Well equipped, reliable.
This close relative of the higher-priced previous-generation Volvo S40 lacks the Volvo's status. Image aside, Carisma is a user-friendly family car, although neither its styling nor its performance are remarkable. Its redeeming qualities are competitive prices, generous specs and above-average reliability. Running costs are also very reasonable.
What owners say about this car
Owned car for 11 trouble free years. Only reason sold was wanted a newer car with mod cons including sensors... Read owner review
Good, comfortable and reliable car. I actually quite like the styling but can look cheap on the lower models. Bought at... Read owner review
Lot of space and very economical to run(common rail diesel). Read owner review