Saturday, October 23, 2021

Brandon Maffit’s 2012 Volvo C30 R-Design

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Owner: Brandon Maffit – Instagram: @Polestar.C30
2012 Volvo C30 R-Design – Location: Illinois -USA

“What kind of car is that?”

Was there any unusual circumstances around how you acquired your car?
I acquired my car from my dad when I turned 16. We got the c30 less than a year after it was made and after we got it I fell in love with this car. Grew up and learned to drive in this car.

Volvo C30 R-Design Front End
Was there more work on your car than you anticipated? Did you find a bucket of wiring worms, find some secret hidden problems…..
After buying 20 inch Rohana Rc22’s with 275 tires in the rear we ran into problems with suspension travel and getting tire rub in the rear. While trying to maintain a comfortable ride, the c30 was lifted an inch and a half in the rear.

Volvo C30 R-Design Rear End
Are there any unique mods on your car? Hyper-rare parts, custom made parts…
With the car being mostly stock, there isn’t much that is rare or unique. The c30 is polestar tuned and has the little cyan badge to match.

Volvo C30 R-Design Headlights
Would you consider your car done in its current form? Or do you have a list of “to dos” still left?
I still have a lot I want to do to it, this including lowering it/fixing fitment, new intake, exhaust and other performance parts.

Volvo C30 R-Design Fog Lights
What is the biggest problem you ran into on your build?
Not having enough money to purchase desired modifications.

Volvo C30 R-Design Roof Rack
If you had to do it again, would you build the same car?
I would 100% choose this car again, the unique body style and sporty feel is unparalleled in my opinion.

Volvo C30 R-Design With Rims
Are you apart of a club or crew with your car?
I have not joined any club with my car yet.

Volvo C30 R-Design
Is there any part/mod on your car you had to do a few times, or installed and then removed?
Thankfully I haven’t had to redo anything yet.

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Tinted Volvo C30 R-Design
What is your favorite part on your car?
My favorite part on my car is the interior, everything from the two tone leather seats to the awesome waterfall dash.

Volvo C30 R-Design Rear End
What’s the best memory you had in your car?
My favorite memory is 100% when I damaged the leather seats while tying my shoes on the seat before a soccer game when I was younger. I still have not forgave myself for that to this day.

Build Report
Blinker fluid delete

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