Unexpected fast car for a 4 cylinder tank
. Stereo needed a 4 digit security code. Dealership provided me with this code over the phone with no other information except the VIN number.
Stereo amplifier cuts in and out making a horrible Bass/No Bass sound.
A truck kicked a rock up into my headlight. $400 to replace. (luckily I found one in a junk yard for only $50)
One side of the passenger seat stopped working so only one side goes up and down.
The driver window is semi-off the hanger and doesn't close right.
A/C is fully charged and never worked.
The cruise control never worked.
Interior plastic parts tend to break easy.
Turbo stopped working around 150,000 miles.
Thermostat went out at 180,000 miles causing the car to overheat rapidly and not only blow my head gasket, but crack my head. Estimated repair cost ($4000) I only paid $2000 for the car when I bought it.
Unless your mechanic is specialized in Volvo they tend to laugh at you when something goes wrong and tell you they can't work on it.
Other than that the car had no problems for the 71,000 miles I put on it in two years.
Fast car for a heavy beast.
Bad gas mileage, but better than I would expect.
Ran great for the time I had it until the thermostat went out.
I've had the car to the max at 120 miles per hour. I was going faster, but that is as high at the speedometer goes.
I installed a CD player which was a pain. The under dash amp (which was dead) was inaccessible so I had to run wire from all 6 speakers to the head unit. I also installed a 700 watt amp with two 12 inch subs which turned heads coming from an unexpected Volvo.
Not bad for a soccer mom car.
I would not recommend this car for anyone with a budget. The car has very little mechanical problems. But when they do it is very expensive to repair.
If you have to money to upkeep it better than I did it will run at least 300,000 miles no problem.
Very safe car.
Built like a tank!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 24th March, 2005