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  • Summary

    4 out of 5 4.0

    What does this car say about you?

    I have run a bigger car alongside a so called "normal" one for years right from the days of the 2.8 Capri, Sierra Cosworth and Volvo R so it has become the norm.

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

    V nice!

    Would you buy this car again and why?

    Probably but they don't make them anymore. The new Volvos look very plasticky and that radio!!!!!!

    What are you likely to buy next?


  • Buying experience

    4 out of 5 4.0

    Type of dealer you bought from?


    Did you buy this car new?


    What price did you pay?


    When did you buy the car?

    September 2001

    Did you get a good deal and why?

    Good trade in for ageing Sierra and service back up top notch.

    Is there any special reason why you bought this car?

    Reliability, perfromance and presence.

    What was the dealer like?

    Friendly, efficient and still keeps in touch to this day.

  • Driving it

    5 out of 5 5.0

    What's it like to drive?

    Powerful but controllable. Knows its place on the road and stays there.

    What's it like to park?

    Easy - nice big square front and back with corners where they should be.

  • Living with it

    5 out of 5 5.0

    Have you had any problems with the car?

    A brake caliper was sticky at 72,000 miles and the windscreen washer pump went west.

    What's most practical about your car?

    Space inside and surprisingly economical.

    Favourite gadget, option or accessory?

    Auto transmission.