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Used Volvo XC70

The Volvo XC70 bears a clear resemblance to the V70 estate from which it was derived, save for the increased suspension ride height and plastic body cladding.  The XC70 was introduced by Volvo in 2007 to offer a car with the looks and feel of a large estate car but with off-road capabilities.  New prices for four-wheel drive versions of the Volvo XC70 currently start from £33,905, with front-wheel drive entry-level models starting from some £1,800 less.  2.0-litre and 2.4-litre diesel models comprise the vast majority of the Volvo XC70 range, with the £42,085 T6 model currently the only one offered with a 3.0-litre petrol engine.

The Volvo XC70 has become a core part of the Volvo range in the UK, and you should be able to choose from a large selection of used examples at Volvo’s network of UK main dealers. Volvo’s UK main dealer markets approved used Volvo XC70’s under its Volvo Selekt banner.  The Volvo Selekt approved used car scheme offers for sale vehicles which are under 5-years old and under 100,000-miles.  If you were to purchase a Volvo Selekt approved used Volvo XC70, it will have full service history, and will have been checked and prepared by a Volvo-approved technician at the dealership prior to sale.  Volvo Selekt approved used cars also come with an MOT test warranty in addition to a 12-month, unlimited mileage warranty with European roadside assistance cover.  Full details of the Volvo Selekt approved used car package can be found at your local Volvo main dealer, or by visiting Volvo Cars UK’s official website.  If you don’t know where your nearest Volvo main dealer is located, there is also a search function on the website to assist you.

There are other avenues to explore when looking for a used Volvo XC70, for example you may have seen the model of your choice at an independent garage or motor trader.  This may not have not been prepared to the same standard, or undergone the same level of checks as an approved used car purchased from an authorised Volvo dealership, but for peace of mind you can conduct your own research into the history of the car before buying. A number of firms offer a service to check out the history of a car to make sure it is not stolen, written off, and does not have any outstanding finance owed upon it.  It is also important to check the car’s service book before buying.  This will tell you whether the car has been serviced and repaired by a Volvo-approved service centre.  This may be additionally important if the Volvo XC70 you are considering buying is still within it’s 3-year, 60,000-mile warranty included with the car when it was purchased new.  If any repairs have not been completed by an approved service centre, or the servicing has not been done at the specified intervals, the warranty may have been invalidated.

The same considerations apply when buying from a private seller.  A good source of used Volvo XC70’s from private sellers and smaller independent traders is to use one of the range of online classified car websites.  These will allow you to tailor your search by price, specification, and location to enable you to find the car which best meets your requirements.