One of the great cars built!!
The car has needed normal maintenance items. Tie rod ends at 300000km, timing belt at 240000km, heater core went at about 260000km, and a water pump at 280000km.
Overall these are items that I expect to wear out, but they have given very good service. I have the records since the car was new, and it had a fuel pump replaced at 200000km, a few relays, and otherwise really odds and ends.
A great and comfortable car. Fantastic on the highway, with good gas mileage - in the mid 30s. We tend to take longer trips with it because of its room and comfort. Very reliable and inexpensive to repair, with parts very easy to obtain.
Even after 20 years of family use, the car's fit and finish has stood up very well. Here in the interior of B.C., cars will tend to rust, but this Volvo's paint still looks like new. The interior is great, with the exception of the door panels where the vinyl has puckered around the top.
Fantastic in the snow - we can get a lot!!! With good winters it is very stable and predictable.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 26th April, 2014