Following the recent sale of Jaguar and Land Rover, Volvo is now the only horse left in the previously prestigious Premier Automotive Group set up by parent company Ford to oversee the direction of the independent marques almost 10 years ago.
Whether the Swedish manufacturer follows its British stablemates out of the door remains to be seen.
Volvo’s legendary longevity, reliability and build quality have ensured that there is a very healthy aftermarket for specialists.
The three models we have surveyed this month are an S40 1.6 2000, S60 2.0T 2001 and a V70 2.5TDi 2000.
The prices are supplied by Volvo UK with the competition coming from an internet parts operation, continental parts specialist and an independent factor/retailer.