I bought this car new and picked it up at Gothenberg... put 5,000 miles on it in Europe, rest in US. I keep the car due to insurance/tax costs versus annual repair approximations.
Transmission linkage broke 97,000 miles.
Clutch pedal disconnected from clutch mechanism at 100700 miles.
Fog lights - one light bulb blew at 97,000 miles.
Exhaust - mufflers and pipes - most not Volvo parts - wear out every 2 years.
Catalytic converter had to be replaced at 93,000 miles.
Steering linkage mechanism replaced at about 85,000 miles.
Brake lights circuit boards were replaced.
Radio was replaced at 75,000 miles. Shock absorbers replaced same time.
Steering linkage, 85,000 miles due to dealer recommendation.
Seats wear badly with yellow stuffing leaking out.
Driver's side door switch for interior light not working.
Driver's side electric window motor malfunctioned - was restarted and is okay - problem at about 70,000 miles.
The car has little pep, maybe due to mostly urban use.
The exhaust system, using either Volvo or aftermarket pipes and mufflers has been replaced too often, maybe due to my living at the seaside.
Twice I have had problems with catalytic converter, lst time replaced it.