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2009 Volvo C30

2008 BMW 1-Series

  2009 Volvo C30 2008 BMW 1-Series 128i
MSRP
$23,800
$28,600
Invoice $22,372 $26,310
MPG
City/Highway
19/28 17/28
Rating
8.2
/ 10
TCC Rating
8.0
/ 10
TCC Rating
Bottom Line The 2009 Volvo C30 connects "small" and "premium" in most of the right ways in an attractive, high-quality hatchback. 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:

  • Confident handling
  • Good, strong acceleration
  • Visually pleasing
  • Sound build quality

Dislikes:

  • Radio and HVAC controls
  • Tiny backseat is like a 2+2
  • Disappointing cargo space
  • Bluetooth, satellite radio not standard

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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