Volvo is a car manufacturer of Swedish origin whose brand is synonymous with safety, technology and innovation around the world.

Although Volvo cars are one of the most well-built cars you could ever buy, there is sadly a lot of stigma attached to them (i.e. they are aimed at conservative, middle-aged people that wear wax jackets and live in country houses), but this is something the now Chinese-owned firm is looking to change with new models such as the Volvo V60 Polestar.

Volvo V60 Polestar

At the moment, I am looking to buy a car to replace my ageing coupe, and I have put down a few Volvo cars on my shortlist. Now, you might be wondering why you should consider buying a Volvo for yourself; after all, your mates probably wouldn’t buy one… Or would they?

Here are some reasons why you should buy a Volvo if you are undecided!

1. They are safe

It is a pretty well-known fact that Volvo cars are pretty safe. You only have to go on the Euro NCAP website to see just how well their cars score on crash tests. Everyone wants to drive around in a safe car, and safety is a high priority for parents travelling around with young children for obvious reasons.

2. They just go on forever

Most people believe that in order to have a highly-reliable vehicle they would need to buy something brand new or perhaps nearly-new.

In the case of this Swedish car manufacturer, you could buy something like a Volvo 850 T5-R estate built in 1997 with 200,000 miles on the clock and it would still be going strong; in fact, this was the car of choice by many police forces in the United Kingdom as it was such a reliable and powerful car!

3. You don’t need to sell an arm and a leg to buy one

Some car manufacturers aim their vehicles at the upper end of the market (i.e. those that have deep pockets full of money) and, as such, you cannot afford to buy one of their cars unless they are least 10 years old.

Whilst Volvo cars are not what you would ever class as ‘budget’ cars or indeed with prices in Porsche territory, they are still affordable for the majority of motorists in the world, either brand new or used.

They don’t suffer from terrible depreciation so you won’t be able to buy a “banger”, but at the same time if you want to pick up a bargain at a reasonable price with average mileage and in good condition, there are a number of dealers you can approach, such as Harratts Volvo.

4. They are solid

Have you ever got into a car and felt that you were sitting inside a glorified biscuit tin, with little to protect you from the elements or a collision with another vehicle if you were involved in an accident?

I know I have, but I can put my hand on my heart and say that cars produced by Volvo do not suffer from such “characteristics”. They are solid cars and cannot be easily killed!

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