58-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years
The worst car I have ever had and I have had 17 new cars to date ,plus a number of second hand ones. It started blowing 12v sockets, 3 in first 2 weeks, then the engine virtually came apart on the motorway, new engine fitted, then electrical glitches, and never put everything together again properly. The exhaust came loose, DSTC went on the bung, was in 3 times to get it fixed and is at present having a new clutch fitted.
06-reg Diesel, Owner for 3 to 5 years
Required a new cylinder head @ 85000 miles and a complete new engine @ 145000 miles. Also starting / battery problem that the garage could not trace for weeks and aircon & other failures. This model is the third I have owned and by far the worse. I am convinced that Volvo's are no longer built to last and do not deserve their long lasting reputation any more.
54-reg Diesel, Owner for 3 to 5 years
Badly designed - central electronics module is situated beneath the windscreen water trap. Strangely water often enters the unit causing strange electrical faults at best and immobilization at worst. With a £1189 repair bill that Volvo up to now refuse to assist with despite this being a design fault contrary to the Sales of Goods act.
55-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years
Very practical versatile vehicle, great performance and good mpg when not towing. Suffered a number of mechanical faults and has annoying points like poor turning circle, visibility when parking in tight spaces, and removable tow bar mount is very low and often touches the ground.
03-reg Diesel, Owner for More than 5 years
Substantial build, real "feel good" motoring. Carries big loads, tows the caravan well, keeps going in slippery conditions (4WD). remarkably economical. A fine all round car but some parts fail too early in life and dealers can be indifferent and very expensive.
52-reg Petrol, Owner for More than 5 years
Excellent in most respects but suspension problems, fuel consumption terrible, and large turning circle.
X-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years
Very reliable. Have very few problems. Always buy S/H with full service history at Volvo Garage.
05-reg Diesel, Owner for Less than a year
obviously to complex for volvo to repair car still in workshop after 8 weeks
05-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years
Solid, reliable and a great family car
52-reg Diesel, Owner for 3 to 5 years
08-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years
03-reg Diesel, Owner for 3 to 5 years