If you can handle the old fart image, buy one
Ignition fault in wiring harness immobilised the car at 50,000 miles.
Suspension failed for MOT a 55,000 miles.
Dog ate the back seats at 54,000 miles.
There's getting to be some rust on the wheel arches that I have to keep at bay - but it's getting on, and we salt roads - so what?
Low mileage, bought from a retired bloke who used it to collect his pension. These cars are not driven by loonies. Generally.
The car handles like it's on tank tracks. It's a tank. Tanks along all day feeling as solid as a rock.
Brill seats, even with my bad back.
Designed by a 7 year old child with an etch a sketch. Not a curve to be seen, but if you're inside the car it really doesn't matter. Zero street cred - if this bothers you buy something else.
Starts, goes, stops. In a word "reliable" - Parkers guide says it's Volvos nightmare. I've had lots of nightmare cars - this wasn't one.
Cruises at anything you want - though I've not gone past 90 as I like my licence.
Makes a lovely booming roaring noise from the exhaust when it's cruising. The BMW I also drive is much more subdued.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 3rd March, 2009