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Stylish styling
Stylish styling
A lot of what's going right with the C30 is just plain style. Not too long ago that would have been a weird thing to say about a Volvo. In some respects, it really did remind me of a more comfortable and livable Mini Cooper: not quite as quirky and easier to be with long-term.

From the front, it looks a lot like Volvo's S40 sedan, but catch it from the side or back, and there's no question this is something different. The full glass tailgate gives the car a wide-open look.

The top-line version features contrasting body-cladding around the underside. "Cladding" may sound ugly, but it gives the car a slick, two-tone look that comes off as futuristic instead of retro.

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Last updated April 17 2008: 11:43 AM ET

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