What to look for when buying a used Volvo XC90

Added: 10 December 2018

Volvo XC90

Volvo is a brand synonymous with reliability and safety, but over the years, style has also played a role. Modern models, like the XC90, don’t just cope with the demands of life on the roads in the 21st century. They also look the part. The XC90 is a family-friendly, functional, practical SUV, which has a luxurious edge. If you’re looking to travel in style, you’ll struggle to beat this impressive all-rounder.

From the moment the Volvo XC90 was first released in the early 2000’s, it attracted a great deal of praise and plaudits. This was a car that offered the sturdiness and reliability of the Volvo estates that had proven popular for decades combined with flair, opulence, and a design that was both sporty and sleek. The price reflects the quality of the product, and many buyers will be interested in buying used vehicles rather than brand new. As the years have passed prices have dropped, but this is a car and a brand that holds its value well. For those looking to buy used Volvo cars, the XC90 represents an excellent investment for this reason.

What to look for when buying a used Volvo XC90

If you’ve set your heart on a used XC90, it’s wise to think about what you need to look for when you’re shopping around. Perhaps the first question to answer is what age you’re looking at. The XC90 has been around for the best part of 16 years now, and during that period, there have been modifications. There are different versions available, and the age of the car will impact the value and price. Typically the older the car, the lower the price, but there are additional factors to consider including the engine size, condition of the vehicle and the mileage. Some people have a preference for newer versions while others are happier to buy older models. If you are on the hunt for a car that looks like it’s just been driven off the forecourt, take a look at 2017 models.

The age and condition of the car will play a role, but it’s also advisable to consider different engine sizes and fuel types. One driver may have completely different needs to another, and this will affect the suitability of the version. If you commute to work every day and you drive hundreds of miles a week, you may have a different wish list to a motorist who uses their car to cover just a few miles a day.

Some drivers may also be interested in looking for cars that have extra features, accessories and add-ons that are designed to create a sportier look or provide additional comfort or safety.

The Next Step

If you see Volvo used cars that catch your eye, the best thing to do is book a test drive. Test drives give you the chance to really get a feel for the car and to take a closer look at both the exterior and the interior.

If you’re keen to find out more about our used Volvo XC90s, or you’d like to book a test drive, why not contact us at MRG Volvo today? We have over 20 years of experience in selling first-class used cars in Wiltshire.

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