Honda or Volvo Diesel? - Rich73

I'm looking to buy a diesel car and have narrowed the search down to the Honda Accord I-CDti Sport or Volvo S60 D5 SE(Euro III engine, so no DPF). I've found one of each, test driven them but still can't really decide!

Both are 05 cars, the Honda(05 reg) is on 54000 miles and the Volvo (54 reg) is on 55000. They are also very closely priced.

The Honda is cheaper to insure and tax, and has a bigger boot but I really like the look fo the Volvo and it is much nicer inside with much better equipment.

Any advice or experience of either will be gratefully recieved.

Honda or Volvo Diesel? - terrierman

I had a Honda Accord diesel estate as a new company car in 1995. I would recommend a long test drive - I found the driving position uncomfortable due to offset pedals - not noticeable until you've done a few miles. This was my first diesel and I found the engine reluctant to settle to a steady speed. I now have a diesel Citroen which I much prefer. My experience of Honda dealers was not a happy one. Thousands seem to rave about Hondas, frankly I would not have another.

Honda or Volvo Diesel? - primeradriver

I had a Honda Accord diesel estate as a new company car in 1995. I would recommend a long test drive - I found the driving position uncomfortable due to offset pedals

I had a 1984 Fiesta I didn't like, so I think new Fiestas are shocking as well.

Honda or Volvo Diesel? - Manatee

>>I had a Honda Accord diesel estate as a new company car in 1995.

I didn't know there was an Accord diesel in 1995 - if there was, it wasn't a Honda engine. Prior to the Honda i-CTDI (not i-CDTI) Honda fitted relatively unsophisticated Isuzu diesels to some models.

I've a 2005 CRV i-CTDI with 85,000m. No bother yet.

Honda or Volvo Diesel? - Greenslade

My 04 Accord i-CDTi has been pretty good. As in, it has never let me down; it's comfortable enough (I'm a slim 6'3"); fast enough; big enough; economical enough (about 45 mpg when I last checked); cheap enough to service (relatively speaking); and I think looks quite smart/modern still. The dealer has been good and I always get a courtesy Jazz or Civic when it goes in for a service.

Bad bits? It has got through front tyres every 10k miles. The alloys are bubbling - although I do live near the sea. The paint seems to scratch/chip a little too easily. It's a good drive without being exciting.

The trade-in was a 1992 Volvo 850 2.5 20v, which drank fuel but otherwise I wish I'd kept. The engine was a real peach which made nice noises under full throttle, and it was supremely comfortable. That never let me down either. Watching 'Wallander' recently made me all nostalgic for the old 850, which I let go with just 70k on the clock. Silly boy!

Honda or Volvo Diesel? - Collos25

As far as the mechanics are concerned the Honda wins hands down I had a 54 cdti estate with over 120k ran perfectly all its life.

 

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