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2008 Volvo C30

2008 BMW 1-Series

  2008 Volvo C30 2008 BMW 1-Series 128i
MSRP
$22,950
$28,600
Invoice $21,573 $26,310
MPG
City/Highway
19/28 17/28
Rating
8.4
/ 10
TCC Rating
8.0
/ 10
TCC Rating
Bottom Line The 2008 Volvo C30 is a satisfying, high-quality hatchback that connects "small" and "premium" in all the right ways. Read Full Review The 2008 BMW 1-Series makes a true Bimmer available for under $30,000 (but just barely). Read Full Review
Likes &
Dislikes

Likes:

  • Handsome, substantial style
  • Solid build quality
  • Torquey acceleration
  • Secure handling

Dislikes:

  • Handling too staid?
  • Smallish rear seat
  • Radio and HVAC controls

Likes:

  • Acceleration of twin-turbo engine
  • Driver-oriented attitude
  • Rear-wheel-drive handling
  • Steering feel
  • Availability of convertible

Dislikes:

  • Styling not as pure as 3-Series
  • Sized too close to 3-Series
  • Weight too close to 3-Series
  • Optional iDrive interface
  • Expensive
Crash Test Ratings No crash data available No crash data available
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