What used Volvo V40 hatchback will I get for my budget?
High-mileage early Volvo V40s can be found for £6,000, but it is better to budget at least £9,000, which gets you a 1.6-litre D2 SE manual with average mileage and a decent service history. Petrol-powered models, meanwhile, start at around £10,000, while if you want a performance-oriented T5 version, you’ll need to pay a little more.
The V40 was given a mild facelift in 2016; if you want one of these cars, you’ll need to stump up at least £14,000.
How much does it cost to run a Volvo V40 hatchback?
Not very much. In terms of fuel costs, the V40 should be broadly on par with its rivals. The D2 is the most efficient model – its fuel consumption figure is an impressive 78.5mpg, and you can expect to get around 55mpg in real-world driving. Road tax won’t cost you anything either, as its CO2 emissions figure is just 94g/km.
If you’d rather a petrol V40, we’d recommend the 1.6-litre T3 petrol, as it has a useful amount of extra power and torque yet it has similar economy and CO2 figures to the less powerful T2, at 51.4mpg and 127g/km respectively. The high-performance T5 is the most expensive model to run, though even this isn’t exorbitant given the performance on offer – the official fuel consumption figure is 47.9mpg, and road tax will cost £130 a year.
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.