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ndwariga
03-26-2007, 08:15 AM
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Volvo is taking an interesting tack to gauge consumer interest in its new hatch, the C30. According to Automotive News, the automaker is allowing visitors to the C30's site (http://c30.us.pls.carscomplete.com/prelaunch/dispatch.do) to configure their ride as desired, and then is quoting them a price. However, that price fluxuates depending on when you visit.

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AutoNews' example involved both the base model and a fully loaded version, with the former coming in on March 8th at $24,970, while the latter's price was $28,270. Checking back six days later, on March 14th, prices had dropped to $21,565 for the base model and $24,415 for its fully optioned sibling.

Volvo's intention is to determine what potential buyers are willing to pay and how many vehicles they should ship to the States. Since the C30 is a slight departure from the automaker's conventional offerings, Volvo wants to get the right mix before making a commitment to a set number of vehicles.


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LincolnFan
03-27-2007, 12:00 PM
I'd pay 24 ~ 25K myself.

B.R.
03-27-2007, 12:06 PM
I'd pay 24 ~ 25K myself.

I would say that too. They have to keep it in the Mini Cooper price range or cheaper it they want to steal Mini (I guess Audi A3) buyers aswell.

SobeSVT
03-27-2007, 12:54 PM
The C30 has truckloads of appeal. It is magnetic. As good as it looks in pictures they don't do justice to the reality.

I agree it should be comfortable in the 23-25K range.

LincolnFan
03-27-2007, 01:32 PM
The C30 has truckloads of appeal. It is magnetic. As good as it looks in pictures they don't do justice to the reality.

I agree it should be comfortable in the 23-25K range.

The S40 has recently picked up here and it seems to be selling pretty well. I have to say it looks very very good and it always makes me feel that I picked the wrong C1 car...

IAMCANADIAN
03-27-2007, 03:40 PM
I saw one on our street parked and boy did I like it. It reminds me of Volvos from the past yet looks nice and modern. It's priced right as well, unfortunately, it's just over my max, otherwise I'd gladly look at it. I'm not a big fan of small cars though, but it looks so nice. It looks bigger than the GTI though.

FordRules
03-28-2007, 07:27 AM
Around $25-30K Canadian

IAMCANADIAN
03-28-2007, 01:59 PM
Around $25-30K Canadian

That's what I'd pay too.

ndwariga
04-03-2007, 09:39 AM
That's what I'd pay too.$25K, I do not care much for leather, just give me a manual shifter... and a good music system prefarabe a nav unit with wide tires

IAMCANADIAN
04-07-2007, 09:52 PM
$25K, I do not care much for leather, just give me a manual shifter... and a good music system prefarabe a nav unit with wide tires

I like leather, but I can live with cloth I guess :p

If Volvo can lower the MSRP by a few thousand it would be a great choice but pushing $30k CDN is pushing into GTI territory and it doesn't have the performance to back it up unless you get the T5. Also, it could attract more of its buyer demographic (young/single people) who are on a tight budget but want the looks and affordability of a small Volvo hatch.

B.R.
04-08-2007, 02:34 PM
Maybe Volvo will put a small diesel engine in it. Then it could have at least 35mpg or more and keep the price down and still be a fun little car. Volvo has a hit on their hands here.

MKII
04-17-2007, 12:57 PM
3 diesel engines offered in other markets, lots of C30 detals here (International site and some details do not pertain to North American market)
http://www.volvocars.com/models/c30/techSpec.htm

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