I have to agree with david graves and wonder sometimes about how the car mags come to their results regarding their reviews. I too went round all the usual suspects when going for a new car (audi, bmw, golf,seat etc)and as good as they are they didn't have or look something different, then my wife snd i went to the volvo garage. To say that it is the most stylish car in its class is an understatement. When i went out for a test drive in the d2 (which was specced with 17" alloys) i was blown away, it drove and handled brilliantly, totally loved the interior, seats are probably the best on the market. After returning we decided on the D2 SE specced with metallic gery, 17" segomo wheels glass roof and of course the digital speedo (love it). I have now done 11,000 miles in it and can honestly say i made the right decision buying this car. I do about 70%/30% town and country and i am still averaging just over 60mpg, which is crazy for a car this weight and size. I only have one niggle and that is there is buzzing inside and sometimes it can be very annoying (not heard during warm weather) and they have had 2 attempts but so far no result. Once you factor in the offer that i was given when i purchased the car, 3 years interest free payments, 3 years free servicing, and the icing on the cake is i just renewed my insurance and due to the car having city safety fitted it has brought my payment down to £158 a year!!!!!!! it's really a no brainer.
freddy hall, July 26th 2013