Having owned a 1998 Vectra di for the past two years and 65000 miles, this is a world apart.
I am 20 and do pay too much insurance, but its worth it for the comfort and power from the fantastic 2.0t engine. Driving 500 miles a week is nice to be done in a relaxing and comfortable car, the Volvo does that superbly.
My friends and family asked me... why, when I showed them what I bought - but after looking more closely and taking a drive in it, they were surprised.
Call me old before my time, but I love the style of the car. I think its sleek and besides, with those 17/225 wheels, it really does look the part.
Mine only has the half leather, and the seats aren't heated. But the climate control works a treat, whilst my stereo is sublime.
The carpets have worn with a few tears evident, but I bought a set of mats from Volvo - which look fine.
Cruise control ideal for the long motorway commutes!
Performance for me is amazing. The power delivery is smooth, refined and the engine has an impressive growl to it when exceeding 4000 revs!
I enjoy driving this car. Its comfy, quick, (i think) stylish, and it makes me really look forwards to making an otherwise dull, long and slow journey.
Fuel consumption is not good around town. On a run it is better. But be sensible and you can see mid thirties. To be honest, I Don't CARE...!
Nothing makes fuel any cheaper, so if you have to do a high mileage, spend a bit more - and ENJOY THE JOURNEY!!!
P.S. guys, please, any help on my hinges for the cupholder would be appreciated - as would any comments on my post.
Thanks for reading!