SPECS
Horsepower
~300 HP
Torque
~320 LB-FT
Curb
3200 LB
Drivetrain
FWD
Engine Size
2.5 L
MPG
30 MPG
Transmission
5-Speed Geartronic
VEHICLE STORY

When I finally had enough money to buy a car, I was looking at GTI's, Speed3's, and WRX's; you know like any guy in their 20's would look at. Suddenly, I found this Volvo...or perhaps it found me. I first saw the car parked in the parking lot by a Chipotle in the next town. I could remember how the clouds parted a big enough gap to shine the sun's rays onto the blue hatch as if all this was the universe telling me something. Fast forward a week after my encounter, I remained persistent in my car hunting. I was losing hope as there wasn't a car in my area that felt right. Out of curiosity, I searched "Volvo C30" into CarGuru and that same car appeared as a listing. It was at a dealership on the opposite side of town! I wasn't initially much of a car enthusiast, however, I really wanted my next car to be manual. Unfortunately, it's a 5-Speed Auto, nonetheless, I chose to compromise. The goal was to max out the stock K04 Turbo and this year the goal has been reached. Full bolt-ons (minus small things like polished lower inlet, water/meth etc.) along with Hilton's Stage 2+ tune, the car's completely changed. No dyno numbers yet, I assume around ~300HP which I'm perfectly satisfied with. I will dyno it eventually.

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[]DMV Wagons

Looking sweet there!

[]Minh Tran

Thank you!

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