About Used Volvo
Volvos have been on the market since 1927. Though it was first established in 1915 as a subsidiary of SKF – the ball bearing manufacturer – it wasn’t until the late 20s when the first car was made. Based in Sweden, the company manufactures high-quality and good-looking cars to customers worldwide.
Reliability and safety are big Volvo attributes and the latest models enhance that reputation. Used Volvos are cars that are well sought after by responsible families looking for a stylish yet practical second-hand vehicle.
Used Volvo cars to look for See below for the most popular types of used Volvo models:
- C30 [coupe]
- S40 [compact saloon]
- V50 [compact estate]
- S60 [compact executive car]
- V60 [compact executive estate]
- C70 [convertible]
- S80 [executive saloon]
- V70 [large estate]
- XC60 [medium 4x4]
- XC70 [4x4 estate]
- XC90 [large 4x4]
The Volvo range initially looks confusing with its array of letters and numbers, but it's a relatively simple code to crack. C denotes a coupe, S a saloon, V an estate and XC a 4x4. The bigger the number, the bigger the vehicle. See? Easy. Not quite so easy is the task of figuring out how to score the best value used buys. Volvo used car buyers are smart cookies and you'll need to be on your mettle to beat them to the draw.
The best bargains look to be in the S60 range. This used Volvo model has never really earned the respect it deserves and a diesel S60 D3 163 on a 2011 plate looks decent value at £15,000 when that same car is £27,000 new. Earlier shape used Volvo S60s shouldn't be ignored either as these offer strong value, especially if you can track down a well-looked-after D5 diesel model.
Though not in production anymore, you can get your hands on a classic used Volvo V70 for decent money. 3 generations of this car were manufactured between 1996 and 2016. Their shape and size is fairly large and boxy, but they come with real pace and power.
Some great deals can be found among the used Volvo 4x4 range. The XC70 being a great car to pile big miles onto. It strong and sturdy exterior packs and punch while its interior comes with quality upholstery and a stylish finish.
From the V90 claiming “Best Estate” at the TopGear Magazine awards in 2016 to the XC90 being named “Best Large SUV” in the 2016 AutoExpress New Car Awards, Volvo have many prizes and accolades under their belts. This is why you know that buying a used Volvo car will be an investment that will last. The brand is recognised for not only its safety and reliability, but its style and intelligence too.