Mostly reliable - a little problem with the engine whenn cold in top gear, but when warmed up there's no issues. Big modern car - lots could go wrong - more and more these days manufacturers don't want you to tinker with your car - hence hiding everything away and making parts more and more expensive.
2006-reg Diesel, Owner for less than a year
2000-reg Petrol, Owner for 3 to 5 years
Never had any serious breakdown issues - in 4 years the only event to immobilise it was faulty thermossat - easily fixed. Can be thirsty, but always has plenty of pulling power. parts are pricey, also dealer servicing.
2005-reg Diesel, Owner for less than a year
Starts first time every morning, window's clear from mist quickley, heaters are v good, sat nav is good, can't fault it at all. Parts are expensive, but its a good quality car, so I think its worth it.
2012-reg Diesel, Owner for less than a year
Has had persistant gear selector fault since new. volvo are yet to fix it so warning message stops - this is disappointing given volvo reutation for reliability. As expected.
2004-reg Diesel, Owner for less than a year
No faults, well engineered car given its 120k miles. Fuel economy good for a heavy auto. parts prices ok if you avoid main dealer comedy mark ups.
57-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years
Excellent, particularly for towing a heavy caravan, but with the exception of the repeated battery problems.
Y-reg Petrol, Owner for 3 to 5 years
Several problems with reliability but the most practical family car on the market.
2009-reg Diesel, Owner for less than a year
No problems at all up to present time. Average fuel could be better.
2004-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years
I have never had any problem with it. Average to low.
2008-reg Diesel, Owner for less than a year
No problems to date. M.p.g.could be better.
2011-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years
Never a problem. No problems.
05-reg Diesel, Owner for 3 to 5 years
Rear wiper motor failed
X-reg Petrol, Owner for More than 5 years
Reliable, solid build
2011-reg Diesel, Owner for less than a year
No faults yet