What alternatives should I consider to a used Volvo V70 estate?
If sporty handling isn't your primary concern, but a classy image and a nice interior is, the Audi A6 Avant could be an ideal alternative to a Volvo. There is a wider range of diesel engines on offer from frugal four-cylinders with huge fuel range, to multi-turbocharged six-cylinder offerings with 316bhp.
Then there is the BMW 5 Series which has a much more desirable image than the v70, and it has a far better infotainment system. Post-2013 cars are better because they come with a more reliable diesel engine.