I don't trust the reliability in the long run
No problems so far, back bearings replaced during recall, the same for the steerings brackets by Volvo at no cost for me.
Car made for US Highways, not for European traffic.
Unpleasant to drive in the city.
Gearbox not pleasant, since no breaks from the motor above 80 km per hours.
Consumption under 10 l/100 kms.
Plastic of low quality.
No possibility to connect an I-POD or MP3 player.
Rather noisy motor when accelerating.
Globally comfortable on highways to cruise.
No automatic de icing of external mirrors, you have to connect the rear windscreen to get the external mirrors to de-ice.
Cruise control not controlling the speed when you drive down hill, the car accelerates because of its weight.
Mile away from the quality of my previous Mercedes.
My next car will be an electric one.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 27th October, 2008