It'll hit 300,000 miles easily without major repairs, in my opinion
I had to have a bit of front end work done because I didn't keep up with regular lubrication, since I was doing oil changes myself at home. Other than that, I've had regular maintenance performed at 30,000 mile intervals since new by the dealer, until the car hit 100,000 miles, Then, I went to a reputable independent repair shop for service. I bring the car to the Volvo dealer once every two years, to catch anything the independent shop might miss. This has been the most reliable car I've ever owned. It now has a mild valve or crank bearing knock first thing in the morning that clears up in about five minutes. Burns one quart of oil about every 1500 miles. This car has seen 50,000 miles of NYC driving, has climbed logging roads through the mountains, and everything in between. It refuses to die.
The ride is a bit stiff, but the car feels solid as a rock.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 4th January, 2004