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Autodealer dream buy: Volvo C30


IT’S time for the second Autodealer Dream Buy where we browse through our own Website’s list of cars for sale and pick a car that we’d like to own. This week we came across all Swedish, when we stumbled across a few neat Volvo C30s.

Volvo C30

The C30 showed that Volvo could make a car that the more youthful buyer could not only get excited about but also afford. With a broad range of engines ranging from frugal small capacity turbo diesels to the entirely exciting T5 model with the same 2.5-litre turbocharged motors from the previous generation Ford Focus ST.

The checks

  • Ensure that the ABS braking system is operating properly as these have been known to give fault codes on the dashboard
  • The 1.6-litre diesel models had turbo issues so ensure that you have the vehicle checked beforehand
  • Some manual models overseas were recalled for repairs to improve the feel of the gearbox, with repost suggesting that it was "clunky."
  • There was also a recall in some diesel models for oil level problems so ensure that the vehicles have sufficient oil.
  • Diesel particulate filters are also known to be troublesome
  • Check the electrical system and ensure that everything works
  • Make sure the car that you buy is rattle-free as this is a common issue.

Expect to pay between R80 000-R230 000

Check out the car here or here

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