Auto Express's performance 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.
53-reg , Owner for More than 5 years

The car has been outstanding - has now completed 148000 miles. Front brake pads first replaced at 144000, tyres replaced at roughly 35000 miles (front), 65000 (rear). Car returns over 600 miles per tank of fuel and is in a reduced emissions VED group. Only let down was the money grabbing attitude of the main dealer - expensive service and suggestions of expensive work that was not necessary. Marque and model have proved to be v ery good.

Performance: 5/5 Braking: 5/5 Handling: 4/5
2002-reg Petrol, Owner for more than 5 years

Over about 200,000 miles has only required routine servicing and replacement of bulbs, brake pads, discs, tyres and suspension bushes. some minor intermittent electrical glitches in german and japanese components. Main dealer servicing became expensive after about 110,000 miles,, so I use an independent volvo specialist.

Performance: 4/5 Braking: 5/5 Handling: 4/5
1998-reg Petrol, Owner for more than 5 years

Absolutely excellent - been to croatia and back twice plus other trips to germany and austria. The car is serviced twice a year at the dealers. we've never had a breakdown. new brakes always seem expensive but I suspect that they're no worse than other cars.

Performance: 3/5 Braking: 4/5 Handling: 5/5
2000-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

When it snowing I put the (w) for wet weather. My step-brother help me to pay the bill?.

Performance: 5/5 Braking: 5/5 Handling: 5/5
Y-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

very avearge car, didn't help that the dealer tried to rip me off. Taggarts motherwell

Performance: 3/5 Braking: 3/5 Handling: 3/5
V-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Rather poor on performance, but excellent in every other respect.

Performance: 3/5 Braking: 5/5 Handling: 5/5
Y-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

good, but need more power because is just 1.6 litre engine

Performance: 2/5 Braking: 4/5 Handling: 3/5
R-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

a GREAT ALL-ROUNDER DOESNT DO ANYTHING BADLY

Performance: 4/5 Braking: 3/5 Handling: 3/5
R-reg Petrol, Owner for More than 5 years

excellent

Performance: 3/5 Braking: 4/5 Handling: 3/5