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  • Summary

    5 out of 5 5.0

    What does this car say about you?

    Practical, understated.

    What do your friends / family / neighbours think of the car?

    Think it looks a bit boring but love the space inside.

    Would you buy this car again and why?

    Yes but the 4motion is a hard car to find second hand.

    What are you likely to buy next?

    Volvo V50. I am down sizing and don't need the space anymore.

  • Buying experience

    5 out of 5 5.0

    Type of dealer you bought from?

    Didn't buy from a dealer

    Did you buy this car new?


    What price did you pay?


    When did you buy the car?

    June 2009

    Did you get a good deal and why?

    Decent price for a decent car.

    Is there any special reason why you bought this car?

    Wanted an estate to carry work demo kit and space for my dog.

    What was the dealer like?

    Private sale.

  • Driving it

    5 out of 5 5.0

    What's it like to drive?

    Eats up the miles with ease. Glued to the road. Very comfy.

    What's it like to park?

    Body design means it is quite easy to see the corners of the car. Easy to park for a car of this size.

  • Living with it

    5 out of 5 5.0

    Have you had any problems with the car?

    Seems to be prone to a sticky brake calliper which destroys the disks. Air-Con packed never really worked. Seems to be hard on suspension joints, CV boots and track rod ends. Apart from that it is the standard wear and tear like burst radiator and turbo pipes etc.

    What's most practical about your car?

    Huge boot and flat folding seats. I have moved house loads of time with this car and even transported an entire tree worth of logs. The four wheel drive has never let me down and so handy on country roads in winter.

    Favourite gadget, option or accessory?

    Apart from the four wheel drive it didn't come with much. Climate control was fab when I got it working.