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2012 Volvo C30
2012 Volvo C30
Available Price Range $11,130-$19,610 TrimsN/A Combined MPG 25 SeatsN/A

Our Take on the 2012 Volvo C30

Our Take

Volvo brought a dose of style to the premium hatchback segment with the introduction of the C30 a few years ago. The four-seat C30 is based on Volvo's S40 sedan, which has been discontinued — along with the related V50 wagon — for 2012. The C30 competes with other smal... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Tall bumper makes for high cargo liftover
  • Small cargo area opening for a hatchback
  • Instruments' thin numerals hard to read at a glance
  • Mushy brakes
  • Loud suspension
  • Somewhat-lazy automatic

Notable Features

  • New Premier Plus and Platinum trim levels
  • 227-hp, turbo inline-five engine
  • Glass rear hatch
  • Manual or automatic
  • Available blind spot warning system

Reviews

Consumer Reviews

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Average based on 3 reviews

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Not Your Grandfather's Volvo

by 2cartalkers from La Crescenta, CA on April 10, 2014

We travel to Europe frequently and have always lease/purchased Peugeot 208/308's and lamented that we wish we could find a car in the U.S. market that was as well built, had the fuel economy and handl... Read Full Review

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Recalls

Great news! There are currently no known recalls on 2012 Volvo C30.


Warranty Coverage

Bumper-to-Bumper

48mo/50,000mi

Powertrain

48mo/50,000mi

Roadside Assistance Coverage

48mo/unlimited

Free Scheduled Maintenance

36mo/36,000mi

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Warranties Explained

Bumper-to-Bumper

Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.

Powertrain

Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

Roadside Assistance

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

Free Scheduled Maintenance

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

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