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Volvo C70 Review & Road Test

Great to drive, difficult to fault, and the most underrated luxury convertible on the market. Model Tested: 2009 Volvo C70 T5; 2.5-litre, five-cylinder, petrol; six-speed manual; convertible - $69,950 CarAdvice Rating: Options: Fitted: Heated front seats $325; Bluetooth $450; Blind Spot Information System (BLISS) $1,275 Punch the silk smooth and free revving 2...

Volvo XC60 Review & Road Test

2009 Volvo XC60 Review & Road Test Safe, sexy and strong - what more could you want? Model Tested: 2009 Volvo XC60 D5 and T6 - $57,950 (D5), $64,950 (T6) Options (As fitted to D5): Drive Assist Pack $5910 Teknic Pack $4990 Premium Sound $2400 Personal Car Communicator $1575 Metallic Paint $1550 Interior Air Quality System $275 Clean Zone Interior Package $275 CarAdvice Rating: By Karl Peskett It's inevitable...

2008 Volvo V70 T6 first steer

2008 Volvo V70 T6 First Steer & Review Model tested: Volvo V70 T6 Recommended Retail Price: $67,950 Options fitted: Radar cruise control ($3,950); Speed sensitive power steering ($750); sunglass holder ($100); Volvo navigation system ($3,950); sunroof ($2,150)...

2008 Volvo C30 D5 first steer

2008 Volvo C30 D5 first steer “Volvo’s new diesel powered C30 drives like a hot hatch – and that’s with a five speed auto!” Test car: Volvo C30 D5 with 5-speed adaptive Geartronic Recommended retail price: $42,450 for the 6-speed manual, $43,950 for the 5-speed Geartronic...

2007 Volvo C30 T5 Road Test

2007 Volvo C30 T5 Road Test CarAdvice rating: Recommended Retail Price: $42,450 Options Fitted: Laminated glass - $490, Premium sound - $930, 6 CD stacker - $795, Heated front seats - $315, Sports suspension - 20mm drop - $1500 and Surf-Pattern Centre Console - $476.75. - by Paul Maric Okay, so it’s different, I’ll be the first to admit that...

2007 Volvo S80 V8 Road Test

2007 Volvo S80 V8 Road Test CarAdvice rating: Recommended Retail Price: $95,950 (plus ORC) Options available: Sunroof - $2150 - why not! Active Cruise Control, $2950 - worth it Clean Zone Interior Package, $250 - worth it Metallic Paint, $1350 - needs to be standard Volvo SatNav, $3590 - a little expensive...

2007 Volvo C30 T5 Road Test

2007 Volvo C30 T5 Road Test Fast enough to put Japanese Turbos to shame and cool enough to turn heads, the new Volvo C30 is anything but boring. Test Models: 2007 Volvo C30 T5, 5-speed automatic transmission & 6-speed manual...

2007 Volvo S40 D5 Diesel Road Test

Volvo launched the new S40 range some time ago. Recently though, Volvo has snuck another model into the line-up, the new model being the S40 D5 – or in layman’s terms, the S40 Diesel. Keen to counter its main Swedish competitor – Saab – the S40 D5 uses the same Diesel motor that is featured in the Volvo XC90 D5. The S40 D5 goes one step better than the Saab 9-3 Diesel...

2007 Volvo XC90 V8 Road Test

A big SUV powered by a V8 engine. It must chew through fuel and kill the globe…right? Wrong. Volvo’s latest XC90 – the 4.4-litre V8 – is a mix of power and efficiency, striking the perfect balance. Trekking off the beaten track isn’t a lost task either. Although most owners will never leave a paved surface, I ventured off-road to see if Volvo’s bad-boy SUV has what it takes to entertain the family while out bush...

Volvo V50 T5 AWD Road Test

2006 VOLVO V50 T5 AWD ROAD TEST Test Model: 2006 Volvo V50 T5 AWD with Six-speed manual transmission. Options fitted: Body kit – no price as yet – it looks natural, so maybe, depending on price Laminated side windows - $490 – yes, but should be standard kit on this car Metallic Paint -$1350 – probably, but I’d take a look at the four no-cost colours first...