Reliable Swedish quality
Starter changed at 135 000.
Transmission blew at 150 000.
This is one of the most reliable cars I have ever had. The car was whipped every day since I bought it, and nothing ever broke. I drove this car with my caravan across southern Norway, with the pedal to the metal ALL the time. It didn't even overheat. The 2 litre engine is powerful, considering it's a car from 1996.
Maybe a bit soft on the suspension, like all Volvos from the 90s.
The original stereo is rubbish, and needs to be changed.
The transmission literally blew at 150 000, with sprockets and oil flying everywhere. I don't blame the car, since I used 4 sets of tyres the 11 months I had the car. But still worth every penny.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 19th February, 2012