1995 Volvo 460 Si 1.8i from UK and Ireland
Cost free motoring in comfort
Absolutely nothing has gone wrong so far other than the usual 4 series moisture build up.
I cannot express the value of this vehicle, it was brought as a part ex for £350 with full MOT, electric everything, and air con that all worked. 1200000 miles, yet it still drives so tightly and like new.
The engine and gearbox feel slick, it is not a racer's car, but if you want cheap comfort (the seats are armchairs!) good fuel economy, reliability, all the gizmos (electric windows/mirrors, heated seats, air con and a heater that will melt you), then this is an excellent buy.
The interior is quite drab, but ever so comfortable and functional. Mine is still in excellent condition nearly 15 years after manufacture with no marks. The bodywork is in good condition, there is slight rust starting on both back arches and some of the black roof/window screen trim has started to peel away, but overall this car is worth at least twice what I paid for it.
With the economy, comfort, insurance and running costs, this car is cost free motoring at the purchase price of £335. If you want a cheap, comfortable, relaxing, reliable car, I would seriously consider buying one of these, spend up to £700 to get a good one, and if looked after, it will give you many more years of trouble free motoring.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 26th January, 2010