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  • Summary

    5 out of 5 5.0

    What does this car say about you?

    that im a settled down 25+ year old dad with a sensible job and sensible living,but its the complete opposite,im 17 and still with parents,my friends areshocked by me having a t5(volvo-not a popular 1st car)i like to be different though.but everyone loves it,more spec than most cars,turns head too.i think the car suits me,think about it,who would be get pulled over more?sensible volvo or a chavved saxo?also its a very safe car,4 star car so you and others will be safe.

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

    my family really like the car,so do neigbours,makes you look sensible and mature,every one likes it as said before.

    Would you buy this car again and why?

    yes i would,but if i get another one,id have to have more power and get it setup for better grip.

    What are you likely to buy next?

    i want a sapphire cosworth next,im looking now for one.but id loose the reliablity and fwd power.and the luxury,and things stated

  • Buying experience

    4 out of 5 4.0

    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?

    December 2006

    Did you get a good deal and why?

    i bought from my grandad who owned the car from new in 1995,done 97,550 miles,FSH,mint condition.gave him £1300 for it which was abrgain.most t5s can be picked up on ebay or autotrader though

    Is there any special reason why you bought this car?

    i bought the car because what else can top 155,with 4 mates in,and has everything electric and toys like leather etc.amazing value for money,look good to.And can surprise some chavs in vtrs and 106's,im 17 and you would never think youd see a person my age driving one.in a way its a bit of a sleeper

    What was the dealer like?

  • Driving it

    5 out of 5 5.0

    What's it like to drive?

    amazing to drive,ok it wheelspins in 3rd gear up to 70mph-mine spins up to 90 what eats tyres,does 0-60 in 5 secs,beats nearly anything on the road,good round corners,i cant get mine to understeer,sticks like s**t to a blanket(handles on rails)155ish top end(private road)dont put 17"+ alloys on it,will ruin handling and performance+looks

    What's it like to park?

    well if your a good ddriver and are good at judging spaces,its just like parking a clio or fiesta.bumpers and body are very,very robust so hardly crack on dent.

  • Living with it

    5 out of 5 5.0

    Have you had any problems with the car?

    no not really,had a issue with tyres as most know,oh and a door strap going(easily fixed)was a little rattle when at 2-3ooo rpm,but when i changed the exhaust i changed the nushes aswell,(the bushes were the problem)

    What's most practical about your car?

    i use it everyday,starts 1st time everytime,does a perfect job,all round great car,comfotable,fast,relitivaly cheap(insurance group 16 so insurance is a tad expensive)

    Favourite gadget, option or accessory?

    best bit for me is the RICA 304,decat,straight through 2.5" system,airfilter,317whp and 430wfpt,other than that-heated leather seats,electric everything,and the heater actually works