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.
05-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

By far the best car I have owned in 40+ years. Would like a little more performance, but its not bad for a big, heavy, estate, that still does 38mpg round town and 45ish on a run.
Has the best seats (for me, I have had two major back operations) of any car I have tried.

Performance: 4/5 Braking: 5/5 Handling: 3/5
2006-reg Diesel, Owner for 3 to 5 years

Geartronic box repaired due to water ingress, and separate oil cooler addedrear wiper motor replacedinjectors refurbishedbrake discs replaced. Not too bad for a heavy vehicle with old style auto transmission.

Performance: 4/5 Braking: 5/5 Handling: 2/5
59-reg Diesel, Owner for Less than a year

Only had it a short while. Very pleaesed. Totally got what we expected, including small niggles like silly handbrake; a little disappointed with wheel nuts showing rust after four months, though.

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

For less than £2000, and absolute bargain that with a little TLC (~£1000) is now running like a dream and will hopefully give me another year of trouble free motoring.

Performance: 5/5 Braking: 3/5 Handling: 3/5
52-reg Diesel, Owner for More than 5 years

Overall I have been very happy with it. It is easily the best car I've ever owned. I would not hesitate to buy another one when the time comes.

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

I love the Volvo. It has the most comfortable seats of any car I have sat it. It's fast, reliable, safe, comfortable and looks good.

Performance: 5/5 Braking: 5/5 Handling: 4/5
1997-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Starts first time everytime. Parts can be pricy at dealer but aftermarket abd secondhandparts keeps costs down.

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

Its a Volvo estate so it proverbially does what is says on the tin

Performance: 3/5 Braking: 4/5 Handling: 3/5
R-reg Petrol, Owner for Less than a year

safe, quick and first time start smoth braking.

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

Does the job brilliantly!

Performance: 3/5 Braking: 4/5 Handling: 3/5
1998-reg Petrol, Owner for more than 5 years

Goes ok

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