A design winner, but a mechanical failure
Transmission failure twice.
Front suspension/ball joints twice.
Transmission shift lock twice.
Keyless remote is weak.
Emission sensor daily.
Dashboard display electronics.
I have not seen a car in this class that can compare to the sharp looks and comfort features of this Volvo.
The engine is fast, handling is questionable because of "comfort" adjusted ride.
That said, the style and comfort will never overcome the substantial frustration with the mechanical failures that I have experienced almost on a daily basis.
Only slightly less frustrating is Volvo's (and the dealership's) lack of "ownership" of the problem. Regardless of the cars current odometer reading, each trip to the dealer's service department yields one of two responses:
"I'm afraid that's going to be very expensive to fix" or,
"There's no problem, we checked the error code, reprogrammed, and everything is fine now"
Until next week.
This is the best car in the world if all you ever do is stay parked.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 22nd January, 2003