I am new to the Volvo scene and just recently started looking into the C30s. I've been doing some research the past few months, looking to see what the market is like, and have been thinking about finding a low milage 08 to turn into a daily driver but slowly add some performance parts to over time. But, finding just that is impossible. I've found an 08 with 145k miles in great condition for around $5,500. It recently had damn near a top end rebuild, belts changed, water pump replaced, and front axles replaced. The body is in great condition and under the car there seems to be minimal rust. Would I realistically be able to rely on this car as a daily if maintained? They also have an 11 R for $9,500 that has just had a 40k engine, turbo, and trans attached after blowing out the previous engine. Should I spend more to get a lower milage engine, or buy a cheaper car and have more room for repairs and mods? I'm not looking for something reliable for a lot of distance driving, mainly city mile. Sorry for a wordy post you've probably seen a thousand time!