Good reason to buy another brand
Vibration at highway speeds that never did go away. Had it to the dealer 17 times in two years. They kept it for a week at a time, never fixed it. Luckily they provided loaners. Finally they told me that they were aware of the problem, but couldn't fix it. They'd let us know if they heard anything (!). We drove down the street and traded it in on an Audi A6 Avant.
We went to Sweden to pick up this car from the factory on our honeymoon. It was in the shop for over FOUR MONTHS and wasn't fixed. I couldn't do anything under the lemon laws because Volvo wouldn't classify it as a safety issue. Volvo headquarters (USA and Sweden) told us they were "sorry that they didn't agree that the car had a problem" (even though the dealer technicians agreed). I have since found out that this was not an uncommon problem with the viscous coupling in the AWD system and that it has been replaced. I wouldn't have another Volvo if they gave me one.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 24th February, 2004