I wrote a review of my D5 way back in 2008, when the car had 55k on the clock. Since then, I've driven another 90k miles, and never had a single problem. The Volvo remains just as much a pleasure to drive now as it was when I bought it; supremely comfortable (the seats are so comfortable that I love my 12-hour drives to the south of France), effortlessly powerful, immensely practical (it's SO spacious in the boot), consistently frugal (I'm averaging 50mpg on a mix of motorways and urban driving) and trouble free. It's cheap to own (service is £200, insurance is similar, depreciation is negligible now as its probably only worth £1750) and in the 10 years I've owned it, I've only had to replace the front bushes (at 120k miles); other than the bushes, nothing else has required work. A few years ago I was shunted while stationary by a Saab going at 40mph, and the Volvo's unbreakable body proved just how safe it was: the comment of a passing police officer summed it up perfectly - "it's a V70, mate; they're the safest thing on the road and nothing dents them... which is why we coppers love them". I've been fortunate enough to own a lot of cars over the years (Porsches, Land Rovers, BMWs etc.), but this without doubt the best I've ever owned; it's a truly superb car and even tthough Id ordinarily have looked to replace it long before now, i cant think of anything to beat it for all-round capability and dependability. I'm looking forward to the next 150k miles.
David Walsh, London, June 1st 2008