Auto Express's running costs ratings are based on our Driver Power survey of over 30,000 car owners. Ratings are the average for all owners of this car who responded. Individual owners’ ratings and comments appear below.
X-reg Petrol, Owner for More than 5 years

I think it is a perfect car for me, Volvo I feel have my car just right for my requyirements. The car is ten years old and one which that has served me well. If I do decide to change a visit to my local Volvo dealer would be my first stop. May I add servicing by my local dealer has been perfect hence the reason why I have the pleasure of retaining it.

Cost: 5/5
2008-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Only costs to date are related to servicing at volvo main dealer. Volvo servicing is not cheap and normal servicing replacement parts tend to pricey - though they are always volvo parts.

Cost: 3/5
2011-reg Diesel, Owner for less than a year

Only cost so far is insurance, road tax and fuel. insurance is cheaper than my old a4, as is road tax. fuel cost is comparable, but would have liked it slightly better.

Cost: 4/5
04-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Twin-turbo T6 version is powerful, but reasonably economical if driven carefully. General feel is not quite up to German standards, but solid enough.

Cost: 4/5
2007-reg Diesel, Owner for 3 to 5 years

Mechanically excellent, had one electrical issue with an electronic handbrake module failure. Low average mpg for a diesel.

Cost: 2/5
58-reg Diesel, Owner for Less than a year

Good looking, comfortable and stylish
with excellent long legged performance.

But let down by v poor economy for a diesel

Cost: 1/5
2006-reg Diesel, Owner for less than a year

Minor niggles, gearbox assembly mount bolt sheared, random error messages. Not as economical as led to believe by dealer.

Cost: 3/5
55-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Very comfortable, well built and economical . I would certainly buy this model again as it fits my needs perfectly

Cost: 3/5
1999-reg Petrol, Owner for more than 5 years

Never stopped working in 12 years of ownership. Parts/servicing is not cheap but does not use that many spares.

Cost: 4/5
2003-reg Diesel

Brakes and tyres only. Servicing at volvo specialist keeps it right and cheap.

Cost: 5/5
05-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Car is auto , easy to drive . Stylish with a touch of class

Cost: 5/5
05-reg Diesel, Owner for 3 to 5 years

Solid motoring!

Cost: 5/5
07-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

It's great

Cost: 5/5
52-reg Hybrid/Alt, Owner for 1 to 3 years


Cost: 5/5
2007-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years


Cost: 3/5