Love my Volvo, and looking for another one
I have fixed the usual wear and tear items on my 16 year old Volvo. I leased it when it was 4 years old and bought out the lease at the end. It still has the original transmission and engine. I replaced the muffler in 2010. The odometer stopped working 3 years ago at 251,000km, so I'm thinking there is at least another 50,000km added in the past 3 years if not more.
My biggest pet peeve was with my windshield wipers, especially the driver's side. It would fly off the window to the driver's side during rain and/snow when on the highway, at which time I'd have to pull over at a convenient location to tighten the bolt down. Eventually the threads wore bare. In the end I got a new transmission for the wipers. Still have to tighten down the bolts sometimes.
The light bulbs went out and my dash is almost in darkness now because it's a big job to change them.
Other than that, I have loved my Volvo for being such a solid driving car and safe. I am looking to another one, given mine is 16 years old and the engine is getting tired.
In the past I have had Ford 1957 and 1959,
a Volkswagen, Oldsmobile, Buick, Chevrolet, Cadillac, Mercedes Benz and my this one, my Volvo.
Out of all of them I have loved the Benz and Volvo best. I have found my Volvo has required less work than my Cadillac and others. The kids drove the Chev and the Benz to school in the end.
The Benz had 320,000 kms on it when my daughter got hit by another car. The Benz was written off when it was 15 years old and my daughter walked away from the accident thankfully. Today she drives one with her three children.
For safety, Benz and Volvos. That's what matters to me.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 16th April, 2011