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Volvo S80 (98 - 05)

Over the years Volvo have rightfully earned their reputation for building robust, solid, reliable, and luxurious cars. They’re worthy competitors to the usual suspects in the market, and the S80 is one of the cars that typifies this. It’s just as good, if not better to look at than most of its German rivals, and there’s a certain ... more

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Volvo S80 (06 - present)

The Volvo S80 is the kind of car that offers people looking to buy an executive saloon an alternative to the likes of the Mercedes E-Class or the BMW 5-Series. There are buyers who would prefer something a little different. The S80 certainly is different. It looks as sophisticated as its rivals and the comfort levels in the cabin are probably the ... more

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Volvo S90 (16 - Present)

The S90 is the latest offering from Volvo in the executive saloon market. With the all-new S90 Volvo will be hoping to drag execs away from the standard BMW 5 Series, Audi A6 and Mercedes-Benz E-Class. The S90 is designed on the same platform as the excellent XC90. There are currently two engines on offer, a D4 and D5. The D4 comes with 190bhp, ... more

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Volvo V40 (96 - 04)

The V40 was a huge effort on Volvo’s part to bring us a medium sized car that stepped away from the bland and heavy 440/460 series. This was an impressive car in that respect, and it did mount a good challenge on class leaders such as the Audi A4 and the BMW 3-Series. In terms of appearance, it’s a good looking car, and still offers ... more

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Volvo V40 (12 - present)

This won its segment in the Irish Car of the Year – underlining how good a job they have done on it. The V40 is Volvo’s attempt at challenging BMW’s and Mercedes’ in their smaller cars. It could potentially be their most important car in the last 20 years. It does have a hint of an estate about it because it’s ... more

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Volvo V50 (04 - 12)

It isn’t often that an estate outshines a saloon but in the case of the V50 that can be said to be the case. Volvo really do make some of the best estates/tourers around. Like most Volvos, this has the trademark comfortable and spacious cabin. Being an estate it also has one of the biggest boots in class. They also kept a close eye on ... more

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Volvo V60 (10 - present)

Volvo estates have certainly changed and grown over the years. They’ve shed the anonymous appearance and are no longer dull drivers. The V60 is one of the most highly regarded estates. It’s now a robust and practical piece of machinery. Volvo have taken on the elites such as BMW’s 3-Series Touring, the Audi A4 Avant and the ... more

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Volvo V70 (00 - 07)

If you’re looking for a big, comfortable estate car that doesn’t cost a fortune to buy and run, then the V70 is definitely worth looking into. These cars carry an element of exclusivity as they’re quite a rare sight on Irish roads these days. It looks very distinctive and has aged well. You get the typical Volvo cabin too which ... more

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Volvo V70 (07 - present)

Ask anyone who has driven or owned a Volvo V70 and they will tell you it is the quintessential big estate. It has, as we have come to expect, a luxurious cabin, lots of room, loads of safety features etc but it is the combination of all that and the excellent chassis that sets it apart. There were some key improvements/enhancements such as the ... more

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Volvo XC60 (08 - present)

This is as good looking a car as you will find – certainly the best Volvo has produced. It banishes claims of the marque making bland, boxy cars. It gave Volvo a whole new edge. The XC60 we see today is a combination of off-road capability and estate practicality. It works. With its curvy shape, it couldn’t be further from the boxy ... more