€14k for a 2006 V50 replacement
Hey guys, so, the decision has finally been made. A new (used) car will be bought in 2014, as the old girl is getting tired.
She's a 2006 Volvo V50 2.0D with most of the fancy shmancy gadgets (high performance audio, leather, mfsw, heated seats).
My parents (as they're the ones looking) are looking for a post-2008 car, with up to about 70k miles (I'll try to convince them to a bit higher mileage though, maybe something like 80-90k). Must be estate (although may try to convince to a saloon), must be diesel, must have leather, heated seats and it should be something with plenty of poke (2.0 diesels most preferrably)
The budget is €12k (although can be stretched to 14k as I'm a good son, and if it's something worth that cash, I'll throw in the extra €2k).
Go away with the Hyundai rubbish, they test drove the i40 and were massively dissapointed with its driving capabilites and fit and finish compared to the Volvo.
Cars they are NOT interested in:
- Hyundai i40
- Kia C'eed
- Ssangyong of any kind
- Volkswagen Golf Estate / Golf Plus
- Any BMW with the N47 engine