Well, I was made an offer I couldn’t refuse and sold the ‘07 V70 I had restored, so on to the next Volvo! The C30 has peaked my interest for awhile, ever since the trip to pick up my buddy’s ‘09 and drive it down from Spokane, WA to Los Angeles, CA. Another friend (his ‘07 S60 R can be seen behind mine), spotted this C30 on Craigslist just a few days before I was flying up to SF to buy one. At only 50k miles, with a Polestar tune, and brand new suspension (LA roads) my decision was made. I’ve had her for a couple weeks now, and it’s absolutely my favorite Volvo yet. Even the color is growing on me!
Unlike my last Volvo, there isn’t much to be done here. She’s in immaculate condition inside and out, so it’s really just extras.
So far I have:
- Installed a GROM unit for native Bluetooth media streaming
- Replaced the carpet mats with OEM rubber ones
- Replaced the front R design badge and rear polestar/r design badges (faded)
- Installed a ProClip tablet mount and Huawei Mediapad M5 as an Android Auto interface (more on this below)