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  • Summary

    5 out of 5 5.0

    What does this car say about you?

    Family man!

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

    Loved it

    Would you buy this car again and why?

    I would and did - twice!

    What are you likely to buy next?

    Can't break free from fast estate Volvos once you have had one I'm afraid

  • Buying experience

    5 out of 5 5.0

    Type of dealer you bought from?


    Did you buy this car new?


    What price did you pay?


    When did you buy the car?

    April 2001

    Did you get a good deal and why?

    Not a bad price but the revelation was how pleasant the car and transaction was from what most people (inc me) would dismiss as a back street garage

    Is there any special reason why you bought this car?

    Space - needed a huge car for kids and gear. Style - always like the way they looked. Speed - wanted the T5 engine

    What was the dealer like?

    Just brilliant; pleasant, courteous and respectful. Probably why they don't seem to be in business any more!

  • Driving it

    5 out of 5 5.0

    What's it like to drive?

    Feels like a hot hatch

    What's it like to park?

    It's big, but great visibility and light controls = doddle

  • Living with it

    5 out of 5 5.0

    Have you had any problems with the car?

    Nothing for years then the UCUs gave out at great expense. Problems exacerbated by no-one (inc main dealers) seeming to know jack all about diagnosis)

    What's most practical about your car?

    Speed, space, style, everything it promised to be.

    Favourite gadget, option or accessory?

    Heated seats