A Volvo is premium, says the manufacturer. The press (and customers) reply: “It hasn’t always been this way.” But recent models now do meet the definition. In any case, they have always been recognized for their robustness and their excellent level of passive safety, for decades. And it is not uncommon for odometers to happily show values well above 250,000 km. Something to reassure potential buyers of used models.
But at what price can a Volvo, whether you consider it premium or not (or somewhere in between, as is the case with many older models), be able to drive thousands more miles in peace? Caradisiac has gone through the ads, of the most emblematic models. From the V40 to the XC90 through the S60 sedan, you choose according to your needs…
S40/V50– V40 II (2004-…)
Remember that in Volvo, the S version identifies the sedan and the V the station wagon. As expected, the latter is the most present at times. The same goes for engines, almost 80% of ads offer diesel. In the letter, the 1.6 with 110 CV, 115 CV and 120 CV (D 2) and further back, the 2.0 with 150 CV (D3) and 177 CV and 190 CV (D4) stand out. As for the rare gasoline, there are mainly 1.6 120 hp (T2) and 150 hp (T3). As for resale channels, professionals provide two thirds of the offer.
Less than €8,000
Surprise, despite this rather modest budget, some good plans are already possible in diesel sedans. It is true that the vast majority have high mileage and are more than ten years old, but given their reliability, the purchase cannot be ruled out. And among the proposals, you can find cars with less than 120,000 km. Thus, a dealer of all brands offers an S40 D2 115 hp R-Design from October 2010 with 118,000 km for €7,800. Unfortunately petrol versions are rare at this price point, diesel was the majority.
From €8,000 to €12,000
A sum that allows you to become compact/diesel V40 family less than ten years old and no more than 120,000 km. Seen in pro a 115 hp V40 D2 1.6 from January 2013 with 119,000 km on the clock for just €9,000. Likewise, a private individual sells his V40 D3 1.6 Momentum with 150 hp from July 2012. It has only 92,000 km and is sold for €10,500. For the same price, another individual sells a 115 hp V40 D2 1.6 Cross Country from February 2015. It shows 122,000 km on the odometer.
From €12,000 to €16,000
By having an endowment of this type, you can access cars less than eight years old and with a mileage of less than 100,000 km for sale for this budget.
Our research allowed us to spot a pro V40 D2 1.6 Kinetic 120hp from August 2017 with 81,500km on the clock for €14,000. And for €1,300 more, a dealer is offering a 150 hp V40 D3 Momentum from July 2015 that has driven only 72,800 km, its price: €15,300.
Nothing really bad to report, except for some rare malfunctions of the GPS screen and central door locking.
Just like its little sisters S40 and V40, the 60 series is mainly offered as an estate version. Similarly, diesel engines dominate the offer. On the menu, 115 hp 1.6 (D2), 136 hp 2.0, 150 hp and 163 hp (D3), 181 hp 2.0 and 190 hp (D4). Regarding supply sources, professionals dominate with 85% of resales.
Less than €10,000
It’s not enough to rub your hands under the budget bar like that to hopefully find the right deal. The offer is very limited and is mainly made up of sedans over twelve years old and the high mileage ones are legion.
From €10,000 to €15,000
There wasn’t an explosion of supply, but the few copies offered in both sedan and station wagon show more reasonable mileage and are less than ten years old.
Thus, we saw a professional S60 D2 Momentum Powershift with 115 hp from October 2014 and 108,000 km on the odometer with a price of €11,000. But for little more, you can have fun with the 163-hp engine. Seen at a dealership a 163hp S60 D3 Momentum from August 2012 with 116,500km on the clock for €11,200. As for the V60s, they’re well worth the detour. A dealer sells a 120 hp V60 D2 1.6 Momentum from September 2015 that has driven 84,500 km. It is displayed at €13,900 and benefits from a 12-month warranty. For those who love gasoline, an individual bids farewell to his V60 T3 Momentum with 150 hp from March 2013 and 77,100 km on the clock for €15,000.
€15,000 or more
Sedan or station wagon, the choice is there. And as for diesel engines, the range is almost complete with both 1.6 and 2.0 blocks. The icing on the cake, cars barely five years old.
Seen in a pro, a first hand Xenium Geartronic 6 120hp S60 D2 from December 2017 with 93,400km on the clock for €15,900. And on the van side, we saw a V60 D3 R-Design Geartronic October 6, 2017 and 109,000 km for €16,900.
Satisfactory general balance. Note, however, the frequent fouling of the EGR valve on diesel blocks and in particular on the 181hp D4.
Appearing in 2018, the XC40 succeeds the V40. But unlike its predecessor, the gasoline versions are much more present with about 25% of the ads. This is good news for fans of lead-free products. Under the hood, mainly three-cylinder 1.5 156 hp and 163 hp (T3). Further back, the 2.0 four-cylinder and 190 hp (T4). In the diesel chapter we find in force the 2.0 of 150 CV (D3) followed by the 2.0 of 190 CV (D4). Finally, 90% of the XC40s are equipped with the 8-speed Geartronic automatic transmission. Finally, some gasoline-hybrid versions are also offered.
Given its young age, entry prices for a second-hand diesel XC40 exceed €25,000. And what’s more, at these rates, the odometer readings are well above the annual average for a diesel.
For a copy with a more reasonable tour, count an envelope of €28,000. Seen in a professional XC40 D3 Adblue Momentum Geartronic 8 February 2019 and 79,000 km at €27,900.
In essence, there is no excessive mileage. Seen a 156 hp T3 Momentum from July 2018 and 20,500 km on the clock for €28,000.
Some owners mention problems with the sunroof. On diesels, pay attention to the regeneration cycles of the particulate filter (DPF). Incomplete, they can cause the engine to race and break. At the time of purchase, it prevents the XC40 D-series from taking short commutes.
Without being inflated, the offer is enough to find the right plan. But, unsurprisingly for this era, it was the diesel versions that prevailed with nearly 98% of the ads. And as for engines, we find mainly the 2.4 with 163 hp and 185 hp, then the 2.0 with 190 hp, and in the background the 2.0 with 150 hp. On the transmission side, nearly two-thirds of the XC60s have the Geartronic 6 or 8 automatic gearbox and 35% have 4-wheel drive (AWD). As for the resale sector, professionals lead the dance with more than 60% of the proposals.
Less than €15,000
With a majority of meters showing more than 180,000 km or even 200,000 km, and cars over twelve years old, these XC60s are worth thinking about. For a heavy commuter, the investment may be too risky. On the other hand, for occasional use on weekends, or for vacations, it can be tried. And in the lot, we can, with a healthy dose of patience, dig up some rare XC60s with not too many miles on them. Seen a 2.4 D5 185 Xenium 4×4 Geartronic from October 2009 with only 109,000 km on the clock for €14,500. It is first hand.
From €15,000 to €20,000
Budgets that allow to go to XC60 with much less kilometers and more recent and therefore redesigned. Our research turned up some great deals. Like this D4 190 Momentum from July 2015 with only 94,000 km on the odometer, appraised by a private individual at €18,700.
€20,000 and more
This envelope opens up a wide range of models that are barely five years old and have reasonable mileage. In the same way, you will be able to discover first hands, a guarantee of security and trust (purchase invoice, logbook and maintenance invoices, etc.). Seen a first hand D3 2.0 150 Iniate Edition from March 2017 that has driven 83,500 km and sold for €21,000.
EGR valve fouling on all diesel blocks usually due to short routes.
Appeared five years ago, this second opus of the XC60 is very present on occasion. If the petrol versions are, like the rest of the models in the range, always absent from subscribers, the diesels represent approximately 60% of the advertisements and, with rare exceptions, all are equipped with the Geartronic 8 automatic transmission and approximately half are all-wheel drive. On the engine side, the 190 hp 2.0 (D4) dominates the offer followed by the 197 hp 2.0 (B4) and far behind the 150 hp 2.0 (D3). Finally, this generation of the XC 60 also exists in hybrid gasoline, which represents almost 35% of the second-hand offer.
Count no less than €30,000 for a five-year-old 190hp XC60 D4 with 100,000km on the clock.
For a hybrid version, entry flirts with €38,000.
Rare electronic errors causing unexpected malfunction of the Cross Traffic system. Similarly, some owners complain about weak tailgate actuators. More often, premature tire wear is observed, sometimes at 20,000 km.
The first generation of the XC90 shows timidly on occasion and, what is worse, more than two thirds of the proposals correspond to models over 15 years old with a mileage close to 300,000 km.
Up to €20,000
At these prices, you will only be entitled to XC90s over 15 years old that have driven 250,000 km or more. As a result, wearing parts need to be replaced in the medium term and ultimately high bills.
€20,000 and more
Ages and mileage are reduced but also the offer. However, our research allowed us to find good rare plans. Seen a XC90 D5 200 hp, Summum, AWD, Geartronic 7 seater from January 2014 with 106,400 km at €23,900. New, it was worth more than €58,000.
Nothing serious to report on models less than ten years old.
Imposing, the current work of the XC90 is gradually appearing on the second-hand market, despite its launch in 2015. As with the rest of the models in the XC range, it is mainly present with hybrid diesel and gasoline engines. In the diesel menu, there are mainly the 190 hp D4 and the 225 hp D5. In hybrids, the 407 hp T8.
€35,000 and more
This is the entry price for a 5-6 year old XC90, not too many miles. Seen a D5 225 hp AWD Momentum 7 pl. from January 2016 with 109,800 km at €33,900.
For a gasoline hybrid version, we are reaching new heights! Seen a T8 407 hp Twin Engine AWD Geartronic inscription 8 7 pl. From May 2016 with 107,000 km at €46,500!
No serious and recurring damage to date. But there is premature wear of the front brake discs and pads, sometimes after 25,000 km.
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