Looking to buy a used Volvo S80 car? Used Car Expert has thousands of used Volvo cars for sale from used Volvo car dealers and private sellers across the UK.
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Volvo's full size saloon. Sober and quiet - handling is not up to the class best but the interior is second to none. Diesels fast and frugal, V8's monstrous and beloved of constabularies up and down the country.
The S80 is very refined vehicle. It is aimed at those who don't want to compete with the BMW's and Audi's of this world. Extremely comfortable and cosseting over a long journey. The seats are the best in the business.
The 2.4 SE Geartronic model is by far the most popular and most likely to retain its value. The 3.2 V6 and 4.4 V8 petrol models have high C02 and fuel costs but this makes them much, much cheaper.
If you intend to sell the car on again relatively quickly then the 2.4 diesel auto is the obvious choice as it will hold on to its value. If the car is to be retained for the long term the petrol models make the most sense. Particularly the high spec V8.
The Volvo loses far more value far more quickly than the German competitors. Expect to pay around £8500 to £9000 for an early D5 auto up to £26,000 for a nearly new version. In contrast a fully loaded three year old V8 petrol can be had for £12,000.
The best time to buy is at three years when the first MOT has been issued. . A petrol will have lost nearly 50% of its value in three years. After that depreciation is going to be steady on diesel models
Used Car Expert recommends that you try to buy after a big drop in depreciation and before the next one, so with the current Volvo S80 you would aim to buy a 6 year old and you can keep it for some time before needing to worry about a big drop in value.
Diesel Volvo S80 cars lose most over the first year (from new to 1 year old), so that is the best ‘nearly new’ buy in terms of car for money.
Petrol Volvo S80 cars lose least between years 1 and 3, so this is the best buy if you want to keep the car for a while.
Petrol Volvo S80 cars lose least between years 2 and 4, so that is the best buy on older cars.
For advice on what to pay, see below and for more detailed depreciation and mileage & spec adjusted prices & graphs visit our price guide.