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S-reg Petrol, Owner for 3 to 5 years

12 year old reliable, comfortable work horse that doesn't rust (yet).

Not the most economic but it depreciates no more than about £400 a year. As I spend 40 weeks of the year abroad it's pointless having something sitting on my drive depreciating. Allways starts first time.

It has flow through every MOT in the last 4 years. I maintain it myself so it is very cheap.

Cost: 3/5
2002-reg Petrol, Owner for more than 5 years

10 yrs old with 42k mileage, negligble tyre wear. cambelt replaced at 6yrs( as recommended). battery just replaced . 2 mot failures due to tail-light bulbs. alternate small /full service annually. Volvo servicing expensive but have used an independent since expiry of guarantee. nothing complicated about the japanese engine (1.8i) so costs are very reasonable.

Cost: 5/5
Y-reg Petrol, Owner for 3 to 5 years

VERY RELIABLE COMFORTABLE AND VERSATILE ESTATE CAR AND DRIVEN CONSIDERATELY RETURNS A REASONABLE MPG. LIKE THE STYING OF THE V40 VERY MUCH AND ENJOY DRIVING IT .FIND THE SAFETY FEATURES AND ERGONOMICS EXCELLENT .WOULD DEFINITELY BUY ANOTHER , BUT HOPE IT WILL LAST ME A LONG TIME!!

Cost: 5/5
52-reg Petrol, Owner for Less than a year

An excellent medium sized estate car, with good economy and great performance from the 2.0 Litre light pressure turbo. A very comfortable car to drive, with great equipment and a smooth ride. I'd Definitely buy another Volvo Turbo Estate.

Cost: 5/5
2012-reg Diesel, Owner for less than a year

Not enough time to check reliability yet, but up to now all systems worked properly. A very good performance on mpg, which can still get better, when I get more acquainted with the car. no road tax.

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

An excellent car, solid build and easy on the eye. Excellent driver, over 100,000 miles, very confortable and safe.Great value. On the down side poor MPG and under powered on hills (going up)!

Cost: 3/5
1998-reg Diesel, Owner for more than 5 years

The only time it has let me down is when the battery failed. the battery was 5 years old though. I carry out my own maintenance therefore costs are limited to after market purchases.

Cost: 5/5
04-reg Diesel, Owner for More than 5 years

The V40 has its detractors, but we find ours (D Sport model) is an excellent combination of functionality, economy, style and safety.

Cost: 4/5
2002-reg Diesel, Owner for more than 5 years

Good reliability at all weather situations. Genuine volvo spare parts fitted by volvo dealers are very expensive.

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

the T4 is very quick and safe. The ideal car for family with dog and a frustrated sports car driver.

Cost: 2/5
2001-reg Petrol, Owner for less than a year

High mileage but never let me down. Big car not fuel efficient.

Cost: 2/5
1996-reg Petrol, Owner for 3 to 5 years

Reasonably good. As expected really for 2lt engine.

Cost: 3/5
03-reg Petrol, Owner for More than 5 years

at age 70 just the right car to enjoy motoring

Cost: 3/5
Y-reg Petrol, Owner for Less than a year

Its a Volvo!

Cost: 3/5