>> One that you won't lack for in this new Volvo is
looks and questions. Let's check the tech, though.
Inside the 2008 Volvo C30. [ Music ]
>> Now the first thing you notice in our C30 is the
style continued. It isn't just an outside thing. And
this is kind of interesting, the whole thing has a space
behind it here. It's kind of floating. Now our vehicle
is equipped with a single CD, but it does read MP3
discs, as well as standard audio. There's an optional
6-disc changer that plays audio CDs, MP3 CDs, and WMA
discs, and there's also an iPod adapter that's quite
unique to Volvo. It's a dash-mounted dock. Our car
doesn't have it, but that's a unique way to hold an iPod
in the vehicle while driving. Also in terms of
satellite radio, this is a Ford-related product, so you
can get Sirius in here. The audio system is very good
in this car. It's a DINA audio system , it's a Danish
maker of speakers. The tune of 650 Watts, 10 drivers in
all, and it does have Dolby Pro Logic II, to create
synthetic surround from digital stereo sources. Now
I've got to say I don't think it sounds very good when
you're got the surround turned on, it just gets messy.
But maybe some folks think that's really cool. I just
think it sounds inaccurate. And if you've got the iPod
adapter for not, you do have an aux jack back here in
the console. There's a nav rig available on this
vehicle, has a pop-up display in the dashtop here, and
it has a remote control -- we've shown you this before
on some Volvo vehicles. It's unusual, I don't think I
know of another maker that gives you a remote to operate
your nav unit. Now Volvo, of course, is the safe car
company. It's a mantle they've occupied for years and
they keep doubling down on it. This vehicle's available
with front and rear part assist. It's not really
safety, but it's a form much it. But it also offers
"bliss" in that same category. This is the blind spot
information system, or indicator system. What happens
is the vehicle looks in your blind spots, using radar
technology, I believe. And then if there's something
there in that area and you're about to go that way,
indicators that would be mounted right here in the
mirror pods on the side view mirrors -- would flash to
let you know there's something in your blind spot.
That's a Volvo thing that they're pushing really hard.
Some interior niceties in this vehicle, you could get a
power glass moon roof. I recommend it, because there's
plenty of headroom in this car. Let's talk power train
now. Our vehicle has the five-speed automatic with
geartronic. That means you can get over here into a
gait and shift this guy. No paddles. The base
transmission is much more interesting. Especially for
this car. 6-speed manual close-ratio gear box. I would
definitely opt for that. Oh, did you notice this? The
world's craziest-looking hand break lever. Comes up
like a big 'ole hoop. Style never ends. Let's go. Now
under the hood is one of those Volvo-ish motors. A
two-and-a-half liter in line 5 transversely mounted
front wheel drive -- this guy drags its tail -- turbo
charged -- good for 227 horsepower, 236 on the foot
pounds. Okay, let's price our C30. This guy is what
they call a Version 2. So that's got the DINA audio
system, the fancy tires and wheels, the body cladding, a
better suspension and that goofy spoiler over the back
end. All that, about $26,500. On top, $2,100 or so
gets you the nav system with the remote control.
Another $500 or thereabouts for the 6-disc changer.
Don't know the price on the iPod adapter. That is
dealer installed, so go haggle your best. $1,250 for
the automatic transmission system, and $555 for the
wood-trimmed steering wheel. Not sure they're going to
sell a whole lot of those.
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