It's your last change to get a compact hatchback from Volvo. Always a low-volume player, the C30 is being retired after a brief run of 2013 models, making the final ones the rarest of all.
Since it arrived in 2008, the C30 has been the most affordable Volvo, offering sporty performance, aggressive styling and a striking all-glass rear hatch. It still looks fresh inside and out, and its five-cylinder turbo is as entertaining as ever. But without a four-door variant or price-competitive base model, it's a car without a market. Like all niche vehicles, the C30 has ardent fans, just not enough of them.