What used Volvo V70 estate will I get for my budget?
How much does it cost to run a Volvo V70 estate?
Pick the right model and running costs should be reasonable. The 2.0-litre diesel returns a respectable average of 48mpg, and even the largest D5 engine does 44mpg. The economy-oriented DRIVe model is the most efficient, delivering up to 74mpg, officially at least.
The T5 petrol engine claims an average of 32mpg, but it's notoriously thirsty, with many owners averaging only 25mpg. As you'd expect, the larger T6 is even less efficient, with a claimed average of 25mpg. Even the entry-level 2.0-litre petrol doesn't perform particularly well, with an average of 33mpg.
Insurance costs are reasonable, with all but the T5 engine in R-Design trim sitting in insurance groups 20-29. Pick a sporty version, however, and you're looking at group 33.
Servicing costs aren't cheap, but go with a franchised dealer and you're unlikely to be disappointed. Volvo dealers have a good reputation for looking after customers.