imageshack.us/img156/9...lvoc301hc1.png
 
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