Long time readers know that I have a huge soft spot for the cars that are built by the descendants of Uncle Olaf, yet it has been a very long time since I’ve driven a new Volvo when it was new. When the C30 was announced in the Fall of 06, I fell in love with the shape almost immediately. The fact that the shape was penned by a Canadian was just an added bonus.
I picked up the not so little 4 seater this afternoon and very quickly fell in love. From the grippy cloth seats to the way the controls fall easily to hand, this car fits me like a glove. Not to mention that the 2.4 liter 5 cylinder sounds like an Uber Quattro and the 5 speed transmission is buttery smooth. This isn’t the boosted version, but who cares? It makes the right noises, squirts through traffic with ease and just feels COOL.
Later in the week, you’ll get the full report. I’ll give you the hint already that it will be pretty positive.
Oh yeah…the 3 hockey bag test is on hiatus for this one!