At $2,500, would you roll the dice on a 2008 Volvo C30 T5?

At $2,500, would you roll the dice on a 2008 Volvo C30 T5?

Seller today Nice price or no dice Volvo claims it won’t start, so “they want it to end.” We’ll have to see if they actually price it.

For me, a vision of yesterday 2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia Q4 It was refreshing. During the week I just spent driving around the Tuscany region of Italy, I saw a total of one current-generation Giulia. The most common Alfa in this area seems to be the smaller four-wheel-drive Giulietta, of which I’ve seen dozens. Our Giulia was presented as a lovely ride that didn’t seem to need anything and offered reasonably low mileage. The asking price of $20,250 proved equally attractive. At least that was the implication given by the car that won the Nice Price award by 55 percent.

In stark contrast to Alfas of a certain age, older Volvo models maintain an enviable reputation for durability and longevity. The most recent stuff? Eh, not as much. This is due to the additional complexity that cars, like most other cars, incur.

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today 2008 Volvo C30 T5 Turbo It is an interesting puzzle. According to the announcement, he died and will not start now. The seller – unwilling to diagnose the problem – claims he now just wants it gone.

This leads to an interesting mystery as to why the car stopped and what exactly it would take to make it a runner again. There are entire YouTube channels dedicated to such work, and you can bet that some enterprising person might want to buy this car and take on the no-start challenge faced by the large Go-Pro crowd.

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Of course, there’s not much that can be said in the ad about what specifically might be wrong with the car. The seller confirms that there is no CEL in the kit. This means that the battery is good and whatever is wrong did not throw a code. The ad also states that “all fluids are good”, so the problem is probably not waterlock due to mixing.

It would be very helpful to know exactly what the car was doing when it stopped doing this. Was it on and then simply vibrated until it stopped? Did it turn off and then not turn on? The problem could be anything from a bad gear shifter to the fuel pump to…well, some really bad stuff. The lack of a puddle of oil and grenade pieces under the car indicates that she did not simply drop a rod and punch a hole in the block. Grrr, I want to know what’s wrong with this thing!

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The car itself seems worth redeeming. The C30 was Volvo’s smallest entry during its reign, based on the global Ford C1 platform shared with the European Ford Focus and others. The design of the two-door Shooting Brake was intended to evoke memories of Volvo’s previous sports wagon, the 1800ES, and shares a similarly shaped all-glass rear hatch.

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This car has what the seller describes as a “custom paint job,” which, oddly enough, includes painting the rear reflectors in the rear bumper. A few dents and dents mar the front bumper as well, but overall, the car looks decent. The interior is upholstered in leather, which also appears to be in serviceable condition. It comes with a clean title in Florida, and according to the ad, it just passed a smog test in California a week ago.

Now it’s as dead as a doornail, and the seller is asking $2,500 for a new owner to work some Dr. Frankenstein magic on it.

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What do you think is wrong with the C30 and whether or not it’s worth $2500 to try to fix it? Does this sound like a deal breaker for this car’s ambiguous situation? Or is that too much to open this Swedish can of worms?

It’s your decision!

San Diego, California, CraigslistOr go here If the ad disappears.

H/T to FauxShizzle for the link!

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