What used Volvo V40 hatchback will I get for my budget?
High-mileage early Volvo V40s can be found for £4,000, but it is better to budget at least £6,000: this gets you a 1.6-litre D2 SE manual with average mileage and a decent service history. Petrol-powered models, meanwhile, start at around £7500.
The V40 was given a mild facelift in 2016; if you want one of these cars, you’ll need to stump up at least £10,500.
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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, with a CO2 emissions figure of just 94g/km. The five-cylinder D3 and D4 of the period both had figures of 65.7mpg and 114g/km. The later 2.0-litre four-cylinder diesel that replaced all variants of diesel still provided decent economy of 74.3mpg and just 99g/km.
If you’d rather a petrol V40, an early 1.6-litre T3 and T4 have similar economy and emissions figures (53.3mpg and 124g/km for the T3 and 51.4mpg and 129g/km for the T4). The five-cylinder T5 is the most expensive model to run with purse-busting figures of 34.9mpg and 189g/km. This is probably why it was replaced along with the other petrol models with a more efficient 2.0-litre four-cylinder engine that has figures of 47.9mpg and 137g/km in 242bhp T5 form. The 1.5-litre petrol auto turns in a respectable figures of 50.4mpg and 129g/km.
If your V40 was registered before 1 April 2017, then it'll be charged for yearly road tax under the older system that was based on CO2 emissions, whereas those registered after this point will pay a flat rate fee under the current system. To find out more about the current road tax costs, click here for further information.
Servicing however won’t be quite so cheap, as Volvo dealers do not provide fixed price servicing.
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