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Before we highlight the pitfalls of buying a £50k, petrol-powered Volvo estate, there is a virtue to extol.

First, the manufacturer wasn’t punting the concept as a stock range-topper. There was only meant to ever be 750 V60 Polestars, sprinkled lightly around the US, Europe and Japan.

We averaged 25.6mpg in the Polestar, not far from the official claim of 27.7mpg

Add to that the Polestar’s decent practicality, Q-car looks and the standard fitment of every possible factory option – buyers only have to choose from one of four colours – and a production run sell-out seems a certainty. Especially when you consider that upgrading to an equivalently specified RS4 Avant would cost the thick end of £20,000 more.

That doesn’t make this car one for the neutral buyer, though. In order to see your signature on the Polestar’s V5 document, you will need to consciously avoid putting it on that of a big diesel-engined BMW 3 Series Touring – a car which, with xDrive, will do everything the Volvo V60 Polestar can while being cheaper to buy and run and almost certainly easier to sell on.

The only decision you have to make when buying a Polestar is which colour you'd like. The options are blue, black, silver or white. We'd recommend the blue.

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