What used Volvo V50 estate will I get for my budget?
The bottom end of the market for V50s starts at less than £1000, but for that money you’re in banger territory. Even doubling that budget will likely still get you a car with comfortably more than 150,000 miles on the clock. On the plus side, this shows that V50s can cope with plenty of use, but we’d still be tempted to have at least £3500 in our pockets before starting our search, for it is here where cars with a full service history and more sensible mileages begin to appear.
For a really clean V50, you’ll need £5500-6000, while at the top end of the market, £8500 will buy a late, low-mileage example with a good specification.