Overall great automobile that is a pleasure to own and drive
Problem with steering / rack and pinion. Several trips to dealership car purchase from did not resolve problem. After a move to another state, the local dealership there solved the problem. Improperly installed o-rings.
Front disc caliper wouldn't fully release... repaired under warranty.
Seat leather started to wear badly at two points; one where leather covers bracket that attaches front seat back to lower seat cushion, second on driver's side bolster / poor design. Volvo wouldn't cover.
Beautiful design overall... received compliments where ever I went.
Good performance from turbo charged engine yet reasonable fuel economy.
Extremely comfortable interior.
Only design flaw is the tilt / telescopic steering wheel control... it is friction type located at base of steering column... similar to one found on a car with a window sticker one-quarter of that of the Volvo C70 convertible. Not in keeping with the other vehicles in this class / price point.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 28th December, 2005