Stylish and Reliable
Added: 7th of April 2019
I have owned my Volvo from new, have covered 102000 miles, and have found it to be generally reliable. Apart from expensive clutch repair after 12 years, other issues have been fairly minor and due to expected wear and tear. In my opinion the performance, handling and MPG (averaging 45 on mixed non-aggressive motoring) are very acceptable. The quality interior finishes including heated leather seats were standard SE equipment and show no sign of wear. The exterior styling still compares very well amongst most newer models, and is not all that common on the road. The usual criticism is the rather narrow access to the perfectly adequate boot area, which is possibly a compromise resulting from the sporty coupe treatment of the rear end. In common with other reviewers I have also had recent issues with the screen wash system which drips water from nearside front bumper,This may be a faulty connection to headlamp washer and is totally inaccessible from under front of car...Easier to top water up every few days.