A safe and classic looking car with great standard features, should be best in class hands down.
Replaced the bushings and O2 sensor at 51,000 miles.
Replaced headlights (low beam) X 2 on the Left, once on the Right. Have replaced the brake lights 3x on both sides.
Rear speakers blew.
I just had to take the car in for the ETS light coming on and the dealership reset this light. If it continues to light up, will be looking at $1500 to replace the ECU, and will need software replacement also.
Antenna does not collapse or extend completely, will have to be replaced.
This car handles better than any I've owned. The suspension is a little too tight, but otherwise rides like a dream. This car will stop on a dime and handles curves and corner like it's on rails.
Favorite about the car... the steering is truer and smoother than any car I've driven. I feel more in control in this car, like I know the exact position and traction of the wheels.
I appreciate the custom seat settings (though I don't care for head rest),and the child seat access is the best. Passenger riding is roomy, smooth, and most comfortable. Trunk is very spacious and the fold seats are a great feature for this car.
Regular maintenance on this car is very expensive, and repairs even more. However, I would buy another Volvo, but am very disappointed in the shape change of the vehicle.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 26th November, 2003