What used Volvo S60 saloon will I get for my budget?
Under £4000 will get you behind the wheel of an S60, but this will be for a car with a high mileage or with a previous Cat D restriction. We think it’d be better to up the ante to between £5000 and £7000 where you’ll find a good 2012, or maybe even a 2013, car with a reasonable mileage and a full history from a trader or independent dealer. Spend between £8000 and £10,000 on a 2014 car with an average mileage and a full service history, again from an independent dealer, or splash out on a 2015, or early 2016, car for around £11,000 to £13,000.
How much does it cost to run a Volvo S60 saloon?
Not surprisingly the diesels are the most economical, with any of the various D2-badged models being the most efficient, with some models returning a claimed official average of 72.4mpg and CO2 emissions of just 99g/km. Petrol-engined cars will cost you more at the pumps, with the most economical version being the 1.6 T3, with claimed official figures of 51.4mpg under the old NEDC testing regime.
Annual car tax (VED) is based on CO2 output for all cars registered before April 2017, so the diesels will be cheap to tax. However, cars registered after that date will pay a flat rate of tax currently £140 a year. Insurance costs for the S60 should be fairly reasonable, though, as that safety kit and Volvo’s good reputation for security mean that the groupings are relatively low. Servicing, however, won’t be quite so cheap, as Volvo dealers do not provide fixed price servicing, preferring to offer longer-term 24-month plans instead.
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