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Fuel type Diesel
Engine size 2000
Fuel type Petrol
Engine size 1969
In case you hadn't heard, Volvo estates are curvier and sportier these days, as was ably demonstrated by the brand's MK1 model V60 when it was updated by the company in 2014. Despite its sleeker styling direction, the car never aimed to be a clone of its German mid-sized premium station wagon rivals, instead majoring in Volvo virtues like safety, comfort and practicality. Also included though, is a rewarding driving experience and the option of the class-leading combination of performance and efficiency you get with the Drive-E 2.0-litre D4 diesel engine that most original buyers chose. Potentially, it's a surprising package for the right kind of customer in this segment.
Volvo estates aren't what they used to be - and in this case, that's a very good thing. This improved MK1 V60 found it easier than its S60 saloon stablemate to conquest sales from German rivals thanks to more stylish looks that built upon class-leading safety, solid build quality and a cool, classy Scandinavian feel. Particularly as in this case, these virtues were fused with more vibrant design, a driver-focused chassis and high-tech engine technology.
It's that last element that back in 2014, really revitalised this car's appeal as a more cost-effective alternative to German-brand compact executive saloons. Any car that can deliver 99g/km of CO2, 62mph from rest in around seven and a half seconds and nearly 75mpg in regular use has to be worthy of anyone's respect. A small brand Volvo may be but it was punching well above its weight here.
This is then, a tale of the unexpected, both in style and speed. True, the sweeping shape required practical compromises, but the result is a car that many buyers new to the brand might find hard to resist as a used buy. If you're just about to choose a premium used 3 Series or A4-sized estate made in the 2014-2017 era, then you might want to try one of these before you do. Swede dreams might just be made of this.
Borrowing £7,500 on a Hire Purchase agreement over 48 months, a representative APR of 18.5% and a deposit of £0.00,
the amount repayable would be £216.89 a month, with a total cost of credit of £2,910.72 and a total amount
payable of £10,410.72.
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