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The pundits over at MSN have released a new set of easy page views, er, a new list on their website, counting down the ten most underrated cars on sale today. It's a pretty good list overall, though we might argue against the Scion tC and the Mitsubishi Outlander. But there's one car on there we definitely won't argue against, and that's the C30. Though we aren't sure the cars are actually ranked or are just a set of equals, the C30 falls at number nine of the list. Here's that MSN had to say about our little sport hatch:<p>"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). 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>Since when is 28 mpg unimpressive? Oh well--we hope this list will help inspire people to go out and give the C30 a test drive. See the full list of cars over at MSN. <p> <A HREF="http://editorial.autos.msn.com/slideshow.aspx?cp-documentid=1080024#10" TARGET="_blank">http://editorial.autos.msn.com...24#10</A> <IMG SRC="http://www.swedespeed.com/news/uploads/volvo/c30_rdesign_header.jpg" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: MSN Includes C30 on "Most Underrated Cars" List ([email protected])

Maybe they are comparing it to the MINI's fuel economy (they did say "<I>relatively</I> unimpressive") which is 25/34 mpg for the base model, 23/32 mpg for the Cooper S.<p>The C30 gets a little closer to the MINI for the 2010 model year with an improvement to 21/30 mpg.<BR><BR>
<i>Modified by Calhon at 11:26 AM 7-29-2009</i>
 

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Re: MSN Includes C30 on "Most Underrated Cars" List (Calhon)

Dare to dream. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <br>
 
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