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The Top Gear car review:Volvo V60
For:Safe, comfortable, efficient, nice to look at and now greener too
Against:Firm ride, oddly cramped for a Volvo estate
What is it?
Which came first: the saloon or the estate? For most firms the estate is based on an existing saloon, but so entrenched is the estate in Volvo’s psyche, it’s arguable that on this occasion the chicken did indeed come before the egg. Anyway, the V60. Volvo, a company that has built its reputation on sensible, practical workhorses, wants you to see the V60 as a ‘Sport Wagon’. It has a sleek profile and now, for £49,775 you can have an Audi S4 Avant-rivalling Polestar version. This has 350bhp and, whisper it, is really rather good to drive.
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