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PRICEWATCH: SAAB 9-3 v VOLVO S40

FLEET News looks at how new cars taken on to a typical fleet might perform over the next three years/60,000 miles.

Using data from used car expert CAP Motor Research, we benchmark two cars against each other to see how they perform over the traditional fleet cycle. This week, we compare the entry-level diesel upper-medium cars from Swedish manufacturers Saab and Volvo.

Saab 9-3 1.9 TiD Linear (120)
PRICE NEW £18,822

Mileage Age (months) Predicted value Money lost
20,000 12 £12,525/67% £6,297
30,000 18 £10,800/57% £8,022
40,000 24 £9,325/50% £9,497
50,000 30 £8,150/43% £10,672
60,000 36 £7,125/38% £11,697

Source: CAP Motor Research

Volvo S40 2.0D (Euro IV)
PRICE NEW £17,815

Mileage Age (months) Predicted value Money lost
20,000 12 £11,450/64% £6,365
30,000 18 £9,700/54% £8,115
40,000 24 £8,300/47% £9,515
50,000 30 £7,175/40% £10,640
60,000 36 £6,275/35% £11,540

Source: CAP Motor Research

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