Auto Express's running costs 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.
X-reg Petrol, Owner for 3 to 5 years

Heavy petrol consumption in town (about 16mpg). Rearview mirrors leave blindspots. Sometimes you only know a car is overtaking you if you turn your head to the right to look at it!.

Has suffered from possibly noisy power steering pump which an independent garage said had to be fixed by main dealer. But Volvo main dealer charged for looking for fault but couldn't hear the noise I or indepenedent gargae both could hear.

Cost: 2/5
2011-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Stop start stopped working at 30,000 miles otherwise very reliable. Choose this economy engine to gain max tax break plus high fuel efficiency, rated at combined 60 plus mile gallon never achiveved over 46 on combined moterway and urban driving. all other costs covered by company lease hire firm. still on original rear tyes at 36,000 mile front drive wheels on second set!

Cost: 2/5
2002-reg Petrol, Owner for more than 5 years

Never 'broken down' other than a puncture. niggle is certain 'wearing' parts which have had to be replaced several times viz front suspension system which is clearly underspec for the weight of the car. also with low profile tyres and country roads with pot holes several new alloys at the front have been acquired. Mainly petrol with average of 25mpg.

Cost: 2/5
05-reg Diesel, Owner for 3 to 5 years

the only thing to go wrong onthe car in four years of ownership are three headlight bulbs and one tailight the car is an excellent load lugger and accomodates the whole family (two kids and two dogs) with ease sevice charges by the frachised dealer are expensive but no dearer than any other car by a non franchised

Cost: 4/5
53-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

A pretty good car; I upgraded from a V40 to this model and find it quite good. Around urban areas it can be reasonably thirsty but on motorways etc it guives good fuel consumption. Seats for long disances are very good and it has all the safety features that I feel are necessary.

Cost: 3/5
W-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Reliable, comfortable workhorse, takes what ever is throwen at it by the family. Averages 45 - 50 mpg which is astounding for such a big car, Part prices from franchised dealer quite expensive, & some parts only available from them. All in all a great car,

Cost: 3/5
54-reg Hybrid/Alt, Owner for 3 to 5 years

Brilliant. A shame Volvo stopped making LPG FF cars on 15th May 2005. Their error is only compounded by the UK government charged VEL on the petrol emissions NOT LPG ones. Of course we all drive on petrol in our LPG cars! Bring on another uk government!

Cost: 5/5
05-reg Diesel, Owner for 3 to 5 years

love my car, shame it's not made now, well it is if you want a mondeo. would like it more if the roof was a little higher so i could get taller things in the boot. only downside because it's diesel the turning circle is dreadful, parking is a nightmare.

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

The Volvo V70 T6 AWD is a great car, quick - but not the least sporty - and the pulling power makes it effortless to drive. It is quiet and supremely comfortable, but big, heavy with a powerful engine and 4wd doesn't make it very economical.

Cost: 2/5
09-reg Diesel, Owner for Less than a year

Dealer Service Terrible. Volvo Dealers are closing all over the country. The poor radio fitted from new still has not been changed. Windows sometimes go down for no reason when trying to close. Never go for a Ford derived Volvo again.

Cost: 2/5
Other-reg , Owner for More than 5 years

Volvo 850 T5 Estate - excellent car, can be genteel around town, or very agile, very good for long distance motorway travel. EState has n enormous capacity for carrying goods.
No doubt that I will buy Volvo later model of T5.

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

The car has never let me down, but it has had quite a lot of expensive repairs. Parts are expensive, fuel economy is no longer acceptable, and depreciation over the ownership period of 7 years has been c.ł12000.

Cost: 1/5
S-reg Petrol, Owner for More than 5 years

Great car - Comfy quick and safe but fuel and upkeep cost terrible parts prices very silly.
Attitude of VOLVO UK lamentable.

Find good dealer & stick with, often cheaper than independants

Cost: 1/5
1997-reg Petrol, Owner for 3 to 5 years

I have no real issues it is getting older and I do not cut costs on servicing or tyre replacements I treat it well. Certain costs can be high epecially if supplied via volvo.

Cost: 3/5
2007-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Suffered egr valve failure at 60000 mi. no goodwill offered by volvo. Less economical than expected. expensive main dealer servicing and poor service.

Cost: 2/5
2004-reg Petrol, Owner for more than 5 years

No mechanical breakdowns and only one alarm electrical problem. Very thirsty but probably to do with my driving style . servicing can be expensive.

Cost: 3/5
2005-reg Diesel, Owner for less than a year

Always starts first time only fault not running correctley...turbo intercooler faulty. Below average mpg over ł105 to fill up ...parts expensive.

Cost: 2/5
Y-reg Petrol, Owner for More than 5 years

Quite simply - outstanding. It has far outstripped my expectations on all fronts and is still almost as good as the day it was bought. Stunning.

Cost: 5/5
2002-reg Petrol, Owner for less than a year

Suspension issues, nothing else so far, great car and so comfy. Expensive around town on fuel bit better on motorway but big car I suppose.

Cost: 3/5
2004-reg Diesel, Owner for more than 5 years

Has been completely reliable for the last 6years, only major cost has been to get a new clutch. Will a chives 60 mpg on the motorway at 65.

Cost: 5/5
2001-reg Petrol, Owner for more than 5 years

Apart from regular annual service it never sees the garage. Because most of my journeys do not exceed 12 miles it is high on petrol use.

Cost: 2/5
2005-reg Diesel, Owner for more than 5 years

Never broken down but needed some parts replaced over the years. Volvo parts very expensive, dealer servicing costs high.

Cost: 3/5
2002-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Only fault was alternator,not easy to replace. Expensive tax and not very economical with petrol even on moterways.

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

The best used estate in the marketplace. A great all-rounder with very good performance and wonderful economy.

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

Suits my life style,speed is not important .Comfortable ,safe and reasonably economical and very reliable .

Cost: 3/5
2004-reg Diesel, Owner for more than 5 years

The starter motor failed. Eats fuel in town I.e.short journeys motor way driving have got up to 46 mpg.

Cost: 3/5
2005-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Not had a thing go wrong appart from one bulb. Not too happy about the amount of road tax.

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

large boot space in estate version, good towing ability, antique dealers delight

Cost: 1/5
2007-reg Petrol, Owner for less than a year

No problems as yet. Fuel consumption high, spares expensive, servicing expensive.

Cost: 3/5
53-reg Diesel, Owner for Less than a year

Dependable "load lugger" that can make a 300 mile journey feel like it's only 30!

Cost: 3/5
2002-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Reliability good,only battery replaced. Bit expensive to run if I use it a lot.

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

I have been favourably impressed, only wish it was a deisel - as it is thirsty!

Cost: 3/5
1998-reg Petrol, Owner for 3 to 5 years

No probles since purchased. Mpg is not particularly good but all else is fine.

Cost: 3/5
2002-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Never let me down. Could do more mpg, sometimes only oem parts available.

Cost: 3/5
2001-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Generally very good. Car is quite thirsty and volvo parts are expensive.

Cost: 2/5
53-reg Diesel, Owner for 3 to 5 years

Well designed, extremely versatile, good performance, very economical.

Cost: 5/5
2004-reg Diesel, Owner for more than 5 years

Not had any serious problems. Get 50mpg on long motorway journeys.

Cost: 5/5
2007-reg Diesel, Owner for 3 to 5 years

Brilliant car never failed. Very good for a car of this size.

Cost: 5/5
58-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

ecconamy not as good as expected exelaant in allouther ways

Cost: 3/5
06-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Good, useful, steering lock is bad and the steering is vague

Cost: 3/5
07-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

AL very good car, excellent for towing and motorway driving.

Cost: 5/5
2003-reg Diesel, Owner for more than 5 years

It works....all the time. Servicing is on the high side.

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

I'm pleased on the whole; it is 10 years old after all!

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

The LPG conversion has made a good car much better.

Cost: 5/5
2012-reg Diesel

No problems. Mpg seems to be a bit optimistic.

Cost: 3/5
04-reg Diesel, Owner for 3 to 5 years

Pleasure to drive and quite luxurious leather

Cost: 3/5
2011-reg Diesel, Owner for less than a year

Not had long enough yet. Parts expensive.

Cost: 4/5
07-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

window sticking
water ingress
broken fan

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

good car except for awful turning circle

Cost: 2/5
1999-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

It just drinks fuel. It drinks fuel.

Cost: 1/5
1998-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Rarely have a problem. Poor mpg.

Cost: 2/5
2009-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Quite a few electronic glitches

Cost: 5/5
57-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

All a family estate should be

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

The Volvo V70R AWD is a dream

Cost: 3/5
2009-reg Diesel, Owner for less than a year

Nothing ever gone wrong

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

MARVELLOUS

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

Brilliant

Cost: 3/5
57-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

excellent

Cost: 5/5
59-reg Diesel, Owner for Less than a year

great car

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

OK

Cost: 2/5