Its reputation was built on safety above style, as personified by
breezeblock areodynamics and happy-in-their-work crash-test dummies. But in an
age of diver’s watches and mountaineer’s boots, Volvo has carved a new place
for itself based on good-looking, kick-proof solidity. Call it premium
$69,950 - $79,950
If you want
to look dishevelled and freezing cold, muss up your hair and sit in a freezer
for bit. Makes more sense than buying a four-seater, hard-topped convertible.
$39,950 - $54,950
It’s a small
sedan, OK? Anyway, here’s a good one: if you want to cut up your carrots very
small, don’t ask the Grim Reaper for help – that’s just dicing with death!
$49,950 - $59,950
some of the world’s greatest wagons, and you want a sedan? It’s got four
doors and a big boot, but at your age you might forget what it looks like.
$71,950 - $95,950
impressive big saloon, but doomed to fall between the premium Germans and
madcap choices like the Citroen C6. People might assume you are a Volvo
$42,950 - $57,950
estate? Sounds like an estate agent trying to flog a flat to someone who’s
looking for a Scottish castle. A decent car, but also available as a Ford
incarnation of the brand – a superbly designed and built practical wagon,
the desire for which is probably a secret guilty pleasure of anyone over 45.
$24,005 - $33,560
Volvo goes niche with its first mini-SUV, accompanied by the usual marketing fluff. Looks good, and is full of Swedish health and safety