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Twilight Cars Edward's Silver Volvo C30

Twilight Cars Edward's Silver Volvo C30, the car the Twilight movie made famous. It can often be difficult to disguise just how different you are inside from everyone else around you. No matter which clothes you choose to wear, how you decide to style your hair or what kinds of activities you participate in, there are often things about you that give you away to others. It might be the way you walk, the way you talk or even just a feeling that other people have when they are around you.

Whatever it is, some people choose to embrace their difference within the social context that they find themselves in and do their best to walk a fine line between being true to themselves and still fitting in with their environment.

As a vampire in the Twilight series, Edward Cullen has a lot on the line when it comes to his identity, but he doesn’t try to hide the flame that burns deeply within himself. Instead, he chooses to celebrate his differences in a variety of ways, with his personal style being one of the most obvious.

One of the more readily identifiable aspects of his style is his choice of automobile. The Volvo C30 is a milestone for the Swedish car company, a compact hatchback that represents their first attempt to connect with the youth market that had so far ignored them in favor of other European marques such as BMW or Audi. From first glance, it is immediately apparent that Volvo has done their best to hide their stodgy design past by making the C30 as streamlined and aggressive-looking as some of the hottest hatches sold by their competitors. The front end of the vehicle is undeniably Volvo, but from the windshield back the striking look of the automobile bring to mind efforts from Peugeot and other companies known for their small cars.

Volvo made sure that the C30 would be more than just another pretty face. Sitting underneath the hood of the hatchback is a potent 5-cylinder engine. Displacing 2.5 liters, this unit cranks out 227 horsepower and 236 lb-ft of torque thanks to the use of a turbocharger. A 6-speed manual transmission is available, along with a 5-speed automatic aimed at those who aren’t interested in handling the shifting duties themselves. The C30’s drivetrain combination makes for spirited driving, and its small size and relatively light weight make it ideal for tackling treacherous corners at high speeds.

Even the base edition of this hatchback comes well equipped – air conditioning, a leather wrapped steering wheel and power windows and door locks are standard. Buyers can upgrade to such features as a sunroof, heated seats and rain-sensing windshield wipers, along with luxuries like a DVD navigation system and xenon headlights. While the C30 isn’t meant to challenge the luxury trappings of more sophisticated cars such as the BMW 3-Series, it is certainly a contender in the near-luxury field, taking on vehicles like the Audi A3 while separating itself from the Volkswagen GTI.

Whether you prefer the Volvo C30 or the Volvo S60R model, it's obvious that Edward Cullen, our favorite Twilight vampire likes the color silver for his cars.







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