Fast, but built like a Lada
Brakes, disks rusty on edges, you feel vibration in pedal.
ABS, doesn't work, at -10 on top of a mountain in Austria with 30cm snow.
Dashboard, rattles, already 6x to dealer and still the same, very bad quality when compared to the 850 dash.
Bad roadholding, new Pirelli tires after Goodyear and still the same problem, tried everything else too, must be the car, to comfy for me.
Gearbox, loud noises when changing at 140 / 180 km/h. solved by dealer, now "cloink" when stopping car at traffic light.
Airco broken, also on my other first two 850's.
Strange noises from exhaust when cold, dealer can't find it, I think they don't want to find it.
All this within garantee and dealer has done a lot for me, but I don't like the car anymore.
Car is very fast. Much faster than other cars of the same price. You can feel it when turbo starts, nice! Brakes are not very good for a fast car. Very good acceleration from 160 to over 200 km/h. A lot of rattles in the car, built quality not as good as the 850 series 2.
Seats are fantastic, room is OK too. Nice car, but too much stuff wrong with it for a Volvo. Next car will be an Alfa.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 22nd February, 2005