Student buying a cheap luxury car - is the Volvo C70 a good idea?

I am a graduate with a budget of £2000 looking to buy a cheap, luxury car for mainly motorway miles - about 6000 a year. I don't mind paying a premium for insurance, fuel and maintenance so long as the car is reasonably reliable and characterful. My first car was a diesel Rover 75 which was excellent, but sadly died after 3 years of trouble-free motoring. I like the look of a Jaguar X308, but I quite fancy the idea of a convertible after driving a Boxster around this summer.

I am looking at a low mileage (75k), beautiful 2002 Volvo C70 2.4T GT convertible on eBay with a pampered history. Are there any reasons this is a bad idea apart from tax, insurance, practicality and fuel economy?

Asked on 16 August 2016 by James Harker

Answered by Honest John
Here: www.honestjohn.co.uk/carbycar/volvo/c70-2000/ Better a SAAB 9-3 convertible from 2003 (NOT the previous 900/9-3).
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