Not a real luxury car, but a cool cruiser
The leather on the seats have bad quality and is ripped in the seams.
The camshaft broke (probably due to improper mounting, not Volvo's fault, the cam was changed in the 80s).
The rotors in the back were also bad and had to be changed.
The windshield washer motor also stopped working and had to be changed.
The seats are very comfortable.
But it rattles and makes noises, and it is a little bit bouncy on roads that are in bad condition.
I love the whole drive train. Engine, gearbox and rear axle. Powerful and comfortable. Maybe the clutch is a little bit heavy.
Volvo tried to compete with Mercedes /8-series with this one. Even if the Mercedes 250-280 was more expensive, it was more comfortable and had better quality than the Volvo.
It is a very cool car that looks good, but it wasn't worth its price when it was new. These days, it may be sometimes.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 20th September, 2006