<br>"With the MINI Cooper enjoying consistent success, the Volvo C30’s tepid sales remain a mystery. It’s certainly as hip as the MINI, judging from the attention it attracted in trendy New York City neighborhoods during a recent test drive. Perhaps its relative anonymity comes from Volvo’s reputation as a staid builder of safe family cars, or its relatively unimpressive fuel economy (19 mpg city/28 mpg highway). <p>Regardless, this little hatchback beats the MINI in many ways, including interior space, comfort and ergonomics. And while its engine might not win at the pump, it makes the C30 an absolute blast, with turbo boost that mimics the thrust of a V8."<p><A HREF="http://editorial.autos.msn.com...24#10" TARGET="_blank">http://editorial.autos.msn.com...24#10</A><p>Thanks to Shimon for posting this info in news and rumors.