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2007 Volvo S80 V8 AWD review

One day, while driving past my local Volvo dealer (in my brother's long-term-loan V70), I spotted a black sedan in the forecourt. “That's an S80, you don't see many of them,” and “that's pretty cheap ($25K)," I thought to myself. The next time I went to the dealer for a service, I had a good look at the black sedan...

2015 Volvo XC60 T5 Luxury review

This is a follow up to my first review of the 2015 Volvo XC60 T5, published in late 2015 when I had owned the car for just 10 days. This model is actually an MY15.5. If anything, I like the car even better. After almost 33,000km, nothing has gone wrong. I change oil every 7500km, which is a bit pricey. Fuel consumption is okay...

2016 Volvo XC90 T8 R-Design Hybrid review

Let me start by getting my bias out on the table. I love Volvos. I grew up on Sydney's North Shore where Volvos are the family car of choice. I also learnt to drive in a 2002 Volvo V70XC and have since owned three Volvos before this one. This Volvo however, is different. Very different. It's the first of the new direction for Volvo as a genuine rival to the German luxury brands...

2009 Volvo V70 T6 review

Back in 2012 I specifically ordered an XC70 D5 after having had an XC90 D5 for 5 years. For me, the XC70 has just been a real marvel of a travel companion – I cover quite vast distances at times as I live in Tasmania but have a lot of rural clients all across our great country...

2000 Volvo S40 2.0 SE Review

It’s mid-January, a Monday morning, 04:30am. I’m on my way to work and taking the back route – a series of sweeping corners, the odd hairpin and the odd wallaby on what can only be described as a goat track. The engine is warm, as is the air for this time of morning. Fourth gear. I stab the throttle and shift back to third. Repeat to find second...

2012 Volvo V50 T5 Lifestyle review

The Volvo V50 has been great, the dimensions of the vehicle have suited our needs perfectly for holiday and surf trips up and down the coast and price was spot on. The XC90 we had before this was a lovely car but the 3.2-litre petrol engine was very heavy on fuel. We also had a XC70, which I believe was the best model made by Volvo at the time and we have had a Subaru Forester and a Toyota RAV4 in the past...

2012 Volvo Xc70 D5 Review

After 118,000km's I am making way for a different kind of car for the family now, but figure it's worth a write up on the car finally. In order of the scores this site gets you to list; Performance and Economy I drove around 30,000kms per year, with about 90% of that at between 80 - 110km/h. It averaged around 7.2L/km (6.9L/km freeway and 7...

2013 Volvo S60 T5 Luxury Review

Reliable, safe and good low down torque when pushed. Spacious and fuel economy on highway is 5.9 litres per 100 The interior quality is second to none no squeaks or rattles and servicing costs are very reasonable now having completed 35,000km of trouble free motoring. The noticeable thing is slight wind noise from the side mirrors at speed...

2016 Volvo Xc90 D5 2.0 Inscription Review

Two months in and it has been an amazing car so far. Unbelievably quiet and performs very well around town and on the highway. Plenty of grip and we have just come back from 400km in the country, much of gravel roads which it stuck to like glue. The systems are easy to work and access though you need to remember to keep your eyes on the road and not get to wrapped up in them...

2015 Volvo S60 Polestar Review

Having owned a Mazda MPS 6 for 10 years, I reluctantly decided it was time for an upgrade. I say reluctantly because the MPS 6 was a brilliant car, a real drivers car with superb performance and quality. This is my first Volvo and so far i'm very impressed. The finish and build quality is excellent, as is the long list of standard features and inclusions...

2014 Volvo V40 T5 Cross Country Review

my 2014 Volvo V40 Cross Country had done faultless and comfortable 25,000km. its comfort factor is high. its performance factor is high. It is reasonably thirsty in all city driving but luckily i very little of that. But on the highway it get 7.2l/100km on the F1 driving in Cruise control at the speed limits...