Not worth it
Between 22,000 miles and 50,000 miles while the warranty was still in effect, many parts had to be replaced, too many to count. Big things though that just are mind boggling for such low miles though, were that struts in the suspension were replaced multiple times, and same with bushings and some bearings. Also light bulbs go out on a monthly basis, and the same with fuses.
Now between 96,000 and 104,000 is that the brakes make this hissing sound that no mechanic has been able to figure out, at 99,000 it needed a new transmission, also it has a low oil pressure problem that also can't be figured out. Also EVERYTHING rattles.
This car is very comfortable, and it handles like no other, but it is just unreliable. It's also not a fast car by any means, I could lose a drag race to a bus.
For how much it cost in the beginning to how much it costs to keep it going, it's just not worth it, no matter what the safety or comfort, I could go and buy a Benz which will run me forever that's just as safe and almost as comfortable. A friend of mine has 2 Mercedes, both high miles and of older years than my Volvo, and they run like new, and all it was is regular maintenance, can't say that of my Volvo. They also just drive unbelievable, and I would rather have them than my Volvo, even though it drives almost as well.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 21st July, 2009