Wonderful when operational..
The waste gate on the turbocharger went when I first got the car, the exhaust manifold was totally worn through creating a cool, but annoying sound, the headliner was mangled as expected, air conditioning didn't work at all and general condition of the car was fair at best. I had to replace the front rotors and calipers due to malfunction that caused dragging and totally destroyed the brakes. Anti-freeze leak, Oil is being lost somewhere, heater core blew out.
The car was fine when I got it, the turbo actually worked then it stopped. the exhaust leak was a chore to fix, but no problem and the turbo was a different story. I bought a refurbished unit and it still didn't work. the car has been OK, but it seems every month or so something goes wrong. volvo's have notoriously terrible brakes so I went all out and blew 600 dollars on all new rotors and calipers for the front end. then the heater core went and on my way home from school the anti freeze line into the heating system cracked and the car overheated. with this incident I assume that the engine block either warped or cracked which is why I am losing a quart of oil every week and constantly have no anti freeze. I love the car to death I just really can't afford to keep it on the road..
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 7th October, 2006