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Cookeh Feb 23rd, 2021 19:26

C30 Buying Guide
 
Hello,

Wondering if anyone has any links to a buying guides or things to look out for on these C30s? Either pre- or post-facelift, likely the 1.6 PSA lump or the 2.0 derv.

Thanks,
Cookeh

andy_d Feb 23rd, 2021 21:37

they share engines with the s40/v50 and there is a list of Which to avoid in one of the v50/s40 threads (basically Any PSA engine there ****e)

most of the car is the same so you can apply pretty much all the electronics, trim etc as per the V50/s40 ditto suspension brakes ,,
really is Just the body shape thats "c30"

Quarryscapes Feb 24th, 2021 14:31

PSA engine is OK if it's been looked after, but it's not a very tolerant engine.

Biggest issue with C30s is them being full of water - sunroof drains, rear light seals or more alarmingly the windscreen adhesive are all culprits. There's a lot of foam under the carpets which soaks it up nicely and makes getting it all out rather a slow job.

The R-Design "leather" seats do not wear well either, expect to see lots of ripped and discoloured ones.

andy_d Feb 24th, 2021 14:46

Quote:

Originally Posted by Quarryscapes (Post 2712818)
PSA engine is OK if it's been looked after, but it's not a very tolerant engine.

Biggest issue with C30s is them being full of water - sunroof drains, rear light seals or more alarmingly the windscreen adhesive are all culprits. There's a lot of foam under the carpets which soaks it up nicely and makes getting it all out rather a slow job.

The R-Design "leather" seats do not wear well either, expect to see lots of ripped and discoloured ones.

same as s40/v50 with sunroof + same with the windscreen

PSA engine is utter cr*p end of , even if looked after "!by the book" there cr*p
and 99% of diesesls are Not looked after anywhere near "by the book"


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