What used Volvo V60 estate will I get for my budget?
You can pick up one of the earlier V60s with a highish mileage for under £4000, but we’d recommend spending just over that and trying to get a car with an average mileage for the year and a full service history. Spend between £5000 and £7000 and you should find good 2011/2012 cars that satisfy those criteria, bought either privately or from a trader. Up the money to between £8000 and £10,000 to get yourself a good 2013/14 car with under 100,000 miles on the clock, often from an independent dealer. £10,000 to £12,000 should get you similar-aged cars with below average miles, or ones bought from a larger dealer, or, if you’re lucky, 2014/15 cars.
How much does it cost to run a Volvo V60 estate?
Not surprisingly it’s the diesels that are the most economical in the range, especially so the 2.0-litre 120 D2, with an average official fuel figure of 74.3mpg for a corresponding CO2 emissions figure of 101g/km. Meanwhile, the 1.6-litre D2 version that features in earlier models boasts an official average fuel consumption of 62.8mpg, with corresponding CO2 emissions figures of 119g/km. The 2.0 D4 163 claims an average 62.8mpg as well, while the best performing petrol-powered version is the T3 150 with an average 47.1mpg and CO2 emissions of 139g/km.
Those V60s registered before the car tax changes of April 2017 came into force will be charged annually depending on CO2 output, while those few registered after that date will be charged at the flat rate, currently £140 a year.
Insurance costs for the V60 are reasonable, as Volvo’s excellent safety reputation helps to keep premiums down. Groups range from 21 up to 42 for the most powerful petrol-engined flyers.
Volvo does a number of servicing plans for older cars, which can help you budget for future services. Volvo dealers tend to charge a little more for servicing, though, so you might find it more financially sound to take your V60 to any number of specialist dealers who will happily service the car for less.
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