2012 Volvo C30 Polestar Performance Test Drive & Car Review
http://www.autobytel.com/volvo/c30/2012/ The 2012 Volvo C30 coupe is a lot of fun to drive. Volvo is known for being one of the world's safest car manufacturer. Most of their line-up consists of sedans and crossover utility vehicles and the C30 is the only coupe in their line-up of vehicles. The 2012 Volvo C30 has a base price of $24,950 with the top of the line R-Design Platinum costing $31,850. But you can add a factory performance upgrade called the Polestar package for under $2000 that will Boost performance significantly.
Volvo did not hold back when it came to powering the C30. Under the hood live a turbocharged 2.5 liter inline 5-cylinder engine that makes 227 horsepower and 236 lb-ft. of torque. Transmission options are a 6-speed manual or 5-speed automatic. Fuel economy is pretty good for a high performance engine as the 2012 Volvo C30 nets 21 MPG in the city and 29 MPG on the highway. The vehicle featured in this car review video has the $1295 Polestar Performance Package equipped. This package is essential an engine tuner software that adds 23 HP and 37 lb-ft. of torque without sacrificing fuel economy. Also the Polestar Package will not void the factory warranty.
From a styling stand-point the 2012 Volvo C30 really stands apart from the crowd. This coupe appeals to a broad range of car buyers: men and women both young and old. When you opt for the 6-speed manual transmission the fun factor really goes through the roof. On the inside the interior has a very simple Scandinavian look and feel to it. You can even opt for a 650 watt premium sound system. The Volvo C30 is packed with tons of safety features like Dynamic Stability Control, Traction Control, and a Whiplash Protection System. In fact the 2012 Volvo C30 was named a Top Safety Pick for 2012 by the IIHS.
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2012 Nissan 370Z Test Drive & Car Review
http://www.autobytel.com/nissan/370z/2012/ The Nissan Z Car has been around
since the early 1970's under the Datsun name. For year the Z has been one
of the most beloved affordable sports cars both here in the United States
and in Japan as well. The 2012 Nissan 370Z is considered the Mustang of Japan since the drive
train configuration, price, and body style is similar to that of many
American muscle cars. The 2012 Nissan 370Z has a base price of $31,910 with
the top of the line Touring Roadster costing over $44,000.
The 2012 Nissan 370Z is powered by one of the best engines every produced
by Nissan. The VQ37VHR is a 3.7 liter V-6 engine with Variable Valve Timing
that produces 332 horsepower and 270 lb-ft. of
torque. A 6-speed manual or 7-speed automatic transmission puts the power
down to the rear wheels. The 2012 Nissan 370Z can achieve up to 19 MPG in
the city and 26 MPG on the highway.
The 370Z is considered to be the little brother of the mighty Nissan GT-R.
It is smaller, costs less, and does not have as much power. That being said
the 2012 Nissan 370Z does benefit from having the GT-R as an older brother
in that some of the high end technology and options have been passed down
to the 370Z. The first thing you notice are the huge 19-inch RAYS sport
rims. These forged alloy wheels are not only strong but they are also
lightweight. The 370Z also sports a sleek body with functional spoilers
both front and rear. In the performance department the 2012 Nissan 370Z has
a viscous limited-slip differential which makes sure power is transferred
to the wheel that needs it the most. Also the Nissan 370Z features a
SynchroRev Match system which automatically blips the throttle to promote
faster and smoother shifting
The 2012 Nissan 370Z is an excellent sports car. It may be a little rough
around the edges and a little on the pricey side, but if you want a true
Japanese sports car with over 300 horsepower and rear-wheel
drive, then the 370Z is an excellent choice.
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2012 Volvo XC70 Station Wagon Test Drive & Car Review
http://www.autobytel.com/volvo/xc70/2012/ Volvo has been making station
wagons for decades. The 2012 Volvo XC70 is the latest in a great line-up of
safe vehicles. The XC stands for cross-country meaning this station wagon
has all-wheel drive and can go practically anywhere and do anything. The
great thing about the 2012 Volvo XC70 is that from the rear seats forward
it is essentially a sedan offering you tons of comfort and luxury. But the
wagon style rear gives you tons of cargo room. In fact the XC70 offers 72
cubic feet of cargo room. The base price for the 2012 Volvo XC70 is $32,950
with the T6 Platinum AWD model going for $43,650.
There are 2 different engines choices available on the 2012 Volvo XC70. The
first is a 3.2 liter inline 6-cylinder that produces 240 horsepower and 236 lb-ft. of
torque. Fuel economy for this engine is 19 MPG in the city and 25 MPG on
the highway. The other engine choice is a more powerful turbocharged 3.0 liter 6-cylinder that makes 300
horsepower and 325
lb-ft. of torque. Fuel economy is a bit lower at 17 MPG in the city and 23
MPG on the highway. But the increase in horsepower is well worth it.
When it comes to safety the XC70 is packed with the latest and greatest
technology from Volvo. There are a myriad of airbags on the XC70 including
side impact airbags for the driver and front passenger as well as
inflatable curtain airbags for the rear occupants. A Whiplash Protection
System is built into the seats as are seatbelt pre-tensioners. The 2012
Volvo XC70 comes equipped with ABS and an Emergency Brake Assist System.
The Dynamic Stability Control and Traction Control Systems work to keep the
XC70 safely planted. When off-roading the Hill Descent Control system helps
to keep the vehicle under control. The XC70 feature high ground clearance
for a station wagon and most models come standard with AWD although you can
opt for the FWD only system too.
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2012 Volvo C70 Inscription Polestar Test Drive & Convertible Car Review
http://www.autobytel.com/volvo/c70/2012/ The 2012 Volvo C70 is the only
convertible in the auto manufacturer's line-up. While the Swedish automaker
Volvo is best known for creating safe cars, one thing they have shown with
the 2012 Volvo C70 hard top convertible is that the Scandinavians also know
how to have fun. The C70 blends the styling of a two door coupe with the
experience of an open air sports car aimed at those individuals that are
looking for more than mere transportation and expect a certain level of
luxury and elegance from their new purchase.
The C70 is powered by a 2.5 Liter turbocharged five cylinder engine that produces
227 HP and 236 lb-ft of torque in stock trim and returns an EPA estimated
18 MPG around town and as much as 28 MPG on the highway starting at
$40,450. However Volvo also offers an Inscription model, starting at
$44,350, that upgrades not only the Volvo's output but also adds to the
look and feel of the luxury drop top.
Starting off with a simple ECU retune, the Swedish racers over at Polestar
were able to extract a total of 250 HP and 273 lb-ft of torque from the C70
without voiding the warranty or burning any extra MPG. On the outside the
C70 Inscription wears a set of 18 inch high gloss wheels to match the
brilliant new front grill and receives a set of LED daytime running lights.
On the inside, occupants are greeted with a leather wrapped dash and
matching instrument panel complete with unique interior accent stitching as
well as a sport steering wheel with aluminum insert and a pair of sport
pedals to finish off the C70's transformation.
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2012 Mitsubishi Lancer Test Drive & Car Review
http://www.autobytel.com/mitsubishi/lancer/2012/ What's so great about the
2012 Mitsubishi Lancer? Well first off this car has the same aggressive
look and stance as its more expensive older brother; the Evolution. The
Lancer also has a base price of under $16,000. Next the Lancer gets
excellent fuel economy. Another cool thing about this car is you can opt
for Mitsubishi's famous AWD system.
So the base model 2012 Mitsubishi Lancer is powered by a 2.0 liter
4-cylinder engine that makes 148 horsepower and 145 lb-ft. of
torque. This is also the engine that gets 25 MPG in the city and 34 MPG on
the highway. The mid-level GT model has a larger 2.4 liter engine that
makes 168 horsepower and 167 lb-ft. of
torque. This car costs a bit more and get slightly less fuel economy
figures. But the GT does come loaded with a ton of great features and
The real shining star of the line-up is the Lancer Ralliart AWD edition.
This car features a wagon design called the Sportback. Besides looking
ultra cool, the Ralliart features a turbocharged power plant and paddle shifters. The
engine is basically the same turbocharged MIVEC motor as the Evo just detuned a
bit. There is still plenty of power as the Lancer Ralliart produces 237 horsepower and 253
lb-ft. of torque.
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2013 Infiniti G37 vs Audi S5 vs Volvo S60 0-60 MPH Mile High Mashup Review
( http://www.TFLcar.com ) The brand new 2013 Infiniti G37x, the Audi S5
Quattro and the Volvo S60 T5 AWD all have just thing in common; they are
all-wheel-drive cars. But perhaps more importantly these three car
represent three very different ways to achieve power. The new Infiniti G37x
is normally aspirated, while the Volvo S60 T5 is turbocharged and the Audi S5 Quattro is
supercharged. So of course we were curious which of these three cars is faster to 60 MPH @ 1 mile above sea
level. In the process of testing all three cars from 0-60 MPH we also
wanted to find out just how much a driver can really influence a cars
performance so Roman and Nathan decided to have a small contest to see
who's faster. Is it Roman or
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Auction Report: 2011 Volvo C30 T5 R-Design Walkaround and Review
Senior Editor Christian Rosario takes us on a tour of this beautiful 2011
Volvo Hatchback with the undercover auction cam!
"The 2011 Volvo C30 isn't your typical "hot hatch." Sure, it's got a
powerful turbocharged engine and an
available sport-tuned suspension, but this Swede is about a lot more than
just speed. Don't get us wrong -- the C30 actually drives nicely and has
more dynamic capabilities than most drivers will care to exploit. But with
its chic interior and a classic hatchback design that evokes Volvos of
yore, the C30 is also the closest thing in this segment to automotive art."
2013 Volvo C30 T5 M R-Design Polestar Edition - WINDING ROAD POV Test Drive
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New Volvos Intense Driving Tests
Hällered, a fenced-in 7 million m² area an hour away from Gothenburg,
Sweden, is Volvo Cars main testing facility. The track stretches 26 km,
consisting of 15 different test tracks designed to simulate every type of
road surface and weather condition a car can be subjected to during its
long life time, including a fully-equipped public highway within the area.
The tests are carefully planned and computer monitored. In just a few
months, cars are aged as much as during the entire anticipated lifetime of
the vehicles in normal traffic, thanks to test drivers working around the
clock. The car's active safety system is also tested at the facility. A
special rig has been developed just to test the Pedestrian Detection system
that should detect pedestrians and apply the brakes if the driver does not
react in time.
2011 Volvo C30 Start Up, Engine, and In Depth Tour
In this video I give a full in depth tour of the 2011 Volvo C30. I take
viewers on a close look through the interior and exterior of this car while
showing details, over viewing of features, and noting unique styling cues
to the vehicle itself. I also show the engine and the details of it, start
it up and see how it sounds under acceleration. A thorough tour/review of
this car designed to give others a greater overall appreciation of the
Volvo C30 review - What Car?
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The Volvo C30 offers composed handling, stylish looks and a classy,
well-built interior. Most models are attractively priced and affordable to
Many rivals have more rear legroom and its boot is small. The low-speed
ride is unsettled and the steering doesn't provide enough feedback.
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2013 VW Golf mk7 - Which? first drive
http://whi.ch/VWGolf2013 The VW Golf is one of the year's most important
new car launches this year. But has the seventh generation of the Golf
moved on enough to retain its mantle at the top of the medium hatchback