Auto Express's comfort 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.
02-reg Petrol, Owner for More than 5 years

Considering 170k miles of very mixed and enthusiastic use, one coil spring & rear suspension bushes (daily speed humps!!), 2 sets of pads, one set of discs, is brilliant. Still original clutch, exhaust & battery. This is GDi (Gasoline Direct Injection) dual mode lean burn 1834cc version, getting up to 39.6mpg cumulative (worse if teenage son drives). Very comfortable, use in-gear throttle-oversteer on rear axle for poise and the handling improves. Front, seat & curtain airbags. Biggest drawback is high lip to hatchback - will soon have to get something to take 4x4 offroad wheelchair for one of family.

Comfort: 5/5 Practicality: 4/5 Ride Quality: 4/5 Ease of driving: 5/5
04-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Affordable, practical, comfortable & safe. Really pleased with it, more so than I expected. Even with high mileage it still feels solid & performs well.

Comfort: 4/5 Practicality: 5/5 Ride Quality: 5/5 Ease of driving: 5/5
Other-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

It is a practical car for me. I use it to carry my work equipment and there is plenty of space for this.

Comfort: 5/5 Practicality: 5/5 Ride Quality: 4/5 Ease of driving: 4/5
1998-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

It is a volvo enough said! Insurance ł400, road tax !20 (6months).

Practicality: 5/5 Ride Quality: 3/5 Ease of driving: 5/5
Other-reg Petrol, Owner for More than 5 years

Reliable and comfortable. The best I've had in the last 40 years.

Comfort: 5/5 Practicality: 5/5 Ride Quality: 5/5 Ease of driving: 5/5
Y-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

more fun then you'd expect, but the ride quality suffers

Comfort: 5/5 Practicality: 5/5 Ride Quality: 2/5 Ease of driving: 5/5
53-reg Petrol, Owner for More than 5 years

Boring but comfortable and generally reliable.

Comfort: 5/5 Practicality: 4/5 Ride Quality: 3/5 Ease of driving: 4/5