The Volvo V70 is the best used estate.
The Volvo V70 is the best used estate for under £10,000 as it is reliable, great to drive, and has more luggage capacity than a medium sized cargo ship. The second generation V70 was introduced in the year 2000 and retired to write its load-lugging memoirs in 2007.There is a wide choice of engines available including the economical 2.4-litre 160bhp diesel. This variant has decent performance as it reaches 62mph in 9.2 seconds, and returns a respectable combined average of 41mpg. However, drivers in more of a rush to shift their valuable luggage may prefer the 2.5-litre 300bhp five-cylinder petrol engine. This high-performance model rockets to 62mph in 5.7 seconds and is capable of a noteworthy 155mph. The V70's handling is generally focused on comfort rather than sportiness, but it can be thrown into corners provided the cargo is properly secured with the numerous nets and eyelets available in the boot. The V70 T5 and V70 R have firmer suspension than their siblings, and the thrilling V70 R also has confidence inspiring four-wheel-drive. This stylish Swedish estate earns further plaudits for its rock-solid durability and excellent interior build quality. The V70 is essentially a rugged no-nonsense workhorse that gets the job done without drama, fuss, or complaint. Motoring.co.uk's database reveals the used Volvo V70 is available on a 2005 registration from approximately £10,000.